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How to decrease bounce rate?
« on: May 21, 2013, 12:53:34 AM »
Hello

Plz Suggest me How to decrease bounce rate seo way?




Re: How to decrease bounce rate?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 06:10:13 AM »
Build better content and have fitting meta description so people find what they expect would probably be the best way to decrease the bounce rate...

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Re: How to decrease bounce rate?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 12:00:21 AM »
Well, according to Matt Cutts from Google, "Make a great site that people are excited to share".

Videos definitely have an advantage if they are good enough to watch all the way through.

Picture galleries if the images are really engaging.

I've noticed an increase in multi-page articles recently - longer articles spread out over 4, 5, even 6 pages.

Slideshows with one image plus text on a page formatted as a top 10 list with a link to the next image.

Definitely use some sort of related articles plugin. Zemanta's is the best.

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Re: How to decrease bounce rate?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 11:02:16 AM »
I've noticed an increase in multi-page articles recently - longer articles spread out over 4, 5, even 6 pages.

webmd.com has used this for years as a way to pack a lot of advertising around one article.  Their articles are not that long, usually less than 1000 words, with each page only only containing a few hundred words, if that many.  I just checked an article on back pain, where they divided it into six sub-paragraphs, making each sub-paragraph a page.  I checked a couple of the pages, one had 145 words, the other one had 197 words.  The rest of the page were advertisements and links to other pages on their site.

They use good internal back linking, tying the sub-pages to each other and tying them to other pages on the site.

Re: How to decrease bounce rate?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 11:09:42 AM »
I agree with all of the suggestions on here.

Especially video for me.  I noticed since I started adding more videos, images, deeper more richly written content my bounce rate has decreased drastically.
In fact, one of my blog went from average time on site of around 45 seconds to almost 5 minutes too.

One thing I try to do that seems to work well is I always ask myself after I have written a post "Did this answer all of my readers questions?"  If I feel content it will help them and answer ay question that they have it usually works well.



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Re: How to decrease bounce rate?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 05:12:18 PM »
I agree with all of the suggestions on here.

Especially video for me.  I noticed since I started adding more videos, images, deeper more richly written content my bounce rate has decreased drastically.
In fact, one of my blog went from average time on site of around 45 seconds to almost 5 minutes too.

One thing I try to do that seems to work well is I always ask myself after I have written a post "Did this answer all of my readers questions?"  If I feel content it will help them and answer ay question that they have it usually works well.




You don't want to answer 100% of your visitors questions unless you are selling your own product. 

You want to do an adequate job of answering 90+% of their questions but you want them to click on a link on your site to find the last 10% of the answer.  Unless you tell them that the answer involves buying a product that they can get at a discount by clicking on that link on your page.

Or you want to embed links in your articles that will get the visitor to leave your web page by clicking on a link that will earn you money.  Unless this is just a hobby you want the site to generate income for you.

even webmd does not answer 100% of the questions but leave you a need to click on links on their to find additional information.  ehow.com does the same thing with their articles.  Many of ehow.com articles are poorly written and barely answer any of the question.  But Google rates them high on a large number of topics which shows Google isn't looking for quality articles that answers the visitor question but articles that get them to click on links so that Google earns money from the visitor.

They want the article to be relevant to the visitor's search but they are very happy when the visitor clicks on an Adsense link that earns Google money.

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Re: How to decrease bounce rate?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 05:29:56 AM »
Besides content and navigation, if possible include tools or other important stuffs to decrease your bounce rate. Keep visitors in less chance that they will exit from your site. To decrease bounce rate, create an environment that lets visitors to stay and interact with our website for as long as possible.

Re: How to decrease bounce rate?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 09:47:02 AM »
Few things, graphics, videos, infographics...etc(basically content but visually more appealing).
Or you can look up conversion optimization sites, they generally talk about bounce rate and other things.