11 Reasons People Bounce from Your Blog and Never Return

11 Reasons People Bounce from Your Blog and Never Return

You know what? You work damn hard to get people to your blog.

Pushing yourself to unearth the best ideas, pouring your soul into your writing, and promoting your posts like your next breath depends on it.

So it’s a real kick in the teeth when visitors arrive — then bounce right away again.

In fact, it stings like hell. Because let’s face it, getting rejected always feels worse than just being ignored.

But that’s what a bounce means to a blogger — rejection. It means someone showed up, checked you out, and didn’t like what they found.

Whether you know how many readers are bouncing or not, the signs are obvious. Low traffic, poor engagement, sluggish list growth. These are all the symptoms of a bouncy blog.

Naturally, no blog will be a perfect match for everyone who might wander up to the front porch. But if most people who land on your blog can’t wait to leave again, you have a serious problem, friend.

And while you can’t make your blog bounce-proof, you can at least make it bounce resistant.

But only if you know why people bounce.

So here they are, the reasons people bounce from your blog and never return.

1) Your Headline’s Writing Checks Your Post Can’t Cash

If you’re reading this blog, you should already understand the importance of headlines.

Your headlines entice people over from wherever they are to where you want them to be — your blog. And a weak headline will kill your post, no matter how magnificent the content might be.

You must never forget that a headline is a solemn promise from you to your reader. It says: “Lend me your attention and I’ll give you this result.”

But if a “Yeah!” headline leads them to a “meh” post, that’s a surefire formula for bouncing.

So start with a strong topic idea, not just an enticing headline.

Write something worth reading and then, craft the headline that’ll bring people running.

You’ll know you’re onto something when you worry your headline won’t live up to the standard of your post.

2) You’re Over Eager (and It’s Embarrassing)

Imagine meeting someone in a bar, and the first words out of their mouth are: “Hey — can I get your number?”

You’d probably want to run a mile.

Well, that’s what it feels like to land on a blog for the first time and get hit with a pop-up demanding your email address.

It’s just too…soon. The reader hasn’t decided what they think about you yet, so they don’t want to hand over their details. After all, you might be a douche.

And it’s annoying too. Like those websites that ask you to complete a “survey about your experience” when you’ve been on the site all of two seconds.

So whoah there, cowboy. Let’s slow things down a bit. Let people settle in before you tap them on the shoulder and ask for personal details.

Because when you ask too much too soon, all you do is make people want to bounce.

3) You’re Convinced Your Content is Worth Waiting For

You know this already:

Readers bounce from slow sites.

You know it because you’re a reader and you bounce from slow sites too.

Life in the information fast lane moves too quickly to hang around waiting. Particularly when the “Back” button is right there. (I mean, it’s literally right there.)

You know this, but have you acted upon it?

For instance, do you know how fast your blog loads compared to other sites? Have you tested it?

Because it might load just fine for you, but that doesn’t make it so for other people. After all, you already have those big images cached on your browser, but what about the person arriving for the first time? You may be in the same country as your host’s server, but what about the guy reading your blog in India or Australia?

So test your website’s speed. And if it sucks, get it fixed.

4) You Make People Exhausted Not Energized

Many bloggers think of themselves as teachers. And that’s fine because many readers read blogs to learn.

But the purpose of your blog post is not just to transfer information from your brain to the reader’s. That’s part of it, but it’s far from the full picture.

Just think about your favorite teachers from school. They weren’t the ones who knew the most. Or even the ones whose classes got the best grades. They were the ones who made the subject fun. At the end of the class,  you had more passion and enthusiasm for the subject than when you started.

And that’s how the best bloggers are too. They’re not just teachers, but performers.

Because if all you do is teach, your reader’s energy levels will fall — because learning takes mental effort.

That’s why you need to invigorate your readers too. Give them the energy they need to dive into your next post.

5) You’re Too Damn Wordy (Even for a Writer)

We writers love words. We’re fascinated by their myriad possibilities and we can toy with the same paragraph for an hour and still not get bored.

But for the average blog reader, words are simply a means to an end — getting the information they need.

So readers do not want to click your link and then see a seemingly unclimbable wall of plain text.

