5 Tactics To Drive Traffic From StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a hot social site that is becoming increasingly popular for blogs and sites to use as an avenue to dramatically increase potential traffic. It can prove to be an even higher success than Digg, especially of late.

As with other social community sites, it’s important to be an active user by making friends and contributing new discoveries. Here are a few other tactics that could increase your stumble popularity.

1) Use relevant tags

It’s important to pick the proper tags as it will increase relevant stumbles found either using the search function on their website or toolbar.

2) Choose the right topic

After choosing a site to submit, you are asked to pick a topic to submit it under. Picking the right topic can make or break your Stumble. If you submit the page under a wrong or unrelated topic then people who stumble may be less likely to give it a thumbs up. Opt for general topics versus specific keywords to broaden the search.

3) Receive Help From Your Friends, Family, Network Buddies

StumbleUpon allows you to send your stumbles directly to a friend, whom would be highly likely to enjoy your site and give you a thumbs up – although don’t abuse it!

4) Use Groups and Forums

There are groups covering just about any topic. You are allowed to join up to 63 groups. Some groups allow you the ability to post relevant links to share within the group, depending on the setting created by the moderator.

5) Highlight your blog in StumbleUpon profile

This is very easy.  Enter your blog URL as your website address and it will be displayed above your image on the main page of your profile.  You can write a short blurb about yourself and include your website with a link.

Taking care of the little details like submitting your pages properly, could give you that extra edge and help you gain more traffic with even more links to your site. But of course, the content itself has to be interesting and useful – and sometimes the more entertaining the better!

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  1. Thanks for the link. Sounds like interesting read