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11 Simple Ways To Improve Your Bounce Rate [Infographic]

by Adrienne Smith on July 22, 2013

Do you know what the bounce rate is on your blog?  Do you keep tabs of those types of statistics?

Do you even know what bounce rate means?

You know when I first heard that phrase I had no clue.  There were so many things I needed to learn and some I was too embarrassed to ask.

Well for those that need a crash course let me explain this to you as easily as I can.

Your bounce rate represents how many people visit your site but leave after visiting just one page.  They didn’t stick around to check anything else out.

Were you aware that Google takes your bounce rate into account as one of the many factors when determining how to rank your site!

The lower your bounce rate, the better it will be for you because that means people are sticking around to read more of your content or leaving awesome comments which means more reader engagement.

I was doing some research about this and found this cool infographic over on Lori’s blog so thought I would share it with you. Hopefully this might help you learn how you can improve your bounce rate too.

Pretty cool right!

I only found one on this list that I don’t have and that was #9.  I use to have a search box on my blog but I couldn’t even find what I was looking for.  I think it came with my theme but obviously I need a different one.  Anyone have any suggestions?

Now before I wrap this up and just in case anyone else has any questions about this, you can check your bounce rate through your Google Analytics account so hopefully every single one of you have that in place.

You shouldn’t be obsessing about those numbers but you should at least be checking them once a month because that’s telling you where your traffic is coming from which is huge.

So hopefully this helped and you can improve your own bounce rate, that is if it needs improving.

Love to hear your thoughts on this and please do share this cool infographic with your friends.  They may need a little help in this area too.

 

 

 

 


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Email:  Adrienne@AdrienneSmith.net

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1 Harleena Singh
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Ah…that was an informative infographic that said it all :)

Just like you, there was a time not long back when I had NO idea about bounce rate too, and even when I did, I thought it was better to have more bounce rate than less of it – till I learnt more about it.

I love the formula that’s given in this and it does give a fair idea about how to go about it. I do keep a constant check through my Google Analytics and even Alexa, though both of them show different reading that often confuse us.

Yes, I missed a search box at your blog because I was wanting to link to one of your posts with my latest post and just couldn’t find one yesterday, and then I went into the archives but that took me a while to look for one. My search box came with my theme, so I really wouldn’t be able to help you there, but I’m sure all your friend’s who would come up would have lots of wonderful suggestions for you here.

I guess presently I do follow all the 10 ways mentioned, but there is a lot more I need to do to reduce mine further.

Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice week ahead :)
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2 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Hi Harleena,

Pretty neat infographic right! Lori said it all here and great tips that we all need to follow.

I’m glad I wasn’t the only one that didn’t really have a clue what was going on. Some of the way they base these scales you would think the higher the number the better but that’s not the case at all.

Glad you check your stats regularly even though we really shouldn’t obsess over them. With Google and Alexa being two totally different companies and they base their numbers on different things then they’ll never be exactly the same. I think though if they are even somewhere near then that’s pretty good.

I know that my archive page is long now which is why I created the “Start” Here” section. I’ve only taken the most important posts though and put them in categories so I’m sure it might have been easier to find there. Sorry about that, without the search box that’s the best I can do but at least they’re all there. I think the most posts we have the harder it might be. My search box was a joke so you probably wouldn’t have found it through that one either. Now that’s just sad.

Glad to hear you follow these so that’s a very good thing Harleena.

You are very welcome and thanks for your comment. Enjoy your week as well.

~Adrienne

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3 Darrell Cherry
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Hi Adrienne!

That is a great graphic. I’ve been working my way through the link you sent me from one of your older posts about using and setting up google analytics and this graphic helps to clarify what I’ve been working on.

Thanks for the visual help!

DC

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4 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Hey Darrell,

I thought so too and she just explained it all very clearly.

Oh good, glad you’ve been setting up Google Analytics and this will help you understand why that’s important. I mean we need to at least see where our traffic is coming from so we can spend more time getting more instead of wasting our time on the sources that aren’t helping us at all.

Good luck and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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5 Liz
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I did some research on this last year concerning bounce and exit rates and their differences. Really looking at these stats can give you some good information about what your visitors are doing on your site.

It’s not always clear why a visitor leaves your site, sometimes they find what they want, maybe they don’t, but a significant bounce or exit rate on certain pages can give you a good idea of what your visitors don’t care about.

We don’t always know what people want, but looking at these stats can help you find out what they don’t want ;-)

A few things that made a difference on my site were #2, #5, #9 and #11.

The info graphic has some great ideas. Thanks Adrienne!

Liz :-)
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6 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Hey Liz,

I’m glad you took the time to study that and I’m sure that you found it very helpful indeed.

If you are driving targeted traffic to your site then we definitely want them sticking around and finding what they want. If too many people are leaving rather quickly then that’s a big sign that we’re obviously not giving them what we want. You’re right, we need to change some things if that’s the case.

I know what you mean and I finally started interlinking some of my posts but before that time I wasn’t writing things in order to do that. I learned though and it’s made a big difference. Now to find a decent search box that works. lol…

Thank you for commenting Liz and glad you liked this one. Me too! ;-)

~Adrienne

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7 Chrysta Bairre
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Great tips, Adrienne!

My blogs bounce rate is actually pretty high. In the past I’ve researched and done most of the things on the infographic you shared and my bounce rate continues to be high. My theory is that there are 2 main factors affecting my bounce rate-

1) Slow page load times. I’ve done everything I can about this, including resizing images, storing images in a sub-directory, minimizing plug-ins, and even switched hosting services to BlueHost, and my load times still aren’t ideal. I fear it may take someone that’s more of a techie than me to sort out what code running in the background is slowing it down or whatever else might be the problem.

2) Referrals from Reddit. One of my posts was shared on Reddit, which yay, but my blog isn’t really the ideal audience for Reddit so people read the one blog post linked from Reddit and leave.

If you have any other tips that might improve my bounce rate, please let me know. I’d love to improve it but I’ve done everything I can and still no luck!

Have a grateful day!

Chrysta
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8 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Thank you Chrysta, I thought they were awesome too.

Well that’s not good at all girl, we need to do something about that.

Go check your site using this service and it’s going to tell you the problem areas with your site.

http://gtmetrix.com/

Now you may not understand everything that comes up so you’ll probably have to find a techie friend that can help sort this stuff out. I’ve learned a lot about hosting services as well so sometimes it’s not even you but you’ll find out after using this service.

The same thing with Stumbleupon. Great site to get some traffic to but the people who visit it aren’t really blog readers so they come, they see, and they go. Not your fault but hopefully that can get resolved in the future.

This is all I know at the moment Chrysta but hope that will help.

You have a blessed day!

~Adrienne

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9 Temilola Globalwalyy
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Hello Adrienne, what a nice and lovely infographic you have here, and yes the infographic mention most of the important aspect to improve bounce rate..

Step 5 is really an excellent way to improve bounce rate, since i started using it, it works just like magic..

The search box is really important, you can get a plugin to help you solved the issue out, and if you don’t want to use a plugin, there is just a few line of HTML that can help you fix that, if you want i can get you that..

Happy new week, hope you enjoy your weekend?

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10 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Hey Temilola,

Glad that the interlinking was beneficial for you and I’ve seen a difference too. You want people to stick around and read more. I love it when I find what I want and it keeps going from there.

Yeah, I’m trying to stay away from a lot of plug-ins but would love a code to include for a search box. I’m not the pro but I have a friend that can help me with that. Thank you Temilola, I sure would appreciate that.

You have a great week and I’m excited about the weekend. It will be here before you know it!

~Adrienne

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11 Babanature July 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Hello Adrienne,
What a nice, informative and very simple to comprehend infograph.
Yes! Putting your blog bounce rate to normal is indeed one good step every blogger should think of doing.
Using interlink and related post widget is the best and smart move any blogger can think of to reduce their bounce rate. recent and popular post widget is also one good way to improve your bounce rate.
Thanks for adding more tips on how to improve our bounce rate. Do have a great week start…
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12 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Hi Babanature,

The longer we can keep our readers on our blogs the better right! All these suggestions are great and of course the interlinking and related posts will definitely help with that.

I appreciate your comment and you have a great week.

~Adrienne

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13 Darren Spruyt July 22, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Hey Adrienne,

Oh dear.. if those are the “average” numbers. I’m wayyyyyyy far from it. I have never seen such bounce rates, even when I was helping out the company I was interning at a couple of years back. Looks like I have loads to improve on.

