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WordPress Plugin That Improves Your Bounce Rate

WordPress Plugin That Improves Your Bounce Rate

Google is important to a whole lot of people, some for supplying traffic and others for putting money in their pockets. Even when Google sends you traffic your chance of using that traffic well depends on how long they spend on your site. The longer they stay on your site the greater the chances are that they will click on something or heaven forbid, actually buy something. This all has to do with your bounce rate. The quicker they bounce the less likely they will convert.

I did a post on improving your bounce rate some time ago so I won’t be going off and repeating myself in this post. Nope this post is all about introducing a WordPress plugin, something that I also did in the above mentioned post, one which you really should check out :smoke_tb: .  Check out the image below.

A PluginTo Improve Bounce Rate

I took that shot from my lottery site and clicking that link will show you the plugin in action. From the image you can see little arrow icons on the left and right of the post. Clicking on the arrows allows my readers to navigate through my posts. The left one shows the previous posts and the right one the next post. What I really love about this plugin is once you hover your mouse over the icon it comes up with a lovely little box that tells them the title of the post. Another good reason to use killer titles because if it’s intriguing enough it will stir their curiosity enough to check it out.

Something else you will notice is the image which only appears if you use a “featured image” in your post. I loved this plugin so much I spent half the day going through every post in my lottery blog installing those images because I know that using the right image may help to convince them to check out that post, and every time they do that I will be improving my bounce rate and by doing that Google’s opinion of my blog.

I know you’re all wondering what that plugin is called so I’m not going to keep you in suspense any longer. It’s called jj-WP Easy Navigation and you can install it right from within your WordPress dashboard. I linked to the author’s website because I believe he deserves recognition for his great work. So, what do you think, is it possible that it will improve your bounce rate? Oh, one last thing, vistors can even navigate the blog by using the arrow keys on their keyboard. :wink_ee:

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  1. So what have your results been with it… meaning the hard numbers in your analytics panel? How has it performed compared to alternatives such as UpPrev and Facebook’s recommended post box?

    1. Too early to tell Kim, I only installed it on that blog yesterday and on this one today. Besides, I haven’t use those other plugins so I couldn’t possible compare them
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  2. Great post Sire! I was not aware of this WordPress plug-in till now but I really looking forward to use it in my blogs. I am desperately waiting for the results you will gain from it. Hope you provide us with the positive feedback. Thanks a ton!

    1. I’ve been trying to get a plugin to do this for ages. I was using a different one on the lotto blog but I was never really happy with it. This one is so much better.
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    Never heard the plugin before but I might give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Just downloaded the plugin and will definitely be testing it very soon. Whatever the results, it’d still be cool to have it in a website and will surely add another friendly feature for readers.

    1. That’s the way I look at it James. What I like about it is that it will appeal to guys, and gals, like me who like the unusual. They will click on it just to see what it will do and when they see the image come up it could well seal the deal.
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      1. Exactly. BTW, Sire, I’m accessing this from the office and I found that the link you’ve given for the plugin now points to a page that says ‘Account Suspended’. I hope the suspension gets lifted soon. Readers who may have not yet downloaded the plugin can still however download it from the wordpress site: .

        1. Yep, and you can also do it from the WordPress dashboard James. Just do a plugin search using the name and it will let you install it.
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    Hey, that’s pretty slick! I installed it and it works just as you say. I too will need to go through and set up featured images. I’d think that this will help people who stop in, enjoy and article and want to read more. Those who pop in looking for something specific and don’t see it right off will still pop right back out again. I will mention that the arrows do NOT show up on your home page, only on the post pages – and that is as it should be, Thanks for the recommendation, Sire!

    UPDATE: Oops… the theme I’m using does not USE featured images, so that’s not an option for me. Bummer.

    1. Yeah, I should have mentioned that Allan. Even though I have installed it on this blog there are way too many posts for me to worry about featured images. I will be including them with all future posts though, as well as any that I may have to edit in the future.
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  6. I like your so much just because you keep coming up with many new wordpress plugins and themes that actually benefit other bloggers a lot. This right attitude of yours to help other bloggers as well and let them enjoy the good results of the plugins is what I appreciate. Thanks a lot for the share and I will surely get this plugin.

  7. Thank you so much for this, I just recently startet analyzing the traffic on one of my blogs and holy cow, the bounce rate kind of shocked me. As a matter of fact, almost no visitor stayed for longer than a minute, most of them didn’t even stay more than10 seconds! I know I’ll have a lot of work to do content-wise, but I think this plug-in will also help a bit. And I’ll have to improve my headlines to make them “killer”!

    1. Hey Oliver, you should really read the post that I linked to in this one and as far as that plugin is concerned, I’m sure it will help.
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  8. Wow! That sounds pretty cool! Thanks for the inspiration, I haven’t heard about the stuff you’ve mentioned. These useful plugin could make my life easier and my online business more efficient.

    1. At the very least it will make it easier for your users to navigate your site.

  9. Hadn’t heard of this Plug-In before! So thanks for your insights. I like the sound of this and a big plus is the easy navigation experience for visitors as anything that can help to make the visit better is another plus from Google’s point of view. Sounds like it would help with bounce rate.

  10. It’s very useful to have something like this on your site. Because web goers have such a minuscule attention span and general unwillingness to explore on their own, having quickly identifiable links to featured content can really help encourage viewers to stick around on your site a little longer. If they can find their way onto your page, it’s nice to give them easy access to other interesting material that they may enjoy.

    1. That is so true and it also makes it easier to navigate a blog. Without it you would have to go to the home page to see what other posts are available. I feel those arrows will stir their curiosity and once they hover their mouse over it the resulting image and information will cause them to click on it.
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  11. i was just looking for something exactly like this!

    im not sure of the aesthetic of it, but the feature is worth trying out!!


    1. Hey Jonathan, if you don’t like the way the buttons you can change it, the way I did, by changing the icon images.

      1. yeah :D ill need to get my gf to make me some arrows :D she is the graphic designer by profession, im the developer :)

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    Hmm, I might try this one out. I have a blog about iPad mini alternatives where this might suit well. I’m dealing with a large bounce rate.

  13. Thanks a lot for sharing this plugin, will try it to reduce the bounce rate on my site. Will it mix up with content on small resolution desktop?

  14. Hi Sire, I have never heard this plugin before and i will surely give it a try. Thanks for Sharing this great plugin :)

  15. Nice share Sire, i am really looking forward to see the result you will gain from it and also would like to know how much effective does this plugin proves as compare to other related post plugins or Facebook recommended box.

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    I’ve checked out author’s website and even your blog..This plugin is amazing! I like the thumbnail features…
    Iìve also seen that you have change arrows icon on your Lottery website..Golden arrows fit better your theme!

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