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    Renaissance-Manposted 11 years ago

    Does anyone submit there HUBs to Stumbleupon?

    1. Simone Smith profile image86
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'd avoid it except in very rare cases when you think that your friends would be really, really interested in the Hub, and I would only share Hubs on StumbleUpon if I also shared lots of other sorts of things on the site.
      Hope that helps! big_smile

    2. NateB11 profile image89
      NateB11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I could be wrong, anyone let me know if I am, but I came to the conclusion that StumbleUpon is a bad idea for promoting Hubs; because I was getting traffic from there, but noticed visitors weren't staying long. If a visitor doesn't stay long, Google tends to think your site has no value for the user. People flip through things quickly on StumbleUpon, makes sense they'd make brief visits to a page at a time.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image85
        Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Well spotted.

        1. NateB11 profile image89
          NateB11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Marisa.

    3. VVanNess profile image76
      VVanNessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I do and have found a lot of success! My goal has been to market my articles as much as possible. As younger women love social media, especially if it has to do with the topics I'm writing about, Stumbleupon is a great option for me!

      I would also try Reddit, Digg, Redgage, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and most of all Facebook!

      1. chinared profile image60
        chinaredposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with VVanNess. I don't like to put all my, so-called "eggs" in one basket. The more the merrier! :-)

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      Herald of the dayposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Am still new try to form my first hub may be you could guide me in the long run if its viable to submit there HUBs to Stumbleupon.

  2. TedWritesStuff profile image67
    TedWritesStuffposted 11 years ago

    Maybe I'm a little simple, but why would you avoid it? Isn't it a good thing to get your Hubs out there for people to read and appreciate? ;-)

  3. rumanasaiyed profile image72
    rumanasaiyedposted 11 years ago

    Yes I do submit all my hubs to stumbleupon.

  4. John Smith CB profile image60
    John Smith CBposted 11 years ago

    Are we allowed to promote hubs?

    1. Just Ask Susan profile image89
      Just Ask Susanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes we're allowed to promote our hubs as well as other peoples hubs. You should only do this on sites that you are active on.

  5. Carola Finch profile image90
    Carola Finchposted 11 years ago

    There is no reason to avoide Stumbleupon.  It is different from other sites in that it is composed of pages that people like, the idea being that the pages are there for other people to "stumble upon."  I have been posting my stuff there for over a year now after  another publisher I write for recommended it.  Not much traffic, but still worth posting.  Most publishers will encourage you to post your articles everywhere that you can on social media.  Just be careful to post in places where your articles are welcome, or you may be flagged as spam.

  6. faythef profile image59
    faythefposted 11 years ago

    I post my hubs there..and get a few visitors when I do..not many but every one helps...Or so I thought..Maybe Simone will tells us why we shouldn't..I certainly don't want to do anything that proves to be harmful in some way.

  7. rebthomas profile image78
    rebthomasposted 11 years ago

    what is stumbleupon?

  8. Geniusknight profile image69
    Geniusknightposted 11 years ago

    If you are planning on using StumbleUpon then let me tell you that StumbleUpon refrains from excessive self promotions from same domain and will show your submitted hubs very less often or not at all. If you wish to generate traffic from StumbleUpon then ask your fellow stumblers to add them for you so that you don't fall into the trap of excessive self promotion. wink

    1. lethag profile image77
      lethagposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      we need a stumbleupon button..I think that would be helpful for all of us...
      I have to say I am probably the only one that stumbles my hubs.

      1. Geniusknight profile image69
        Geniusknightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        StumbleUpon won't be of any help if you are blatantly self promoting your articles. To be successful on StumbleUpon you need to submit amazing stuffs that people love to watch or read, By submissions I mean the articles that you come across on the net.and not your own stuff , unless you are 200 % confident of your viral factor of your article. After you have submitted around 60 stumbles, Go for the self promotion but make sure you add other amazing stuffs from the net too , which will make stumbleUpon  think you are really a true stumbler and will show more of your articles in the searches as a result you will gain followers and more  views. However make sure not to add your articles in wrong category because then you might get a dislike and your article will lose appeal to stumbleupon and won't be shown any more in StumbleUpon searches. Also make sure you add your best works because stumbleupon shows more of quality works in the searches rather then simpleton submissions. Hope this will help all hubbers to become a better stumbler.

        You can get an stumbleupon extension for your browser so that you can add any webpage easily. Simply Google "StumbleUpon extension for you "xyz browser " "  Also make sure you always add tags and comments to your submissions which will help StumbleUpon show your submissions more frequently in the searches.