I have only recently heard about “pillar content” even though I have been blogging for years. It is something that every new bloggers should integrate into their blogs when they start. Most blogs I see don’t have pillar content. (Basically creating a tab with the keyword and pointing all internal links to those content)

Thanks for sharing Adrienne! :) Great stuff

Regards,
Darren Spruyt

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14 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Hey Darren,

Where have we been right? I know what you mean, mine are pretty good but not exceptional. But when talking with other people about it they say it’s pretty darn good. I think most people stay on my page around 3:55 so I’m thinking that’s not too shabby. Making them stay longer, that might be a little hard.

The interlinking really helps and to me the “pillar content” if you connecting with your reader. However you’re able to accomplish that. I think too many people obsess over it so much but give them something to sink their teeth into and make them want to come back each time.

Appreciate your comment Darren and you have an awesome week okay!

~Adrienne

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15 Enstine Muki
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July 22, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I think the Wordpress inbuilt search engine works quite fine. Have you tried that one out? I have Google adsense for search and it’s not that bad too ;)

Alexa just added bounce rate to its reports. That makes it easier for anybody to have access to BR for just any site. BR for adriennesmith.net is 35.30%. That far below 40.5% for an average site. Congratulations
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16 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:15 AM

Hey Enstine,

I think the one I used came with my Theme and it just wasn’t too hot. How do I find just WordPress’s? Love to give that one a try if I don’t have to include yet another plug-in.

Oh, Alexa just added that too? That’s pretty cool I think! lol..

Oh wow, that’s awesome Enstine. Thanks for sharing that with me, yay!!! I love my readers to hang around so now I’m going to have to go and check that out.

You enjoy your week.

~Adrienne

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17 Enstine Muki
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Hey Adrienne,
It’s interesting how one finds tons of rich info buried here on your blog. Looking at “Related Posts” after each article, it’s difficult to resist the push to keep clicking to discover even more. I’m sure I’m not alone here!

The WP traditional search is a widget. You can just drag and drop. No extra plugins needed
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18 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Hey Enstine,

Yeah, I know what you mean. You want to entice them to stick around and hopefully that’s where those killer headlines come in. You know, that area I “still” need to work on. Jeez! But obviously they’ve like what I share so far so that’s a darn good thing.

Oh great, thank you so much and you know I’m going to check that out today. I SO appreciate that, thanks!

~Adrienne

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19 Silviu
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Important infographic. My bounce rate is still around 60% so I studied the picture carefully.
More quality content is needed and more updates. I think 2 posts per week are a minimum requirement. Three may be better.
A Start Here page is what I have in mind. It will appear soon.
Popular Posts widget? I must find the plugin. I want to keep plugins at a minimum but this is something I want badly so I will install it.
Interlink to other posts? My niche is not narrowed enough so I will refrain myself from too much interlinking.

Have a nice day
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20 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Hey Silviu,

Your blog is still pretty new too so it will take a little time but with the tutorials that you provide you’ll have them staying longer I’m sure.

You definitely need to get other things in place, it will really help. Never ignore the interlinking because that’s how you get them sticking around Silviu. I didn’t have a lot of that in the beginning either but I worked up to it. You can do the same, it will really help.

Thanks for your comment and you enjoy your week.

~Adrienne

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21 Lisa
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Hi Adrienne, I learned about bounce rate a while back with StumbleUpon and my retail site. It drove up my bounce rate over 80% – once I stopped using it settled down to around 50%.
I’ve yet to do a start here page on my blog Inspire but have seen others doing them. That gives me more to think about and you made me check my tools for Inspire which I hadn’t in a few weeks. Back to Fivver I go :) Nice to see my bounce rate much lower at Inspire (Around 31%) than retail sites. I believe I had read retail sites have higher bounce rates than blogs. (Makes sense, right?) Thanks Adrienne for these reminders.
I hope you have a wonderful time at the family reunion. Sounds like a lot of fun!
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22 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Hey Lisa,

Good for your Lisa, you’re on top of things. Now we need you to start checking it at least once a month. We don’t need to obsess over the stats but they are important right!

I saw Dino’s start here page some time back and thought now that’s the neatest thing because I have my archive page which I love but I now have four years of posts on there so that’s a lot to go through. I have way too many categories to set it up that way so I like the start here page.

That’s really good for your site and I can see where a retail site would be higher. If they don’t find what they want that doesn’t mean that your site isn’t good. You just didn’t care what they wanted that’s all. I think for reading and sticking around longer, blogs are definitely better for that.

I’m really looking forward to this family reunion Lisa. It will be here soon enough! Yay!! Hey, you have a great week okay! Thanks for your comment.

~Adrienne

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23 Nate Leung
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Hi Adrienne,

You know it’s funny the other day I was looking up some analystics for my site and saw my bounce rate right under the average bounce rate on the infographic. I’m glad that I was this so that it saved me the time of doing research on it.

I definetely use google analystics and it’s nice to have, and look at the stats and scale up from there.

I never heard of a “pillar post” before. I’m going to have to look into that. Thanks for the informative post today!
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24 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Hey Nate,

Well I’m so glad I was able to save you some trouble. Don’t you love that when that happens? I know I do. :-)

I love Google Analytics, it gives me the information I need in order to know where all my traffic is coming from and as this mentioned, how long they are sticking around. If that doesn’t give us the information we need in order to improve our blogs I don’t know what will.

If you’re explaining something about why you’re here in your About Page then have a post that will help them understand more link to that page as well. The more you interlink on major pages the more it will help you.

Glad you enjoyed this infographic and you have a great week okay!

~Adrienne

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25 Sylviane Nuccio
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Good morning, Adrienne!

I remember that bounce rate used to me a mistery to me too, and then, even though I would look at those numbers they didn’t mean much to me as I coun’t translate them, so to speak.

This is a great infographic that’s very clear and easy to understand.

I do not have a search box on my blog, but maybe something to think about.

Great info, and have a great week, Adrienne.
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26 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Good morning Sylviane,

I think this infographic really just clearly shared what we all need to do in order to improve our bounce rate. I know that it takes time to build up to having a lot of information in order for them to stick around but this is a great explanation of what we need in place.

Enstine just have me a great suggestion for the search box so I’ll let you know how that goes. We definitely need one but the one that came with my theme was a joke. I couldn’t even find stuff now that’s really sad. :-(

Thanks Sylviane and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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27 Kevin Carlton
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Adrienne
Another great little infographic that bloggers would love to print off and keep to hand.
But here’s my question:
Why is that infographics are always simply too long to fit on an A4 sheet of paper? Surely it would make sense to create 2 versions: one that you can scroll down in a blog and one that you can print off.
Maybe it’s just me … I’m not sure.

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28 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Hi Kevin,

Welcome to my blog, it’s nice to have you stop by today.

I’ve seen some that are much shorter, not many though. I think that people love to look at the information they want in an image. They just gravitate to them but I don’t like the ones where you can hardly read them. That’s why I don’t really share a lot on my blog because those are hard to find. But that’s a good question Kevin and I’m definitely no expert on that. I would have to break mine up for sure if I wanted to print them out. Good thing I don’t. lol…

Thanks for the comment and you enjoy your day.

~Adrienne

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29 Kevin Carlton
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July 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM

The reason why I mentioned it, Adrienne, is that I once came across a really good one (all about ways to promote blog posts) where I desperately wanted a print-out.

As you can imagine, it took me ages to cut and paste different parts of it so it would eventually fit on properly on A4. However, on that occasion, it was genuinely worth the trouble.
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30 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM

I know what you mean Kevin because it’s not like you can copy and paste it into a document for later. Since it’s an image then it’s so much harder. Hopefully there are just those rare occasions that you want to keep one and it won’t happen as often. Good question though, wish I knew the answer.

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31 Lauren
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July 22, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Hi Adrienne, I’m aware of bounce rate and check those stats regularly. My bounce rate is 13.80%. But I don’t get that many visits per week. A little off topic…but are SiteMeter and WordPress reliable sources for blog stats?

Regarding related posts and interlinking to other blog posts, they’re not the same thing? I’m confused about this. If they are different, I don’t interlink enough.

Thanks.

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32 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Hey Lauren,

You need to get more visits each week Lauren. That would definitely help you for sure. I’m not sure about SiteMeter or WordPress, I’ve never used their stats so I couldn’t really tell you for sure.

