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How to increase the time readers spend on your articles

Journalism.co.uk

Websites such as Medium focus on measuring how long users spend on site, slowly changing the way the industry interprets web metrics. To keep users on your site longer, use more multimedia such as photos and videos, and break up the story with subheadings. If possible, encourage traffic to your homepage — Chartbeat has found that readers who come to a website through the homepage tend to spend longer on the site.

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