9 Expert Tips for Reducing Your Bounce Rate

Chris Muniz
6 min readAug 2, 2020

There are over 1.7 billion websites online as of last year. If your site isn’t eye-catching enough or has certain defects, it could be enough to make your users bounce and go to a competitor’s site. This is bad for your business and bad for your SEO.

What is the bounce rate? Put simply, your bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your site who visit your site and then leave without visiting any new pages. They bounce off the first page they come to and don’t go any further into your site.

As well as giving you fewer opportunities to market to customers, a high bounce rate can spell serious trouble for your site’s ranking in search results. Google will assume that as users aren’t staying on your site, your site isn’t authoritative and thus, isn’t worth a high ranking.

In this guide, we’re going to take a look at smart ways your site can reduce its bounce rate. These will enhance your website, boost your SEO, and may help your business win more customers.

Ready to learn more? Keep reading!

1. Page Speed

Does your site take a while to load? If it does, you’re probably increasing your bounce rate. Put yourself in their shoes: if a site is taking an age to load, wouldn’t you back out and find a similar site in the search results?

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Chris Muniz

Graduated from the University of Phoenix in Management (MBA). Also in Turabo University (BA), Executive Director at Muniz & Unired.