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Using StumbleUpon To Increase Your Blog Traffic

Do you know about StumbleUpon?

StumbleUpon is one of the famous social bookmarking sites that have a lot of users. It is driven by people who want to share with each other.

How it works is simple, users submit their content to StumbleUpon so-called “stumbling” the content. Then, other users will give thumbs up to express the content is pretty good or thumbs down to express the content is bad.

They can also add their opinions on that stumble though.

So, what are the advantages and disadvantages of StumbleUpon?

The Advantages of StumbleUpon:

I believe many seem to agree that StumbleUpon is easy to use. And, if you use the StumbleUpon toolbar, then you can submit your content with just a click of the mouse.

If your blog post is good, interesting and received a lot of stumbles, your blog traffic will also potentially increase drastically for sure.

StumbleUpon is also a place to build good relationships with other bloggers as well as find interesting ideas in creating good blog posts.

The Disadvantages of StumbleUpon:

As with other social bookmarking sites, you should not share your own content continuously, try to be more active share other people’s content than your own content. For this reason, the time that you should spend with StumbleUpon becomes longer.

Does StumbleUpon truly can increase my blog traffic?
Then, what the secrets of StumbleUpon success?

StumbleUpon truly indeed can increase your blog traffic, there is no doubt about it. StumbleUpon success means you can get a lot of traffic and your StumbleUpon reputation increased as well.

Use these 5 tips using StumbleUpon to increase your blog traffic for sure that can be found in this article. So, let’s get started…

1. Avoid Stumble Your Own Content Too Frequently

StumbleUponThere is an unwritten rule that you should follow on StumbleUpon. This rule applies not only to StumbleUpon, but also applies to any communities or groups.

The important rule is that you should not just stumble your own content!

Indeed, you may submit your own content, there is no prohibition on such action. However, you must remember that you are in a community and you should more contribute in it by sharing other people’s content that you think deserves to be shared.

If you simply stumble your own content, other users will assume that you are just doing self-promotion and not adding value to the community. And it’s not good, isn’t it?

2. Don’t Do Monotone Stumble

Besides you have to stumble other people’s content, make sure that you only share the content that has added value to other StumbleUpon users. You must try to stumble variety of content from various blogs.

3. Use Good Titles and Descriptions

Some time ago I had read an article about the power of headlines and description of an article. If you can use good titles and descriptions, then your article can attract a lot of readers just by looking at the title and description. It was great, wasn’t it?

So also on StumbleUpon, other users will not be interested in seeing your content if you are using vague titles and descriptions. Take a little of your time to create titles and descriptions that could attract the attention of other users. It was just a small act, but it works!

4. Make Friends

Make FriendsIf you want to increase your traffic with StumbleUpon, then you have to increase your StumbleUpon presence by networking with other users. Take a little time to get to know other users and make friends with them.

Then, you have to interact with them along with the growth of your network. You must realize that the true power of StumbleUpon is coming from your growing network.

5. Avoid Multiple Accounts

It would be better if you don’t create multiple accounts on StumbleUpon. One account and one identity is more than enough. Be honest, don’t try to fool StumbleUpon users by creating multiple accounts that you will use for your own benefits.

If you are caught having multiple accounts, this misfortune will cause your content will not be trusted by other users. It’s inevitable, you lied.

Your content will be buried along with your reputation. And worse, you get banned from StumbleUpon.

Instead of getting traffic, your StumbleUpon presence will progressively disappear. You must follow the rules, although these rules has never existed (unwritten rule).

 

That’s it! 5 tips using StumbleUpon to increase your blog traffic for sure. Follow these tips and feel the traffic boost that will occur in your blog.

Are you utilizing StumbleUpon to get traffic?
If so, what tips have you used?

 

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38 Responses to “5 Tips Using StumbleUpon To Increase Your Blog Traffic”

  • Hi Nanda,
    I do like Stumble Upon when I use it, but admittedly, that is not too often.
    It’s more a time thing than anything. I have found some amazing sites I would not have found otherwise. I did take the time to share this post on StumbleUpon.
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    • Hi Bill,

      Yes, I’m the same with you. I use the StumbleUpon is not too often, I think, it is very time-consuming. But indeed, traffic will increase drastically if you can use it properly and regularly. 🙂

      What sites you mean with the amazing sites?
      Can you share them with us Bill?

      Thanks for stopping by and share this post to StumbleUpon.
      I really appreciate it 🙂

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Enstine Muki says:

    Hi Nanda,

    I must admit I don’t use this platform that much. Looks like I’m missing a lot from it. I have an account there but it’s dormant. However, your post is rekindling some light in me for it.

    Just going to take another look this weekend

    Thanks for the beautiful reminder
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    • Hi Enstine,

      Glad to see you here 🙂
      Yes, I think, it would be better if you start using it again.
      I have an account on StumbleUpon and I am active there. But it was not until the stage too active though. I just use it as needed.

