This is the Way to Stumble into Wonderful Blog Traffic

By: | April 24, 2016 | Tags: , |

StumbleUpon Brings Massive Blog TrafficDo you want to increase your search engine rankings, so you can enjoy improved blog traffic?

According to Social Media Impact, Google will rank your blog posts higher if you can lure traffic to your blog. StumbleUpon is one way to do that.

The blog goes on to say that social media is inescapable. Since it’s here to stay, bloggers might as well use it to their advantage in order to win traffic to their blogs.

StumbleUpon is a social media site that has the power to send massive traffic to your blogs.

This is a follow up to my posts This is the Way to See Staggeringly High Blog Traffic– StumbleUpon and How to Make Blog Traffic Skyrocket with StumbleUpon.

It’s been six months since the MostlyBlogging StumbleUpon group started. This post will examine the power of StumbleUpon to send mega traffic to your blogs and the effectiveness of the MostlyBlogging StumbleUpon group.

To Review:

In 9 Proven Ways to Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic, guest author Jordan Dumer wrote about how he used StumbleUpon to get 40,000 page views.

Seeing widespread interest among my readers, I wrote and published How to Make Blog Traffic Skyrocket with StumbleUpon.

Again, widespread interest was expressed, but this time, readers voiced questions about how to use StumbleUpon. I answered them in my post This is the Way to See Staggeringly High Blog Traffic– StumbleUpon.

My own experiences confirmed what I read about StumbleUpon. You have the potential for massive traffic from the site if someone else stumbles your links for you.

As a perk for my blog subscribers, I started the MostlyBlogging StumbleUpon group.

It’s been 6 months since the group started. In that time:

  • Everybody is still getting loads of traffic. Consider this comment from a readerI totally love when StumbleUpon hits happen. I just had a 1440 day…
  • There are many Pinterest boards devoted to StumbleUpon.
  • StumbleUpon groups are popping up everywhere on FaceBook.

People wondered why I didn’t advertise the StumbleUpon FaceBook group in my post This Will Make You See 566 Page Views in 12 Hours. According to a secret source, StumbleUpon knows about the StumbleUpon groups that stumble each other’s links, they just don’t want them advertised. I invited the secret source to guest post about his insider knowledge of StumbleUpon, but he declined.

He did say that he gets paid $500.00 per hour to coach companies into ranking well at search engines. He said StumbleUpon is one way to get high rankings.

Additional StumbleUpon Updates:

  • Michael Rios, who promoted my StumbleUpon group while I promoted his Reddit group, is on hiatus.
  • People are confused about why some StumbleUpon social sharing buttons show share counts and some don’t.
  • Our StumbleUpon group is still going strong. Consider this comment from a member of our groupHi Janice… I wanted to let you know that this works for me. I see the referrer in my dashboard.
  • Other StumbleUpon groups are also doing well. Consider this comment from a Facebook user:

I just wanted to share the power of StumbleUpon with everyone. All of these concurrences have been going all day thanks to a post Heather stumbled for me. This post will likely do 50,000 to 100,000 page views today.

When commenting on StumbleUpon groups at Facebook, Debbie from Coach Debbie Runs reported: I belong to several groups (well many groups, but I consistently contribute to just a few), and they have definitely helped me improve my page views.

Terri Webster Schrandt reported being in a group which had a StumbleUpon sharing thread. A member stumbled her link. She received 300 page views to her post as a result.

The difference between the Facebook stumble groups and the MostlyBlogging stumble group has to do with pressure. In the Facebook groups, you are under pressure to stumble every link that enters a thread by a deadline, even if the links came into the thread after yours. In the MostlyBlogging StumbleUpon group, there is no pressure.

