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I have been thinking for years now on how to increase my forum user's activities in order to improve the forum Traffic and Page Rank. My forum is

Now below is my forum Stats:
  Members: 115928+
  Posts: 59779+
Topics: 29103+
Page Rank: 2/10

I really thank Createaforum so much for their good services even for free. I have been using Createaforum for 3 years now;
  Customer's friendly
  Quick response to requests
  Good server Uptime
  Even when am Offline they still ensure that my forum is up and running even without admin.

I really thank the Admin of Createaforum for all their activities at my forum during 2015 when am Offline for almost a year. I appreciate all your efforts.

Now that my forum has grown a little, I started noticing that the Site Bounce rate is increasing from 30% - 78%. You can check it, which is not a good reputation for my forum.

Finally, I got a remedy to reduce it and the remedy is (Related Topics) a smf Mod.

Related_Topics_1.4.1.tar.gz (12kB): This extension will display a list of similar (related) topics at the bottom of the current topic's page and when creating new topic. It matches keywords in the current topic's title with other topic titles in your board's forums and determines the most relevant and closely matched results.

There are Admin Control Panel settings available to fine tune the display and performance of Precise Similar Topics, under the Extensions tab.

  Displays a list of the most simila/relevant topics at the bottom of the current topic page.
  Uses a precise and light MySQL query to search topic titles for matches.
  Similar topics are sorted in order of decreasing relevance.
  Adjust how many Similar Topics to display per page.
  Adjust the age-span of topics to display (ie: display similar topics from the past year only).
  Individually enable/disable the display of similar topics in each forum.
  You can exempt certain forums from being searched for similar topics.
  You can define which forums can share similar topics with other forums.
  A query caching option reduces SQL overhead on large boards.
  Permission settings for users and groups determine who can view similar topics.
  Forum privacy is maintained, topics from unauthorized and password-protected forums will not be shown to users who should not see them.
  Multi-lingual support for stop-words (common words that are ignored).
  Prosilver and Subsilver2 styles compatibility. Built-in compatibility with my "Topic Preview" extension.

You can visit the below link to see where it is being used on a forum;

Am Suggesting that you should install this mod into Createaforum forums to reduce the high amount of BOUNCE rate. This is also on of the most wanted mods needed, it reduces site bounce rate, you know what? I like this mod because it make users stay longer on forum by reading other Related topics.


Thank You as you Comply with my request. I Love Createaforum!!!

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Re: Suggestion For (Related Topics) smf Mod To reduce Bounce Rate
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 07:58:48 pm »
Has been added.
To use Go to Admin -> Related Topics
Then in settings tab choose
"Enable Related Topics " and then how many topics you want to enable then hit save.

Last Step Most Important - in the "Methods" tab on the bottom of the page in the "Indexes" click "Rebuild Indexes"
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Re: Suggestion For (Related Topics) smf Mod To reduce Bounce Rate
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 08:11:08 pm »
thank you so much. createaforum is d best


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