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Importance of Bounce Rate in Google Analytics

I think everyone is aware of the Importance of Bounce Rate in Google Analytics. If it goes high, that means no one is visiting more pages in your forum :(

This can be improved by adding the Related discussions links underneath every post. Just like any other platform! I assume wordpress is not indexing all posts to add that feature under every post. So vanilla should have that feature and it is embarresing if a website doesn't have it. I posted earlier to utilize google in that but someone answered that it is a paid feature by google! Any good ideas please?


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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    Screenshot or mockup explaining what you want?

    This sounds like an SEO tactic that doesn't help actual users. If you are looking to add more discussion links to your sidebar, I humbly suggest the Latest Post List and Hot Threads plugins.

    Search first

    Check out the Documentation! We are always looking for new content and pull requests.

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    markus001markus001 New
    edited March 2015

    There can be several reasons for bounce rate in your site.

    1. Slow loading time: Many times a slow loading sites irritates the user and leave the page.
    2. poor navigation and irrelevant targeting: You webpage is not clear, there is irrelevant content, full of grammatical errors. Make sure to make navigation and easy and proofread your content twice before you publish
    3. if people are bouncing off from your registration page, its is clear that they don't like filling up those long boring forms just to register on your site!. Read this blog to know more about issues with registration process and how you can sort it out:, you can also try social login which means allowing users to login/signup via their existing social networks. To know more have a look at these links below:
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    Bounce Rate, specifically the Bounce Rate Metric in Google Analytics, is the percentage of single-page visits to total visits of a certain Dimension. For example, say you are looking at your Organic Traffic and sort by search engine. You follow the row across and see that Facebook is delivering a 55% Bounce Rate. This means that 55% of the visitors coming from Facebook to your website during the date range you have selected.

    Here you'll find more infromations :)

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