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June 15, 2007

Harnessing Significant Traffic with StumbleUpon: Things You Should Know

StumbleUpon can be a great way to pull in a good amount of visitors if you know how to utilize its capabilities. Here are a few tips and recommendations that have helped me significantly improve my traffic here at Startup or Bust. In addition to the following tidbits, definitely head over to to DoshDosh for A Comprehensive Guide to StumbleUpon. It’s a fantastic read on how to get started with StumbleUpon.

Marketing Pilgrim on appealing to stumbler’s interests:

10e20 on labeling your submissions properly:

Marketing Shift on how StumbleUpon sites are now ranking in Google:

Linkrain on catching the Big Stumbler:

DoshDosh on adding friends:

Link Building Blog on communication:

Search Engine Journal on submitting sites that link to you:

So there you have it. If you’re not already working on gaining traffic from StumbleUpon, definitely go ahead and give it a try. With a little effort, you can start bringing in a quite a few visitors.

Rich Minx
June 15, 2007

Good post. I have mixed feelings about Stumble. On the one hand, it’s been my #1 source of traffic so far by a mile. An article just keeps Stumbling and then suddenly other articles get Stumbled that I wrote weeks ago and had forgotten about. It’s handy to target readership by category but it’s not very specific, and can result in a high bounce rate. I know I tend to get impatient with sites when I’m the Stumbler. If I can’t see an immediate point to what I see then I tend to Stumble right on out again.

June 16, 2007

Yeah I’ve noticed the high bounce rate as well; the average time on site usually goes way down.

July 13, 2007

This is good information.



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