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How do i reduce Bounce rate?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by tracksuitdave, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. tracksuitdave

    tracksuitdave BANNED BANNED

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    Hi black hatters
    i have 10 wordpress autoblogs and ive noticed the bounce rate has gone up to 96% , what is a good bounce rate for an auto blog and how would i reduce it? , ive tried to find threads on here using the search, but had no luck, any help would be much appreciated thanks.

    dave
     
  2. roberteb

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    Hate to say it but good content :) If a visitor sees crap on the first page they see it's click the back button asap. The only way they're going to stay is if your page matches what they searched for and they think it makes sense or it's interesting.

    With MFA sites sometimes you want a large bounce rate because you want them to hate your content cos then they're more likely to click one of your ads.

    Best thing is present visitors with a popup Email submit and get an Email address before they see how sh?t your content is!

    As always test it out and see what works for you.
     
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  3. tracksuitdave

    tracksuitdave BANNED BANNED

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    oh i see,
    i think a lot of the posts do relate to what people search for but maybe the quality of the articals is not so good, also would the amount of posts have an effect? im currently adding 5 new ones per day and im wondering if static pages would help? as i have none setup
     
  4. jstover77

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    Better content. Simple as that. 96% is God awful. My worst site is 60%.
     
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  5. tracksuitdave

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    so its just quality content i need, cool thanks guys :)
     
  6. LukesDad

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    The white hat way would be to post better content, the black hat way would be to hijack the back button and redirect fleeing visitors .
    I just put a WP plugin into the download section that does exactly that. I use it on my WP autoblogs to redirect to a google custom search. Not realy decreasing the bouncerate but trying to press some cents out of it.
     
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  7. tracksuitdave

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    intresting, would this be safe with adsense?
     
  8. LukesDad

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    Up to now, my account haven't been suspended. :) but no warranty given. The way of the black hat is a risky one :)
     
  9. incomebooster

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    Good content, more content and better content...Im clicking the back button on crapy web pages. Wow at Lukes dad I must have visited one of your sites in the past lol
     
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    Good content will only get you so far. First you need to get the viewers reading it. First things first, work on your headlines. You need to grab the users attention quickly. If you don't interest them with a food headline, they'll never read your awesome content. Help, with a good headline they'll give your shitty content a chance.

    If you haven't already, optimize your load time. Minimize your image usage, and optimize the images you do use for quick loads. Your server could also affect load times. People do not like waiting for a page to load.
     
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  11. Typlo

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    Hello,

    If уоu wаnt tо decrease thе bounce rate then kеер updating уour website with unique аnd attractive content, aѕ іt iѕ one of the beѕt wау to engage thе visitors on уоur website fоr long time. The design аlѕо matters sо уou shоuld keер awaу uѕing more flash and decrease the load time оf your website, аѕ thе ideal load is belоw 5 seconds, so thіѕ things arе аlѕo works well іn decreasing thе bounce rate.

    I hope it wіll be helpful fоr you.
     
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  12. JJayUrban

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    Normally Paid traffic bounce rate is high, but If you have the good content you can make visitors sticky.

    If all your traffic coming from big G then defo you have to work on your contents.
     
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  13. dsc76

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    What about iframe your own sub pages? Or call an image on a subpage via an htacess redirect? In other words cookie stuff your own pages ;) When a user hits your homepage for example they would in reality hit several other pages on your site at the same time. If I read the words "quality content" on here again I'm going to vomit. Seriously. :)
     
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    Little more sophisticated way is to determine, if user comes from search engine(s) and bounce out from your site say in 10 secs. In this case trigger pop-under window which leads to your own Google search landing page with same keyword (or related) user used to find your site.

    Now user goes to the Googles own search, but also keeps on your site on background. Increases visits time plus decreases bounce rate plus gives you extra money from exit people.

    Users who stay on site or have visited it already on past wont trigger pop-under window if you track it with cookie.

    This requires a little bit work from server side PHP and Javascript and is not apparently working without javascript or having blockers on.

     
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    Looks like it was already said..But I was having the same issue. I had tons of content too. Figured out it was my dead slow server speeds. Got a new faster host and my bounce went Way way down.
     
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    well, i would like to suggest you that spare some time and modify some of the existing post or add a couple of new that hold some quality in it, you can surely reduce the BR by this.
     
  17. KeyzDT

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    96%!!!!????? do you have any content on your site at all or just a blank white 404 page hahaha
     
  18. matthewajumper

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    You can actually reduce it by altering your page code. I assume your using G Analytics. If you are go to your analytics code on your page. It should look like this:

    Code:
    var _gaq = _gaq || [];
       _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-7978744-3'],
        ['_trackPageview'],
    
    Basically, you're going to alter it by adding a few things before and after. It should look like this when you're done:

    Code:
    var i=0;
    for (i=0;i<=100;i++); {
    var _gaq = _gaq || [];
       _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-XXXXXXX-X'],
        ['_trackPageview'],
    };
    
    Basically, each pageview will be multiplied by 10 and if they leave, it only counts at 10% bounce rate. You can adjust the number as you wish. I had it on 1,000 at one point and I raked in about 2.5 million pageviews in a month on a blog less than 3 months old with a bounce rate of less than 1%. Cheers.
     
  19. NiccoloMachiavelli

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    Right now mine is 80% but it has only been up for 3 months. Most users stay on it for only 3 minutes or so. I have tons of content but not much original content. My site covers political/military news from every corner of the globe. I need some tips on how to keep users on my page. Once they stay on the site for a few minutes they do pour over the site and click plenty of links. So it's not the content.
     
  20. shezboy

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    An interesting and related video is a great way to reduce the bounce rate and how quickly people leave your page. To get the bounce rate down give them an attention grabbing link to click.

    You have arrived at a page I didn't want you to see. "Please click here to view the correct page".

    And put that after each paragraph in your content.

    The twin effect of this is that some will just nod with your command and click the link which means you just reduced your bounce rate and some will read through the content looking for the reason why you don't want them to read that content (which increases the time the visitor spends on the page).

    After they don't find the reason you didn't want them to view the content they follow your command and click your link (double bonus points as they too have helped to reduce your bounce rate).

    Now, hands up who tried to click the fake link in this post?