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  1. brimancandy profile image70
    brimancandyposted 12 years ago

    I was thinking of joining the stumbleupon website, to see if I could generate some traffic. I stopped there for a few mintues, it really doesn't seem much different than hubpages.

    It is kind of like Yahoo groups. I was just wondering if anyone has had any luck with it. Or if it is worth the effort.

    1. wsp2469 profile image61
      wsp2469posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am in the system but I have yet to do anything other than respond to e-mail.  I am curious to kinow more about the place as are you.

  2. double_frick profile image60
    double_frickposted 12 years ago

    i get a small amount of traffic, then again i'm new, i don't know if i stayed at it longer if it'd make a difference.
    i say, couldn't hurt. haha

  3. liswilliams profile image40
    liswilliamsposted 12 years ago

    I'd say ditto, I hear some people make a success out it although it's traffic mostly that doesn't pay

  4. sunforged profile image70
    sunforgedposted 12 years ago

    Its a waste of time for adsense traffic, users of stumble upon stay on your site for seconds and never click ads, you are more likely to lose money than make money

    smart pricing

    1. rmcrayne profile image93
      rmcrayneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Good to know.  Thanks sunforged.

  5. profile image0
    Hikikomoriposted 12 years ago

    I have a StumbleUpon account, but hardly use it.

  6. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 12 years ago

    it's waste of time for most, but worth trying

  7. thegreenerme profile image44
    thegreenermeposted 12 years ago

    I wouldn't say it's a total waste of time. It takes just a few seconds to "thumbs up" your hub. The trick is to diversify your "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" ratings. Don't just rate your hubs, rate other websites, pages, and videos that you normally visit. It can result in big traffic, and it can be targeted since Stumbleupon already sends SU users sites within their areas of interest. The biggest thing is to keep the ratio of your own websites much, much lower than other sites you stumble up.

  8. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 12 years ago

    Stumbleupon users are "blink and then gone" page visitors, not good for AdSense.

  9. Going2Oahu profile image60
    Going2Oahuposted 12 years ago

    stumbleupon now has a service called that is pretty handy for submitting new posts. It makes your page "stumble-ready", submits it to twitter and facebook at the same time, and keeps some very handy statistics about how many hits you received.I wasn't using stumbleupon but the new service revived my interest. The site is

  10. Bill Manning profile image63
    Bill Manningposted 12 years ago

    I use it, it helps a little. Also, when you stumble a site that is another backlink to it, don't forget. Always nice to have backlinks.

    The trick is to only stumble related sites like yours. Like if you have travel hubs or sites, stumble other travel sites as well. It takes time but I think it's worth the few minutes a day.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I hadn't thought of that - so basically you're creating backlinks on a web page that's all targeted to that subject. 

      I have an account which I've ignored.  As others have said, it will occasionally deliver a big spike in traffic but it makes not one whit of difference to your earnings.

  11. sunforged profile image70
    sunforgedposted 12 years ago

    that would be a nice trick, get your link onto a site via whatever method, than stumble that site (that doesnt have your adsense on it) hope for a little traffic and maybe an eventual increase in PR to the site that is linking to yours)

    But SU is NOT the friend of adsense, a simple google search can show you many peoples experiences with 1000's of extra views in aday via SU or Digg etc. that resulted in less earnings per day rather than more

  12. Mike Lickteig profile image80
    Mike Lickteigposted 12 years ago

    I signed up but have yet to do anything whatsoever with it.  Everything I heard about it was mixed at best, so I haven't focused any attention on it so far.

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    cosetteposted 12 years ago

    i joined but i haven't used it yet. i honestly don't know how to keep track of all of these passwords and userids. neutral

  14. Miss Belgravia profile image60
    Miss Belgraviaposted 12 years ago

    I've been a member for a long time, just for my own enjoyment. I did link my hubs to SU, but I don't know how much traffic it drives to my hubs. My daughter stumbled upon one of my hubs, before she even knew I was writing for HP, so I guess it works to some extent.

  15. James H Patton profile image59
    James H Pattonposted 12 years ago

    I have an account, but like most here, have not gotten involved. For Hubpages, it is just not good in terms of quality. My Hubpages focus is always on quality. Stumbleupon is good for those interested in mass affiliate marketing. Let me point out, I am not knocking affiliate marketing. However, for Hubpages, affiliate marketing in the masses can equal disaster. Just my two cents.

  16. brimancandy profile image70
    brimancandyposted 12 years ago

    2 sents is what I have made so far with adsense. I am trying to find any sorce to drive traffice to my hubs. I have done everything to try to get people to visit my hubs, and have only had 9 hits total from facebook. A majority of my visitors are hubpage members.

    I would like to thank my fans, and visitors. And, even though I am not making enough to by a gumball. I am enjoying it.

    1. sunforged profile image70
      sunforgedposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      write 40 more hubs and read up on Search Engine Optimization - facebook, stumble upon etc ...those are gimmicks

      I have 5k followers on twitter, 500 friends on facebook and 1000 friends on myspace , I still see only around a dozen views a day from those sources, the time it would take you to build that type of following (for such small results) would be better served just writing and learning how to make search engines find you

      The gimmicks come later

    2. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      No one makes money in 5 weeks, and certainly not with only 5 Hubs.  Patience is the key.  Start worrying if you still have no earnings in two months' time.

  17. johnnyco12 profile image61
    johnnyco12posted 12 years ago

    I have had SU for a long time, but to be honest it has done little or nothing to help my writing. For the most part Your best bet to get more traffic is to promote yourself by every means possible.
    For example when you meet people you should alway introduce yourself as a writer or at be sure to bring it into the conversation at the right time.


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