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Raise PV's and reduce bounce?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by lazer, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Hey all

    With regard to XF installations, anyone got any tips or tricks they use to increase page views and reduce bounce? As we run a support type site, we find that a lot of visitors search thru Google (other search engines are available ;)), go straight to the thread containing the fix on our site and then leave once they have it - anyone in a similar position that has found a particular tweak or trick, to keep them longer and keep them clicking?

  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Similar threads for sure.
    Links to excellent articles and well structured content on the site.
  3. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Yup, agreed on the similar threads - shame it's not core tbh...
  4. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    I use notifications in some forums to increase visibility of my other forums (http://xenforo.com/community/resources/notifications-powered-by-gritter.870/). It depends on where you are "loosing" the visits though, I had allot of hits on my frontpage and a high bounce rate. So I added this to my frontpage: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/sign-up-welcome-notice.384/

    I also made the Sign up / Sign in box float at the top of the screen as you scrolled down. On top of this, I am promoting specific forums through my twitter account and notifications. In the end, I reduced bounce rate quite significantly (though it was so high, it could probably only go one way).
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  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to make a nice footer with some links to "Hallmark" (best) threads you have ?
    or links to other content pages, etc.
  6. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    I'm curious, what would you guys consider a reasonable bounce percentage?
  7. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    Anything below 100% :rolleyes:
  8. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    It's an interesting idea, although I'm not sure the "one visit" crowd would even get as far as the footer.
    With "helper" or non-niche forums, under 80% is pretty good.
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Interesting point.
    Do you think they are getting their answers ? and then leaving ? or not getting what they want ?

    Might they be getting there in error ? Like your site IS NOT providing the answer to their question.

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