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4 Ways to Increase Your Traffic With StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is one of the best traffic generators among the top seven social media sites, referring more than other social bookmarking and voting sites such as Digg and Reddit according to Statcounter.


Because when a user likes, or stumbles, a particular page, it is put into the StumbleUpon lineup. As other StumbleUpon users are randomly searching for new content on a specific
topic using the Stumble button on their toolbar, any pages in the lineup for that topic will be displayed to them.

So how can you capitalize on this great network and start getting traffic?

Great Content

Before we go any further, the main secret to StumbleUpon success is having great content. Sales pages and product info pages will not get you far, unless you happen to be Amazon or have some kind of extremely popular product like an iPad. Poorly written articles and blog posts may get them on there, but users can hit the dislike button just as easily as they can hit the like button and ultimately bury your content.

So what kind of content thrives on StumbleUpon? You can start with using the StumbleUpon search query URL,, and replace keyword with your niche or industry. Common popular media includes:

  • Tutorials – if your guide is the end all guide to a particular topic, then you’re in.
  • Videos – entertaining, informational, or visually stimulating videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and other video networks can do quite well.
  • Images – the photography community on StumbleUpon is pretty huge.
  • Infographics – most networks love infographics, and StumbleUpon is definitely one of them. You can see the ones with the most views here.
  • Lists – people love lists and will often stumble them for their followers.

Essentially, if your content does well on other social networks, it stands a good shot at doing well on StumbleUpon also. Now let’s learn how you can get more StumbleUpon traffic for your website.

1. Get Organic Stumbles

Most website owners and bloggers discover the power of StumbleUpon through their analytics, particular when they see a day like this pop up. stumbles

This is a good example of how entertaining content can go from obscurity to viral fame with one stumble. posted a random blog about funny iPhone auto-correct messages in February. A few months later, a random StumbleUpon user with only 179 followers found it amusing and stumbled it. The result was over 7,000 views in one day, and over time, 43,000+ views total.

It just goes to show that entertaining really goes a long way on this network!

If you want to increase your chances of your content getting stumbled, the best way to do so is to add a StumbleUpon badge to your website content. You can grab the coding for it on the StumbleUpon badges page. This page even includes integration tips for Blogger, Feedburner, Movable Type, TypePad, and WordPress integration.

You can also find it bundled with social share plugins for WordPress like Digg Digg and the Active Share by OrangeSoda plugin used on posts here.

stumbleupon badge sharebar

The easier you make it for people to stumble your content, the more chances your content will be stumbled!

2. Share Content with on Other Networks

StumbleUpon has its own URL shortening system, Once you have signed up for StumbleUpon and logged into your account, you can enter your message or just a URL to shorten with the system. shortened url

You can then copy this message and send it as a status update, or let connect to your Twitter and Facebook and post it directly to those accounts immediately or schedule it for later. When someone clicks on the link, they will get to your website with the StumbleUpon toolbar conveniently above the post, making it simple for logged in users to thumb up your content. link destination

The toolbar even gives logged in users the ability to share the content to their Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter networks, so not only will you get additional StumbleUpon traffic, you will also get more shares on other networks!

3. Build a Following Base and Share Content

Want to take matters into your own hands when it comes to traffic from StumbleUpon? Once you have followers on StumbleUpon, you can share your content directly with them.

Getting followers on StumbleUpon is much like getting followers on Twitter except that there is no automatic follow back users to rely on. You have to find users to follow, follow them, and essentially hope that they follow you back. Most will receive an email notification (if they have the option turned on) letting them know that someone has followed them.

Finding followers interested in the same topics as you is simple. You can start by going to and replace the keyword with topics you are interested in. It will then show you users who are interested in the same things. This is generally a good place to start.

stumbleupon topic users

When you visit the stumbler’s profile, there is a little graphic in the right sidebar of the user’s profile that will show you how much you have in common based on interests.

stumbleupon similarities

Use this as a guide, plus the user’s number of people they are following, to determine the likelihood they will follow you back and be interested in what you are sharing.

Want to be a bit more forward? You can do a Google search for “follow me” twitter. This should result in StumbleUpon user profiles who have included a link to their Twitter. You can follow them on StumbleUpon, follow them on Twitter, and send them a friendly tweet that you just followed them on StumbleUpon because of your similar interests.

