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Problems submitting to stumbleupon

  1. crashcromwell profile image74
    crashcromwellposted 9 years ago

    Does anyone post their sites on Stumbleupon? I started doing so earlier this week, and immediately started getting awesome traffic at a few of my underperforming hubs. Now, for the past few days, as I've tried to add additional hub pages there, they won't go through. I enter all the information and hit the recommend this site button, and then I wind up with a white screen that does nothing...ever....

    Has anyone else had this problem?

  2. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Every one who tried to spam stumbleupon run into that problem big_smile

  3. crashcromwell profile image74
    crashcromwellposted 9 years ago

    Am I spamming? I started posting there because I clicked on the share it button on my hubpages, and their site was one of the ones listed. Is it inappropriate to submit your own sites?

  4. jyuva profile image59
    jyuvaposted 9 years ago

    I think there is a limit to submit from one site big_smile

  5. crashcromwell profile image74
    crashcromwellposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for letting me know. I wondered if there may be some sort of limit about how many sites I'm allowed to recommend.

    1. jyuva profile image59
      jyuvaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is 10 posts from one site.
      I am not sure about this number big_smile

  6. crashcromwell profile image74
    crashcromwellposted 9 years ago

    I presently have 12, so that may be it.

  7. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    lol

    The whole point of stumbleupon is to submit sites that you like and want to share. Not to get a few hundred visits to "under performing hubs" lol . If some one else submits your hub and the readers like it - you will get thousands of visits. The most I have got is 120,000.

    Many more spammers like you and hubpages will get banned the same way it has been from other social networking sites.

    This is the second person I have seen this week complaining that they can't submit any more of their low quality hubs lol

    1. crashcromwell profile image74
      crashcromwellposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That was definitely not my intent. Until this week, I had not submitted any of my sites to any of these operations. My traffic has been so low for a couple of months that I decided I needed to do more to promote my site outside of hubpages. I had seen the Share It button on my hubs, but hadn't used it. So I tried it. When I see all these sites, some of which I've heard of and others I haven't, I decided to try it. If what I have done is not proper, I'm going to stop doing it.

      And also Mark, I wasn't complaining, I was simply asking a question so I could learn from others with more experience than I have. Thank you for enlightening me.

    2. profile image0
      daflaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Mark, hubs that aren't getting traffic anymore are not necessarily low quality.  I'm sure you have some older hubs that get very little traffic now as well, and I'm sure they are not low quality.  It's always nice to drag things  out of the mothballs once in awhile.

      In answer to the question, I've been using Twitter to recycle some old hubs.  Just don't spam blast it, and you'll get some hits. I usually post one tweet a day with an old hub on it.  Helps there as well if you actually become part of the community before posting links to sites/hubs/blogs.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Dafla - I guess that depends how you measure quality. What criteria do you use when submitting your hubs to stumbleupon and discovering that they do not let you submit any more?

        But you go ahead and submit all your hubs to stumble upon and if another bunch of people do the same thing - eventually the site will be banned.

        And the question was specifically about stumblupon smile

  8. crashcromwell profile image74
    crashcromwellposted 9 years ago

    As I said Mark, I'm not going to continue. I'm a marketing novice trying to learn, and now I've learned this isn't how it's done. It seems to me that with the wealth of information out there on the web, the odds of anyone just happening to stumble upon one of my hubs is slim to none. So from my admittedly naive perspective, I thought it would be appropriate to post my own hubs (especially since hubpages put the link right there in front of me).

    I come from a political background, and have been to many meetings where there were open seats on committees. It was considered entirely appropriate to place your own name in nomination, and as long as someone seconded it, the people could vote. So using that analogy, I thought that all I was doing was nominating my hubs, and if people want to "vote" for them by visiting them and hopefully enjoying their visit, all the better.

    So if this is not considered an appropriate practice, does anyone have any suggestions of the correct way to spread the word that my little hubs exist?

  9. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Links to them from other sites.

    Digg allows you to submit your own work.

    Dafla has recommended Twitter (never used it myself).

    I do not do a lot of this myself. As I have said on many occasions, if you write good quality content that is of interest to others, they will eventually find it and it will get traffic.

    I have also learned that what I think is good is not necessarily going to appeal to anyone else. smile

    My Osso bucco recipe has had about 50 visits since I wrote it lol

    And there are numerous forum threads covering the same thing that are worth looking through.

    What works for me may not work for you. Whatever Dafla is submitting to Twitter for example - I very much doubt that readership would be interested in the state of the Luxury Property Market in Hong Kong smile

    One thing I do know is that it is a waste of time submitting the wrong sort of content to the wrong sort of audience.

    Just look at what is popular on Digg or wherever.  Do you write that sort of stuff?

  10. crashcromwell profile image74
    crashcromwellposted 9 years ago

    Thank you Mark. I'm beginning to understand. I have also been submitting sites to Digg and Mixx, putting links to my hubs on my facebook profile and in my myspace blog.

    My involvement with hubpages.com began back in January, as I neared completion on my novel. I had heard that one way to help get a novel published is to show a publisher that the book has some level of marketability. So I opened the account with hubpages and the first few posts I made were simply copies of the first few chapters of the book. Then I didn't do anything for a while, as I was living in transition. Much to my surprise, when things settled down in my personal life, I found that I actually had a few people sign up for my fan club without any effort on my part. That's when I started writing other hubs, finished the novel and posted a few more chapters.

    Ironically, most of the pages I have been submitting to these different sites have been the chapters from my book. It's not that they haven't gotten any traffic, but I still would like to develop more of an audience for this novel.

  11. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Well, I suggest you look at the quality of the traffic. One thing I try very hard to do is give people what they are looking for. Do you have a google analytics account?

  12. crashcromwell profile image74
    crashcromwellposted 9 years ago

    I do have a google analytics account, though I haven't done much with it. Your point is well taken. I should call you Professor!

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol

      More specifically - see how long the stumble vistors stayed. If they bounced out in under 20 seconds......

 
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