In an attempt to improve the bounce rate on the blog, I’ve finally added a related posts plugin which exactly what it says on the tin. After some experimentation with the WordPress plugins, I settled on the amusingly named ‘Yet another Related Posts Plugin‘ which is anything but yet another plugin.
With a simple install and a very handy options menu accessible via settings, it now displays up to five related posts at the bottom of individual posts (although unfortunately not by default on the category, monthly or homepage aggregation of posts).
It judges a related post by title, body, tag and category and you can even adjust the sensitivity through the ‘match threshold’ (I settled on 3).
If you can’t see it (see above brackets), then click on the post name. I’ll report back if the bounce rate improves.