      Yes, you are mostly welcome, Enstine.
      It is my pleasure to know this article may remind you. Do have a wonderful week ahead. 😉

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Hi Nanda,

    I don’t use Stumbleupon much. When I get there, I get lost in a sea of information and it does take away from what I’m focusing on. It takes great discipline for me to go on that platform!

    I do think it is great, but use it very rarely. But thanks so much for explaining the do’s and dont’s because many folks just want to drop and run from there and it just doesn’t work that way.

    -Donna
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    • Hi Donna,

      Hahaha..:D
      Yes, I agree with you. StumbleUpon provides a lot of information that can make us overwhelmed and lead us away from the information we need.

      However, I use it and benefit from it. And, I want my readers can also get the same benefits as I get. 😉

      Thanks for share your thoughts with us, Donna.
      I really appreciate it and do have a wonderful week ahead. 🙂

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Peter says:

    Hey Nanda,

    I love StumbleUpon. It has brought me heaps of traffic. Some of my posts on Wassupblog have thousands of views and it’s all thanks to StumbleUpon.

    Unfortunately I do submit a lot of my own content. I should get out of that habit. I’ll start by stumbling this post.

    One thing I have noticed though is that although Stumblers are more likely to share a post they’re less likely to leave a comment. Which could be a good thing when posts get over a thousand views 😉

    • Hi Peter,

      Glad to know you can get the benefits of StumbleUpon. That’s can be done by StumbleUpon I think. 😉

      Yes, you should try to share other stuff, it will increase your StumbleUpon presence. Thanks for the share as well 🙂

      Yes, indeed it’s often happens. Not all Stumblers want to comment on our blog. However, if they are indeed Stumbling our posts, I think it’s not a problem anymore. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and share your thoughts with us, Peter.
      Do have a wonderful week ahead.

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Adrienne says:

    Hey Nanda,

    I also don’t use StumbleUpon any longer mainly because the traffic I was getting from that platform would land on my blog and quickly leave.

    From my own personal experience I’ve come to learn that the people who visit social bookmarking sites are just scanning for information and not loyal visitors. That was just from my own personal experience although I’m sure that with the way things are changing and most platforms who are trying to improve the users experience that this could be changing. I sure hope so at least.

    Thanks for sharing these tips with us though and I’m glad it’s working well for you. Yay!!!

    ~Adrienne
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    • Hi Adrienne,

      Well, I don’t know about it. If so, I would also be more careful in using StumbleUpon then.

      Yes, it looks like you are correct. I also feel the same experience. They want to find information and it’s not limited to any of the websites or blogs. Loyal readers could exist on how active we are in the world of blogging and presenting information useful to them. That’s my opinion though 🙂

      You are very welcome, Adrienne.
      Thanks for your valuable comment here. Do have a wonderful week ahead.

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Hi Nanda, I completely agree with you. I am a big fan of StumbleUpon. That site sends me more traffic than anyone but Google. I can also get traffic from older posts when suddenly Stumblers start to find it again.

    I’m a member of a Stumbler’s tribe on Pinterest and that has really helped to increase my SU traffic. You’re right about only self-promoting. The more you share others’ posts the more traffic you’ll get to your own.

    In fact, i will be stumbling this post! (Have you thought about adding a StumbleUpon sharing button to your site, Nanda?)

    I also am a big fan of StumbleUpon for inspiration for article ideas. I recently did an article on puzzle websites and did nearly all of my research through StumbleUpon. I stumbled through the Puzzle category and found the puzzle websites I liked best. The article should have been very quick to write, except I spent hours having fun playing the puzzles! 😉
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    • Hi Carolyn,

      It’s very nice to see you here and welcome to my blog 🙂

      Glad to know you are a fan of StumbleUpon. Yes, this site will bring a lot of traffic if you can use it correctly. Your articles are excellent articles, then it is necessary for many Stumblers, I guess. 😉

      Yes, be kind enough to share the posts of others is one way to increase your online presence. I also do that as well if it indeed an interesting post.

      Well, this site has a StumbleUpon sharing button from the beginning, Carolyn. Are you can not find it?

      You can see it at: Share Button >> More >> You can find StumbleUpon button there.

      I don’t make it visible directly because this blog does not have enough space for it. I hope you understand Carolyn 🙂

      I am happy to get comments from a great fan of StumbleUpon. Your comment is very freely and insightful. 😀

      Thanks for take your time to comment here, Carolyn.
      Hoping you have a splendid weekend.

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Hey Nanda,

    I am using StumbleUpon more over the last few weeks. Unfortunately I am having kind of the same results as Adrienne.

    I get some traffic but they sure do leave quickly!

    For me it doesn’t take to long to submit your info. So for now I will keep doing it and if I get one new loyal reader with each post, I’m good with that for now.

    It’s still to early to make a final decision but I’ll stick with it for now.