Related posts is a plug-in that you install so that when you’re reading my post you’ll see the list of related ones right below it in case something caught your eye and you want to pop over there and read that.

Interlinking is like when I have a link in my actual post taking you to another post on my blog. Like the one I wrote last Thursday about the 60 blogging tips and I elaborated by linking a post to it that would explain things more. That’s the difference.

Hope that helped and thanks for the comment. Always lovely to see you and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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33 Lauren
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July 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Thanks!

I was wrong, Adrienne. I was going by Alexa bounce rate. Google bounce rate is 68%. I had recently changed the url from www to http:// I was having a 404 problem until recently.
I have to figure out what’s going on.

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34 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Yeah, they say anything around 60 and over is not good so perhaps that was the issue with the 404. Not sure if Alexa takes that into account.

Back to the drawing board right! I hear ya Lauren, good luck.

~Adrienne

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35 Sonia
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July 22, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Ha Ha! I just posted an infographic today too! Bounce rate is a subject I didn’t much about either. I am still contemplating changing a few things around on my site because what I have is a bit more difficult then I would like. In regards to keeping your site optimal, you have to keep it simple. When I visit blogs that have stuff everywhere, I am distracted and forget why I showed up in the first place. I hate blogs that have too many banner ads. I still don’t understand why people do that, but whatever. I love the tips in this infograph and will make sure I remember them for myself. Good one!

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36 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Hey Sonia,

I know, this is my second one this month! Shock right! I’ll have to check yours out too so you know I’ll be by.

I don’t like visiting a blog and I can’t find my way around. For the most part I’m following a post link to the blog but if I can’t relate to that particular post then I’ll go find another one. Some blogs don’t even have a home button for me and then when I do go to the home there are so many categories and stuff that I’m overwhelmed so I just leave. I also don’t like too much stuff in the sidebars and those ads in the middle of the posts literally drive me nuts. I hate them and I seriously can’t believe they really bring those owners that much money. Yuck!

I love these tips too Sonia, pretty simple really and very helpful.

Thanks for your comment and I have a couple posts of yours to catch up on so see you soon.

~Adrienne

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37 Barbara Charles
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I do check my bounce rate but didn’t know how to improve it and make it better. I’ve got some things in place that you mention above. The ones that stand out to me is I need a ‘Related Posts and a ‘Popular Post’ widget. I’m curious though. What is your opinion on having an ‘About’ page and a ‘Start Here’ page? To be that is redundant. What’s the difference?

If you get a minute, please explain. Everything else I think I’m good with.
Thanks Adrienne,
barbara

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38 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Hey Barbara,

Glad you check your bounce rate and I know your stats as well.

The About Me page is you telling your first time visitors who Barbara Charles is, why she’s here and how you can help them. The Start Here page will help your readers by pointing them in the direction of finding posts that you think will help them. I have one set up here on my blog so check that one out. Totally different then you explaining who you are.

Hope that helped and you have a super week.

~Adrienne

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39 Tonya Stephens July 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Hi Adrienne,
Thanks for sharing the infographic on bounce rate.
I went over to Google analytics and found my bounce rate to be 1.23% then I went to Alexa and it was 37%…with Google I thought wow, I’m doing great lol. Don’t know why it’s not showing the real bounce???
I don’t have a search either and I also have too many categories as well …don’t really know how to fix the category situation…sometimes I feel I should just throw this blog out and start over.
Thanks for sharing and clarifying the Bounce Rate.
Tonya

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40 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Hi Tonya,

You are more then welcome and I thought it was pretty good.

Well Google and Alexa are two totally different sites and gather their information differently. That’s a huge difference though, mine isn’t too off and is around 35% so that’s a good number. What Alexa is telling you is a good number but Google’s is really bad. Way too low.

I think they have plug-ins or something to help with the category situation but you would have to go back through each post and change the categories. If you have those in your URL then that’s an issue. If you don’t then it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. I’ve never had to do that myself so I’m not an expert.

Don’t you dare Tonya, your site is picking up steam. You’ll get there, these things take time.

Now, you enjoy your week okay.

~Adrienne

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41 Donna Merrill
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Hi Adrienne!

Well this is a fine example of how an inforgraphic should be. Short, sweet and right to the point. I thank you for that because it is so easy to follow.

Hmmm my bounce rate! I used to check it from time to time and it was pretty good, but I see now there is some work to do on my blog. Reading through, I realize that 2, 5, 6 and 7 are things I really need.

I know my blog is a bit old and dusty lol, and once I’m “back in full swing” I want to change things up a bit. Now, from reading this, the above numbers I’ve mentioned are Must Haves!

This post is a keeper for me because I really need to re-do that old blog of mine! Of course you will be hearing from me when I do!

Thanks so much Adrienne for helping me and so many others.

-Donna
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42 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Hi Donna,

As you’ve noticed, I don’t include a lot of infographics because I think they are way too busy and most of the time I can’t even read what they share. But when stumbling upon this one I thought bingo. Straight, clean and to the point. Just how I like them.

You’ve been really busy lately though Donna with your move so I’m sure that there are things you haven’t been able to pay attention to lately. I know that once you have all of that behind you then things will start going much smoother.

Thanks for that Donna and I love your blog. You’ll get things back in the swing of it after your move and you always know where to find me. ;-)

You are more then welcome and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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43 Mary Stephenson
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July 22, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Hi Adrienne

Great infographic.

So someone comes to your site and navigates on a bunch of pages you end up getting “more points” for that? But if they just came read your post and left a comment and actually stayed on your site longer and you would get “less points”? Or is it really the amount of time spent on your site that actually trumps on the overall picture?

I know just another silly question to throw in the mix.

Your upcoming reunion sounds like fun. Hopefully the weather will be perfect for the event.

Mary

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44 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Hi Mary,

Thanks, I thought so too. Pretty clear information right!

You would think that if the number is high then that means they’re staying on for a long time but that’s not the case at all. You also don’t want the number really low because that means they are leaving rather quickly. The way these companies come up with these formulas really boggle my mind sometimes. From what I’m told, if your number is within 35 to 50% then you’re good. Anything below that or about that then you have things to work on. That’s all I know about that Mary so hope that helps.

You want them to come to your site and stick around for awhile. You can view the time that people are staying on your site so the higher that number then that means they are looking around a lot.

I’m so excited about the family reunion. It’s almost here and we’ve been planning this since March. It will be fun Mary and I know the weather will cooperate too, thanks! Have a great week.

~Adrienne

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45 Jennifer Kennedy
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July 22, 2013 at 11:07 AM

I know that I need to improve my bounce rate, although, I haven’t checked it in the past month.

I’m still working on getting in the content making groove. And, I feel comfortable feeling things out while I’m in the beginning stages. I’d eventually like to add a free training tab — sort of a quick start to creating online courses, so that should help people stay on the site.

With #8, open links in a new window. I wonder if that refers to links within your own site or external links? I usually have external links open in a new window, but have my site links open in the same window. Should I have my links open in a new window too?

I’m happy that I just finished my opt-in offer. That took some time to get together, so I’m happy to move on to the next project. I’ll definitely reference this infographic as I dive more into the analytics of my site.

Hope your’e doing well, Adrienne! And, hope your course is coming along smoothly!

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46 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Hey Jennifer,

You’re getting your blog all fixed up and hopefully you can get on a more consistent writing schedule. That will really help and the tab for creating the courses sounds like something that people will enjoy I’m sure.

You definitely want things opening up in a new window because you don’t want to take them off the page they’re currently on. They might just want to hop over and check it out without leaving the current post so don’t make them work for it to get back. Not everyone knows to easily hit the back button.

Congratulations Jennifer, that’s awesome news. Yay! I know you’re happy to get that behind you right! Now these analytics will be even more helpful.

Thank you, I am and you have a great week okay! Things are moving along well.

~Adrienne

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47 Maxwell Ivey July 22, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Hello adrian; I wasn’t aware that comments counted as page clicks towards lowering your bounce rate. I got to thinking and realized that some of the pages on my site that were linked to blog posts had comments disabled, so I have been changing that. and as i am a blind computer user, does the article you referenced have text or is it mostly graphics? thanks for the posts. have fun with the family, max

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48 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Hey Max, good to see you!

Oh yeah, you want people staying on your blog reading your content and commenting so that helps them stick around a little longer. You definitely do not want your comments disabled. That’s like telling your reader that you don’t care what they think about what you share. Let them be heard.