More StumbleUpon News:

  • Not everyone is singing the praises of StumbleUpon. For example, according to Gail Gardner:

    The problem with StumbleUpon is that traffic from that source may do a site more harm than good. Because the traffic bounces so fast at such a high rate, it is possible that it damages your rankings in search, causing a drop in search traffic that could be higher than the increased traffic from StumbleUpon.
    Unfortunately, although it has often been asked, so far no SEO to my knowledge has tested to find out for sure whether we should want StumbleUpon traffic or not.

  • Blogging celebrity Chelsea Marrs joined our group.
  • I found out following StumbleUpon users does not result in more hits from the site. I followed people en masse, and my page views fell.
  • You should add pages from like-minded bloggers.
  • You can pay to promote on StumbleUpon in StumbleUpon Paid Discovery. You will only pay for unique visitors.
  • I, too, have been continuing to get mass traffic from StumbleUpon as the screenshot shows.

StumbleUpon screenshot


Directions for Adding a Page to StumbleUpon:


In conclusion, you can get massive blog traffic in a number of ways from StumbleUpon. This post has examined joining Facebook group threads, stumbling other people’s links you find on the Internet, joining the MostlyBlogging StumbleUpon group, and adding a page to StumbleUpon.

Bloggers, please share, so other site creators know the benefits of StumbleUpon.

What are your experiences with StumbleUpon you can share for the other readers? Any remaining questions? I look forward to your views in the comment section.

  1. Anita

    I’m happy to discover and follow t*your blog after your follow in my blog too
    Thank you for sharing this post, like

  2. John Doe

    You have always been a big fan of StumbleUpon. With StumbleUpon I find when it rains it pours but there’s also a drought. Again happy birthday

    • Janice Wald

      Hi John,
      Thanks for the kind birthday wishes. I agree. With StumbleUpon, there are peaks and valleys of traffic. Thanks for writing.

  3. Carolann

    StumbleUpon rocks! It’s a great way to get your blog discovered and get your traffic up! I never miss an opportunity to use it. It’s given me great results so far and if you use it wisely, it will be your go-to social media tool. Lots of great info here Janice! Thanks for sharing another great resource!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Carolann,
      Thanks for writing. Great to hear from you.
      StumbleUpon has also become my Content Curation source. If I need to look up an article for a future post as a reference, I go to StumbleUpon where I might get traffic from stumbling articles as opposed to Pinterest where I don’t.

  4. Ellen Hawley

    My page views went up a bit when a post was Stumbled–not massively, but then I don’t fit well into any easy niches, so I didn’t expect an outpouring. What I didn’t expect but probably should have is that the effect was very short lived. It’s certainly worth doing, but it’s not a one-shot fix for all a blogs limitations.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ellen,
      With StumbleUpon, there are definite peaks and valleys. I agree that it is not a long-term fix; it is something we need to keep doing, stumbling other people’s articles, if we want the traffic coming over from StumbleUpon to continue. Thanks for your comments.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lorraine,
      Great to see you! From what I read on Facebook, you are doing well, and I am glad.
      Thank you so much for writing. I consider your comments a testimonial about the power of StumbleUpon to bring traffic to our blogs. Congratulations on 1500 page views in a day from SU! Exciting!

  5. Jen

    Janice this was great! I feel like I understand StumbleUpon better. I didn’t even know you could follow people. Duh! lol Thank you so much!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jen,
      So glad you found the article helpful. Feel free to join our group if you’d like to have your articles stumbled. Thanks again for the visit and the kind words.

      • jen

        Thanks, I will do that. Do you have directions for following people? Apparently I am not following anyone! GASP!! Thank you for your time!

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Jen, I made you a screenshot.
          Directions: Click “Follow”. As you can see in the screenshot, it’s in the toolbar above.
          Clicking “Follow” will bring up the “Stumbler” Link. Click that and you can find people to follow.
          StumbleUpon How to Follow Users

          As you can see, I tried to follow you at StumbleUpon, but what I was unsuccessful. What is your user name? You can try to follow me, and I will follow you back. Mine is Janice Wald.