    Take care Nanda..
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    • Hi Steven,

      Yes, you are right. It was too soon if we take a final decision now. Maybe you have to monitor it for some time. If you are still experiencing the same thing, maybe it’s a sign to make changes 🙂

      I would use StumbleUpon to see for myself if I also get the same results with you or Adrienne 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us, Steven.
      Have a nice weekend for you.

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Hi Nanda, nice article must say. I honestly don’t you stumbleupon too much, but I stumble my own posts published. Recently had conducted an interview with Yogita Agarwal of Dreamtechie.com. and maybe she stumbleupon the post on her account no doubt it brought me hundreds of visitors like never before from stumbleupon but the visitors way fickle minded and increase my bounds rate. so I kinda have the same opinion as i Adrienne maam. 🙂

    • Hi Swadhin,

      Welcome to my blog 🙂

      Hahaha..
      Well, it looks like visitors who come from StumbleUpon is easy come easy go, I guess 😀

      Maybe I should do something about this. But I am curious, why the visitors can quickly go and it happens to almost everyone?

      It’s a mystery, I think. If anyone knows anything about this, please share with us 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and share your thoughts with us, Swadhin.
      It’s nice to see you here.

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Sasikumar Krishnan says:

    Great tips on getting traffic from stumbleupon. Thanks for the post.
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  • Brandon Kramer says:

    Hi Nanda,

    You have posted very informative article.I am first time visiting on your site and am so happy. your concept is very unique. All blogger learning something new from your this article.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Hi Brandon,

      Welcome to my blog 🙂

      Thanks for your nice words Brandon. I’m glad you can get something useful from this blog. 😉

      I think, you have to put your own gravatar. It’s for your own good. Many bloggers who will throw comments without gravatar to spam box, and I don’t want it to happen to you.

      Take care Brandon..

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Vjay says:

    Yes you are exactly right, StumbleUpon is a social media which will give you instant traffic to your website. After posting a post submitting your post on StumbleUpon is must for every blogger to gain exposure as well as subscribers.

    Thanks a lot for putting forward this topic.
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    • Hi Vjay,

      Welcome to my blog 🙂

      Yes, I agree with you.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting here, Vjay.
      Have a nice day.

      P.S: I think, you should put your Gravatar ASAP. It’s important since bloggers consider this if they want to approve a comment. 🙂

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Aditya Antil says:

    Nanda, Though I am quite late to comment on this but there is one thing in my mind which I want to share. By using StumbleUpon there is no doubt that one gets a lot of traffic but this traffic may be Direct as well. I don;t know the reason when I post something Why i am getting more direct traffic from it and less from StumbleUpon referral? Do you have an Idea of this issue?
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    • Hi Aditya,

      Well, there is no late comment here. I appreciate your comment 🙂

      About your question, I think it’s great. Direct traffic coming to your blog because visitors ever visit your blog at least once. The fact you have a lot of direct traffic means your blog has regular visitors who had ever visited your blog several times before.

      If you want to get more referral traffic from StumbleUpon, then you should try to be more active there. If you are active, many new visitors will visit your blog and you will experience an increase in referral traffic as well. 😀

      I think, that’s from me. I hope that useful for you 🙂
      Thanks for adding your voice to this topic.

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • areesha Noor says:

    Hi Nanda,
    You are right.
    StumbleUpon is a great place to drive lot of visitor to your site. But the procedure is little tough. We spend lots of time there to participate with other. without participating we can not get good result.
    Just sharing latest post to StumbleUpon is not good.

    Any way great information. Thanks
    Areesha Noor
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  • YourFriend says:

    StumbleUpon is praised by everyone regarding getting traffic and new ideas for writing.But when you talk about Bounce Rate, StumbleUpon is disastrous.

    It will drastically increase your blog’s bounce rate, that’s why I have started to avoid it.
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  • pallavi says:

    I never ever imagined that it can be possible through stumbleupon. Now I will use this and will increase my blog traffic. Thanks for sharing such a great post about traffic generating.

  • Tom says:

    It’s working for my blog.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Arpan says:

    Which social media site do you think is going to be more effective? Digg or Stumbleupon? Also does not the traffic already stopped going there?
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    • Hi Arpan,

      Thanks for your nice questions. 🙂

      Honestly, I do not know about Digg. But, Stumbleupon is one of the platforms to increase your traffic quickly. With a record you have to know how to use it effectively, of course.

      One shortcoming of Stumbleupon is there are many people who complain that when they use Stumbleupon, their bounce rate increases. I also admits it.

      That is why you must know how to use Stumbleupon well to get the maximum results. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by and adding your voice in here, Arpan.
      I really appreciate it. Do have a wonderful weekend!

      Regards,
      Nanda
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  • Samir says:

    Have been using stumbpleupon since a while but I didn’t knew that it could be used to generate traffic though I didn’t shared any stuff on my account will surely follow your tips.

    Thanks
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