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    LinkWithIn Widget To Reduce Bounce Rate [WordPress, Blogspot]

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    LinkWithIn Widget To Reduce Bounce Rate [WordPress, Blogspot]

    Few months back when I moved to thesis wordpress theme, my blog bounce rate went down to 17%. That was because of the typography of the theme and my strategy to show related articles. Currently when I checked my bounce rate, it is again back to 68% which is a bad sign. To reduce the bounce rate, I started working on some strategy which I will cover in upcoming posts.

    Linkwithin Plugin for BlogSpot & WordPress:

    There are many things which you can do on your WordPress blog to reduce bounce rate and one of them is showing the related post. But, just showing related articles won’t help here, as we also need to make sure we get good CTR on it and one time visitor, start browsing more pages from our blog.

    Recently, I cam across a 3rd party site which offers showing related post with thumbnail. This is specially great for BlogSpot bloggers, where we don’t have easy to install plugins.  Linkwithin is available for WordPress, BlogSpot  and this will help you to reduce the bounce rate of your blog.

    The plugin is easy to use and install, head over to linkwithin home page and enter your blog url, select platform, download and install the plugin.

    link with in wordpress blogspot plugin thumb

    Right now I’m using this plugin and will monitor my bounce rate for next 7 days. If it is effective , I will keep it, else icon smile

    Though I like the concept of this plugin as it will help you to reduce bounce rate of your blog.

    WordPress Users should check : Show related post with Thumbnail plugin  instead of this plugin.

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    { 22 comments… read them below or add one }

    Noah Berkowitz

    Hi!
    Thanks for sharing about that LINKWITHIN plugin.
    I am looking forward to try it, may be it can help me to reduce the bounce rate of my website.

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    Archon Digital

    I believe the reason LinkWithin is effective is because it displays the thumbnails of the relevant post. YARPP is definitely a more powerful and open source option for WordPress users and in fact I recently created a custom template which looks similar to Linkwithin

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    julie susanne

    Thanks for explaining ‘bounce rate.’
    This is a great tip- anything I can do to make my blog more user friendly, I will do. Adding a widget is the easiest. I just want to blog about art!
    Your advice was simple and easy to follow.

    Thanks, Harsh!

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    Ms Terri

    I love the LinkWithin widget. It’s uncanny how smart it is at finding the best posts to link to.

    I was wondering, though, if anyone who reads this might know how to reindex the widget. If I edit posts, it still picks up the information from the original posts. So if I add a picture to a post that didn’t have one before, that doesn’t show up in the thumbnail. If I change the post title, the old title still appears. And I change the post slug, the old one, which now goes nowhere, still shows in the widget links.

    I tried deleting the widget and reinstalling it, but that didn’t do anything. The old indexing was still there.

    Does anyone have any idea how to do this? Thanks.

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    julie susanne

    Try going to their site. There is a place to contact them. Also, have you checked to see if this is the case on other computers? Once you uninstall it, You may just need to clear the cache. Then reinstall it. Other than that- maybe some other techie has some ideas…

    Good Luck!

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    Igor Kheifets

    Why don’t you just use the Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.
    My bounce rate is 1-2% on average thanks to it…

    Igor

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    Rohit

    Yeah, its very useful but can you tell me How did you make it appear on Single post only. In my case, it is appearing after every post on Archive view too. Please suggest something.
    .-= Rohit ´s last blog ..Working Rapidshare Premium Download Link Generators =-.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Hey Rohit
    Under Settings > Link with in
    You can see an option for the same.
    Regards
    Harsh

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    Rohit

    No buddy, there is No LinkWithin under my Wordpress Settings eventhough I have activated plugin.
    Please take a look at yours too, there is no configuration page for this plugin.
    .-= Rohit ´s last blog ..Mobile Number and STD Codes Locator =-.

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    Ravi

    Nice and informative post on linkwithin plugin. I will also try it on my blogspot ( self hosted ) blog, hope it works out well.
    Thanks for the nice piece of information Harsh :-)

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    Atul

    Linkworth plugin: I havent used it but if it is just displaying related posts then there are much more available.
    .-= Atul ´s last blog ..10 Home Remedies To Avoid Swine Flu =-.

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    Sourish Nath

    They are having some sort of redirection.Whats that ? Click are redirected to widget[dot]linkwithin[dot]com/redirec and then back to the relevant post.

    Thanks ,

    Regards ,
    Sourish
    .-= Sourish Nath ´s last blog ..How Swine Flu Spread =-.

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    C.Jin

    What Linkwithin does is, they have your link temporarily link back to their site, then re-direct you to where you are supposed to go. This way, they can secretly gain revenue and increase their own SEO. This process steals your own blog’s internal link juice, weakening your SEO (search engine optimization). Basically, linkwithin is a parasite.

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    Ricky

    I hope that it will help you to decrease a bounce rate upto some extend

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    BAS

    Dude, I think you should take “category” widget little up somewhere, so it will get more exposure. It really works..
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    Youngistaan

    Nice wordpress plugin. They need to improve it and give us some more feature like we can edit thumb size, post count. Anyway thanks for sharing it.
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    Harsh Agrawal

    I agree with you, they should add few more features to it, so that we can control things, like in YARPP. Though for non techy people, this is a simple plug and play widget.

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    IndianCashMaker

    this will help me a lot….i want to get rid of this much high bounce rate

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    Harsh Agrawal

    It will be. Since images add extra visibility and increase CTR..

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    Surender Sharma

    This is good or bad to decrease the bounce rate,I don’t know.
    But if we have good navigation,popular posts,what is new on SM,these links can decrease bounce rate.Make sure to add Archive links on side bar.
    .-= Surender Sharma ´s last blog ..Measure the Success of your Blog =-.

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    Mayur

    Archive link is useless in sidebar as hardly anyone uses it. Harsh must show Recent Posts in sidebar which is really good.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks for the input Surender and Mayur. The thing is I’m experimenting these days with lots of new thing which has been missing here from long. Like page navigation and such widget.
    I will consider your points. :)

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