Texty is not sexy.

So if your posts are as visually appealing as iTunes’ mile-long Terms and Conditions page, your blog will be as bouncy as a kangaroo on a pogo stick.

Short sentences and paragraphs. Bulleted lists. Features and inline images. Quotes and callouts.

All of these can transform your post from hard-to-read to hard-to-resist.

And be sure you include some of this visual goodness “above the fold” (i.e., the part of the post that’s visible when you first land on the blog). Otherwise, people will never know what they’re missing if they bounce.

6) Your Links are Too Damn Interesting

First things first. Putting external links in your posts is a good idea. Links boost credibility. They build goodwill with other bloggers. And they’re good for SEO.

But they can be dangerous too.

Every external link is a side tunnel that diverts readers away from their destination — finishing your post. Each one is an invitation to leave your blog forever.

So use external links sparingly and ensure they:

  • Launch in a new window.
  • Don’t break the flow of your writing (i.e., no attention-grabbing calls-to-action).
  • Highlight supplemental, not essential information.

Readers might intend to return to your blog, but we all know the reality. Browsing the web is like diving from one rabbit hole to the next, and you rarely end up where you started.

7) You’re Thinking Too Big

I get it. Your content’s so good it deserves to be seen on a big screen.

You wouldn’t expect Interstellar to have the same impact on an iPhone as it does on an IMAX screen. Likewise, your blog deserves the full desktop experience.

But whether you like it or not, content’s going mobile. And readers don’t give a hoot how you’d like them to consume your work.

So if your content strategy is more mobile worst than mobile first, you might as well go the whole hog and start publishing your blog as a printed newsletter you mail out to your readers.

So get with the times Grandpa (or Grandma) and lean into mobile.

Your first task — test your blog to see if it’s mobile friendly. Better still, borrow every mobile device you can get your hands and find out what it’s actually like to spend time on your blog.

You might be (unpleasantly) surprised.

8) You’re Too Busy Trying to Make a Few Cents

“I didn’t like your blog because it didn’t have enough ads.”

Said nobody, ever.

We’re on record here as saying that most bloggers should steer well clear of ads, but if you’re hoping to keep people on your site, they’re a double threat.

For most readers, ads are an annoying distraction that cheapens your brand and increases the chances they’ll bounce. For the small percentage who are enticed by an offer, ads are an exit ramp taking them away from your content.

It’s a lose-lose situation for you as a blogger.

So ditch the ads. And stop giving people extra reasons to bounce from your blog.

9) You’re Exploring Well-Charted Territory

Humans are hopelessly addicted to novelty. Hence the modern addiction we have to our newsfeed.

Every time we click a link we hope to learn or see something new. Mostly we’re disappointed, but that hope remains.

That’s why the moment your blog content seems to say something we’ve heard before, expressed in the same way, we lose interest. And we bounce away in search of something else.

The antidote? Make sure you know what’s already been said on your chosen topic and navigate around those ideas. Or at least put a fresh spin on them.

Be bold. Brave. Even shocking.

But don’t ever be predictable.

10) You’re Scared of Commitment

Want to know one of the most common mistakes of beginning bloggers?

Lack of focus.

They struggle to commit to a single topic (worrying “What if I choose the wrong one?”), so they hedge their bets and write about several loosely connected topics.

But that approach sends a mixed message about who your blog is really for, and makes for a very bouncy blog.

Here’s my personal test for a truly focused blog:

If someone reads — and loves — a random post from your blog, is there an excellent chance they’ll love all of the other posts too?

Achieve that, and you’ll have visitors devouring post after post because each is as strongly relevant to them as the last. In other words, they don’t bounce, they stick.

Now that’s not to say you shouldn’t occasionally write a post that appeals to a slightly different audience. It’s a good way to attract new people to your blog.

But do it intentionally, not accidentally. I promise people will stick around for longer.

11) You Leave Your Readers Hanging

Sometimes people will like what they find on your blog, but they still bounce.

Often that just means they didn’t know what to do next. And in the absence of a better idea, clicked the “Back” button

That’s why smart bloggers always know what they want readers to do next — and they tell them.

