StumbleUpon is Secret Source of TrafficWritten by Mustafa Khundmiri
May 28, 2012 # 9:34 pm # Expert Guides, Specials # 6 Comments
StumbleUpon is a great place to start driving relevant traffic to your website. Regardless of what niche you’re in, you can use the popular social media site to get more targeted exposure.
However, you have to keep a few things in mind to ensure that you are getting positive results from your efforts on StumbleUpon. Let’s look into them:
Make It Easy to Stumble
StumbleUpon is a site that is made up of a large audience with a diverse set of interests. So getting the right kind of visitors to your website using StumbleUpon can be easy if you know what you’re doing.
The first step that you should take towards finding success with StumbleUpon is to make it easy for your visitors to stumble your content. And the most effective way to do that is to add a StumbleUpon badge to your site. You don’t need to be a real techie to add this badge as it takes only a few minutes.
Build and Leverage Followers
Things can be pretty unpredictable when it comes to StumbleUpon since not much is in your control. But what if I told you could take matters in your own hands in terms of traffic? Yes, by building a strong follower base and sharing your content with them you can do that.
However, grabbing followers on StumbleUpon is not as simple as Twitter but it’s very much like it. Even though the process can be a bit slow, it can be worth it in the long run since StumbleUpon has an active user base.
Once you have a good amount of followers or friends, it will be a lot more easier to have your content spread on StumbleUpon. However, make sure that you are not indulging in any unethical practices to boost your follower count because that wouldn’t do any good and you’d end up wasting your time/money.
Go Beyond Your Own Content
No, it’s not a crime but still stumbling your own content is frowned upon and should be avoided. However, this doesn’t mean that you should never do it, but it just makes more sense to have other users stumble your content than you doing it yourself.
StumbleUpon is a community that is very social and friendly. So as long as you’re not indulging in blatant self promotion you’ll do fine. The key is to give real value to the community in your own way rather than spamming it. That’s how you become a valued, respected user of StumbleUpon.
Use Appropriate Titles/Descriptions
One of the reasons why your content may not get stumbled much is because its title and description are unclear. You have to see to it that you don’t leave users guessing as to what your content is about.
Don’t make the mistake of using clever titles that are confusing. Be as direct and clear as possible. And write descriptions that are simple and to the point. Your content won’t get noticed even if it’s great without a good title and description.
How do you leverage StumbleUpon for traffic? Do share your experience by commenting below!