Nope, I just pointed to Lori’s blog where I got the infographic and then of course pointed you to Google Analytics site itself. Sorry about that Max!

Have a great week and thank you. I most definitely will.

~Adrienne

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49 Brankica July 22, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Hey Adrienne, let me first say I love this infographic. Really simple but precise. can’t do better than that. It surprised me that the average pages per visit is 4.6 , although I do’t know what sites/tools they used to get the number, I thought average would be lower, since there are more bad sites out there than good ones.
But more important, question I have, did Lori T. change her URL or is this a new site? I just now learned about SocialCaffeine.

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50 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Hey Brankica,

Well whatcha been up to lately girl? Long time no see! Thanks for stopping by today!

I love the simple look and content on this infographic myself too. I have no idea where the sites got these numbers either that were referenced so I would hope they are spot on. We know how often this stuff changes right!

Gosh I don’t know, I’ve only always known about Social Caffeine! You mean she has another one too? See where I’ve been lately? Dah!!!

~Adrienne

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51 Carolyn
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Hi Adrienne, Great article and infographic! I’m glad you are going to put a search bar back into your sidebar. My theme comes with a Search Widget, perhaps yours does too? You have so much valuable information here and like Harleena, I often find that hunting through the archives is challenging.

My bounce rate is pretty good, but I need to have a Start Here page. I want to take my 500th post article and turn that into a Start Here page. I’ve checked all the other boxes on the infographic though!

It always seems as if we can be doing a bit more, doesn’t it? :-)

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52 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Hey Carolyn,

Glad you enjoyed this one, me too!

I was using the search bar that came with my theme and to be honest with you it was horrible. I couldn’t find anything, it was useless and a real joke. I’m going to try the WordPress widget and see if that’s any better. I love the search bars on blogs but I think a lot of them are horrible too I’m afraid.

I love the Start Here page but it took me forever to set that up. Sounds like a good idea with that 500th post. Man, that’s a lot of posts girl. I’m almost there but I did delete 42 earlier in the year so I’m sure I should have been there by now. Oh well, quality over quantity right!

Thanks Carolyn and you’re right! There is always more work to do.

Have fun this week.

~Adrienne

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53 Susan Cooper
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 11:52 AM

This is very helpful. Especially the statistics about average bounce rates etc. I’m still pretty new int e blogopsphere so my rates are as good as they should be. Many people that follow me are there for the new feed and have already read to old ones. Some go to older recipes or wines I’ve reviewed but all in all it needs to improve. This will help guide me to do a better job at encouraging people who visit to look at others things on my site. :-)
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54 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Hey Susan,

You have a lot of good stuff to share so start interlinking some of your posts so that they can find other recipes or wines perhaps. You already have the Food and Wine tab on your site so those are good to have set up.

We are all a work in progress so hopefully this will continue to improve for us all.

Thank you Susan and enjoy your week.

~Adrienne

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55 Dawna Kreis
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Thank you for sharing this, Adrienne! I have come to know what “bounce rate” is over these past few months, but I had no idea what I could do about it beyond improving my content or even what was an “acceptable” rate. Now, I know and have something to shoot for!

Thank you again!

~Dawna

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56 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM

My pleasure Dawna and hope it was helpful!

Glad this infographic was able to shed some light on what you can do to improve things. I love that when that happens.

Good luck with that okay! Have a good week too.

~Adrienne

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57 Camila
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Hi Adrianne,

I’ve been wondering what that was for a while you know? I always see that little number there and of course I knew that meant someone got in and got out, but I thought it meant that is like you got to the site by mistake or looking for something different, I didn’t know It meant that someone actually read that post which in my mind means that is even worse because is not only about bringing traffic to our sites but making them stay for a while and if the first one is hard, you can imagine the rest, right? Anyway my bounce rate is not that bad thankfully LOL!!! but I didn’t know that was so important for Google either o.O It’s good to know those tips so I can improve that to among many other things.

Geezzz how difficult is keep Google happy, I recently found out that leaving links on comments can mean that I’m a spammer or I help spammers by publishing those comments, did you know that?, also with the link parties since most of us have a page with a link party directory (which is like a page full of ads) and if we don’t add the attribute rel=”nofollow” after the URL, we can be seen as spammers too. OMG! I feel like everyday Google makes us struggle more and more and I know it is for our own benefit but it gets so hard to keep up with so many changes.

Anyway, This post is a huge help and I’m sharing it for my readers! Thanks so much Adrienne!

xoxo
Cami @ TitiCrafty
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58 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Hi Cami,

Great to see you and hope you’re doing okay! Still in Florida?

This is all a learning experience and you definitely want people coming to your site and sticking around for a bit. You have lots of fun things to share so I know why your bonce rate is good.

It’s very hard to keep Google happy because they change stuff so often we never know what the heck to expect next!

You should never leave a link to a post or site in the comment itself. Not without the blog owners permission, that can be considered spam is right. Now if you have CommentLuv Premium then you can easily make that link a nofollow so that the blog owner’s blog isn’t hurt in any way. But yeah, when linking to other sites and especially ones that have products connected you need to make it a nofollow link. So much to learn right! In reality they are looking out for us but the problem is that they don’t teach us this stuff from the start so most people just have no clue.

Thank you Cami and I so appreciate that. You have a great week young lady. Always good to see you.

~Adrienne

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59 Heather Walter July 22, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Wow. My BR is way higher than that example and I even have the related posts widget, search box and I try to interlink as much as I can (when it’s relevant to the post). I do have an about page, but I’m unclear about the “start here”. Is that something linked off of the about page? Is it it’s own page? Did they make the start here a static front page?

I just changed my WP theme, but I’m wondering if I need something else because I notice that a lot of the “big kahuna sites” have mostly white on their pages and I sure don’t. I suppose I could change to a white background but that seems like it would be boring. Oh, I’m rambling now!

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60 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Hi Heather,

Are you having the links in your post open in a new window? I see you have a popular post widget but it’s hard to find. You never want to make anything hard to find for your readers.

If you look over in my sidebar right below my opt-in box you’ll see a big image that says “Start Here”. I have that set up as a page and I just took the time to go through my posts and make it as easy for my readers to find information as possible.

Although white is boring, it’s easy on the eyes and leave us with that “simple and easy” look. You have a craft blog so I can see where yours would be more colorful and fun. I don’t think your background is too loud myself.

Not sure how craft blogs do but I would think when you’re sharing the fun “how to’s” with your readers regarding crafts that they would stay on your site longer. It’s all a learning experience for sure.

One other thing that will help you is to set up your gravitar. People connect with people and they want to see who they’re chatting with so that will help.

Thanks for your comment and enjoy your day.

~Adrienne

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61 Heather Walter July 22, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Yes, that popular post thing came with the theme. I’m not sure how to change it, but I was also thinking of getting rid of the slider up top, which would make the other parts of the page shower higher and the page load faster. That way, I could add another popular posts thing to the sidebar and it hopefully wouldn’t show too low on the page sidebar.

I just looked and my BR for this month so far is 81.34%. pretty bad! As for my gravatar, I can’t figure it out. I try to log in to change it and it doesn’t accept my WP password. I wonder if it wants a password from a free WP account?

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62 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Hey Heather,

I know, that’s how some themes are. You just have to deal with some of their stuff but I would think you could also get rid of the widget.

81% is way too high so I’m sure over time you can make some improvements.

You have to sign up with gravatar and that’s it’s own account. What you do is add email addresses and then upload your image for whichever one you want pointing to which address. It has nothing to do with your wordpress password.

Hope that helped!

~Adrienne

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63 Susan Neal July 22, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Great infographic, Adrienne – I think I’ve got everything covered except a Start Here page and a popular posts widget – I’ve not been sure what to include in a Start Here page, and need to give that a bit more thought. I also have to admit I don’t check my analytics very often – I hate all that numbers stuff – something I need to work on ;)

Thanks for another very helpful post – I must confess, I often find infographics a bit confusing, but this was a nice simple one, very easy to follow :)

Sue

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64 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Hey Sue,

If someone was to come to your site and you wanted to point them in the right direction, which posts of yours do you think they would find the most helpful? Perhaps create a page sharing with them what you provide and then link to those posts or pages. Tada, you’re done!

Now the numbers are important so you really need to start paying attention to those. I mean it’s not going to do you any good to work on your site if you’re not going to pay attention to where the traffic is coming from or if they’re even sticking around long enough. I know it’s all confusing at first but you’ll get there. It’s not as hard as you think.

