How to Dramatically Increase Your Blog Traffic [2 Ways]

By: | October 28, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , | 50 comments

Bloggers can get their links stumbled for free.

According to writer Sue Coletta, StumbleUpon will send more traffic to your blog than Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit combined.

A friend and I stumbled each other’s links on October 24. StumbleUpon was my leading source of traffic on October 25. I have never had to wait longer than two weeks to see dramatic results. It works!

For instructions on how to use StumbleUpon, please click the link to my StumbleUpon tutorial:

How to Make Blog Traffic Skyrocket with StumbleUpon

Once you have an account and know how to use this social networking site, there is a catch. You can’t stumble your own article.

This group is designed to solve that traffic-inducing obstacle.

All I ask in return for getting you mind-blowing traffic is that you subscribe to my blog, MostlyBlogging, if you are not signed up already.


  1. Subscribe to my blog. Be sure to activate your subscription in your Email.
  2. Leave a link to an article (not your blog) you would like stumbled (liked) in the comment section of the StumbleUpon Group page.
  3. I will add your link to the group list with the date it was added.
  4. I will stumble links left there (add them to StumbleUpon).
  5. I am encouraging the other members of this group to stumble each other’s links as well including mine, the links.  All you do is click “Add a page” at Stumbleupon, and you will be able to stumble each other’s articles. I have found a direct correlation between the amount of articles I stumble and the amount of traffic I get from the site.
  6. When you start seeing you are getting traffic from StumbleUpon on your dashboard – stats – referrers, please return here and let us know in the comments section.

Additional Opportunity

The same situation applies with Reddit. The site has the potential to bring mass traffic to your blogs, but you are frowned upon for adding your own article there.

If you need instructions about how Reddit works, click the link to my Reddit tutorial:

How to Get the Kind of Blog Traffic You Want with Reddit

Michael Rios is starting a Reddit group. He has graciously offered to post our links on Reddit for us in the applicable Reddit subreddits.  To get on his Reddit group list, click the graphic below. It contains a link that will take you to his site where you can sign up for his group if you are following his blog.

Michael explains our goals, to help bloggers, and offers a further testimonial that these sites work on his post Is Your Blog Getting the Attention You Want?

Click the link to get blog traffic from #StumbleUpon and #Reddit.


Michael and I hope you will take advantage of both these opportunities to dramatically increase your blog traffic. Please share this post, so other bloggers know about my collaboration with Michael and these two chances to see a continued spike in your stats.

What do you think of our idea? I look forward to your views.

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    • Janice Wald at 8:27 pm

      Hi Donna,
      I am so sorry you had to wait four days for a reply after saying such glowing comments to me. Thank you for the kind words about my articles.
      I would love for you to be a part of our StumbleUpon group too. I am trying to use this to grow my subscriber list. The group has taken on momentum. People are stumbling each other’s links. Like you said–sharing and helping–it is great to see. Thanks for writing.
      Janice Wald recently posted…How to Use Pinterest and Still Have Time to BreatheMy Profile

    • Janice Wald at 8:32 pm

      Hi Keith,
      I am fascinated by your efforts. I have published several case studies on my blog. I even have a Pinterest board devoted to case studies I’ve written about. I was a sociology major, perhaps that explains my fascination.
      I know you said on my more recent post your intent to subscribe to my blog. Why don’t you join our StumbleUpon group and then you can write about whether my methods work first hand?
      Janice Wald recently posted…How to Use Pinterest and Still Have Time to BreatheMy Profile

          • Richard Schulte at 8:50 pm

            It depends on the subreddit, and how popular it is. If you can, try a subreddit which is pertinent to your blog topic. People checking out that subreddit are more likely to appreciate your contribution (and hopefully follow you or share), and less likely to consider you a spammer. Some subreddits receive massive traffic, others very little. I suspect any subreddit which exists for promotion of a blog is visited only by people interested in promoting their own blog. That’s the problem with many self-promotion schemes. Ideally, in my opinion, we bloggers should be trying to reach ordinary internet users who are specifically enthusiastic about our topic. One other suggestion–to avoid getting caught in the Reddit spam filter, share a lot of material that isn’t your own. You’ll be seen as an ordinary Reddit user, sharing pertinent stuff from many different sources.
            Richard Schulte recently posted…Thriller flash mob scares Balboa Park visitors!My Profile

    • Janice Wald at 3:36 pm

      Hi Kristen,
      Thank you for writing. You are in a StumbleUpon group?! I thought I made it up! Too funny! Someone in my group reported getting 2,000 hits within 24 hours of our group starting. Exciting! Today she has a lull. I have been stumbling others’ links for them all week, so I have yet to see hits in the thousands. However, there were many days in a row StumbleUpon was my leading source of traffic. Then, there were lulls, then there were spikes. That seems to be what people are reporting.
      I have learned to be patient with the lulls which never last more than two weeks in order to see spikes again. Thanks for writing and sharing other experiences.
      Janice Wald recently posted…How to Get Noticed Online Without Looking Like A Spammer Part IIMy Profile

    • Janice Wald at 10:29 pm

      Hi AMommasView,
      Thanks for dropping by. I am sorry there is confusion. Here is the link to the StumbleUpon group page.
      We are all reporting getting mass traffic. People are sending screenshots showing. SU has been my leading traffic referrer since I started the group. However, I was hoping it was be my way of saying thank you to my followers, so I took the liberty of adding your Email to the subscribe box. If you activate your subscription, I’d be happy to add your links to StumbleUpon for you. It results in more traffic than if you leave the links yourself.
      Janice Wald recently posted…How to Have a Successful Blog By Quickly Engaging Your ReadersMy Profile

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  3. Heaven at 8:50 pm

    Hi, Janice. I would love to be a part of your Stumble Upon group. However, my blog is on blogger and from what I can tell, SU will not allow pages from blogspot on their site. They’ve marked all of them as spam. I can’t ever add my pages no matter how many other stumbles I make from other people. There is a huge discussion thread about it I only just discovered. It’s one of the many things I am discovering about blogger that I dislike and regret. Thought your readers should know. I’ll try to look into the Reddit group, though!
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  4. Gilly Maddison at 3:53 am

    Thanks for this Janice – much appreciated info. I know it’s not a good thing to do but I am neglecting my blog at the moment as I have so many competing demands. I think I may already be subscribed to your blog but will check. I need to get a Stumble account too. Hopefully I can get back to my blog before this lull I am having makes me lose interest completely!!!!!! Sometimes life just gets in the way. Thanks again for the article.
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    • Janice Wald at 11:28 pm

      Hi Steve,
      The timing of your comment was perfect! I am preparing a follow-up post this Sunday to the success of my StumbleUpon group. I received 1,000 page views from StumbleUpon on November 23, and I will be blogging about it this Sunday. I will include your testimonial and link back to your site. Thank you!
      Finishing Sunday’s post, and then I’ll stumble your link for you. Thanks again for the positive comments about my SU group. I’m glad you’re enjoying traffic from it.
      Janice Wald recently posted…Bloggers Pit Stop Linky Party #1My Profile

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  6. Mark at 10:57 am

    Thanks for sharing another awesome post Janice!

    I’m so glad I found your totally awesome blog,
    by way of Kelly Cannon’s blog.

    I sure hope at some point, will seriously consider, hosting
    some free or paid “how to” webinars on this subject and offer
    some type of paid hourly consulting/coaching on the back end.

    Because I would definitely be all in for that!LOL!

    Once again you’ve shared some totally awesome information!

    And I’ll learned a ton, in the little while I’ve studying at your blog!Thanks!

    And I’m joining your list now!LOL!
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