Easily Increase Site Traffic Using StumbleUpon.com

By StrangeWork.com: Looking for an easy way to boost site traffic? Look no further than StumbleUpon.com. StumbleUpon is a browsing tool for sharing and discovering great websites based on keywords that you find interesting.

StumbleUpon.com LogoSimply install the toolbar and click Stumble to view high-quality pages matched to your personal preferences. StumbleUpon also gives you the ability to rate websites you like or dislike. By giving a site you enjoy a thumbs up, you enter that site into the StumbleUpon directory. This allows others users who are stumbling under the same keywords as your site the chance of viewing the page you stumbled.

The amazing part is it actually works! On Wednesday my post 10 Reasons why Iā€™m buying a 2nd Generation Zune over any Apple iPod hit StumbleUpon. Since then I have received over 2,000 unique hits to that post from StumbleUpon users. Amazing!

StumbleUpon recently made some updates to its toolbar that shows website ratings next to search results in popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Windows Live.

StrangeWork.com on Google

StumbleUpon.com is an amazing resource for web developers and a great way to find interesting sites.

Enjoy this post? Be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed and my WordPress Tips and Tricks Newsletter! Also check out my WordPress books: Professional WordPress Third Edition & Professional WordPress Plugin Development

Comments

  1. I agree. I’ve had a number of my post stumbled and the initial rush of traffic is great but the cool thing is, it’s reoccurring traffic. It dies off after the initial rush but every now and then a few people will stop by.

  2. Ah, good old StumbleUpon. I remember when I first tried the Firefox plugin. All the hours of distraction it provided at work. šŸ™‚

    I agree with Brad, you tend to get really relevant hits. I used to click the random stumble button, and pretty much every page had something interesting about it. Plus it worked on categories.

    Also, kudos to Brad for having a great site, with many hits no doubt, and absolutely NO ADS! šŸ™‚

  3. Let me try brad. I will come again with my results.

  4. I have to say that this has been the single greatest tip I’ve come across so far with regards to increasing traffic to my site. I just opened a site about 5 days ago and we were getting about 30 hits a day, basically just direct and Digg traffic.

    I signed up for Stumbleupon yesterday and our unique visits immediately shot past 200. Just in the past 3 hours I’ve seen another 150. It’s kind of nuts the impact this site in promoting sites–I love it!

  5. I just signed up to stumble upon. I will try our your advice now.
    Thanks
    Scott

  6. very informative.. thanks!