Thanks for sharing that and you have a great week.

~Adrienne

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65 Tom Jamieson
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Hi Adrienne! This is a great infographic as it highlights some very important tips and tricks. One thing I just started doing recently is internal linking. Most of these I already have in place though. As far as the search box, there should be a drag-and-drop widget that you can place in any widgetized area on your blog. Have a great day!

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66 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Hi Tom,

I thought so too, really informative.

The interlinking will really help and I finally started doing more of that myself when it applied. I think we all just have to work up to that you know.

Yeah, that’s what I was using and when I would type something in I never really found what I wanted. I just put it back up so we’ll see what it does for others.

Thanks for that and for your comment. It’s greatly appreciated.

~Adrienne

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67 Corina Ramos
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Thanks for sharing this infographic with us Adrienne. :)

I must admit I was a little confused about the bounce rate but I loved how you put it…short and simple, now I get it :).

I admit I haven’t checked my Google Analytics since I use the stats provided by my hosting provider but I’ll be sure to take a quick peek.

The one I need to work on is #8. I have to go back and change that. Thanks again for sharing this with us! Have a great week Adrienne, stay cool, it’s a hot one today!

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68 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Hey Cori,

You’re very welcome, I love the ones that explain things for me easily. This one sure did.

What I learned about the hosting company’s information is that at times it’s a little more confusing plus is shows all the traffic. Bots, spammers and all so for the most part Google breaks it down in certain areas. The ones that really count so to speak.

I think I just naturally set all of mine to open into a new window. Don’t have a clue why but glad I did or I’d be in for yet another mess.

You’re most welcome and you have a good week too. Just ran some errands and you’re right, it’s a scorcher already. Stay cool!

~Adrienne

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69 I. C. Daniel
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 4:26 PM

The search box powered by wp search doesn’t give the most appropiate results from your website content.

You can add CSE to help people find what they need on your website Adrienne. This would be the most effesctive search which gives great results to end user.

Best rehards from I. C. Daniel

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70 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Yeah, I know Daniel. Doesn’t do much at all so I just took it down. I put it back up for the time being but hopefully can find another alternative. I don’t know what adding CSE even means my friend. See, way over my head. lol..

Thanks I.C.

~Adrienne

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71 I. C. Daniel
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July 22, 2013 at 4:46 PM

CSE is Custom Search Engine powered by Google, I’m sure you know that.

Just do a search on Google and youl’ll find it, pay close attention because brand removal cost $100/year last time I checked, but FREE version is very good.

Best regards from I. C. Daniel

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72 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Okay, yeah I’ve heard about that but I don’t want Google powering my searches on my blog though. I’m certainly not paying the money to have their brand removed either. I think I’ll keep searching but thanks for that I.C.

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73 Theodore Nwangene
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Happy new week Adrienne,
A very interesting and educating infographic indeed. I agree with you on the importance of checking our stats always especially things like this bounce rate.

As you said, this will indeed show you how your readers are seeing your blog, you will get to know if you’re really giving them what they want or not.

Yea, Google is really using it as one of their ranking factors so, its very good we pay more attention to this.

Thanks for sharing Adrienne and, have a great week :).
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74 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Thank you Theodore and to you as well. Hope yours started off well.

I know some people are obsessed with their stats while others just never pay attention to them. I think there can be a happy medium though. They are important and shouldn’t be ignored. Those that ask questions about why they’re not getting visitors can probably tell by just checking those you know.

Google does keep this in mind so it’s really important.

You are very welcome and I appreciate your comment. You have a great week as well.

~Adrienne

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75 Adesanmi Adedotun
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Hi Adriene,

I don’t just know how and what to qualify this article with,with that infographic design, the orderliness, and the mind-set about bounce rate. I remember I was asked this question about bounce rate in one of the Facebook group I belonged to, that what is the effect of high blog bounce rate which was explained to me then but not much details like this. I don’t really place more on my blog bouncing even though that I do check on it whenever I visits my Google analytic page but however this article have opened my eye and I will keep eyes on it henceforth.

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76 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Well at least you will know how it’s affected Adesanmi and some of the things you can do to hopefully improve it if you find that your numbers aren’t that good. I wasn’t aware in the past how to improve it actually so this infographic is really very helpful for me. Hope you found it to be as well.

Thank you for stopping by and you enjoy your week okay.

~Adrienne

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77 Johan Bengtsson
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 8:02 PM

For searchbox i recommend the google one that comes with adsense. Good and relevant results and you also have a chance at making some money on the ads served there.
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78 Adrienne
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July 22, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Nope, not going with Google Johan but thanks for the suggestion. I’m not interested in putting adsense on my blog. I personally hate those ads myself and I certainly don’t want to take people off my blog to make a few pennies.

~Adrienne

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79 sherman smith
Twitter:
July 22, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Hey Adrienne,

this is great information on bounce rate. I was like you and didn’t have a clue to what a bounce rate was, but later did a little research on it.

I just checked my bounce rate and it’s sitting at 69% and i would definitely want to improve it. Out of all the tips mentioned, i’m missing #9, #8. #7, #2(Start Here Page). yes I’m going to have to do a little work on my part.

This is will definitely be a great reference for those looking to make some improvements on their blogs. There’s nothing like running into blog posts like this with some helpful information. Thanks again Adrienne!

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80 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Hey Sherman,

Oh good, I wasn’t the only one too embarrassed to ask questions because I seriously thought everyone knew everything. I felt like such a minority regarding all things blogging Sherman.

Ah, does sound like you have some work to do but at least you know what to look improve upon right! I love finding posts like this too which was why I was so thrilled that Lori had this infographic on her blog. Talk about great info to work from.

Thank you so much and you have an awesome day and a terrific week.

~Adrienne

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81 Sue Price
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Hi Adrienne

Great infographic!

I knew what it meant but not exactly how it was calculated so thanks for the explanation.

I have some of your tips covered and some glaring holes and some work to do. I like many others have said do not have a start page and I could list other things :-)

Reading your posts always reminds me of the work I have to do Adrienne.

It is a great post and explanation though.

Sue
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82 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Hey Sue,

Thank you, glad you like this one.

We are all still a work in progress right Sue! I was just glad to find this information myself and so thrilled that I had everything pretty much in place already. Is that a guarantee that people will still love what you share? No but it’s a great place to start.

Thanks for your comment and always great to hear from you.

~Adrienne

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83 Mark
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 9:49 AM

I love the insights in this article, Adrienne!

I never really paid much attention to things like this in years past; but it’s paramount to building a useful site for your readers.

The stickier your site is, the more helpful and useful it is to your audience.

Being helpful is a great thing to focus on with the content you create, as you will find readers sticking around a lot longer on your site.

This leads to better rankings, stronger influence, and more traffic from the market you desire to serve.

Thanks a bunch, Adrienne – another insightful post! : )
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84 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Thanks Mark, me too! Straight forward and simple really.

I never did in the beginning either and that was pretty obvious by the results I wasn’t getting. But the more I learn the more I understand and hopefully can help others.

You are right, the stickier your site the more helpful you’ll be to your readers and that’s what everyone really wants.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts today and you have a fabulous week.

~Adrienne

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85 Neamat Tawadrous
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Hi Adrienne,

This is a great informative Info-graphic.

Thanks a lot Adrienne for sharing this information. Honestly, I heard a lot about bounce rate but I never know what it means and how to look for it. I have Google Analytics but I don’t check it often but now I will follow your advice and check it at least once a month.

Thanks Adrienne for a great informative post. I learned something new today. Have yourself a great week ahead.

Be Blessed,

Neamat

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86 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Hi Neamat,

Glad you got a mini lesson from this infographic Neamat.

Checking your stats at least once a month is important. You want to know where the majority of your traffic is coming from so that you can perhaps be even more active there. Then of course if people aren’t staying on your site then that needs to be improved some way. At least these tips were helpful in us understanding the areas that we can still work on.

I appreciate your comment and glad you enjoyed it. Have a great week as well.

~Adrienne

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87 Peggy Baron
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I love this infographic. I’m like you – I end up not reading most of them because they’re too busy. But this one is short and to the point. And I like all the points.

One other way to think about getting people to stay on your site is to look at a site that you love to spend time at, and dissect WHY you spend so much time there. For example, every time I visit SmartPassiveIncome, I end up staying there forever. I read one meaty informative post, see the links for more similar posts and read them, and so on. It’s the content that hooks me, but I wouldn’t know about the content if he didn’t use numbers 1-11 above.

