Have you ever heard of a website called “StumbleUpon?” That’s great if you have…but are you using it?
If you have a website that you would like others to find and use, you should be using StumbleUpon.
StumbleUpon is simply a way to find content you’re interested in. It’s also a great way to share your content to targeted readers. It’s a social bookmarking site that allows you to search for content relevant to your niche or industry, follow other Stumblers and network. It’s a great way to build links to your site and also a great way to find content ideas for your site.
Enough about what StumbleUpon is and on to what it can do for you. If you’ve ever wondered how other website can get ten, fifty or even a hundred thousand visits in a day, StumbleUpon is one of the ways we do it.
For example, my wife has a website featuring craft ideas, it’s a blog. She shares everyday crafty tips and ideas. Her site gets anywhere between 150 to 500 visits a day. Well, one of her posts was submitted to StumbleUpon the other day and her traffic exploded. I have Google Analytics installed on her site and wanted to share the results with you.
As you can see, the biggest day previous to Tuesday was 322 visitors. The day prior to the StumbleUpon submission her site had 173 visitors. So from 173 to 16,885 visitors is amazing! And that wasn’t the end of it. The next day she had over 5,000 and then 3,000 the next day, and holding steady at around 1,500 to 3,000 hits a day. Not bad!
To use StumbleUpon, sign up for an account. It’s free. You can connect with me as well. We can then share or “Stumble” each others content. You give and you get. Click my name to view my profile, David Allred and then sign up from there.
In the next post, I’ll provide a list of tools you can use along with your StumbleUpon account. The right tools always make things a bit easier to work with.