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  1. KeithTax profile image69
    KeithTaxposted 8 years ago

    How are you folks doing with referrals from Stumbleupon?

    I ask because I received few referrals from them until the last few days. Sixteen percent of my traffic today is from Stumbleupon.

    The traffic is nice to see. Wondering if others see spikes and if the traffic has any staying power.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I joined but have never bothered with it, because all the advice I got was that the traffic spikes are nice, but Stumbleupon traffic converts extremely poorly.  Stumblers don't click on ads.

  2. Paradise7 profile image85
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    I tried posting several hubs there but didn't see much from it so eventually I let it go.  I don't think I've profitized my hubs effectively enough, I believe that's the problem, generally speaking, with my lower traffic.

  3. Falsor Wing profile image79
    Falsor Wingposted 8 years ago

    reddit has given me a lot more traffic than stumble.

    1. Paradise7 profile image85
      Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I think I'll look into that again.  When I did before, I found I was starting too many hares at once...digg, hubpages, tweeter, facebook, stumbleupon, and reddit.  I just couldn't keep up.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Does it convert, though?

      1. Paradise7 profile image85
        Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Some of it does, but only through the backlinks to hubpages, so it's a VERY small amount.

      2. Michael Willis profile image80
        Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hello Marisa. How does one know from where a "covert" comes from?  I assume from GA, but how would I find that info...for conversion?

        1. wyanjen profile image81
          wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          brain fart of the day:
          I thought you were asking if converts come from Georgia. tongue

          1. Michael Willis profile image80
            Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            lol....good one. But, not it.

  4. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    I haven't even thought about Stumbleupon for months...
    I put a handful of hubs there last fall. Haven't heard a peep for a few months.

    But, I got some traffic from there just today. What's up with that.

    ~shrug~

    1. Paradise7 profile image85
      Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you!  The more the better...

      1. wyanjen profile image81
        wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I stopped using it because I found that I was only putting my own stuff up there. I wasn't real interested in using it for anything else.
        I was hearing that people were getting banned for spamming because they were doing just that - only posting their own links.

        I've been using RedGage a little - it's giving me more traffic than stumbleupon did before I stopped using it.
        RedGage is pretty fun too. I've met some cool people - even hubbers that I had not met here. lol

  5. KeithTax profile image69
    KeithTaxposted 8 years ago

    Thank you for your input, everyone.

    Keith

    1. Paradise7 profile image85
      Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome to mine, for what it's worth...big_smile

  6. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    The only thing Stumbleupon serves is the ability for your readers to stumble you and this means absolute minimal and short bursts of traffic that don't amount to much!!

  7. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Here's my opinion, but then I am a relative newbie so what do I know?
    Stumbleupon does occasionally convert to traffic, but not so much, and no clicks.
    Reddit once quadrupled my normal daily traffic (and on just one link) but no-one clicked. And the traffic only lasted one day.
    Digg banned me once I discovered how to use the share button at the bottom of the hub page. Got round it by simply creating a new email address, so that's no longer an issue. When I publish now I use the share button and I don't publish that often, so no chance of 'spamming' their site.

    I'm still looking for that magic link site that gets me tons of traffic and/or clicks.
    I've posted to shetoldme (next to nothing), tipdrop (a little but next to nothing)redgage (same, but at least they pay you for people looking)shesaytoo or whatever its name is (practically nothing, xomba ( a little but next to nothing).Snipsley - same.

    My best traffic comes from the search engines - google/yahoo. Just went to check and found a huge amount of traffic has arrived recently from........stumbleupon!

  8. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    spooky

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Spooky is the right word!
      None of my hubs have been hit much, and I'm not going throught them all one by one to see where all the hits landed!
      I'm assuming they were shared.
      or its a glitch making me look as if I had hits I didn't really have!

      1. CMHypno profile image94
        CMHypnoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe someone's been on a hub reading spree and stumbled them all?

  9. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    Backlinking is a really time consuming process, but it should be done with different keyword variations everytime you backlink a hubpage or webpage, so that it appears to the search engines and also human visitors that what they are about to click on is new and original....some people will click in and then immediately click out, but hopefully that's an adsense click that converts well.

  10. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    If that's the case, THANKYOU THAT PERSON!!
    There is no clicks, but hey viewers make me feel good smile

  11. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    The link itself should always be your targeted keywords, at least htats what I have found works best!

  12. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    whoa.
    StumbleUpon is invading.
    I'm getting views on every hub I've ever submitted there, included one that has not had a single view in over a month.

  13. starme77 profile image67
    starme77posted 8 years ago

    Same thing here,  I don't understand it either but Its o.k with me smile

  14. Shadesbreath profile image84
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    I wish I had the energy or interest for backlinking and stuff.  I've tried. I just can't make myself do it.  It's dumb, I know, but, I just can't.  I'd rather write and I have no discipline for that stuff.

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, don't beat yourself up about it.
      I've never gotten a click from any StumbleUpon traffic...

      That's part of the reason I abandoned it. Before this week though, the most recent SU traffic I think was from January. Something's up over there lol

  15. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I have not noticed traffic from stumble but then again I don't post there. I have had comments saying that user has posted there tho and I gotta say that just tickles me pink! I think thats just a huge massive compliment and always makes my day big_smile

    I have linked other peoples hubs at shetoldme but didn't think to say so, maybe next time I shall just so I can make their day! big_smile

    1. wyanjen profile image81
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile I do that from time to time too.

      I have a view on one of my health contest hubs that came from Twitter. I don't do Twitter, so thanks to whoever!

 
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