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.


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.


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.

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