Many bloggers end up having a love-hate relationship with StumbleUpon. They love the amount of traffic that the service — which now boasts over 10 million members — can send, but they hate the conversion rate on that traffic. ViperChill received 12, visitors from StumbleUpon in Mayyet their average time on site was just 26 seconds overall site average is 2 minutes and 24 seconds and they each viewed around 1.
For those of you who aren't familiar with it, StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that shows you random web pages based upon categories that you like. It learns very quickly what you like and don't like. It's channel surfing for the web.
Many of these sites are free to join and use. Content curation is where I can have all of the things that I am interested in delivered to me in a sifted and funneled manner. I do not use search engines much anymore because these sites have already done the research for me.
Around two years ago I took some time out to analyse the top 50 Stumbleupon users. At the time, StumbleUpon was just starting to get noticed by internet marketers and as the service had the ability to send a lot of traffic to websites, people wanted to know more. These days, Stumbleupon is about 8 million users bigger than the last time I did this and while it still has the ability to send thousands of visitors to a website, it seems to get talked about less and less. Now, some people will argue that there is no benefit to being a top user of the service while others claim that you should strive to be one if you want traffic from the site.
First things first, set up a complete profile using your real name so that people can find you and your content. Make sure that you share your new StumbleUpon profile on your blog and everywhere else so that people can find you. StumbleUpon is about random discovery of things from all over the internet, they select what you see by the content that you select and what you give the StumbleUpon thumb up.
Note: By submitting this form, you agree to Third Door Media's terms. We respect your privacy. While StumbleUpon might not currently be the most talked about social site, it still can be one of the most powerful mediums for jumpstarting your campaigns.
Using the web site discovery service StumbleUpon right now is kind of like driving a hot convertible with the top up. But tonight, StumbleUpon is dropping the top and letting the sun in. The new version of StumbleUpon is all about accessibility — by anyone, anywhere.
While idly browsing online today as one often does on a Sunday afternoonI had a look at the options on the new Stumbleupon toolbar for Firefox 3 to see if anything new was there. I was intrigued to discover this:. The irritating part to this though is that if you have a lot of stumbled likes, it will take a long time for this process to be completed and your browser is basically frozen while it is going on.
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