Increase Your Chance of Being Followed

The best way to ensure a higher chances of being followed (or followed back) by another user is to create a great StumbleUpon profile. So once you have signed up, be sure to:

  • Fill out your basic bio information under the Settings > Customize Profile to let people know who you are and what you are interested in.
  • Select the topics you are interested in under the Settings > Manage Interests.
  • Upload a profile photo of yourself under Settings > Profile Picture. Be sure to use the same photo on StumbleUpon that you do on Gravatar (blog comments), Twitter, Facebook, etc. that way people who are connected with you elsewhere will recognize you here.

Sharing Content

Once you start following people and they follow you in return, you can exchange shares using the StumbleUpon toolbar. I find that the one for Firefox is the most reliable.

stumbleupon toolbar firefox

Whenever a mutual follower sends something to you, a red number will appear in your toolbar. Clicking on that number will take you to the page that was sent to you. I find that if you like the page and send them a reply that you liked it, thanks, or another personalized note, then when it is your turn to share something, they are going to be more receptive to stumbling your content.

Most people suggest not stumbling your own content, but you have to have your content stumbled in order to share it with your followers. Your options are to wait for an organic discovery (as mentioned above) or to have an online friend you can contact via email or IM to ask for a friendly stumble.

Once your page has been stumbled, then you can click on the Info button in your toolbar while on the page. From here, you can click on the Share now > button and send your content along with a 140 character message to all of your followers, or just the followers you have had the most interaction.

stumbleupon sharing

I have found that, if you have over 50 followers, it is best to share in groups instead of sharing it with everyone at once. I have a lot of followers, so I go from A to C, D to F, and so on, otherwise the system tends to get stuck. Most of the time your share will go through, so you shouldn’t ever hit the Share now > button more than once otherwise your followers might get your page multiple times and get annoyed with you.

4. Use StumbleUpon Paid Discovery

If you’re not getting the results you wanted, don’t want to wait for natural discoveries, and want to bypass community building, then StumbleUpon’s Paid Discovery is for you. Unlike Facebook Ads, you’re not relying on a small space and image on a page in hopes that your link will get clicked upon. When you put yourself into the StumbleUpon discovery system, people interested in your topic will get directed straight to your site.

There are three plans for you to choose from.

­stumbleupon paid discovery

Simply choose the plan that best fits your needs and your budget, then click the Get Started >. You’ll need to sign up for an advertising account (separate from your regular StumbleUpon account).

Once you’ve agreed to the terms and conditions, you can jump in and create a new campaign by selecting how much you want to spend per visitor. Assuming your site doesn’t violate any of the content guidelines, then you have to complete five steps to setup your campaign.

The Basics

First, you will enter the URL you want stumblers to visit. If you are using Google Analytics, you can enter utm_paramenters that will help you track your campaign accurately. Just add the following the end of your URL.

Just change the parts in bold as you would like to see them in your Analytics. Once your campaign gets going, you can go to your Traffic Sources > View Full Report. Then just sort your Source/Medium column and you will find the traffic statistics for your campaign under / paidscovery or the custom medium and campaign you set.


Next, you will choose your topics. You can let StumbleUpon guess, or you can choose up to 10. You can choose to split your campaign per topic or keep one campaign for all the topics you select.


StumbleUpon can automatically optimize your campaign for you, or you can manually set the demographics for age, gender, location, and device (desktop browsers, iPhone, Android, or iPad).

Priority and Budget

Priority placement means that your campaign will jump ahead of the line before others targeting the same audience. You can choose to upgrade your plan from here and designate your highest daily spend. It will calculate based on your plan and your budget how many visitors you will receive in one day. For example, under the normal plan and a budget of $25 a day, you will receive 250 visitors per day.


Finally, you can set the scheduling to automatically start when the ad is approved and continue to run until you run out of funds (which you will deposit – a nice way to put a cap on your ad spending) or you can manually set a start and end date for your campaign. Then click Review Your Campaign >. From here, you can edit any campaign information or click Create Campaign to save your settings.

Last but not least, when you are redirected back to your dashboard, you will need to go under the Account Info area on the right side of the screen and add funds from your credit card or Paypal.

Closing Thoughts

StumbleUpon is an often overlooked social media network that most businesses are not tapping into its full potential. Remember, with all social media networks, you should mind the etiquette and culture of the community to earn your respect.

Got any additional tips or experiences with generating StumbleUpon traffic? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

About the Author: Kristi Hines is a freelance writer, blogger, and social media enthusiast. Her blog Kikolani focuses on blog marketing, including social networking strategies and blogging tips.

  1. Tanner Christensen Jul 19, 2011 at 11:29 am

    The one problem with traffic from StumbleUpon is that it’s always low with conversions.

    Sales or not, you won’t see much interaction from the majority of Stumble users who are only interested in browsing around interesting or funny material.