          • Jen

            Hi Janice,
            Thank you for the screenshot. I am
            jmackinnon70 and am finding it hard to figure out this thing, haha! Perhaps more coffee will help 😉 I was unsuccessful at finding you as well. But will keep messing around with it. Thank you for all your help and patience 🙂 Much appreciated!

  6. Terri Webster Schrandt

    Didn’t see the pingback (still figuring out things on my new site)…thanks for the quote! SU continues to work for page views. I am in the habit of stumbling and tweeting certain blogs, including this one 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      I would love it if you stumbled my links, much appreciated! Thank you Terri! Thank you for the support on Twitter too! I was happy to link to your site! I don’t get notified of pingbacks either. I hear a lot of WordPress users don’t.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sandy,
      Join our group. I’d be happy to stumble your links for you. I think Wednesday and Thursday will be my regular link stumbling days. Although as you know, I might be busy this Wednesday celebrating my special day. =) Thanks for writing.

  7. GiGi Eats

    I’ve always loved StumbleUpon. Ever since SU made my blog traffic go NUTS!! Granted SU hasn’t show me as much success as that ONE DAY it went buck wild, but it still is a great source of traffic and I loveeeeee using it to find new content I have never seen before 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gigi,
      Thanks for writing.
      I agree with you. SU is my favorite source for content curation. I was just there researching for an upcoming post tonight. It’s the only curation source I know that gives me information and a chance for massive traffic to my blog. Great to see you. When’s your big day?

      • GiGi Eats

        HERE IT IS! HA! When I came earlier NONE of these comments were here – so ODD!

        The BIG day (as it is turning into, ha!) is November 12 😀

  8. Melinda Mitchell

    Hi my BBFFJ, don’t get mad, but I just can’t stumble.
    Well, I trip all the time here at my house!
    Love, BBFFM

  9. GiGi Eats

    Weird. I came back to respond to your comment to my comment but they’re not here…

    • Janice Wald

      Try again? I don’t know how to check spam on my phone, but nothing was there about 3 o’clock.

  10. Mainy

    I have had my first success through stumbleupon and it’s a direct result of your post and stumble. Thankyou so so much!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mainy,
      Thank you so very much. What a great way to start my birthday, by waking up and reading that I was able to help you. Thank you for writing to tell me. I appreciate the testimonial. I am happy for you.

  11. Andrea

    I’m going back to read your earlier post as I’m still trying to figure out StumbleUpon… Thanks for all the information!

  12. Leanne

    I’m still finding SU good for my viewing stats but I still also find very little engagement from it (none as far as I can see). Because it’s so easy to stumble I do it regardless – if someone ends up with a boost then it’s been worth it 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Leanne,
      I agree with your comments about StumbleUpon– great for traffic potential, poor for engagement potential.

  13. sue

    Hi Janice, I’m finally getting my head around Stumbleupon and I’ve picked up some handy tips from your post. I notice that a number of FB groups have a stumbleupon day each week and it is easy to participate. #BloggersPitStop

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sue,
      Thanks for writing.
      Great to see you. The problem with the FB groups is 1. I have to stumble people who come in after me which mean I have to keep checking back, I have to do it by a deadline, and I don’t like pressure; and if they aren’t blogging tips bloggers, it won’t help me get traffic from SU anyway. Thanks for writing.

  14. Dara

    I just started using Stumbleupon, stillbtrying to figure it out. Thanks for all the information, I will definitely be reading the related posts as well 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks Lisa. If you want me to stumble a link for you, let me know in a comment on the group page. I’d be happy to.

  15. Cook & Enjoy

    Janice. You once mentioned that you will be able to assist me with Stumbling a link on my behalf. Not sure if this is the correct place to ask or add a link. Anyway, here we go:
    Please let me know if this is correct. I have created my StumbleUpon account and and work on it, but would love your input. I am also adding my lnk here:
    If the above should not be here, please let me know. Thanks for all your help, much appreciated Janice.
    BTW: Did you get a pingback on the post I did:

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