Have fun at your family reunion. I just returned from mine!
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88 Adrienne
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July 23, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Hey Peggy,

Ah, you don’t like those busy ones either! I know that images catch our eyes but if I can’t read what they share then I’m lost. I like those that teach me something, short and sweet.

You’re right, that’s the best formula people should always remember. Which site do you love the most and why! What keeps you on it and coming back for more. Do what they do and you’re good to go.

Thank you Peggy, I know I will. Hope you had fun at yours. Do you have a lot of people in your family?

~Adrienne

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89 Claude Nougat
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Cool, Adrienne, I really like that infographics, it just about covers the whole ground! Btw, you can also discover your bounce rate on Alexa…
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90 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Hey Claude,

Glad you like this one and yeah, Alexa has now gotten on the ball with that too. Their sites are still different with the results they share but I say pick the one you like and just go for it.

Thanks for the comment and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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91 Ruth Zive
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Adrienne,

Bounce rate is indeed one of the most important measures of engagement, and we tell all of our clients to monitor their bounce rate very closely. All of the suggestions in the infographic are spot on! This is a great resource to share – off to do that now!

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92 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Hey Ruth,

I’m sure that most of your clients don’t have this issue Ruth with you behind them helping. I know that it’s so important to keep people on your site and with the content that you deliver for them then how can they miss! ;-)

Appreciate the comment and you have a great week.

~Adrienne

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93 George Nieves
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Hi Adrienne,
Great infographic! I’ve been kind of hit and miss with my blog posts, so I don’t even want to think about what my bounce rate must be right now. This is definitely something I am going to keep in mind, however, as my business plan moves forward!
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94 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Hi George,

Glad you like it, me too!

If you’re not consistent with your posting then I’m sure yours isn’t going to be too good but like you said, moving forward you’ll know what to improve upon so it’s all uphill from here right!

Thanks George and have a great week.

~Adrienne

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95 Ti Roberts
Twitter:
July 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I with you on being clueless about bounce rates when I first heard of it. I kept on imagining colorful basketballs bouncing in my head, lol. But now that I know what it is, it makes since.

Reading this post probed me to head over to Alexa and check my bounce rate. And as of right now it’s showing to be 30.00%, which I think is pretty good, right?

I’m sure that number could be a bit skewed compared to GA. In fact, (went to check my GA stats) GA is saying that my bounce rate is 56.87%, which isn’t as good, but isn’t that horrible either. It could be better.

Currently I’m putting a game plan into place to increase the conversion of my blog, bounce rate included so I’ll definitely be addressing it soon.

Thanks for sharing this helpful post with us. :)

I’ll see ya’ around!

Ti

P.S. I just signed up for your free report. It’s been a dangling carrot for a while and I finally bit. You truly are an amazing blogger and engager; the sheer amount of blog comments you get is awe inspiring. I’m excited and I’m looking forward to learning even more from you in your report. :)
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96 Adrienne
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July 23, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Hi Ti,

I think in the beginning we are all pretty clueless about a lot of stuff but I’m glad I wasn’t alone in not knowing what this meant.

My Alexa and Google bounce rates are completely different, kind of like yours. My bounce rate on Google has always been very good and the time spent on my blog has been good too. For some reason it’s higher right now though which I find rather odd since I’m getting more traffic to my site now more then ever. My referral traffic is still up and time spent here is good so I’m surprised with the bounce rate stats.

I’m sure you have all of this in place already though so increasing your conversions will be a breeze for you. ;-)

You are so welcome and glad you enjoyed this post.

I saw that you opted in so thank you for that. I’m sure my report will help you, not that you need much of that at all. It’s what I’ve been doing and seen the results so why not share it right!

Thanks Ti and you have a great week. Hey, if you need any assistance, give me a shout!

~Adrienne

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97 Angela McCall
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July 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Sorry for being late, Adrienne. Last weekend, we didn’t have any Internet. Wow…that was a big difference and I’m not sure I can live without Internet. Hubby forgot to keep up with the bill and so they cut off our Internet (UNLIMITED one @ home) and just paid it this Monday. And so like always, I’m behind with my reading and now trying to catch up.

We have another Internet on our iPhone but that one was LIMITED. And I didn’t use much on the weekend coz hubby have to do his eBay business and he need an Internet for that. And so I had to stepped back and just tried to read all my kindle books.

Anyway…this is an excellent post explaining to us what a Bounce Rate is. Coz I had no idea what that is. I read my Google Analytics sometime and looks like most of my readers spend at least up to 10 minutes. I don’t have very many organic traffic. I’m not sure if that even matters anymore since Google updated their Penguin.

Anyhoo, glad everything is back to normal. And like always, life is grand and am always thankful. Hope you have a fantastic week ahead.

xoxo
Angela
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98 Adrienne
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July 23, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Oh, no worries at all Angela. Oh my goodness, you didn’t have internet last weekend? That’s horrible isn’t it when we get so use to it. Now you know what I went through for that five darn days! It’s maddening and boy will that put you behind with our work.

Be sure to at least check your stats once a month so that you can learn where your traffic is coming from so if needed you can step up your work getting more traffic from those resources. You definitely want them to stay on your site and wow, 10 minutes is great. I’ve never had that good of a number because they give you the overall percentage.

Glad you’re back and don’t kill yourself getting caught up. I know how that feels and I know that your readers and blogging buddies will understand. It’s times like that we wish we had more hours in the day.

Have a great week Angela and you take care.

~Adrienne

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99 Angela McCall
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July 24, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Yes, now I know exactly how you feel having not to have Internet for 5 days! I can do without television but not without internet. Btw, I came back here to tell you that I can’t see your latest post o my tablet. I have to come back on your email newsletter to click back here. Is it just me? Anyway…will talk mire later…xoxo
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100 Adrienne
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July 24, 2013 at 9:03 AM

When I called about my issue Angela they told me that it’s usually the TV. I told them I’m fine without the TV but I can’t do business without the internet.

I have no idea Angela, I don’t have a tablet so I can’t tell you. I can access it on my iPhone so I would think the tablet would be the same. Not sure what to tell you girl. :-(

~Adrienne

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101 Angela McCall
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August 15, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Adrienne, scanned your page pretty quickly! You know I have everything you mentioned on that infographic except the START HERE. Now, that looks similar to the Archive page. Except Start Here is categorized by subjects and not dates.

How did you create the Start Here page?

Angela
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102 Adrienne
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August 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Hey Angela,

The Start Here is similar but it’s in categories or however you want to set it up. For instance if you have new readers coming to your blog what do you want them to learn first. Is there a particular post they need to read or a page they need to visit. You can set them up however you see fit but this was the way I chose to do mine.

For mine I just created a new page and because I have Thesis I can chose for it to not show up at the top of my blog. I have them connect to that page from my image in my side bar and that’s it.

~Adrienne

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103 Angela McCall
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August 15, 2013 at 8:32 PM

So Adrienne, you actually labeled each one there (i.e. Blogging, Cool Stuff, Facebook, and so forth)? That’s a lot of work. In that case, I’ll do the same.

Thanks,
Angela
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104 Adrienne
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August 16, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Yes, I did this all myself. Yes, it took me a long time girl.

I had a lot of posts to go back through but I didn’t include them all like in my archives. Just thought this would be easier.

~Adrienne

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105 Ashvini
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July 24, 2013 at 2:42 AM

Hi Adrienne,

My blog bounce rate is quite high. I believe that blogs normally do have higher bounce rates than a normal ecommerce site or a site like wikipedia for example. One of the primary reason is that a lot of visitors of blogs are using RSS to view their feeds. For example, I came from a RSS reader, read your blog post, commented , shared and finally went out. It is not a problem with the blog but the fact that there is nothing beyond this that I would normally do on your blog as I am fairly regular visitor.
However I ( as a blogger) would be worried , if someone came from a search engine and just went back after reading one page which they landed upon. I believe the related post plugins are made to stop the reader from going out of the blog. The most important reason a person would look further in a blog ( its only my opinion) is a catchy headline, or enticing pis. For example I would come to read “10 killer tips on blogging” and saw a headline “100 ways to monetize the blog”, I am going to click on it. A catchy headline gets attention. That is how I think the huge sites are doing. One cannot move out of their site as they see catchy headline after headline. But this will happen only with non regular visitors. Regular ones will probably have read everything you said already.
In my opinion, a blogger need to concentrate more on another parameter ( list building). If a person comes to your blog ,likes your content and signs up for something, its a win because he or she has placed trust in your blog. Now you can email them and gain some measured traffic.
Even people coming from search engines are often in hurry and are in exploration mode which makes our bounce rate high and we would not worry about them much.
Conclusion: I believe bounce rate is not a big parameter for a “blog” kind of website and unless we have great headline writers or site designers , we cannot reduce it too much. I would be happy with people sign up on my site more than anything. I have no data to back it up but it is just my experience :)
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106 Adrienne
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July 24, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Hi Ashvini,

I hate that about the RSS readers too Ashvini. People aren’t even coming to your blog anymore because it can all be done through those. Sure, they have to comment but they can even read the entire post in the reader itself and share them as well. The way they’re making them convenient is good for people on the go but bad for us. I know that people spend some time here so when mine is high I’m surprised. You made a good point though as to why that can be happening.