So don’t leave a reader hanging. Instead, do one of the following:

  • Direct them to a related post.
  • Offer them a content upgrade.
  • Ask them to complete a quick survey.

And keep the trail markers coming. Make sure you always have something for them to do next.

So, for instance, when someone signs up for your content upgrade (and your email list) put a link in the welcome email directing them back to the blog for something else to read.

When they do decide to leave your blog, just make sure it’s not because you didn’t invite them to stay longer.

Let’s Banish Those Bouncy Blog Blues

It’s tough being a blogger.

You can’t just attract people to your blog — you have to keep them there.

Visitors who bounce never get the chance to turn into regular readers, loyal subscribers or valued customers.

Luckily for you, keeping people on your blog for longer isn’t hard. You just need to eliminate the most common reasons people leave.

Do that and you’ll see more traffic, more comments, and more subscribers. All without doing more of anything else.

It’s a no-brainer. And you’re a smart blogger.

So what are you waiting for?

About the Author: Glen Long is the managing editor of Smart Blogger (a.k.a. chief content monkey). When he’s not creating or editing content for this blog or an upcoming course he’s probably watching Nordic Noir. Why not say hello to him on Twitter?

83 Comments

  1. Alex
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 10:18:21

    Brilliant article thank you Glen. Whenever I’m struggling to put pen to paper, I just have to read one of your posts and I find myself back on the straight and narrow.

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 06:16:55

      Aw – thanks Alex. Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

    • Holly Hazen
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 19:57:41

      Yes, me too!

      • Ron
        Oct 13, 2016 @ 13:24:55

        I feel it’s great post to. I decided not to put ad much on my site. They really look bad. Lesser they are, better a blog appear. It’s always the quality of the content that matters.

  2. Karen Steinmann
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 10:31:04

    Used too many profanities (in the first line!) to hold on to half your audience. I know it’s hip these days to swear (makes you look cool), but in reality, most people really don’t want to read that. It’s lazy writing — sorry to say.

    • Ken D Taylor
      Sep 29, 2016 @ 19:08:28

      “You work damn hard to get people to your blog.”
      Sorry to say — that resonated with me because it’s so damn true — for me 🙂

      • Glen Long
        Sep 30, 2016 @ 06:46:38

        Thanks Ken! Our readers are some of the hardest working bloggers on the web. 🙂

      • Kala
        Oct 27, 2016 @ 20:19:26

        Wow, “damn” is the mildest possible curse, I mean we are adults, didn’t even notice it. I skim like most online readers n if it’s good read deeper nif it’s really good bookmark or Evernote it. Thanks.

    • Leanne Regalla
      Oct 07, 2016 @ 15:10:28

      Actually, I’m happy to see more of the old BBT voice back in this post. Well done and keep it up in my opinion! 😉

  3. Mark Tong
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 10:37:19

    Hi Glen – I’m launching next month and was set to set up my new blog as a regular trampoline for visitors (as well as plastering it with ads for a quick buck) – looks like I’ll have to think again – thanks for the great article

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 06:25:05

      Looks like my post came not a moment too soon. 😉

      Best of luck with your launch.

      Cheers,

      Glen.

  4. Ayodeji Awosika
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 10:38:55

    Hey Glen,

    I installed the SumoMe plugin which had the “Welcome Mat,” feature. It’s this huge obtrusive pop up. It worked. I got a lot of email sign ups. But it almost felt like I coerced them.

    I looked at the stellar blogs I follow and none of them use extreme pop ups to convince readers to join. I shouldn’t have to bully people into subscribing. I have several entry points for opt-ins plus great content, and that’s enough!

    Off to share.

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 06:32:02

      Thanks Ayodeji!

      The truth is, it’s a tradeoff. Being more aggressive with asking visitors for their email addresses will increase your bounce rate, but it’ll increase your opt-in rate too.

      Of course, you’ve no way of knowing how long those people you coerced will actually stay on your list.

      For a long time we’ve recommended using a prominent feature box at the top of the blog – that’s we we do. It’s a little annoying but it converts pretty well.

      Cheers,

      Glen.

      P.S. Thanks for sharing!

