StumbleUpon is a GOLDMINE

by sprice
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Seriously, if you're not using it you really should be.

I did a small amount of testing the other week on a niche and was trying to promote traffic through Pinterest.

Thing is I set up a Social plugin on my Wordpress blog which automatically posts to StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, and some other random journal websites etc...

Before anyone asks, it was this plugin:

WordPress › NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster « WordPress Plugins

Just a couple automatic posts to StumbleUpon over a couple days and it was obvious how powerful this site can be for traffic, especially since users can choose to follow all of your posts if they like what they see.

If you're not using StumbleUpon, you should really consider starting to.



#goldmine #stumbleupon
  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Where's the gold? How many nuggets did you collect and how much you get for them?
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    • Profile picture of the author sprice
      Originally Posted by PerformanceMan View Post

      Where's the gold? How many nuggets did you collect and how much you get for them?
      The Leprechauns have forbidden me from saying...
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    72 visits is a goldmine? Pieces of gold foil maybe....
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    • Profile picture of the author sprice
      Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

      72 visits is a goldmine? Pieces of gold foil maybe....
      72 visits from a couple auto-posted Stumbles. There's a lot of potential here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jelanib
    Originally Posted by sprice View Post

    Seriously, if you're not using it you really should be.

    I did a small amount of testing the other week on a niche and was trying to promote traffic through Pinterest.

    Thing is I set up a Social plugin on my Wordpress blog which automatically posts to StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, and some other random journal websites etc...

    Before anyone asks, it was this plugin:

    WordPress › NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster « WordPress Plugins

    Just a couple automatic posts to StumbleUpon over a couple days and it was obvious how powerful this site can be for traffic, especially since users can choose to follow all of your posts if they like what they see.

    If you're not using StumbleUpon, you should really consider starting to.



    How do you promote on Reddit? Kind of interesting in using this but I've heard that it's not really worth the hassle because they are stringent on spam.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aurelijus
      Originally Posted by Jelanib View Post

      How do you promote on Reddit? Kind of interesting in using this but I've heard that it's not really worth the hassle because they are stringent on spam.
      Here's good thread http://www.warriorforum.com/social-m...ing-about.html
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    • Profile picture of the author sprice
      Originally Posted by Jelanib View Post

      How do you promote on Reddit? Kind of interesting in using this but I've heard that it's not really worth the hassle because they are stringent on spam.
      I haven't done much testing with Reddiit so I'm not sure.


      That's a great article.
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      • Profile picture of the author operationbob
        I had a page get stubmled YEARS ago, and I'm still seeing a trickle of traffic from it every time I look at stats for that site.
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      • Profile picture of the author JoeFerguson
        Have never really considered Reddit as a good social media service for affiliate marketing, this was a good read thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    One of my sites is getting 300 to 400 visits per day from Stumbleupon. I am using that same plugin. I get mostly zero visits from any of the other social sites my stuff gets posted to.

    I have found in the past that Stumbledupon visitors never click any of my ads, so basically worthless in my mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    Yeah StumbleUpon is nice.

    I don't even do any stumbling or use it at all in my marketing (yet) and one of my sites gets about 5K visitors a month from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author cutewebmasters
    To be honest, if there were no way of earning money from blogging, there would not be millions of blogs. And to earn more, you need more traffic. By using StumbleUpon, you can easily increase your blog’s traffic and earn more from your blog’s earning source.
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  • Profile picture of the author lizajohn2014
    thanks for information
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  • Profile picture of the author waqascheema
    i am not getting any traffic from StumbleUpon .. dont know why
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Not fair,
    you hide the third one's name.
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    • Profile picture of the author sprice
      Originally Posted by Moneymaker2012 View Post

      Not fair,
      you hide the third one's name.
      It's nothing special, a forum in which I was asking a question about my site. So it's the only traffic it would have brought me anyway, and not anything to monetize on... hence the reasons I blocked it.
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    I am getting more traffic from reddit, but both help!
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    • Profile picture of the author Rbreau04
      Great post. It is a very popular website. Thanks for posting!
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  • Profile picture of the author China Newz
    Originally Posted by sprice View Post

    Seriously, if you're not using it you really should be.

    I did a small amount of testing the other week on a niche and was trying to promote traffic through Pinterest.

    Thing is I set up a Social plugin on my Wordpress blog which automatically posts to StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, and some other random journal websites etc...
    What does it mean to automatically post to Stumble Upon? Does that mean that your blog post will pop up there? How does it work for Twitter? Is it just a link to your blog post?

