5 Free WordPress Plugins To Generate More Traffic And Reduce Bounce Rate

WordPress plugins can really take your blog to the next level. Self hosted WordPress blogs are extremely popular because of all the WordPress plugins available. Let’s look at some of the most popular plugins that you can use to generate more traffic and reduce bounce rate.

nRelate Related Content

One of the best wordpress plugins that you can use to reduce bounce rate and create more traffic within your blog. This plugin displays related content on your site and has one of the best looking thumbnails and images display.
wordpress-pluginsYou can also control the size of the thumbnail and it also supports shortcodes. Overall, a great free plugin and one of the best to reduce bounce rate.

Thank Me Later

The “Thank Me Later” plugin is currently one of best alternatives to the “ReplyMe” plugin. It sends a “Thank You” email to the first time commenter on your blog.

Another advantage of using this plugin is that you can set a time limit for when the email will be delivered.

Here’s an image of the Thank You email that you will receive.

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Overall, a great alternative to ReplyMe and one of the best wordpress plugins there is.

Smart Archives Reloaded

It is always advisable to create an Archives page on your blog to show off all your posts in a single page. It can help a reader find a post of their choice no matter when it was published. It will also increase your on-page traffic and reduce bounce rate.

Smart Archives Reloaded will create an Archives page for you in seconds where the posts will be classified on both a monthly and yearly basis. It also comes with shortcodes which you need to add to a page to display the Archives.

SimpleReach Slide

Everyone knows about the simplereach slide. It pops up after you have scrolled down to a specific part of a page. It also shows the Tweet and the Like button which is really helpful.

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It is compatible with WordPress 3.5.1 and you can easily use it. Overall, one of the best wordpress plugins to reduce your bounce rate.

Comment Redirect by Yoast

Comment Redirect by Yoast will not help you get any traffic if you aren’t able to create a great looking “Thank You” page. It basically redirects first time commenters to a “Thank You” page which you need to create (if you still haven’t) .

The Thank You page should contain your Archives and you social media links to allow the first time commenter for the opportunity to subscribe to your blog.

Check out our Thank You Page.

If created properly, this plugin with the help of the Thank You page can generte some amount of on-page traffic.

Other than the above plugins, you can also use the Zero Bounce plugin that helps in reducing the bounce rate dramatically.

Over to you.

What do you think about these wordpress plugins ? Do share it with us if you have any more plugins in mind. You can add it to the list in the comment section.

Author: Lahaul Seth

A programmer and a web developer, he is the founder of Lion Blogger. His main hobbies are web design & development and providing freelance writing services to clients.

He works full time as a Senior Systems Engineer at Infosys Ltd.

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  • I was looking for ways to reduce bounce rate of my blog which is around 35% .. good article and I began studying one by one. I found that your recommended plugin “SimpleReach Slide” hasn’t been updated in over 2 years and no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues. Hence you may like to revise the post and suggest some alternate plugin to your readers. Rgds, Bryan

  • This information was so useful as i am new to blogging,Thanks for sharing

  • nice collection i like it and i also need plugins like that

  • Thank u for your great post,my site has a high bounce rate, Iam looking for these good plugin.

  • I was searching for the best plugins to reduce bounce rate of the blog, Now I found useful information on this post. Thanks for sharing useful information here.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Avnish. Keep visiting.

  • I have been looking for this Slide in Share plugin for so long, and thought it required some heavy programming or so, but really cool that it is a simple plugin anyone can install in WordPress… Guess I will get it up and running on my page within shortly, and maybe I will even mention it in an upcoming article!!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Thomas. Keep visiting. 🙂

  • Comment Redirect and Thank Me Later are the best plugins for showing our appreciation towards the commenters. This surely helps in getting more pageviews for any blog. I am quite new to SimpleReach slide… will give it a try!
    Thanks for the wonderful plugins list.

  • Thank Me Later is one of those plugins that give your visitors a sense of importance. Sending a “Thank You” message to your first time visitors make them feel you noticed their visit. This would make them want to visit you again.
    Using Popular posts plugin can also give your visitors opporunity to see those posts that are read by the majority of your blog readers. Every visitor would love to have a glimpse of those posts.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Joseph. Glad you found the article useful.

  • Your advises in this article are really good. I did not know the Simple Reach plugin and the Thank Me Later plugin so I guess it is now only a matter of hours and days before I have implemented these on several of my blogs!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Sigbjorn. Glad you found the article helpful. Keep visiting. 🙂

  • Keith Barney

    Great insight! Bounce rate is often an over-looked area as people try to get as much traffic as possible. Traffic exchanges often contribute to higher bounce rates. Many people will visit your website, but because they are usually only visiting to get credits, they wait until the time is done and they leave your website. You got a visitor, but that visitor also contributed to your bounce rate. That is not to say never use any traffic exchange websites, but keep in mind that many of the visitors that you gain from the traffic exchange will not stay for long.

    • Thanks for stopping by Keith.
      BTW, I loved the post you submitted. I just need you add a bio and the social profile links to your contributor account. Only then, I can publish your post.
      Keep visiting.

      • Thank You …. I will take care of that right away…. love the blog

  • Wow, Thanks Me Later is a super Cool Idea to make your readers think of your blog after leaving.
    Thanks for sharing Lion! 🙂

    • It is always a good idea to thank your first time commenters who took the time to comment your blog. Thanks for stopping by, Amal.

  • very usufel plugins thanks for sharing this awesome article !

  • When it comes to bounce rate, any plugin that makes visitors stay longer in your website is a good choice.

    ps: Thanks for the Simple Reach slide. Looking for something like this, but not sure the name of the plugin. Great list of plugins though 😉

    • Thanks for stopping by, Rudd. I added the link to simplereach slide in the post. You should find it with no problem at all.

  • Thanks for this. Really love the thank you page plugin.

    • Thanks for stopping by Collizo. Glad you found the article helpful.

  • Thanks for this! Didn’t even think to create a Thank You page or having a redirect to a thank you page for people who comment. What a lost opportunity that was! Thanks for this!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Jason. Glad, you found the article helpful.

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