    • Brittany
      Oct 16, 2016 @ 22:21:05

      Your blog is awesome. You have some grammar tweets to fix, and I wouldn’t even mention them except that it’s a writing blog. But other than that, I enjoyed what I read! Good job and good luck!

  5. Amandah
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 10:59:52

    Excellent post!

    One of my pet peeves about websites are links that don’t open in a new window. I’ve visit many well-known websites that didn’t have links launch in a new window. Maybe it’s an oversight. Or maybe the site owner(s) believe their blog/website is big enough that they don’t have to worry about visitors returning because they will. Who knows?

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 06:52:14

      Thanks Amanda. Yes, it’s interesting because people do seem to feel differently about that behavior.

      There’s an excellent comment below from Mervi about best practice. I guess consistency is probably best for the user but it isn’t always best for the blogger.

      I think you’re right, some of the bigger sites probably take the view that it’s not something they need to worry about. Nice position to be in. 🙂

      Thanks for your comment!

      Cheers,

      Glen.

  6. Icy Sedgwick
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 11:31:53

    I tried a welcome mat for a while but I thought “Why would anyone sign up? They don’t know me from Adam!” so I changed to a scroll box that only slides in from the side when they’ve read 75% of the post. Chances are, by that point, they’re sufficiently invested to want to know more.

    But yeah, the mismatch between headlines and content is the one that annoys me as a reader. When a blogger promises to tell me the ONE THING that I need to do to achieve X, and then rambles for about 60% of the post about a collection of loosely related things, and then finally gets to the point…well I have to wonder why I should pay attention if they clearly can’t pay attention to their own topic!

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 06:58:32

      Hi Icy,

      Yes, the scroll-triggered style of opt-in does feel like it strikes the right balance to me. It waits for the reader to show that they’re interested before asking for anything, rather than leaping on them right away.

      Usually the best conversion comes from being more pushy than most bloggers are comfortable with, but you need to think about the experience for casual readers too. There’s evidence that a high bounce rate will harm your search engine rankings for instance.

      As for headlines, I totally agree. I think ultimately it’s easier to write an attention-grabbing headline than it is to write a worthwhile post.

      Cheers,

      Glen.

    • Kala
      Oct 27, 2016 @ 20:22:58

      They are going for time on post- as a ranking signal, if you pay attention a lot of cooking blogs do that. With lots of big pics, and short notes before finally finally getting to the recipe.

  7. uthman Saheed
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 11:36:04

    Aggressive email campaign is one of those things I hate most. They pop up as soon as your arrived their site even when you had not gotten enough time to get the valued you intended to get.

    Most times, I bounced back immediately, because I do perceive those plugin as obstruction that won’t let me enjoy the article. Anyway, google is coming for those sites in 2017.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 07:01:10

      Hi Uthman,

      Yes – you’re right. Google is talking about penalizing some of the more extreme popups. As I understand it, they’re focusing on mobile at the moment, but it could easily extend to desktop too.

      Cheers,

      Glen.

  8. Akoli Penoukou
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 11:42:01

    I loved each of the points raised by this post. I’m running a blog and the traffic I get is very discouraging.

    Most of the arguments sounded as if they were directed at me. However, I learnt a lot for the good of my won blog.

    Thanks for this.

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 07:04:11

      Glad you felt the points were aimed directly at you Akoli. That was my goal! 🙂

      In terms of your traffic, be patient and play the long game. It’ll improve over time. Be intentional about the type of traffic you’re trying to get – e.g., social, search, etc. – and deliberately create the type of content that performs well in those channels.

      Good luck!

  9. Ahmad Imran
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 11:44:47

    Glen, one of the best posts I have read to date on the topic of “better blogging” – well done and it deserves a thorough praise and sharing with my little community.

    However, standards are high, I am going to ask a related question which I am struggling to find the definitive answer from anywhere.

    You mentioned about the speed. Is there any catch-all tool which can tell me how good is my blog for speed and performance? (or is it a usual GTMetrix, Pingdom and Pagespeed Insights I need to go to?).

    For a simple blog, is there any guide or article which tells precisely how to check your blog for speed performance?

    Thanks in advance and great article, cheers.