    Am definitely interested in checking out that Plugin. Sounds really effective.
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    • Profile picture of the author sprice
      Originally Posted by China Newz View Post

      What does it mean to automatically post to Stumble Upon? Does that mean that your blog post will pop up there? How does it work for Twitter? Is it just a link to your blog post?

      Am definitely interested in checking out that Plugin. Sounds really effective.
      Yes it means that the blog post will pop up there. It will "Stumble" your post and therefore add it to its directory so when stumblers are checking out the stumbles on the website, your blog post will come up in their results. If people "Thumbs Up" your post, it gives it a chance to be seen my more stumblers.
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  • Profile picture of the author cmwork82
    Thank you so much for the tips. I needed traffic to my site and now I have it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mvlcoral
    Thanks for add this information, I am getting more traffic from reddit, but both help. I need it very argent friends....!

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  • Profile picture of the author danoctav
    StumleUpon is great for generating traffic as Pinterest or Facebook from what I have seen and the plugin can help a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaron93wallace
    Yes, StumbleUpon is a good source for traffic boosting, but if you want to generate some leads from it then I am not sure that you can get the results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate96
    StumbleUpon is worth for submitting your content and your links. One can definitely get the relevant traffic/visit with this site. This site is really very useful
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  • Profile picture of the author sprice
    Originally Posted by charleskay View Post

    Pls Sprice, how can I start getting traffic from PINTEREST!! Help
    I'm actually working on a membership site in which one of the resources will explain all of the different ways to get traffic from Pinterest.

    The basic way to get traffic from Pinterest is simply to pin images on your blog post. People will see this image and if they click on the image it will take them to your blog post.

    A great way to get more traffic from Pinterest is to find group boards to post on. You find a group board like this one:

    ♥ Delicious Sweets ♥

    You follow the board, and then the board creator will have instructions on how to become a contributor (a way to contact them asking to be a contributor).

    Once you're a member, now you can pin to this board and therefore utilize all of the followers of that board to increase your exposure.

    This method used to be much more effective until Pinterest issued a limit in which now you can only invite 5 people in a 15 minute period to your boards, and now it's slightly harder to get an invite.
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    • Profile picture of the author johnsmith789
      Originally Posted by sprice View Post

      I'm actually working on a membership site in which one of the resources will explain all of the different ways to get traffic from Pinterest.

      The basic way to get traffic from Pinterest is simply to pin images on your blog post. People will see this image and if they click on the image it will take them to your blog post.

      A great way to get more traffic from Pinterest is to find group boards to post on. You find a group board like this one:

      ♥ Delicious Sweets ♥

      You follow the board, and then the board creator will have instructions on how to become a contributor (a way to contact them asking to be a contributor).

      Once you're a member, now you can pin to this board and therefore utilize all of the followers of that board to increase your exposure.

      This method used to be much more effective until Pinterest issued a limit in which now you can only invite 5 people in a 15 minute period to your boards, and now it's slightly harder to get an invite.
      I agree. Pinterest is a wonderful source to gather traffic. People love images and if your image is attractive then people will like and comment on your pin.
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  • Profile picture of the author bptsolution
    Thanks for sharing this great information. I will use this technique.
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    Not as much of a goldmine as it used to be. Much of the novelty has worn off so many people have moved on. I think its heyday was 2006/7.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjtigers14
    I'm not sure what the quality of StumbleUpon traffic is, I imagine it's become mainly 13-16 year olds. But I agree, you can't beat getting traffic for something that automatically happens when you publish a post. Thanks, I'm going to implement this on one of my blogs!
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakrawat2789
    Yes absolutely right stumbleupon is one of the great resource of traffic. But I want to know about the third one.
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  • Profile picture of the author pvijeh
    i think stumbleupon is terrible. I have like a 99% bounce rate with stumbleupon traffic, and never really seen any serious traffic come from it. maybe a couple people a day, tops.
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  • Profile picture of the author impoorvi
    Stumbleupon and reddit, these two are really good websites. If you're website design and images are eye catching, obviously it will attract user attention and more likely they will stumble the page and share it.
    But for reddit, you have to be more careful. You can't spam there. But if you can write good title, you will succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author infoway
    StumbleUpon is a great platform to get visitors. Catchy & unique content page shared will always be stumbled. In fact I did got multiple visitors/traffic from StumbleUpon.
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    • Profile picture of the author sprice
      Originally Posted by infoway View Post

      StumbleUpon is a great platform to get visitors. Catchy & unique content page shared will always be stumbled. In fact I did got multiple visitors/traffic from StumbleUpon.
      This is the key, catchy and unique content. If you're posting this type of content to your blog, then the content that is automatically stumbled due to the plugin will also be catchy and unique, and therefore it will get more stumbles and more traffic from stumbleupon.
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