Monday, August 26, 2013

Increase Traffic With Stumbleupon

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PKwpnXneag


Can you increase your blog traffic with Stumbleupon?

I have been researching Stumbleupon for a few days and have some interesting information.  First, I found this video that gives you some good tips.  If you are interested in Stumbleupon you really should take time to watch the video.

It seems that if you handle it right you can get lots of views for your blog from Stumbleupon.  

I have been posting to Stumbleupon, but I haven't been getting many views.  It seems that I have lots to learn.
  
When I first started posting to Stumbleupon I got many more views. I was posting a couple of other blogs, in addition to my own.   Lately, I have only been posting my own blogs.  Apparently, that is a big mistake.  According the the video, you should probably post one of your blog posts for every 7 or so others.  

I read lots of other blogs so I could easily post the blogs I read and help others out as I post my own.  I usually just post once a day so that wouldn't require posting that many.  It really wouldn't take much in the way of extra time.

Getting Followers

In the video they talk about getting followers.  I will have to take some time to get more followers.   As of today I have 2 followers. 

I can post other people's blogs to Twitter and Pinterest, and follow them.  If you are trying to grow your blog it does take time and requires some work.  I really think once you get started and figure things out you can grow the social media sites in just a few minutes a day.  Learning the process takes the most time.  

Loading the Stumbleupon Toolbar

The video suggest downloading the Stumbleupon toolbar.  Go to www.stumbleupon.com/downloads and download the toolbar. There is also a Stumbleupon button to add to your web page which makes it easy for readers to stumble you to Stumbleupon.

It is very easy to stumble posts.  I have the little Stumbleupon button on my sidebar and use it to stumble my own posts.  

I also added the Stumbleupon app to my iPad.

It's time to try Stumbleupon!

If you haven't tried Stumbleupon take a few minutes to try it out.  It really is a great site.  They have lots of interesting posts there.  If you follow me I will certainly follow you back.  I will post some information after I have gotten going with it more and let you know all the stuff I learn.



23 comments:

  1. I have been on Stumble for a long time now and I LOVE it. My best friend and I just love all the fun things we find and read and want to do. Its great. If you wanna follow me on Stumble here is my link. http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/deedra007

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    1. I followed you!! My link is http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/taylorbetty249.

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    2. Hi, I followed you guys, also getting started with stubleupon. will stumble your blog for you! =D add me back http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/trendrat

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    1. Some parts are great on iPad, others not so great for me. It may be a learning curve type of thing, though.

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  3. Hi Betty! Great information. I stumbled upon Stumbleupon, but didn't really figure out how to use it well. I probably owe it to myself to figure it out--that and Pinterest. :D

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    1. I get more views on Pinterest than anything and it is so easy Marion. The only problem with Pinterest is you need to post pictures on your blog posts.

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  4. I will check that out!! Thank you! I have two blogs here...www.sanderellas1.com and www.sandysanderellasmusings.blogspot.com stop by and say hello sometime! Sandy

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    1. Thanks Sandy! I stopped by both your blogs and left a comment on one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I have stumbleupon, but haven't been using it now that you made a better understanding of it i'll give it another try. Thanks for this post:)

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    1. There are so many social media sites to learn and I am trying to figure them out. I figure if I am going to do this I should figure it all out.

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  6. I actually never heard of Stumbleupon. I feel so out of the loop, ha ha. Thanks for the information about it.

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    1. You're welcome! I just like figuring everything out. There are still so many things I need to learn.

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  7. I will have to try this soon. I just need to finish getting the hang of using the social sites I'm already using first, lol!

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    1. Oh Camille, tell me about it. I spend more time trying to figure out social media than blogging. I just keep trying to figure it all out though.

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  8. I've been using SU for a long time ... people have told me that when I stumble their posts, they see increased hits. By the way, what is your stumbleupon name? I'd be happy to follow you. Here's my SU address: http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/cadsupport1 :-)

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    1. http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/taylorbetty249 Here is my stumbleupon name. I followed you.

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  9. I have never heard of it, I will have to look into it once things settle down here :)

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    1. I know what you mean! Sometimes life just doesn't give you time for anything.

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  10. Thanks for the great information. I had completely forgotten about StumbleUpon.

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    1. If you learn more please share with me. I still have so much to learn.

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  11. Whats the link to the video you watched?

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    1. I don't know why the video just disappears. It's there for a while and then goes away. I added the link below it this time.

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