    Still, it’s undeniably a great source for traffic and getting the general word out about something you’re doing or a piece of content you’ve created.

    • I agree about conversions – it probably depends on what you sell. I’m sure a comic book might get some good traction, but SEO services might not. Definitely a good way to get some fresh eyes on your content though!

      • You can received only traffic but these are not buyers, if you have something related to humor and funny, you will get some result.

    • design the pages for stumblupon users and you conversion rate won’t be low.

    • Lalonie Farnell Nov 25, 2015 at 11:03 pm

      I am trying to find my place in the world with this digital marketing stuff. I love what I do, but have a hard time deciding how to get authority. Is there specific things I can do to be amazing?

  2. Awesome post! For step #3 should I just try to follow as many people as possible?

    Have you guys noticed more shares after installing the Orange Soda plugin?

    • Following people is a good start – most will get a notification that someone has followed you. From there, you just have to have a convincing profile to get them to follow you back.

    • Jonathan Bentz Jul 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      I think there’s a limit to how many ppl you can follow in a day… at least that’s what I was told. 25 is the max. One tip I would share about getting followers tho is to setup your email address books to monitor friends who sign up – it will follow them for you, but I’ve found a high rate of reciprocation there.

  3. I can tell you that StumbleUpon built my site which gets over 1.6 million visits per month. Revenue would astound you and one of the best converting sources for Adsense is StumbleUpon. But my sites has great content and requires interaction (re: reading) so it really engages which helps convert, whereas sites with images, which are popular StumbleUpon fodder, don’t convert traffic well.

    How much traffic can you get? Here are some stumble links that tell a very lucrative story, as least for my site.

    658K stumbles –

    666K stumbles –

    385K stumbles –

    332K stumbles –

    You get the picture. SU should not be overlooked, but good content is a must and be original!

    Great job, Kristi, very complete and thourough as usual. I wish you would write more often for

    • Thanks for sharing those stats Shell! Goes to show that, depending what your goals are and quality of content, StumbleUpon can be a huge help! :)

    • Your comment and stats are a source of envy and inspiration. :-) May I ask the approximate time-frame for having built the content and its promotion via stumbleupon? I surmise that you get a fair amount of traffic from search engines by observation of your high PR and top placement in search engine results.

    • Wanted to say thanks. There’s few who share real info like that, and it warms my heart when I see it!

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  5. Super tips, I have always used the stumbleupon url shortner and it worked for me. never tried the paid stumbles will give it a try for sure :)

  6. For internet marketers,SU seems like an advanced form of Press Releasing. I have used it for to find some interesting stuff,but have never bought anything based on a stumble..

    I am very interested to know the conversion results of someome who.has used the paid options?

    • I haven’t used the paid service for anything needing conversions, but I know that traffic wise I got a good boost plus the time on site and pages per visit were better than some other traffic sources and social networks, including Twitter.

    • Buddy Scalera Jul 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      I used Paid Stumble. For whatever reason, it didn’t work for me. I got a very high bounce rate and low engagement. It was a lot of volume, but it didn’t feel as if any of the traffic was sticking around.

      I blogged about it here:


  7. Paula Lee Bright Jul 20, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I’ve been searching for tips like these for ages! At last I can follow some people with the same interests I have.

    Seriously, I’ve run search after search about how to “meet up” with folks in my arena, and haven’t found much at all.

    Your post rules! :D

    • Thanks Paula! They don’t have a good people search, but if you just look at people who stumble certain content, then you’ll find the right ones to connect with. :)

  8. This is very helpful, thank you. I have been wondering for some time how I can increase my chances of being stumbled.

    I have to agree with Tanner that the traffic doesn’t convert well, but the bump in traffic is always good for my ego.

  9. David Bennett Jul 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Good article.

    I have always wondered precisely how organic hits happen after something is posted to

    Is it because of ‘likes’ by people who view an article and does that then promote the article’s visibility to other people?

    And is it the ‘likes’ that are recorded as the organic views?

    Another thing – because is wireframed – does that have an effect on the way Google interprets the visits?

    Just some thoughts.

  10. Hi David. Sometimes it is dependent on who likes your content. Like if a user who has a lot of followers likes it then turns around and shares it with their followers, you’d end up with a lot more traffic.

    Good point about the traffic and Google – I presumed they counted it as a part of the referrals from StumbleUpon.

  11. Ming Jong Tey Jul 20, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I love the idea of building followers, just like any other communities. With a group of followers with similar interest, surely the content shared will get attention :)

    Haven’t actually thought about paid ads in Stumble Upon. How’s your results with SU ads so far?


