StumbleUpon is a fun way to both discover new sites and blogs and it’s a great way to promote you own if you have something that is worth sharing.
Success in StumbleUpon really depends on having fun,engaging content, a great network of friends to help promote, and a little bit of luck.
Below I’m going to share with you a few of the basic concepts for drastically increasing your reach on the StumbleUpon network.
- Stimulating Content: StumbleUpon can deliver visitors that provide an incredibly high bounce rate. That’s not good. The way to curb that and to promote people sharing your content is to develop content that is actually worth sharing. Use lots of vivid images, easy-to-read typography, engaging content. Educate, entertain and engage.
- Reviews…not Just Thumbs: After a little bit of testing, I’ve discovered that when you thumb up a page that you like…very little happens. However, when you thumb it up and leave a review then traffic starts moving. I’ve even seen people leave reviews that start with, “From the Page:” followed by an excerpt from the article.
- Rally your Network: As with any social network, those items that get the most up votes and reviews are the ones that will get the most attention. Of course, don’t call all your friends in at once or they’ll think you’re gaming the system but it is alright to ask your friends to take a look at your content and vote for it if they like it.
- Use the Share Feature: StumbleUpon allows you to share content directly to your StumbleUpon friends. If you use this feature too often, people will remove you. Use it once in a while and you’re friends will often very happily rally around you and support your work.
So now if you’ve enjoyed these tips go ahead and leave this article a thumbs up and an awesome review!