On October 28, I announced the way to get dramatically high blog traffic was through StumbleUpon.
This post will prove through screenshots and testimonials that StumbleUpon is indeed the way to get staggeringly high blog traffic and answer the many questions that have come up about how to use this social media site.
People expressed skepticism of my plan.
Michael Rios observed, I have been noticing that StumbleUpon creates the most views on a certain interest…
However. numbers don’t lie. They speak for themselves.
Proof that StumbleUpon Results in Shockingly High Page Views
Do you like data-drive blog posts? This post is driven by data.
1. My Experience:
On November 23, I received 1,000 hits from StumbleUpon. As you can see, eleven people were in the StumbleUpon group that day stumbling links.
As my post How to Make 1,406 People Look at Your Site in 1 Day explains, many people wrote me the day before on November 22 to let me know they had stumbled my link to 71 Awesome Tips That Will Make Your Blog Successful. As you can see, the post received 1,103 page views that day.
There are additional screenshots showing the success of the StumbleUpon group.
I started the StumbleUpon group a month and a half ago. As this screenshot shows, StumbleUpon has been my leading traffic referrer for the last month, way above Facebook, the next highest social media site that refers traffic to my blog.
Sue Coletta stumbled the link to my 71 Awesome Tips that Will Make Your Blog Successful article. Therefore, StumbleUpon sent her this screenshot. It shows that my article received 1,730 page views from StumbleUpon.
Staggeringly high blog traffic? I think so.
2. Joan Kerrigan‘s Experience:
I stumbled Joan Kerrigan‘s link for her after she joined my StumbleUpon group. Notice how her traffic started to significantly rise on November 6, peaking on November 7.
3. Steve‘s Experience:
Hi Janice! Thanks so much for sharing my recent post on StumbleUpon. I have had so much traffic and engagement from it – it’s awesome… Thanks so much – this is a fab service!
4. TheSavvyAge‘s Experience:
…yesterday a blog post was stumbled, and I saw 200 views in a few hours.
5. Daniela Apostol‘s Experience:
SU really works, I got over 200 views through them the other day…
6. LeggyPeggy‘s Experience:
Jordan Dumer, who also experienced massive traffic from StumbleUpon, reported a connection between StumbleUpon and high search engine traffic.
According to Leggy Peggy [as reported on Michael Rios’s blog], The one Janice stumbled drew 11 hits over four days. On one of those days, I had 214 visits from search engines.
7. Jordan Dumer’s Experience:
Jordan reports getting 40,000 page views from StumbleUpon in less than a year. He recounts his experiences in 9 Proven Ways to Skyrocket Your Traffic.
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These screenshots prove that StumbleUpon really does result in massive blog traffic, but you can’t use the site if you don’t know how.
These are some of the questions I’ve received since starting the group. My answers are in bold.
1. Will we get in trouble if we add other’s links to SU? Will we get banned?
No, not at all. StumbleUpon wants you to add other people’s pages to their site.
2. The problem for me is I can’t seem to figure out how to find people… I don’t know how to visit others, or attract others to my page. Advice please?
Once you are following someone, it is easy to find them. You go to your Followers list and click their name. Otherwise, SU is used for searching interests so that you find articles. Think of SU like a card catalog in the library. You search to find a book. With SU, you search to find an article to read. How to attract others to your page? Follow like-minded bloggers, and they will follow you back.
You can also click Follow Friends to invite people not on SU.
3. When I add a page to StumbleUpon, is it okay to add it just to a list on my profile, or do I have to share it, or add to the website? I am kind of confused how it works.
You don’t have to share the link. You don’t even have to add it to a list, although your articles will be more organized and easier to find again that way.
4. Can you participate without a SU account?
Yes. Leave as many links in the StumbleUpon group as you like! You can get traffic from SU without an account, but you won’t be able to reciprocate and stumble other people’s links without an account.
5. Thanks Janice! Right now I’ve only been getting 1 or 2 hits a day from StumbleUpon :-/ Not sure if I’m doing something wrong on my end. Hoping it goes up in the future!
I believe the outcome relates to several factors.
1. The day of the week.
2. I find the more I stumble, the better my own links do.
3. People report peaks and valleys; if you are in a valley, I predict a peak is coming.
6. If I click stumble after I add their page – it does not stumble their page but another page.
I can stumble my likes at random.
How do I like a page when I am on it in SU?
There are two ways to like a page when you are on SU:
1. If you copy a link, click Add a Page, then paste a link, it will go to your likes.
2. If a page is already on SU, and you click the thumb up, it will go to your likes.
7. On SU how do you categorize blogging-related posts?
Click the plus sign. That will bring up a menu of your lists. Click the one you want to add the link to. If you don’t have that list yet, you’ll be able to type the name of a new list.
8. I see this on my referral traffic. What does it mean?
It means someone added that post of yours to SU.
9. I’ve just looked at StumbleUpon for the first time since joining it, and realized I still don’t know how to use it, or create a new page to share others’ links.
Just click “Add a Page” when you get there and paste a link.
According to Joan Kerrigan:
I’ve been keeping up with SU and find that the increase in views is very dependent on the group staying active in stumbling.
I responded that I agreed with Joan. You will get traffic both from stumbling as well as being stumbled. Like with many things, you get out of it what you put in.
Keith, the researcher who has been studying our group, reports mixed results*. However, as much as I respect Keith, numbers don’t lie. Is my StumbleUpon group a success? Does the content curation site result in mass traffic? 1,000 page views? The answer is definitely yes. StumbleUpon does effectively send mass traffic to your blog.
Readers, please share, so that other bloggers and site creators discover the power of StumbleUpon.
Can you think of any other social media sites that send that kind of traffic to your blog? Which social media site currently sends you the most referral traffic? I look forward to your views.
If you are subscribed to this blog, and you would like to be added to the StumbleUpon group, put your links you’d like me and the group members to stumble in the comments section.
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