    • I’ve just done it with blog content so far, but it’s been just as good as Facebook Ads – even LinkedIn Ads. It may not get you sales, but it does get you traffic.

  12. I have a feeling this post is going to do well on stumbleupon… ha!

  13. Benjamin Kerensa Jul 20, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I really liked this article it provided a lot of insight.

  14. Ramadama DingDong Jul 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Awesome tips Kristi. I have been using SU for a while now and although I do not get that much traffic as I would like to, they do bring it some “fresh eyes” like you mentioned. Perhaps having a more compelling bio and following more people with the same interest would improve my traffic and hopefully within the process gain loyal visitors. Thumbs up!

    • Definitely Ramadama. I know when people follow me, I check out their profiles, and if they are relatively empty, how can I know if I want to follow them back? :)

  15. David Gadarian Jul 20, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Great post Kristi! Impressive thoughts very well told. On my end, I’ve been very happy with StumbleUpon. I’ve found that paid Stumbles tend to do considerably less well in terms of time on site but that they also work as a great way to encourage organic action. At least that has been my early experience.

    • That’s good David! Everyone will have a different experience based on content, but if the traffic is working for you, then that’s a good thing!

  16. I have seen huge spikes in traffic from StumbleUpon the day I submit a link or even weeks after I submit a link. Sometimes the traffic has an extremely high bounce rate and low TOC, but sometimes you can attract great traffic. Plus, it takes a whole 5 seconds to share a link. Share the great content (such as this) you find all over the internet just like you do with Twitter. Nice tips guys.

  17. No complaints whatsoever about SU. It’s been terrific for my site and a host of others I’ve helped promote. Yes, there’s some content which is absolutely mindless that tends to get 100k stumbles. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that your content can hit its target audience rather easily.

  18. Edward Culligan Jul 24, 2011 at 4:54 am

    This was a great article. I’m still learning how Stumbleupon works and your tips were excellent.

  19. Andy Williams Jul 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Very interesting article.

    Stumbleupon is a site I use a lot and a majority of tips you have included are ones I have used.

    However I do find that Stumbleupon can be frustrating. You can stumble one article you have written and it brings in huge traffic. Yet the next three don’t take off at all and no traffic is created.

  20. Really a very informative post, I am really glad for it.

  21. I agree with Stumbleupon having low conversion. However, it is a great place to establish a brand within your target market if done correctly.

  22. I am a StumbleUpon novice and I have only recently found the power of SU. My website gets about a thousand views a month and I have gotten over 100 views from SU in 1 day a couple of times. That is pretty exciting for me. The real challenge for me is converting those viewers into followers. Any suggestions?

  23. Alexander Zagoumenov Sep 26, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Kristi, this is a great write up on the tool! I didn’t know SU had paid options. Thanks for describing it in so much details.

    Another thing I’m going to change as a result of this post is “self-stumbling”. As you mention, you gotta stumble yourself to get into SU but now I’m thinking of asking friends and colleagues to do that first stumble for me.

    Thanks again! Alex.

  24. Really nice post, thanks alot. I’ve tried the paid version but none of the 20 sites I submitted were approved. “… not enough content above the fold …”.
    I tried to correct this on 1 of my sites but again it was rejected. Any advice?

  25. Reinaldo Lopez Oct 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    In one month alone I have had 41 referrals from Stumble to one of my sites. That is free traffic. It is a powerful tool but you must participate and stick with it if you want to have any success. Great post…I am a big fan.

  26. Extreme Sports X Oct 25, 2011 at 5:03 am

    I think Stumble Upon is great but I have had some differences when it came to the amount of traffic I get. Originally I tried marketing my content writing site on there – no-one was interested and the traffic didn’t convert.

    Recently however I have used the paid discovery option for my extreme sports blog. I only did it for two days and the number of views was definitely worth the cost. Even now, the page that I originally paid to be stumbled receives a lot of organic stumbles on a daily basis.

    Definitely a great site for blog traffic if you are in the right niche!

  27. Hi Kristi, This is the most comprehensive post on Stumble Upon I have ever seen. I honestly didn’t know there was so much to it.

    I will have to start using it properly. Like anything, its about taking the time to get used to it.

    Thanks so much.


  28. You are really great. I will stumble as like you said. Now I am not getting more that one view for my posts. I will follow you and tell the result later.

  29. Great article , i will try it for stumbleupon ..

    I realy need organic trafic for my technology blog

  30. Definitely good content required! I’ve been scared about the conversion rates like other people have mentioned. I just know personally, I’m a lot quicker in and out of sites when I’m stumbling. I’m conscience of positively rewarding good sites because I rely on the thumbs up too, but I’ve never converted off of my own stumbling.

