What is bounce rate? and how to reduce your site's Bounce Rate!!

When i was still a young wapmaster far back 2013,I was rocking with wapka were I hosted my wapka site....Wealthyhom.wapka.mobi I red online about assorted traffic strategies and I drew a conclusion on registering a Google analytics account just to track my traffic progression!! which I did.



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After few months of blogging I was surprised at what I saw in my analytic account been a newbie.The rate at which my bounce rate increased rampantly increase daily.

I ignorantly called my fellow newbie friends to celebrate with me at the success of my traffic hahaha!!! to the extent I even went ahead to post it on my Facebook page and updated as my status which brought light to my ignorant act. What is bounce rate? and how can I reduce my site's bounce rate!! when was still a young wapmaster far back 2013,I was rocking with wapka were I hosted my wapka site....Wealthyhom.wapka.mobi I red online about assorted traffic strategies and I drew a conclusion on registering a Google analytics account just to track my traffic progression!! which I did.

After few months of blogging I was surprised at what I saw in my analytic account been a newbie.The rate at which my bounce rate increased rampantly increase daily.

I ignorantly called my fellow newbie friends to celebrate with me at the success of my traffic hahaha!!! to the extent I even went ahead to post it on my Facebook page which brought light to my ignorant act. After few minutes of updating my status telling the audience my site traffic has increased with the screenshot of my huge Bounce rate display along with my status, the comments on my post sucks and I was confused CU's I taught initially that the huge bounce rate signifies a better traffic evidence.

In the comment section of my Facebook status It was made clear the the bounce rate is never a traffic evidence but what i transformed as HIT AND RUN.

Now for those beginners who see a huge bounce rate on there sites never be happy about rather sort out a way to reduce it because a lesser bounce rate is better a higher one.

What is Bounce rate

Bounce rate is a situation were your site visitors after visiting a page never clicked on another pager from there landing page.I.e they visited your site but returned or exited your site via there landing page!. instead of roaming round your site for further updates and posts.

for instance if you send mail to a friend attaching your site link the friend in question Will open and read your post and if he/she logout from your site without reading another page PR clicking on any other link from your site it all be counted among your bounce rate .

Disadvantages of high bounce rated over your site.



  • if your bounce rate increase it will affect you daily page view CU's One visitor to one page.
  • bounce rate indirectly signifies that your article is of no better impact to the blog readers
  • It affects your Google ranking and traffic record of your site


How to reduce bounce rate in your site

To reduce your site bounce rate simply follow bellow steps!!

  • Avoid the lock of pages And forums at your site because a locked page or forum is not crawled by Google.
  • Easy navigation on your site header or footer is better
  • When writing new blog posts always remember to link on other post related to you new post to make visitor navigate easily and get to know about them.
  • Don't ever underate the power of Related post over your blog....It makes users to get similar post on what you wrote about
  • Don't over load your pages with images and graphics it will make it display at a very low speed and you might lost visitors CU's a heavy page consume much mb and time.
  • Too much of banner and text ads on your site sucks
  • a helpful article entice a visitor to look out for more via your navigation menu and vise-versa
  • keep in touch with your writing skills and spellings, because too much mistakes on a single post implies you are good at err.
  • a moneytory post is always heeded to by very few visitors and make many visitor go out of your site in anger.Let your sale pages never be displayed all over your site especially on your homepage.


Now I believe with this tutorial you will have a lower bounce rate hencefort if properly applied.

We need your opinion, if you think there are other ways to reduce bounce rate and it's not pointed in the above post please comment bellow to help us in the next edition of this post.

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