If you’re new to the blogging scene or even a seasoned professional blogger or internet marketer, you’re probably aware of how much time and thought goes into writing a post. After you hit the publish button, it’s a great sense of accomplishment when you notice a spike in traffic, receive comments and feedback from readers or gain new subscribers.
One of the ways to drive traffic to your blog posts is by having it Stumbled on StumbleUpon.
What Exactly Is StumbleUpon
In many of the forums and social networking groups that I participate in, the big discussions going on right now is that bloggers are noticing that much of the hits from traffic that they are seeing is coming from members of StumbleUpon.
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that recommends the best of the web, personalized just for you. Discover useful and entertaining content and information with StumbleUpon anytime, wherever you are, from any device.
I’m signed up at StumbleUpon and also have the Stumble Upon toolbar installed. The tool bar is now available for Chrome, Internet Explorer and as an addon extension for Firefox.
StumbleUpon For Mobile Devices
There are also mobile apps for Android, iPhone and the iPad.
Now that I finally have my coveted iPhone on the Verizon Wireless network, I have downloaded the StumbleUpon app for iPhone from iTunes and am able to multi-task on my smartphone by stumbling posts whenever I have some “spare” time!
Whenever I see a post that I enjoy, I give it a “Thumbs Up” and write a short review. I have a profile telling a little about myself (my user name is Moomettes on StumbleUpon) , and have friends and followers on the network. Through messages on the Toolbar, we suggest to each other various sites that we enjoy, and if my friends like the sites, they’ll Stumble it, and give it a Thumbs Up.
I’ve been stumbling quite a few recipe blogs using the Stumble PhotoBlog method. This is a nice option as only the photos show up under my profile stream, as visual photos are the perfect medium for food presentation!.
You can see how much traffic you’re getting from StumbleUpon by checking your stats on Google Analytics, Statcounter or Get Clicky.
What is Stumble Upon and How Does it Work?
Are you sick of doing Google searches and constantly getting search results that just aren’t relevant to your needs?
If you know anything about how Google and other search engines work then you would already know that when you search for a particular item the result on the first page are usually the site with the most capital to invest in online marketing. In my opinion this is not a good way to find the thing you want to buy as the companies that have spent the most on online marketing are also going to need to charge top dollar for the products they sell to cover the costs of their marketing expenses.
Stumble Upon is a great tool that is installed on your web browser toolbar. The web user votes for the best sites in a particular niche so when someone looks for a website through stumble upon they only get results from the highest voted pages for that niche.
This is the new generation of site searching and it may even one day take out the need for search engines, it is definitely a more accurate way of giving the web searcher more relevant results for what they need and soon the search engine index will become obsolete.
This constantly growing website is shaping the future of how people will find the things they want on the net by only giving results of the most heavily voted for site on the particular subject you are looking into.
I highly recommend anyone start using stumble upon the get the websites they need and if you ever find a particular page that was helpful simply use your stumble upon toolbar to give it thumbs up!
Simon Lissa is an Online Home Based Business Entrepreneur and the owner of Online Surveys Australia.
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