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.
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
I'd say ditto, I hear some people make a success out it although it's traffic mostly that doesn't pay
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
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.
Stumbleupon users are "blink and then gone" page visitors, not good for AdSense.
stumbleupon now has a service called su.pr 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 http://su.pr.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
by William F Torpey 15 years ago
One of my hubs recently got a small flurry of hits from stumbleupon.com. Can someone tell me how and why that occurred on that hub -- and not on any other? Are you supposed to be signed up such groups to draw their readers?
by Anon 13 years ago
I have joined stumble upon, and i really love it!!But, how do i add my hubs to the site, so other people can stumble upon them?
by shailini 14 years ago
Signed up to Stumble Upon today. I was just wondering if there are my fellow hubbers in it. http://shailini.stumbleupon.com/Join me fellas, if you are already there.Best wishes, Shalini
by dafla 14 years ago
Are we now banned from there too? I get a lot of hits from Stumble lately, but I cannot bookmark a hub. I can bookmark other pages from other sites. Is there just a limit to how many pages you can bookmark there from one site?
by Rik Ravado 14 years ago
I find Stumbleupon great for boosting traffic but am nor sure how to add the HubPages tracker in my URL. - Any ideas?
by x 12 years ago
StumbleUpon seems to work. Just a note.
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