Stumbleupon Just Bombed Me With Traffic?!?

by SeanyG
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Hey guys,

I was just checking my blog stats which are fairly consistent at a few hundred views a day. I got a bunch of sales yesterday and I realized that Stumbleupon sent me 4000 views in one day.

I am not that familiar with Stumbleupon so I don't really know what caused all of this traffic.

Why did this happen and how can I make it happen more?

~Sean
#bombed #stumbleupon #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Someone stumbled your site or an article. If you got that much traffic, it was either a popular stumbler or multiple people stumbled it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    Nice!! Ironic the name of the website as well. Considering you may have "stumbledupon" a great source.

    Keep us informed.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
    StumbleUpon - Featured Music sites

    One of my stumbles was featured in the music section. Thats what it is!
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    I call that the "Stumble Surge"

    It happens every once in a while with some of my articles. Unfortunately the conversions from most of those visits are few and far between - but it's fun to see your stats meter go off the board! :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    A stumble surge can last for awhile. It's not the sharp spike and then it is mostly gone that you get from a lot of the others.

    I had one that went on for about a month and the FF traffic was over 90% the whole time. IE was hardly a blip.

    Once it reaches a threshold level, and people start commenting or re stumbling your page, that is when it starts to really climb. They are one of the few social bookmarking sites that won't let you stumble your own site. (You can but just 15 times or so) So you have to have a page good enough to attract them all by itself, like you did already, or you can get other people to stumble something for you.

    There is someone offering 3 free stumbles right now in the forum right now in exchange for something or other. His forum name is nick1123.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ldimilo
    Am I the only one who doesn't like to get stumbled? The amount of traffic is stupid and completely messes with my metrics. I wish there was a way I could block the traffic....
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    • Profile picture of the author Dal.K
      Social bookmarking is great for traffic. I am fan of Digg and Stumble Upon because its my main source. Try outsourcing bookmarking for an extra boost.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezeey
    I had kinda the same thing happen to me, got 1500 hits from Stumble, was a nice surprise. Wish it would happen more often.
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    • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
      Like someone above said though... not much in the way of conversions from all of this traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jayson L
    I haven't had any luck with digg either. The traffic just doesn't convert to anything of value.
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  • Profile picture of the author babushka99
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    I had that happen to my blog. Just a personal blog, 200 visitors per day and then suddenly 3700 visitors. It seem on my blog there was the Bush's Twin's infamous beach photograph of her changing. Yahoo! carried some article on the Twins and for some reason, I had a spike in traffic.

    Wish I had such spikes every day!
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  • Profile picture of the author SantiSantana
    Well, getting into a lot of bookmarkers mught be the way, so you get spikes from different places and all th elil bits add up. The old version of onlywire used to be good for that, but the service has changed a bit and i havent had the time to check how it works now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Video Gal Becky
    The amazing thing here is that you actually converted some StumbleUpon traffic into actual sales. That's quite rare!
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
    That I did! I got quite a few sales (nothing to write home about but a noticeable increase!)
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    • Profile picture of the author wwesley
      Originally Posted by SeanyG View Post

      That I did! I got quite a few sales (nothing to write home about but a noticeable increase!)
      how are you monetizing it? cpa?
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      • Profile picture of the author Bondtana
        Very interesting...
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        • Profile picture of the author melanied
          The kind of cool thing about SU, too, is that a post doesn't have to gain popularity within the first 48 hours or week or whatever of its life. I have a post on my personal blog that's entitled "Cybersongs - Songs about Websites" that's a little collection of YouTube videos of people singing songs they wrote about various websites - "Gotta Digg" by Kina Granis, Alana Taylor's "The Twitter Song" and "I Google You" by Amanda Palmer, stuff like that.

          Anyway, every few months or so someone, or a few people, will run across it and stumble it and I'll get a whole new wave of stumble traffic to that post for a few days.

          Hey, I should look and see if someone has a song about Stumble Upon! haha. I could milk this thing...
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          • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
            Originally Posted by melanied View Post

            Hey, I should look and see if someone has a song about Stumble Upon! haha. I could milk this thing...
            She's a thinker!
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    • Profile picture of the author SeanyG
      The funniest thing about this is that the post that got stumbled is the least relevant to my niche. Better than nothing though. My email list is growing fast!

      Anyone know how to get featured like this?
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      • Profile picture of the author HCLee
        Glad you had good traffic from SU and more importantly sales too. Somehow for me from my experience, on occasions when I had good traffic from SU, there were no sales. I called them window shoppers or lookers no buyers. Anyway good that yours turn out well.
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  • Profile picture of the author megaresp
    Originally Posted by SeanyG View Post

    I was just checking my blog stats...I realized that Stumbleupon sent me 4000 views in one day
    Hey, well done. You obviously created something really good.
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