ADVICE NEEDED: My website has so much potential but I am stuck

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Hey guys.. I started a website called http://how2becool.com/ about 2 years ago now. The highest number I did in traffic in one day was 25,431 and that was courtesy of a post I put up on stumbleupon. I don't really get social traffic anymore. At this point I'm really just stuck. I've been getting between 150 to 250 nits per day for over 5 months now. I am stuck.. Advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    "courtesy of a post I put up on stumbleupon" is your clue.

    Why did it get so much traffic? Replicate.

    Originally Posted by flossman View Post

    Hey guys.. I started a website called Home | How2BeCool about 2 years ago now. The highest number I did in traffic in one day was 25,431 and that was courtesy of a post I put up on stumbleupon. I don't really get social traffic anymore. At this point I'm really just stuck. I've been getting between 150 to 250 nits per day for over 5 months now. I am stuck.. Advice?
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    • Profile picture of the author flossman
      Originally Posted by DABK View Post

      "courtesy of a post I put up on stumbleupon" is your clue.

      Why did it get so much traffic? Replicate.
      I have tried. This was the post - These 3D Illustrations Are Beyond Amazing | How2BeCool its got 53k shares.. Stumble Upon stopped pushing my posts.. It just doesn't work for me anymore. Thanks for responding
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      • Profile picture of the author thejfoster42
        Originally Posted by flossman View Post

        I have tried. This was the post - These 3D Illustrations Are Beyond Amazing | How2BeCool its got 53k shares.. Stumble Upon stopped pushing my posts.. It just doesn't work for me anymore. Thanks for responding
        Getting posts to go viral on a platform is an art, not a science. It's not that you can't replicate it, it's just that you haven't figured out why the last one worked yet.

        Try using similar title structures, similar wording in your main text, or linking to similar content. Just go through the list of all the different aspects you can think of and see what works the best. Pick the one method that performs, and keep refining it.
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      • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
        Originally Posted by flossman View Post

        Stumble Upon stopped pushing my posts..
        StumpleUpon isn't probably as popular as it was back in the day, and these "social bookmarking" style services are being spammed to death.

        Have you tried Reddit? Find the right subreddit, and if your content is good you may get decent traffic.
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        Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
        Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

        What's your excuse?
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  • Profile picture of the author k.freddy
    You were simply lucky in getting this much traffic for a random post.

    Now, you need to, first of all, work on your social - hook up Youtube channel, Twitter & Facebook to your site - that's the holly trinity you might say.

    Next, you should select a couple of keywords your website relates to and optimize for them onpage. Finally, invest a little bit in SEO and some backlinks.

    If your content is of a viral nature you can focus 100% on social media aspect and promote it that way. You can use various scripts to make people who visit your site to share, like or retweet your content in exchange for a download or ebook or something else.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Stumbleupon shows you the social profiles for traffic that Like your page, it' not really a mystery.

    Get the profiles with the highest follower counts to Like another similar page.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    It seems like you got that much traffic all in one day because of StumbleUpon, I've used that several years ago for some past business and it did get quite a fair bit of traffic spike because of StumbleUpon.

    What you need to note though is that such traffic spikes are usually not sustainable, and cannot be considered as 'ordinary' for your website.

    Just continue working on SEO and social media marketing and guest content marketing (if applicable) to grow your visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author news2cash
    Use Social Engage Pro which is a new wordpress plugin. Get your social game back on with Traffic Fusion. To go into depth on research and niches get interest Architect
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    • Profile picture of the author Hlewagastiz
      You need to start working with Facebook ads, it's done wonders for me

      EDIT: Beautiful website btw
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinchua91
    Looking at your site again, perhaps you could go the Buzzfeed link bait (article titles) way and get on Facebook to market. It worked very well for them and most businesses that follow their model (assuming your content is relevant to this) succeed as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author flossman
    Thank you so much everyone. I really appreciate your help.
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