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.
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 reader: I 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 group: Hi 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.
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.
Directions for Adding a Page to StumbleUpon:
- You could install a browser extension: http://www.stumbleupon.com/addon.
- You could add a page directly. Directions for adding a page: http://www.stumbleupon.com/blog/how-to-add-a-page-to-stumbleupon.
- Of course, StumbleUpon social share buttons work well too.
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.