I agree the headlines really need to be catchy and that’s not a strong point of mine. Some I have are pretty good while others really need improving. I know that the big guys are great at this so take a lesson from them right and you! ;-)

I agree with you which is why I always tell people to build those relationships because for the most part people coming from the search engines will find what they want and seldom come back. Referral traffic and relationships will stick around for the long haul.

Thank you for sharing that and I know you’re right about that. I so agree with you.

I also appreciate your help, thank you Ashvini! ;-)

~Adrienne

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107 Martin Cooney July 24, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Interesting facts – I have a bounce rate of 17.67% and Time on Page of 00:12:52
The more Google looks at reader experience (which they are supposedly doing for the last who-knows-how-long), then all these factors will be digested and be part of their ultra-secret algorythms and have an impact of sorts on SERP rankings.

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108 Adrienne
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July 24, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Hey Martin, good to see you.

If people are staying on your page for over 12 minutes then that’s a darn good thing. I would think with the bounce rate being that low is that you just don’t get a ton of traffic. See, I like to think positively myself but I’m no Google. lol…

Yeah, they’re always tweaking things so what works today will change tomorrow. So, stay tuned for next months report to see how much all of this changed right!

Appreciate your comment and enjoy your day.

~Adrienne

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109 Martin Cooney July 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Probably not as high as traffic as a lot of sites but 10K per month and rising at the moment. The site only came out of a lengthy Google Slap 3 months ago as well – ouch!

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110 Adrienne
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July 24, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Wow Martin, 10K is great so I think you’re doing pretty darn good my friend. Welcome back!

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111 David Bennett July 24, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Adrienne, I see you are using the Thesis search box. You can make the search box stand out more by surrounding it with a coloured box of your choice. It is all done in the custom file editor (Thesis/Custom File Editor)

You just need to know the ID of the particular widget – and I see that your search box has the ID of ‘search’.

I am sure that if I paste in the code here, Wordpress will scramble it, so that won’t work.

If you would like it, just email me and I will stick the code in a text file.

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112 Adrienne
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July 24, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Hey David,

Yeah, I believe I am. I just grabbed it from the widgets area but it really doesn’t do that great of a job. I was told by one of my readers that I could add some code that would do a better job. Do you know anything about that?

Thanks for your help David, I’ll email you for sure. Would love to do something else with that for the time being at least. You’re right, it doesn’t stand out much and that’s not my area of expertise.

Thank you SO much for offering, I so appreciate that.

~Adrienne

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113 Craig McBreen
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July 24, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I still have to work on a few of these items, but it’s great to have a simple infographic to spell it all out. Funny, up until now I haven’t focused on metrics or any backend stuff really, it’s been all content, design and figuring things out from a business (and creative) perspective.

Now that I think I have that licked, it’s time to move and get into the nitty gritty. Should be fun, well as fun as bounce rates can get, I guess.

Anyway I’ll keep coming back here for your great bits of advice. Appreciated as always.
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114 Adrienne
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July 24, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Hi Craig,

I know that the ease of the site and the overall look has a lot to do with it too Craig. I know that you have that all taken care of so the rest you’ve probably done a lot of anyway without even knowing it would benefit you in that way.

Thanks for sharing this and I appreciate you always stopping by for some tips. I hope to keep providing them.

Enjoy your evening.

~Adrienne

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115 Arleen
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July 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Adrienne,
I started checking Google Analytics for my main site and never thought to check it for the blog site. It should be fun to see what is going with the blog site. Another way to check you bounce rate is through Alexa. It will give you a percentage. The bounce rate is important as it gives you a barometer what is going on.

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116 Adrienne
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July 24, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Hey Arleen,

So you haven’t been checking it for your blog yet? Yeah, hope those numbers are doing great for you and you’re getting good results.

Yep, I heard that Alexa started checking this too. I think more people are concerned with Google then Alexa because their numbers don’t affect your search results. I guess it all depends on what you want right!

Thanks for the comment and enjoy your evening.

~Adrienne

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117 Rafaqat July 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM

awesome info graphic, i have tried all the above methods and reduced my bounce rate to 30% with a little change and it is the use of n related plugin at the sidebar,actually in my vision “keep your readers busy by providing them multiple content options”

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118 Adrienne
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July 25, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Thank you Rafaqat, I thought so too!

That’s great news and I’m so glad it worked for you. I know that using the related posts plug-in is very helpful because it peaks people’s interest to check out more content. Writing great headlines help too!

Thanks for sharing that and have a great weekend.

~Adrienne

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119 Mayura
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July 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Sorry, I’m late here as I had to devote my time for some projects in last few days dear. Now time for catch up, but commenting here just before I go to bed :D

I can visualize a part of an infographic I came across about bounce rate when I was seeking about it. Text all over and I had to download and zoom it to read too :D lol… I’m sure there were pretty interesting information. Yet, as a newbie, I couldn’t figure out what is bounce rate. Now I find this one is quite simple and actually it clearly mention what is it and what we need to do. Helpful indeed! You know, sometimes a bunch of texts can be boring ;)

You are right! We shouldn’t be obsessed with numbers. But there’s a reason why they all exist :) If we use and understand them in right way, I don’t think we would be obsessed and worry about losing after all.

Not lately, but once or twice I was here to find some older posts of yours. I couldn’t find a search bar that time, however finally found it via Archives. Did you try Google Custom Search plugin Adrienne? :) If not, give it a try. I don’t wanna convince you about Google search, right?

You have a wonderful day there dear! :)

Cheers…
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120 Adrienne
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July 25, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Hey Mayura,

Work comes first young many so no apologize needed. I get busy too and it’s just getting harder and harder to make my rounds in a timely manner these days. It’s fixing to get even worse.

I don’t like the infographics where I can’t read what they say. Like this one, just tell me what I need to know, make it simple for me to understand and I’m good. They are cool and catch our eyes but only if we can read them.

Yeah, we don’t need to be obsessed with the numbers but I’m not saying ignore them either. They are definitely there for a reason but ignoring them is a huge mistake. Just check them out at least once a month if not more but pay attention to getting the work done and all will be well.

I had the search bar up for the longest time and it was horrible Mayura. I couldn’t even find what I was searching for using that so I took it down. Upon this recommendation I thought I’d put it back up but I’d rather find a better solution. I don’t want to use the Google search bar. I don’t want Google on my blog, sorry! There has to be a better way, I just haven’t found it yet.

Thank you for your comment Mayura and you take care of yourself. Don’t work too hard okay!

~Adrienne

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121 shahalam khan July 26, 2013 at 2:37 AM

As a newbie I think these ideas really gonna help me to increase my bounce rate, Great tips, thanks for sharing.

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122 Adrienne
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July 26, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Hi Shahalam,

I’m glad you found this helpful and can I say, welcome to blogging! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your comment.

~Adrienne

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123 Kimberly Castleberry July 27, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I try to only open links in new windows when it’s actually called for (such as they’re going to a site that is not mine) and not every link in a new window. Every time we use target=_blank (that’s the code for new window) we muck up web accessibility so we have to be real careful with that.

Regarding a search box, you might be better to have someone help make some minor edits to your theme and add a Google Custom Search box, into it in an easy to find location (much like I use) rather than worrying about changing out a whole theme for that. The google search boxes are a LOT higher quality search result than the php based searches that come with WordPress. It makes my blog infinitely more searchable than the built in search boxes. Just something to consider :)
Kim

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124 Adrienne
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July 27, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Hey Kim,

Great to see you stop by.

You’re the coding woman. I just have always set things up to go to a new window and when I’m visiting someone’s site I always just automatically do that anyway just in case. It’s been a habit for awhile now.