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 07:07:52

      Thanks Ahmad. Glad you enjoyed the article. 🙂

      As for testing your site, check out the Smart Blogger by Devesh Sharma article we link to above. It tells you how to test your blog using GTMetrix. Here’s the link again for convenience:

      https://smartblogger.com/site-speed/

      Hope your site passes with flying colors!

      Cheers,

      Glen.

  10. SM Nuruzzaman
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 11:57:27

    Hi Glen, I just read this blog post twice to make sure that I’m not missing anything to improve my next blog posts. Though my repeat visitors are many, I need to get more and more repeat traffic.

    Hope your warning will help me achieve my goal.

    Thanks

  11. Kim Orr
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 11:58:27

    Hi Glen,
    Thanks for the great tips. One question: I have read advice which says create a landing page where readers have no choice but they have to give their email before they can even access the content. How does this advice fit with your bouncing blog? Do you know if people bounce more off such a landing page? Or do they tend to subscribe and then stick around? I am wondering how that fits also with mobile experience. It seems less likely that someone would subscribe right away when using a mobile device.

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 06:44:34

      Hi Kim,

      Great question! The key factor here is where the traffic is coming from.

      If you’ve “warmed up” your reader a little, e.g., via a guest post on a popular blog, then it’s fine to send people directly to a landing page as a next step. They’re already interested, so it makes sense to try to close the deal.

      But if they’re coming to your site “cold” – either by clicking a link in their social media stream or maybe a Google search result – they’ll want to check out the content before even thinking about becoming a subscriber. That’s when a pushy popup is likely to scare people away.

      The bounce rate of a landing page will depend on the context within which it’s shown to the reader. If it’s unexpected and unwanted (no “warm up”) the bounce rate will be very high.

      The other situation where a landing page works well is where you don’t have a blog yet but you’re building your email list prior to launch. In that case, the front page of your blog can be a landing page. Yes, casual visitors will most likely bounce, but if the alternative is showing them nothing at all it’s a no-brainer.

      Hope that clarifies things! 🙂

      Cheers,

      Glen.

      • Kim Orr
        Sep 30, 2016 @ 22:25:52

        Very clear, Glenn. Thanks so much!

      • Sam Steve
        Oct 26, 2016 @ 09:28:07

        Hello Glen,

        Thanks Kim for asking this insightful question.

        Glen, there’s something in the last paragraph of your answer that jumped at me and prompted me to research on. Building a mailing list without a website.

        Honestly, this is my first time of reading about this. I am currently designing my blog and yet to launch.

  12. Jim Thorne
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 12:04:01

    Thanks Jon. Your comments are always to the point and strikingly helpful.

  13. Md. Salim Hossain
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 14:43:46

    This post is very effective for blogging . I like it and thanks for this post.

  14. Timmy Brain
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 14:53:56

    Hi Cheif Content Monkey,

    I’m sorry to say this, but you are just the best man to teach this topic. You have strongly impacted me and empowered me with the tools to eliminate the “bounciness” creeping around my blog- making my readers leave without a comment.

    Gush, I hate to see Google’s stats telling me how high my readers bounce.

    Thanks Glen. I’ll always appreciate.

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 07:08:35

      Thanks Timmy!

  15. Mervi Emilia
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 19:05:05

    Great points!

    As a web design professional I have to disagree about opening links to a new window. It is bad form, terrible for accessibility. The best practice is to let links open the way they would as default. Always let the people decide if they want to open links into new windows or not. It’s a huge error (and a common mistake by those who don’t understand accessibility and user experience) to force links open to a new window. Never ever force it.

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 07:19:53

      Hi Mervi,

      You make a great point and you’re absolutely right of course. Forcing a particular behavior is bad for the user experience. It potentially ignore the user’s preferences and introduces inconsistencies in the way links are handled.

      But… what’s best for the user isn’t always best for the blogger. There’s a natural tension between the needs of each group and you can understand why a blogger might not go out of their way to make it easier for readers to leave their site forever.

      Cheers,

      Glen.

  16. Kurt Roswell
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 02:21:14

    Great Top Gun reference there, Glen. But it’s really an issue worth pointing out, especially with all rave with clickbait headlines and padding up clickthrough numbers in this online world. The content should always match the headlines or you lose your viewers quickly.

