How to use StumbleUpon To Generate Traffic To Your Website or Blog Article
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While writing about how to gain more traffic to my internet blog articles, I have mentioned StumbleUpon as a possible source of potential web traffic. I suppose I took this for granted that everyone would know immediately what I was talking about so I figured I should go into a bit more detail about what this service is and how it can help you generate more traffic to your site.
StumbleUpon is essentially a social networking bookmark site. Users register for free, and you fill out a really short questionnaire about what your interests are. I believe the site actually requires you to select at least 5 topics at first, but you can change them based on what you like to read about at any time. Once you sign into the site, you will be presented with a graphical representation of of interesting articles that you might like to read. At the top of the page there are a few familiar controls that you might notice from other applications. For example, the Thumbs up and thumbs down buttons. If you happen to "stumble" into an article and you like it, simply click the thumbs up button. Don't like it, fine click the thumbs down button. This will allow the site to actually get to know you and your tastes. The benefit of this is targeted reading based on the actual web surfer.
So why does any of this matter? Because people who would stumble upon your site, article, or blog are actually target users, meaning longer impressions, and more active comments and responses. People who are reading your articles or hubs are actually interested in the particular topic you are writing about. This increases your web traffic, as well as brings in more quality readers.
If you have explored hub pages at all, you may have noticed the "Hop a Hub" option where you can hop around to different hubs within groups you are following. Stumbleupon is exactly the same thing but on a global scale in regards to websites and content. One moment you might be on an amateur radio article based out of Dayton Ohio from a local newspaper, and the next maybe you're watching a video about radio tower construction in Melbourne Australia, you just never know!
This sort of social bookmarking can help drive readership and hits from people who are just casually looking at articles and simply just surfing around instead of someone typing in info into a search engine looking for narrow results, you will reach out to a much wider audience.
Ok so now you're convinced that this site can help you out, but how do you actually add your articles to the database? It's actually not all that hard once you know where to look! Below are the steps, but I realize a movie is worth a thousand words, so be sure to checkout the video above of actually adding a link.
To Add A Link:
- Login to StumbleUpon
- Click on the Profile Link (twords the upper right corner)
- Scroll down a bit and on the left hand side you will see "Add A New Page" link. Click it.
- Add in the web address of your article (No HTTP:// is necessary)
- Select a category of interest.
- Plug in a few tags
- Populate a comment such as a short description of the article or whatever else you may want.
- Submit it!
It really is that simple to submit articles! Many of the stumble upon pages are provided by fellow users as well as google search results. Remember Google may take awhile to index your new articles, so it's best to submit along your article to as many locations as possible in an attempt to get more traffic!