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Reduce Blog Bounce Rate: Essential Tips You Should Know


It doesn’t matters how much traffic your blog is receiving unless your blog is not making any conversions from that traffic and the one of worst enemy of the conversion killing is your blog bounce rate.



If your blog has higher bounce rate it simply means that your blog visitors are not staying long enough to take any action on your blog. So it’s become very important that we work on lowering down bounce rate. But first let me give you a short intro on what bounce rate really is.

Bounce rate is simply defined as ratio of single page visit or visit in which the visitors left your site from the start. In short it tells us that how many visitors bounce out from your site without doing anything. So if you want to increase you conversion then keeping your blog bounce rate to its lowest point is most important and first step that we all should take.

Don’t get any wrong impression about bounce rate. That lowering down the bounce rate is a rocket science that we all can’t easily learn and master. No guys! It’s not any rocket science if you really want to lower down your bounce rate then you just has to tweak something that is trampling your blog bounce rate. Because one of major villain that kills your blog conversions is bounce rate.

So below I rounded up some suggestions and tweaks that you can use to lower down the graph of your bounce rate.

Quality Of Your Audience :

Quality of audience matters most if you want to decrease your bounce rate. If your blog is about how to make money online then make sure that you drive only those people to your blog who are really searching for make money online or at least they are related to your niche. Because it useless to send visitors who are looking for how to cut the apple.

If you are sending these types of people then it’s definite that the graph of your blog bounce rate is going on high. So if you seriously want to decrease your blog bounce rate and increase your conversion rate then make sure your blog is receiving a very highly targeted audience.

Layout & Design :

Be a very careful when you are choosing or designing theme for your blog. Because a creepy looking blog theme is only going to help you to increase your blog bounce rate. Many of bloggers recommend genesis theme for better bounce rate.

The look & design of your blog can force your visitors to stay on your blog to read more.

Content :

Content is major player that help us to have lower bounce rate or higher bounce rate. If your content is good enough and informative to read then your blog bounce rate is automatically going to slide down. If not then you are smart enough to know what’s next.

Do you know the main power behind high conversion rate and low bounce rate of Copyblogger & problogger is their content? They really provide some quality content all around the blogosphere that automatically slide down there bounce rate and slides up their conversion rate.

So make sure you also publish some quality content. And never ever publish any copy content from somewhere else because if you do this it’s only going to trample your credibility and your blog. Really content is king…..


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You were born original, Don’t end up copying…..

Quotes & Sayings :

Quotes and sayings are smart way to represent a big story in few lines. And not only that quotes and saying also help us to capture the reader’s mind and keep them engage with our piece of written words. That’s ultimately going to help you in decrease the bounce rate of your blog.

So make sure you include some nice quotes & saying in your content pie…

Grow the user engagement tree :

If you’re content pie is really amazing and your readers are enjoying it. Then they defiantly are going to share their thoughts and opinion in comment area. So make sure that you get back to it with appropriate reply.  Because this will going to help you to build more credibility and encourages other blog readers to spend some more time to take part into conversations.

Too Much External Links :

Putting too much external links on your blog also plays a major role in sliding up the bounce rate of your blog. Because many time readers get distracted to see many links and end up on shutting your blog or some time they click on any link and start reading there. So ultimately you are losing your blog readers and at the same time also increasing your bounce rate.

So always try to reduce the number of external links on your blog If you want to slide down your blog bounce rate.

Plugins & Widgets :

Advance sorry for those bloggers who’s blog doesn’t run on WordPress. Because this point is only dedicated to all WordPress bloggers. We all know that WordPress has millions of plugins and widgets that gives us ability to do anything with our blog. And there are also some plugins that helps us to reduce our blog bounce rate like popular post, related post, contest, polls etc..

Interlinking your blog post :

Interlinking is one of very effective strategies that lots of bloggers are using to lower down their blog bounce rate. Because by interlinking your blog post you are helping your readers to discover your writing milestone without wasting your visitor’s efforts. And makes your blog readers to stay on your blog for little while that ultimately going to slide down your blog bounce rate. Make sure your article linking strategy is not distracting your readers.

Playing Q&A with your readers :

Do you know the easiest way to keep your blog readers engage with your blog post is by asking some questions that they are going to answers in comment section or somewhere else. That’s going to help you to slide down your blog bounce rate.

So here are my suggestions to slide down your blog bounce rate ends. Now it’s your turn to spread this post and share your thoughts about this post and tips that you uses to lower down your bounce rate in below comment sections…


Romy Singh is a freelance content writer & technologist who loves the felling of writing each and every single word. 'Writing is not my hobby it's my passion, I'm completely in love with my passion. I spend most of my time writing for others and also for my own blogs. So make sure you check out my blog CrunchyBlogger. Or if you want to say something, you can drop me a line on Twitter (@Crunchyblogger) and Facebook (@SinghMithlesh )'

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    • fussedblogger

      Increasing the bounce rate of a site equals the decrease in quality of the site. Maintaining quality posts and attracting the blog readers decreases the bounce rate of the site.

    • akhi

      nice posting and friends try this template this is minimalist template fully seo optimized and its reduce bounce rate from 50% first try it from

    • CT

      Hi, how to do a linking in blogger? Coz I want to lower down my bounce rate..

      and as u mention above, Word Press have the plugin such as popular post and related post, so how if we can find something related to it in blogger, is it useful? thanks…

    • Saket Jajodia

      Bounce rate is one of imp thing we should also take care of. And I found it is the hardest to thing keep it low (below 30-40) Most of the blogs rate I seen always have above 50-60. Anyways will do give a try to all these tips. Thanks..!! 🙂

    • Spinx

      Relevant content is most useful to reduce bounce rate, nice tips you share for reduce bounce rate thanks for share it

    • junaid @ Technology Blog

      i totally agree with the quality of audience.these points should really help up lower the bounce rate thnx for the tips

    • Kavya Hari

      Bounce rate is defined as a ratio of individual page visit. At the time, have to reduce bounce rate and have to increase conversation rate on here. Thanks a lot for given up here 🙂

    • sam @ goa carnival

      Nice info!!!!

      Good tips to follow for get good traffic on blog post. we should have content like that in our blog post whenever any reader is come on that post then he/she should leave a comment on that. So many things are also depends on content also.

    • Panneer

      Reducing page loading time will help to decrease bounce rate.

    • Namanyay Goel | Technologically Sane

      Heck. My Bounce rate is around 60 – 70 %… lucky people who have low ones…
      What's yours?

      • Romy

        Hi Namanyay,

        Yaa you should work on your bounce rate to decrease it little more… currently my blog has 52% bounce rate…..

    • Bharat

      Bounce rate, many bloggers worry about this ! Effective inter linking of posts helps to reduce it. As of now my blog got 65%, have to work on it.

      • Romy

        Hi Bharat,

        If your blog bounce rate is 50% then is good or less then 50 then its best so try to achieve this boundary…

    • Kulwant Nagi

      Romy I was too much worried when i saw My Bounce Rate was only 4%. because from my thinking it must be high..

      After reading this Article Now i am feeling some relief…

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