  17. Alp
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 03:09:36

    Outstanding article, Glen! I especially love the craft behind it. The flow, how the subheads put a spin on the text below without being too clever, how concise each bullet is, the conclusion… Printing it to study further!

    PS: Kudos on turning the most boring blogging topic ever – bounce rates – into something that’s just… fascinating.

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 07:21:21

      Thanks Alp. Glad you enjoyed the subheads. 🙂

      (It’s actually quite nerve-wracking writing on the blog when you know so many of our students will be watching!)

  18. Brendon Doughty
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 03:37:26

    Brilliant post! Thank you very much. There’s so many parts of blogging, as a new blogger, that you completely miss and don’t even contemplate.
    I’ll be sure to put these practices into action and I’ll be popping back frequently for more of your posts 😀
    Thanks.

    • Glen Long
      Sep 30, 2016 @ 07:22:00

      Hey Brendon. Yes – please pop back. We’d love to have you. 🙂

  19. Tosha
    Oct 02, 2016 @ 14:14:07

    Wow! This post really hit home…I recently started my blog and one of the main things I continue to struggle with is focus. I’ve got two distinct ideas that I’m trying to combine into one site.

    I believe that it can be done, but I just need to determine the best course of action to take so so my audience doesn’t get lost. Your article was a much needed push in the right direction. Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated!

    • Glen Long
      Oct 03, 2016 @ 08:19:31

      Hey Tosha,

      Don’t worry – many bloggers struggle with focus.

      When combining two ideas make sure you have a good reason to combine them, not just: “I’m interested in both of these topics and can’t choose between them.” Does the combination benefit the reader? Is there a large enough audience who’ll agree that the combination is natural.

      Because if the combination is driven by your interests rather than your audience’s, you might dramatically limit your blog’s appeal.

      Good luck!

      Glen.

  20. Karen Thurman
    Oct 03, 2016 @ 06:07:10

    Hi Glen, thank you for a great post and for saving me from making at least three of the mistakes you highlighted, before my revamped site goes live. Damn great article 🙂

    • Glen Long
      Oct 03, 2016 @ 08:19:58

      Thanks Karen! Good luck with your site relaunch. 🙂

  21. Marte Lunde
    Oct 03, 2016 @ 18:30:01

    Great article! Will subscribe! I am creating a blog and wonder how many posts I should have published before I share the link? Thank you for great new knowledge!

  22. Jesse
    Oct 04, 2016 @ 00:12:27

    This has been very helpful! Really appreciate the tips. My biggest problem is staying focused on one subject… it made me laugh when i read that part.

  23. Durga Chalisa
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 01:46:11

    The point is that you have to thinking about your ideal customers and learn where to find them…

  24. Rajender sharma
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 05:28:51

    Thanks for the information …nice blog

  25. Selver
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 05:35:06

    Wow Men, This is arguably one of the top 3 posts on SmartBlogger ever. One stop virtual place to learn how to write A POST (Writing style + tips + memory boosters)

  26. Soha Indian
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 08:22:10

    That’s great article……keep writing…i m waiting your next post Mr. Glen Long
    Thanku

  27. Sathish Arumugam
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 10:50:38

    After a long time feeling of reading a perfect article.
    The blog contains the useful information and helped me to overcome my struggles. I am very happy about that. The tips you shared is awesome. The steps you mentioned in “You Make People Exhausted Not Energized” is my favorite part, which every blogger much concentrate . That will help all the blogger to overcome all their difficulties.
    Once again Thank You for sharing this useful blog.
    Keep posting…….

  28. Rantu Nath
    Oct 06, 2016 @ 03:54:18

    Its really useful Post for me Thank you Smart Blogger Team

  29. Jual kacang almond
    Oct 06, 2016 @ 20:56:31

    Hi Glen,
    Thanks for the great tips. This has been very helpful! Really appreciate the tips.

  30. Karan Singh Chauhan
    Oct 07, 2016 @ 11:17:36

    Thanks for the awesome tips, I really liked this bouncy tips.

