Would you like to decrease your blog’s bounce rate?
Bounce rate was a term made popular by Google Analytics.
What is Bounce Rate?
When a person visits a page on your blog they will either read your post and visit another post on your blog or will not read your post and just exit your blog. When they exit your blog without reading another blog it’s called a bounce. Having a high bounce rate means that your blog has many one page visits.
A good blog will have a bounce rate of less than 50%. If you have a high bounce rate, you will need to make an effort to reduce it.
How do you end up with a high bounce rate?
Your bounce rate could be high for many reasons. Sometimes it’s because the reader who visits your site doesn’t find your content relevant to the content they are looking for. Sometimes it’s because they were just too busy to read another post and sometimes it is because your blog doesn’t have many links and call to actions that encourage them to visit other posts and pages. They might find your content useful and interesting, they might love your content, but if you don’t encourage them to click on other links your bounce rate will definitely be high.
So how do you decrease your bounce rate?
The key to decreasing your bounce rate is to provide links and adverts that will encourage visitors to visit other posts and pages on your blog. When you provide these links and the reader finds them relevant they will visit them and continue reading your posts or save them to visit them and read at another time.