Maximize your potential success
Save your best material for StumbleUpon. It relies on you starting a fire and sending that spark to people. Create a Stumble and email your list of friends to ask them to Stumble it. Get the ball rolling and get people to vote.
Share the wonderful things that you have found on StumbleUpon
Using your interests, you will find a treasure trove of interesting material to share on Twitter, Facebook or Google +. You can also connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts to more easily share.
Check out their YouTube channel “Stumble of the Week” with Katie, the StumbleUpon Social Media Manager. I love thisvideo with Guy Kawasaki which shows how he uses StumbleUpon to find great content on Google +. I blame Guy for my Google + and StumbleUpon time spent — it’s so addicting and a great combination, especially with the StumbleUpon iPad app.
Don’t like a page that pops up?
Give it one of four thumbs down to help better sort your future Stumbles. Your choices are: not for me, report spam, duplicate content and block this domain.
This is a social community
Make sure that you complete your profile like you have on other social networks. Choose your communication level for notifications via email as well as what type of content you deem appropriate. Active Stumblers are rated by their activities and using the toolbar frequently and “liking” pages that they like or think that others would like to StumbleUpon.
How do you increase traffic?
Add friends to your StumbleUpon network, submit new pages, and/or use multiple tags to attract more users from a variety of sources. Rate websites with the thumbs up or down. All this information is tracked and maintained by StumbleUpon to use for future page recommendations for you. You can also add a StumbleUpon widget to your blog. StumbleUpon has a paid discovery feature that takes people to your page for plans starting at $.05 per visit — very reasonable. One drawback: your website bounce rate can be affected by using StumbleUpon.
Check out the StumbleUpon blog
This is a great place to get the latest updates or StumbleUpon news.
Originally posted as a 12 Most Guest Post.
Have you had any big successes with StumbleUpon? Have I missed a tip or trick — please share with me in the comments.
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Hat tip my friend Michelle Kay who is an amazing Stumbler!
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