I do want someone to help me with a code but I don’t want Google’s search box on my blog. I’ve heard a lot of things back and forth about them so I don’t think that’s the direction I want to go with them.

Thank you for sharing this with me though, I really appreciate that.

Enjoy your weekend.

~Adrienne

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125 Juan July 29, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Cool infographics :)

Bounce rate is very important in my opinion. I wouldn’t be surprised if Google uses it when evaluating whether or not your website has good content. If the content is good people stay longer, then Google gives you more love.

I don’t agree with automatically opening external links in a new window, but perhaps that’s just me… I feel that if the user wants to open it on a new window he/she will. I don’t need to make that decision for them. In other words, I think it’s a somewhat sneaky way to do it :)
If you want to go down that path you can put up a quick ‘splash’ screen on your page so people HAVE to interact in order to view the posts, this should reduce your bounce rate too.

I’m a big fan of: Compelling post titles and related posts plugins! These have decreased bounce rate in my latest sit dramatically!

Thanks for your post, a good topic and most people don’t really understand it! Perhaps you should do one about pages per visit as well as average time on site.

Juan

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126 Adrienne
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July 29, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Hey Juan,

I thought so too, thanks!

I have a feeling that might be included now in their algorithm as well Juan. I mean if people stay on your site longer then of course the content has to be good right!

Here’s the thing with opening it into a new window. Let’s say you’re reading this post and I have a link to another article. So someone is reading it and see the link and just immediately click on it. By taking them to a new page they can look at that post real quick and then come back and finish reading what they were on and then decide to finish the other post. Don’t make them work to get back to where they were. That’s not being deceiving at all. I actually see that as being helpful. If they decide not to finish the original post then just click out of that tab. Tada!

I’m not going to force anyone to read anything they don’t want to do. Now that to me is deceitful so I don’t want to make anyone interact in order to view posts. Just like you said though, this is my opinion but I didn’t create this infographic so apparently others feel the same way.

Thank you for your comment and for stopping by today. Hope you have a really nice week.

~Adrienne

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127 Juan July 29, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Hi Arienne,

I absolutely understand what you mean, I believe there’s two trains of thoughts on this but perhaps my knowledge on the matter is out of date. Hence the article is valuable, making me re-think and re-visit what I know about this stuff.

Also, I agree hehe I would never use the splash screen technique I mentioned. Ultimately I think we all have to work towards improving the user experience, as long as we believe in this the rest will fall into place.

Anyway, after reading your article I had a look a my Google Analytics and noticed a suspiciously low bounce rate on some of the pages. As it turns out, I was using a related post ‘flyout’ plugin called UpRev that was passing on data to Google to not count the bounce rate if the flyout was seen. In other words, if the user lands on the blog post, scrolls to the end and the flyout appears then no bounce is recorded.

I personally deactivated this plugin after I noticed it and replaced it with something else since I don’t think the user seeing the flyout counts as an interaction… bounce rate means they saw 1 page and 1 page only without any interaction, if they saw the flyout I don’t think they’ve interacted even if they’ve read the post. What do you think about this example?

Anyway, keep it up, awesome content and discussion!

Juan

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128 Adrienne
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July 31, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Hi Juan,

Thanks for coming back Juan and sorry for my late response.

I personally don’t like any “flyin/out” or “pop up” windows on blogs. I find them annoying but that’s just me. I’ll still read their content though but I’m glad that you figured out Google wasn’t counting those visits as an interaction. Oh my goodness, that’s horrible. I’m sure plenty of people are staying and reading your content.

Not sure if that was the answer you were looking for but in my opinion, the easier you make it for your reader the better off you’ll be. Know what I mean!

Thanks Juan.

~Adrienne

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129 Kalina Slavkova
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July 29, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Adrienne, this was such an informative and eye-opening post! I’m new to blogging, so I had no idea what bounce rate was until now! I’m definitely checking out Google Analytics right now! Thank you :)
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130 Adrienne
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July 31, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Hi Kalina,

Well welcome to my blog and to blogging overall. It’s a wonderful experience indeed and I’m glad this post was helpful for you. I’m sure you’ve still got lots to learn but you’re not alone in this.

Keep up with Google Analytics and you’ll be able to stay on top of things.

Thanks for your comment.

~Adrienne

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131 Kalina Slavkova
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July 29, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Adrienne, this post was so helpful, especially for someone new to the blogging world like me! I didn’t know what bounce rate was before reading this post, and I had no clue how Google Analytics worked. I probably would’ve gone on for a few months without that tool before realizing I needed it! I’ve subscribed and look forward to updates on your future content! Thank you for the free report, too! I’m a few pages in and already feeling more confident on blogging!
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132 Adrienne
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July 31, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Hey Kalina,

Well you know why I’m late with my response but thank you!

I know when I started blogging I didn’t know any of this stuff. I slowly learned it all but trust me, you’ll find everything you need practically here on my blog about blogging. Remember to just ask me any question you want and I’ll help you. Maybe next week though! :-(

Thank you for subscribing and hope you’ve enjoyed the report. Trust me, if I can do this then anyone can.

~Adrienne

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133 Amit July 30, 2013 at 9:23 AM

It is good to read your post after many days, Adrienne. As I am aware of SEO profession, so I also know about bounce rate. Bounce Rate is the important factor for a site. Only by bounce rate we can measure if visitors of our blogs are reading our articles or not. However I was not much aware how to reduce it. Thanks for sharing some important tips that can be useful for all.

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134 Adrienne
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July 31, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Glad this post was helpful with learning how to reduce the bounce rate Amit! I learned early on about it but wasn’t aware of how to improve it. Well this infographic shared it all.

Thank you for your comment.

~Adrienne

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135 Ganesh Narayan Gupta
Twitter:
August 1, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Hello Adrienne,

Thanks for explaining the bounce rate in such an easy way. Before reading this post I was unaware about it. Now I will work on it :-)
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136 Adrienne
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August 3, 2013 at 1:02 PM

The infographic did this explanation justice so I’m glad you understand it better now Ganesh!

~Adrienne

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137 Louis Sanchez
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August 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Great article. People do not realize how their bounce rate effects their advertising revenue and the rate they can get from different networks.

DocLou

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138 Adrienne
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August 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Thanks Louis and you’re right! If you want advertisers on your site and people aren’t staying here for any length of time then I can’t see how that can benefit anyone. Fix what needs to be fixed and make sure they want to stick around longer.

~Adrienne

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139 Karen Hoyt
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August 19, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Hi Adrienne –
This was a good one. I really need to visit the widgets and plug ins that you recommend. It’s funny how I notice something and wonder what to do… and then I search your site and YOU have already addressed it.

Thank you for being a bloggers best friend – and also for introducing me to other great blogs!

I’m heading to Lori’s to check out the infographic. This is kind of like a virtual block party.

Thanks again neighbor!
Karen
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140 Adrienne
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August 20, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Hi Karen,

Well I’m so happy to know that as you find things you have questions about you just happen to come across them here on my blog. You know you can always email me too and I can point you in the right direction. I haven’t written about everything but a darn good bit. lol…

Lori’s place is full of great info, she’s one of the top people recognized on social media. You’ll find tons of great content over there as well.

Thank you so much for your comment Karen and enjoy your week.

~Adrienne

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141 Karen Hoyt
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October 10, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Adrienne –

I’m beginning to understand what a bounce rate is and how it can have an effect on my SEO. I have tried stumbleupon, and can see that it can bring negative ratings. All of these things are really interesting to learn.
One cool thing about your site is that if I look long enough, I can find a solution for anything!

I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now and am still amazed at your willingness to help newbies. The veteran bloggers are all helpful too with the educational comments.

I hope your weekend is awesome!
Karen
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142 Adrienne
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October 11, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Hi Karen,

I’m glad you’re starting to understand this Karen. StumbleUpon is a site where people just find information and if they do stop by your place they don’t stick around long. It can bring traffic to your site but it’s usually not the kind that will come back for more. They’re content seekers and there is way too much out there for them to check out.

I have written about quite a bit over the last few years Karen. Not everything but a darn good bit.

Well, you remember our conversation when we spoke on the phone. I never had anyone to help me in the beginning so I want to be there for others. I’m just happy that I can be. I think most bloggers are this way too. That’s why I love the blogging community.

Thank you Karen and you have a great one too! I appreciate you stopping by.

~Adrienne

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