Recently I have discovered how truly amazing StumbleUpon is and how it can bring some serious traffic to your site’s most interesting pages if you know how to use it. StumbleUpon is a discovery engine to help you find content on the web you would be interested in, so by typing in your interests, you can start stumbling upon new exciting web materials. My goal through this post is to get you in on some StumbleUpon traffic by giving out free stumbles.
First things first – if you don’t have the StumbleUpon add on for Firefox, you need to get it here. This will give you all the features of StumbleUpon while you are surfing the web, so if you like something, you don’t have to go to StumbleUpon.com to stumble it, you can just hit the “I like it!” button.
So, here’s the plan. I will stumble any website/page you want me to. If you’re lucky, other people will find your stuff, and if they like it, they will also stumble it, revealing it to more and more people. The ideal situation is to have your content being stumbled so more people get their eyes on your website. If your content is good enough, this means lots and lots of traffic.
For all those here just for the free stumbles, all you need to do is comment below in this format:
Stumble my website: *insert URL*
Thanks for the free stumbles, I always thought you were the greatest.
Now, will I still stumble your website even if it’s not in the above format? We’ll find out :).
OK guys, I want to let you in on a little link building secret (well it’s not a secret, but it’s pretty cool). Hopefully your site has at least one piece of link bait that people would openly link to and generally like. But chances are, you’re having a little trouble getting it seen by lots of eyes. This is where StumbleUpon’s Paid Discovery comes in: You can get Paid Stumbles for $0.05 a piece, which is at least 10 times cheaper than advertising it through Adwords. Now, for each time someone likes your stumble, you get a free stumble, so all you have to do is get the ball rolling, and if your stuff is enjoyable/linkable, people will like it and BAM, your racking up free stumbles and tons of exposure. If you want to, check out Wiep Knol’s post on the subject and how successful this technique can be. UPDATE: Just found out that you have to choose either the $0.10 or $0.25 paid options to be allowed to earn free stumbles.
Currently I’m testing the above idea out on my link building techniques page. I’m going to start off by using $20 worth of credit, with a $2 limit a day, and seeing if I can get some free stumbles and more importantly a few links. Yeah, it’s not a lot of money at all, but I’m going to see what happens and blog about the results right here on my site.
Thanks guys for the read, and I hope you guys enjoy me stumbling your content at no cost. If you are a kind hearted person, you can do one of three things: Link to or Stumble this page, read my other posts on my blog and get involved by commenting and telling me your thoughts, or subscribing to my RSS Feed. Thanks again!!
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