How To Quickly Reduce Your Websites Bounce Rate

 

Bounce Rate Formula

Google Analytics calculates the Bounce Rate based on the first loaded page of a visitor. A bounce happens when a visitor exits the page without clicking anything on the page.

 

A high bounce rate does not mean something is wrong with a page. Well written, to the point, killer articles, can have an 80% + bounce rate, and still get killer listings in the Search Engines.

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Creating A Blog Comment Strategy That Works

 

Creating a blog comment strategy that benefits a Website requires research, a well-thought-out plan, and a desire to meet your goals. With a little bit of time and discipline any Website can reap the rewards that blog commenting can bring.

Blog Commenting Cycle

 

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The Complete Guide To Adding jQuery and CSS Into WordPress

 

Include Scripts and CSS into WordPress

 

Loading jQuery, Javascript and CSS into your WordPress Website correctly can be a pain in the neck. The confusion is due to the several different possible ways to load the scripts / css, then it depends on if you are loading scripts / css via the functions.php file for a theme or within a plugin.

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Adding an Affiliate Link Redirect Script Built Into Every WordPress Post

 

Affiliate Link Redirect ScriptThis is a very simple yet effective way to make every post of on your Website have the ability to mask your affiliate links. This solution works perfectly for Websites that have about 50 or less affiliate links to manage, which most Blogs fit into. 5E7BWGX7BRQP

Why Mask Affiliate Links?

Masking your affiliate links has several benefits, but the key benefits are:

  • A shortened affiliate link that you create is easier for you to remember.
  • The redirect script makes affiliate links look pretty.
  • It makes links look like they are internal, resulting in more clicks.
  • A visitor is not able to copy/paste the link while removing your affiliate id.
  • Reduces 3rd party software blocking, such as Norton blocking affiliate links.
 

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Using Ubuntu and SVN to Update the WordPress Repository

 

Ubuntu Subversion for WordPress Plugins I have been using Linux / BSD for over a decade, but Windows has always been my core work station, until recently. Software such as TortoiseSVN for Windows and SCPlugin for MAC, makes updating the WordPress Repository via Subversion somewhat simple. Even if you forget what to do, dozens if not hundreds of Websites clearly explain the process with nice pictures, videos, and explanations galore.

That basically all ends with Ubuntu. While several Websites explain Subversion, basically none of them explained updating the WordPress Repository using Ubuntu and Subversion in a nice clear step-by-step instructional process.

If you are new to the Repository or just confused how to update it on Ubuntu, then this step-by-step walk-through should clear up any confusions you have.

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Javascript/PHP Script that Hides Referring URLs

 

Drop Referring URLsYou may be wondering why in the world would you ever want to hide a referring url? Well, for several reasons really.

  • Private ‘research’ Forums that link and share Websites, Content and Web Tools. This tool will ensure the original referring url is hidden, helping keep private areas unknown to statistic programs.
  • The script can be hosted on a remote domain so the original referring Website is masked.
  • Any Website linking to an online tools direct-backend url, like a rank checking site.
  • It can be used to help kill new user link spam from WordPress comments or Forums.
  • Use it to kill search engine link benefits from open forums or any public website that posts links.

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Loading The WordPress Comment Form Within A Lightbox

 

Wordpress Comment Form LighboxIn this tutorial I will be showing you how to load the WordPress comment form within a lightbox. A lightbox is typically used on video or photo galleries. When a thumbnail or link is clicked, jQuery (a Javascript framework) overlays the content on top of the Website. This keeps a visitor from leaving the page being viewed and allows the visitor to easily surf through the gallery.

The same idea is used to load the comment form within the lightbox. When any “make a comment” link is clicked on a post, the lightbox opens loading the comment form within it. After a comment is made, the lightbox closes, and the the visitor is taken to the location of the comment.

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How WID’s can save you time, save you money, and save your ass!

 

Stop The Drop With A WIDA few months back one of our product Websites started to slip in sales. It was a slow slip over a two-three week period of time, something that clearly was not a simple fluctuation in sales. It was enough of a slip that several people noticed it…the question was, why?

Rather than support emails going to the admins, coders, and testing everything from page speed, the buying process, talking with processors, etc… a simple report called a WID exposed the issue, almost instantly.

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4 jQuery Fadein Effects That Will Catch Your Readers Eyes

 

jQuery FadeIn ExampleLoading a hidden div when the page loads or when the scroll-bar moves pulls a visitors eye towards the faded-in feature. For areas like advertisements or opt-in boxes this effect can make a feature stand out from the rest of the Website.

I use this nifty trick to load my code examples once the page is loaded, and when the scroll-bar reaches 600px from the bottom, the opt-in box at the bottom of my posts loads. Split tests thus far have not improved my opt-in rates, but it has not reduced them either, thus the feature will stay.

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30+ WordPress Admin Bar Tips and Tricks

 

30+ WordPress Admin Bar TipsWith the release of the WP My Admin Bar WordPress Plugin, I have received a few feedback questions about how to expand the toolbar in various ways. Most of these questions pertained to simple snips that could be added to a themes functions.php file or the must use plugin directory (mu-plugins) for multisite installs.

Because of these questions, I have put together 30+ (currently 34) different examples of how to customize the WordPress Admin Bar. As well, I have included two PHP Classes that wrap up various aspects of the examples for easier use within your functions.php file.

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