Are you looking for ways to increase your blog’s traffic using StumbleUpon? We’ve got five super easy tips to help you build your traffic in just 20 minutes a day!
Speakers in Hangout Are:
Crystal Van Tassel of Crystalandcomp.com
Kelli Miller of 3Boysandadog.com
Annie Shultz of Mama Dweeb
What is StumbleUpon?
StumbleUpon is a social network that helps you discover unique and interesting things across the Web.
Ways to use StumbleUpon
The best way is to use it to discover new ideas, recipes. It can be a great resource to make list posts. You can also see what’s trending (ideas for posts).
Ways to Increase Traffic with StumbleUpon
With regular use, it can provide 50% of her traffic each day or each week (2,000-10,000 views).
She was receiving 3,000 views before using Stumble Upon, is now receiving 5,000 views.
The StumbleUpon Audience
Average StumbleUpon users are techy and internet focused.
How to Use StumbleUpon
Lists are like a board and look like Pinterest boards. Follow and add to your own list (like repins). Stumble Upon limits the number of follows (around 500). Your “stumbles” are color coded by topic. These color codes make up your DNA (their algorithm). Your StumbleDNA is a representation of your Likes. It’s also a quick way to see what you and other Stumblers have in common.
How Much Time Should I Spend on StumbleUpon?
Spend 20 minutes a day for 2 weeks. Then, evaluate your traffic. It is recommended to maintain this ratio for sharing 1:7 (1 of your and 7 of others’) or 1:10 (1 of your and 10 of others’). When you’re other blogs, reading and commenting, share their stuff on social media.
Advanced StumbleUpon Tips
According to Mama Dweeb, if you can spend three hours each week, that can return 50-75% of your blog’s traffic. That spending just 12-20 minutes each day.
Make posts stumbleable:
- good image
- enticing description (share your opinions; use descriptive words)
- use hashtags for cross promoting with toolbar
Discover means to Stumble Upon. Don’t use hashtags. It’s okay to use them for cross promoting on Twitter.
Be an Active StumbleUpon User
Submit a variety of content. Using StumleUpon more means a better idea of the best content to share. See what’s trending and recommended. Share what you find with your followers via the StumbleUpon toolbar. You can download the toolbar at Stumbleupon.com/downloads.
Avoid sharing time-sensitive content and instead stick with evergreen content.
Working with power users
A power user is someone with more than 1,000 followers. See the recommended follows to get ideas on who you should follow. Then, check out their “DNA.” If the content is something that would be interesting to you or your readers, it may be a good idea to follow them. You can autoshare on Facebook & Twitter from StumbleUpon.
- install browser plugin in browser install browser plugin (social sharing button)
- stumble & discover
- find some power stumblers
Matt Killy says
Really liked the article!
Using it on a daily basis and building “karma” is definitely key with StumbleUpon. I like to apply a 20/1 rule. Stumble upon 20 posts before sharing one of my own.
Good thing about their mobile app also is that you can use it in short bursts and kill the down times!
I just published a blog post on StumbleUpon as well and would be curious to hear your thoughts 🙂
Cheers from NYC!
Matt | http://mattkillylifestyle.com