If you are like me, you may have heard of StumbleUpon but may not be aware of what it does and how it can work for you. I’d heard of StumbleUpon but never really immersed myself in it or thought too much about its benefits. It wasn’t until I set up this blog that I realised just how powerful it is. This article looks at why you should have a StumbleUpon account, not only to increase traffic to your website, but also to allow you to follow your other online interests.
Traffic and Following
StumbleUpon is a brilliant tool for increasing traffic to your website. That is the point of it, to increase visits to your blog by randomly selecting your content and sending it to users who have selected such topics of interest. If you were to submit each and every one of your articles, you will soon see traffic building up and increased clicks to other articles and pages. Once submitted, they are always there, being sent out to Stumblers which means it is a consistent app for traffic. In fact, StumbleUpon for me is the tool which sends me most traffic, as you can see below.
In just one week, it sent over 200 people to my website it is head and shoulders ahead of other platforms for referrals which is why you should add the button to your site! Once someone is already on your blog, it’s likely they will want to browse at it in its entirety!
Good Content = Increased Revisits
StumbleUpon offers people a random hit of a topic they enjoy and have selected. If your blogs have good content and is inviting, people who have Stumbled you by accident, may want to revisit to see what else you have to offer. This is how you can get regular followers to your blog. You don’t want people just dropping by once, you want them to keep coming back and the more people who are introduced to your blog, via Stumbling, the more likely you are to have people revisiting. Your job is to keep your content in good form and regularly update and let StumbeUpon help send you your new audience.
It’s Not Just About Traffic
You can use StumbleUpon to find new websites and articles that you like! If you have a free lunch break, get Stumbling. You can pick from a vast amount of topics and interests that you want to look at and see what you get. You will find some real gems you may otherwise have not found. It doesn’t just have to be about what is best for your website, it can also be a bit of fun to be the Stumbler!
Obviously, relying on other platforms wont work alone in growing your blogs reputation. Your content needs to good and produced regularly. You need to post it on as many social networks as you can for it to get seen. You should also comment and interact on other people’s sites to grow your connections and followers. Being social as well as a good writer is what counts, but apps and networks certainly help!