  31. Sherman Smith
    Oct 07, 2016 @ 20:15:26

    Hey Glen,

    One thing that turns me off from blogs are those wordy ones. I like for them to get to the point.

    Not only that, but I like for the to put their own unique personality into popular topics instead of sounding like a regurgitating robot. This is what makes you stand out and in other ways gives a unique perspective on the specific topic.

    Great post Glen! Have a great weekend!

  32. Ravi Chahar
    Oct 07, 2016 @ 22:03:45

    Hey Glen,

    The most important thing is the content you provide to your readers. If that’s not engaging then people won’t stay on your blog.

    The headlines have a major impact on post reading. People want something sparkling and if you not the one with a spark then it won’t be possible to let them stay.

    Commitment, the energy, all these points should be considered.
    An informative post indeed.

    ~Ravi

  33. rahul
    Oct 08, 2016 @ 14:35:31

    well all the points that you mentioned above makes sense it is very difficult to write contents which readers find interesting .

  34. Carl Hewitt
    Oct 09, 2016 @ 09:10:06

    You’re Too Busy Trying to Make a Few Cents – a thing that is a problem in making business too. Many people want to make big money, but you have to take care of each cent. The cents makes the difference.

  35. Ashvin
    Oct 09, 2016 @ 23:45:08

    Thanks for the fantastic tips, its really helpful.

  36. Stephan
    Oct 10, 2016 @ 03:15:06

    Thanks for this very informing article. Sometimes the little mistakes sum up to much, because they remain unseen. You have to see the whole package to perform the best.

  37. Katrina Chua
    Oct 10, 2016 @ 20:52:52

    Wow, you’ve really covered a lot of bases here. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that people are staying on your website and appreciating all the hard work you’ve put into your content. That’s a relief. Of course having top quality, relevant content is key to attracting traffic to increase sales. But for me I will bounce away from a site with excellent content if it has ads that move, cover, flash and asking payment for free services. It loses credibility and content quality.

  38. Tauseef Alam
    Oct 11, 2016 @ 02:57:27

    Hi Glen,

    One of my websites has more than 80% bounce rate. Although the average time per visit is over 2 minutes. I am struggling to find what is going wrong with my site. Now after reading your article, I have got some clues.

    Hope I will be able to bring the bounce rate down.

  39. Susanne
    Oct 11, 2016 @ 06:02:55

    Great and informative article but I’m wondering if images and videos can help prevent bouncing? Or will videos rather just lure people away from the website?

  40. Hazel Hill
    Oct 11, 2016 @ 10:05:31

    Just stumbled on this article. Useful advice to someone who has a high bounce rate! I’m Going to check my links open to another page now. Also found how easy it was to read yours by breaking up the text.

  41. Railway adda
    Oct 12, 2016 @ 05:41:44

    Hello,

    My bounce rate is between 60-70%. Is it fine or I need to improve more better? Please reply.

    Thanks! Have a great day ahead!

  42. Mabel Nyazika
    Oct 12, 2016 @ 16:41:34

    Hi Glen,
    Thank you for a brilliant post you have very helpful ideas to make blog posts inviting. I am aware that most blogs are about projects or businesses those kind of blogs are easy to make them inviting.
    My kind of blog is more reflective I am aware I need to make it more inviting and I am afraid I have always been a wordy person I will try some of the ideas and see where that takes me. Thank you once again.

  43. Kevin
    Oct 14, 2016 @ 03:44:25

    Glen, thank you for a well-rounded article.

    You have an amazing article here. I felt you were talking, specifically, to me. Each point you touched on led right to the next critical point that most of us newbies experience.

    I’m not sure, though. Which one of the 11 topics I struggle with the most. I guess #1 would be a more suitable for the moment.

    An excellent read, and great advice for new bloggers — like me!

  44. Transport George | Onehalf AU
    Oct 16, 2016 @ 11:14:08

    Thanks for sharing this article Glen! We can avoid these problems if we have a better understanding of our target readers.

    • Kevin
      Oct 18, 2016 @ 01:13:34

      Hello! Transport George. Kevin here, and how are you?

      I agree. The 11 points Glen highlighted wouldn’t be so challenging if we could only figure out how to pull them together. And effectively implement each one to our business

      And yes!

