Is anyone a member of

Jump to Last Post 1-17 of 17 discussions (22 posts)
  1. brimancandy profile image78
    brimancandyposted 14 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 image59
      wsp2469posted 14 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 image61
    double_frickposted 14 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 14 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 14 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 image92
      rmcrayneposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Good to know.  Thanks sunforged.

  5. profile image0
    Hikikomoriposted 14 years ago

    I have a StumbleUpon account, but hardly use it.

  6. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 14 years ago

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

  7. thegreenerme profile image45
    thegreenermeposted 14 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 image71
    relacheposted 14 years ago

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

  9. Going2Oahu profile image60
    Going2Oahuposted 14 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 image69
    Bill Manningposted 14 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 image86
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 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 14 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 image76
    Mike Lickteigposted 14 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.

  13. profile image0
    cosetteposted 14 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 image59
    Miss Belgraviaposted 14 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 image60
    James H Pattonposted 14 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 image78
    brimancandyposted 14 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 14 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 image86
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 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 image60
    johnnyco12posted 14 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.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)