    2. Carola Finch profile image90
      Carola Finchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have posted up to 2 - 3 articles a day on Stumbleupon for about a year now for another publisher with an an easy app on their site and all my hubs.  Everything has posted just fine and I have not had any problems. Just my experience - first I have heard of problems.

      1. Geniusknight profile image69
        Geniusknightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah manual submissions are easily caught by StumbleUpon but when you use a embeded StumbleUpon Tool then the self promotion thingy doesn't do any harm, besides you have posted just 2 and 3 so expect a good traffic. smile

  9. yupperclub profile image60
    yupperclubposted 11 years ago

    does anyone know what stumbleupon really is?  What are the benefits of stumbling besides falling flat on your face?  Let me know if you can think about it before responding.  Thanks.

    1. Carola Finch profile image90
      Carola Finchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Am no expert, but from what I have observed over the last year, the site is  like a database of pages that people "like."  People can surf it like a mini-web of recommended pages.  Get some hits from it - though nothing impressive.

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    Educateurselfposted 11 years ago

    I personally didn't like stumbleupon, but I am using it because there it's not that bad if you receive some views or many.

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    HowIConqueredposted 11 years ago

    I don't see the harm in submitting your articles to SU. I've posted my own links and have received some traffic. You should only be submitting articles that have high quality value, not hubs that are overly promotional. Users of SU want to find pages that are interesting reads, not read about "how to get rich quick" schemes or who's making the most money on such and such websites like unfortunately a lot of hubs are about. It would probably make sense to be active on SU and only post your best hubs every now and then.

    1. yupperclub profile image60
      yupperclubposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Nice thought, but personally I'm not interested.  People can go to Hubpages just as easily as stumbleupon.  Same article is still duplicate content.

  12. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 11 years ago

    If you promote the same site several times it will be blocked.  SU is to promote stuff by other people that you like, not self-promote.

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    Renaissance-Manposted 11 years ago

    Ok guys thanks for the reply my plan was just to submit a few HUBs.  And i was curious about how much traffic people get from stumbleupon..

    1. chinared profile image60
      chinaredposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The first day I submitted probably about 6 of my hubs, had 37 hits. It's tailed off however since then, but then again, I haven't submitted more than a few on there, too many others sites to focus on.

  14. lovebuglena profile image85
    lovebuglenaposted 11 years ago

    I used to share my hubs on stumbleupon but then the site wouldn't allow me to do that anymore so I stopped. I no longer go on that site anymore though I still have the account. I am not going to promote other people's stuff anyway so no point in even being there.

  15. brakel2 profile image74
    brakel2posted 11 years ago

    I used to use the site, but had poor response. I also used She Told Me until it became a paying site. I wish I could find something worthwhile. Simone and others say to just write good content. How can you get traffic from Twitter?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image85
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      What you have to remember is why links are useful.

      One, they're useful because a real reader may see them and follow the link.  You've gained a visitor.  Did anyone ever visit ShetoldMe, except people who were promoting their own sites?  I doubt it. Sites like that are always a waste of time for gaining real readers.

      Two, they're useful because Google looks at the number of people who post links to your Hub, and sees those as evidence that people like it.  Again, sites like SheToldMe are useless, because Google would have to be pretty dumb not to work out it's the writers themselves who are posting there, not genuine readers.

      Think about where your readers might be, and make yourself visible there.  Look for forums on topics you're interested in, get yourself known and then you can start sharing the occasional Hub if it's helpful to someone.  Or you may be able to show a link in your forum signature.   

      Go to blogs on your topics and leave comments. Look for ones which ask you for your name and a website - put your link in the website box, and that will create a backlink.

      Join MyBlogGuest and write posts for others to post on their blogs, with a link back to one of your Hubs.

      You can see that creating effective links isn't easy these days.  It's particularly painful if your Hubs are all on different topics, because then you have to promote each Hub individually.  If you have a lot of Hubs on one topic, you could create a Keystone Hub which lists them all (be sure to add some extra content on the subject as well), and promote that.

      1. brakel2 profile image74
        brakel2posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Marisa for the useful information. I have a recreational summer hub, and put a successful link in a forum. The next summer I tried to go back and put a link, but the moderator posted a warning about using a link. You have to be so careful to get involved in the forum for a little while to place a link. It isn't easy, I know.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image85
          Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          You can't just hop on to a forum and post a link.   You must spend time there, get known as knowledgeable about your subject and be helpful to people. Then you can occasionally offer a Hub link in answer to a question.  It's a lot of work and therefore not worth it if you have only a few Hubs on that subject.


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