      It’s crucial to understand our audience. Their ambitions, aspirations, and/or needs. We also have to understand their gender, age, demographics, and geographic.

      It enables us to help offer a solution — where they might not have had a good experience. I appreciate your input, and I hope my reply help.

  45. Eli Seekins
    Oct 22, 2016 @ 01:16:14

    Great post Glen.

    Points 2, 4 and 5 really stood out to me.

    I knew exactly what you meant when you said “overeager”. Some websites just feel clingy, and they make you want to leave.

    While blogging is all about information, information isn’t always the most important part. It’s also about how you make people feel. Whenever I write, I always do my best to be motivating and inspiring.

    And I’m always trying to get better at cutting out the crap and getting straight to the point. Writing that is empty of fluff is so much more enjoyable to read.

    I really need to work on lowering my bounce rate. So thanks for the tips!

  46. Jual Green Coffee
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 21:36:10

    Wow, you’ve really covered a lot of bases here. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that people are staying on your website and appreciating all the hard work you’ve put into your content. That’s a relief. Of course having top quality, relevant content is key to attracting traffic to increase sales. But for me I will bounce away from a site with excellent content if it has ads that move, cover, flash and asking payment for free services. It loses credibility and content quality.

  47. Nicolas Puegher
    Oct 25, 2016 @ 18:58:14

    Well done, super helpful post. I need to improve my bounce rate and this might help, I always learning new things and improving so all the information here is gold for me, thanks.

  48. lagu arab
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 01:45:30

    Hi Glen, thank you for a great post and for saving me from making at least three of the mistakes you highlighted, before my revamped site goes live. this is really a great article 🙂

  49. Dhuha Yuk!
    Oct 27, 2016 @ 02:30:04

    I am agree with your points. But, I think number 11 is usually forgotten by many people. I’ve seen the difference between my article which have internal link and outbound link and article which is not.

  50. Alan Gore
    Oct 31, 2016 @ 08:39:46

    Pushing yourself to unearth the best ideas, pouring your soul into your writing, and promoting your posts like your next breath depends on it. So it’s a real kick in the teeth when visitors arrive — then bounce right away again. In fact, it stings like hell.

  51. cool math games
    Nov 02, 2016 @ 23:14:54

    Thank you for another essential article.

  52. Summer
    Nov 05, 2016 @ 01:27:30

    I really enjoyed theses tips! #2 was my personal favorite. Pop-ups and people up in face when I first meet them are the worst!

  53. YourFriend
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 02:18:18

    Awesome Write up. However, we can add some more factors too. For Example

    Writing Long & Boring Sentences
    Remember, you are a blogger not a novelist. You don’t need to sketch the whole thing in order to get your by point across and write long-stretched sentences. Such sentences are mostly boring to read and difficult to understand. They simply result into people clicking on the back button or closing the tab.

    I would advise you to keep your sentences short and to the point. Because they are easy to consume.

    REMEMBER!!!
    It takes one heck a lot of effort to bring people to your blog. While it takes them only one second/click to leave it.

    Thanks for sharing those Awesome tips and the culprits with us. I am sure they will help many bloggers 🙂

  54. Anuradha Chawla
    Nov 10, 2016 @ 09:39:53

    Hello Glen,

    Bounce rate is one of my biggest problems right now. There were ideas I did think to changes my blog, but this article makes me realize there are more I can consider. Thanks for great tips. Also, Internal linking is a great way to reduce bounce rate. Try to link back as many as possible to our related posts or old posts that push readers to read them. This can also be good for ranking. That is my experiences, your suggestions are awesome too. Thanks.

  55. Steve Smith
    Nov 16, 2016 @ 13:26:13

    Excellent!!
    This is something which is really gonna help me a lot.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

  56. Richa Gangwani
    Nov 21, 2016 @ 06:08:26

    Good one! I found this content interesting and informative.
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

  57. Jon Espina
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 01:40:50

    Hi Glen!

    I rerally need this post. I have a very high bounce rate and I need to make it lower. This is very helpful. Now will implement these tips. Thank you

    Regards,
    Jon

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