    Great work put into your article!

    Take care,

  31. Great. So now we’re going to start seeing more advertisements on stumbleupon? Thanks. -_-

  32. Christian Esperar Nov 19, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Thanks! I can’t figured out how I can improve the performance of my StumbleUpon! This post give a clear explanation on how I can do it. Thanks! I will follow all of the tips.

  33. Great insight into how to use this site as a tool. Thanks for the tips and tricks ;)

  34. Easy navigation, it’s full of useful information, good site. Looks well made and organised, will be back

  35. I’m having a problem I’m sure someone can awswer (I hope). I’ve had a site for 4+ months. Had zero traffic through SU for 3 months, then it took off. I have a site where there are 15-20 posts daily. My average day before it took off was around 600-700 page views…after it took off, around 8000-9000…awesome. In the last week, I’m getting zero SU traffic again. It was a great 3 weeks, and I’d like to figure Stumble Upon out. Someone told me it had something to do with a favorite/discovery/stumbling my own stuff ratio.

    Any help would be great. Thanks.


  36. I have a blog wen ever I see referral links I see that most visits are from stumble upon!

  37. If you are one of the original SU users, you will know me as Bon-Bon. I’ve been a member for years and I’ve slowly lost interest in the website as the owners stopped listening to what the community wanted. I’ve made my new home New 606, which has a fantastic community full of sports fans (a bit like what the community at StumbleUpon used to be like).

    That’s the introduction over.

    StumbleUpon once made it easy for those interested in sport to socially network, back before the days of Facebook. If I liked football, I would join the football group, make lots of friends and start stumbling their favourites. These days, it isn’t as easy to connect with those that share the same interests as you, so the effectiveness of StumbleUpon has decreased when it comes to promoting websites.

    You will find to get the best potential out of StumbleUpon, it isn’t about getting as many followers as possible, it is about connecting with as many users as possible who share the same interests. So if you take the following examples you will see why some say they get good results and some say they don’t.

    If I recommend some random website such as Gmail ( then about 60 or so people will stumble across Gmail and that’s it.

    If I recommend a website that my followers all share the same interest in such as New 606 ( then about 3000 or so people will stumble across it.

    I hope that helps answer peoples questions on why sometimes StumbleUpon works, and sometimes it doesn’t. To sum it up, make friends and make sure you make friends with the right kind of people. Don’t bother with the StumbleUpon graph that shows how similar you and your friend are, it is very inaccurate.

  38. There is no doubt that stumbleupon is the great tool for driving traffic more than other social media tool in short time. I’ve created a profile in stumbleupon for my sharing but did not getting stumbles that i need to follow what you have suggest here, let’s hope for the best.

  39. Thanks for sharing – very useful. The thing I like about it – is that once you submitted it and time goes on – people can still discover your content later. And I agree that the level of interaction from SU visitors is not high, but traffic is traffic, and it’s not hard to get.

  40. Resource Planning Jan 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I always share my blogs , articles and fresh news in stumble. It’s really a terrific tool for traffic.

  41. I have successfully used StumbleUpon to drive traffic to my blogs for free. One of my blogs received almost 32,000 unique visits as a result of a post that got Stumbled. They are driving amazing traffic! I am using StumbleUpon as a tool to drive traffic to my newest blog:
    Commenting is also a great way to drive traffic as long as the comment is relevant to the topic.

  42. Prakash@techblowup Jan 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I am going use these tricks provided by you in this post. Thanks for sharing this.

  43. I totally agree with your post. I got lots of visits from StumbleUpon. Thanks for your tips

  44. Why isn’t there a StumbleUpon button to share this post?

  45. awesome tips, thanks a lot, I think these works are enough to get huge traffic from stumbleupon

  46. David @ Buy Books Feb 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

    When I first read the title, I thought “why only 4?”. It is not the quantity but the quality of the 4 items. I like this article’s explanation that it requires effort to build presence in stumbleupon and the need for great content. In contrast, I’ve come across other articles making it sound like an easy thing of just posting websites (one’s own as well as others) and have instant traffic flow to my web properties.

  47. Thanks for sharing. I never heard about StumbleUpon until reading about it in one of the writing groups. And thanks for the tips.

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  49. Good posting….

  50. stumbleupon is definitely a great source of traffic. but i did not know how to find people of same interests in stumble upon. i was searching very badly fr it. your article has helped me a lot regarding this.

  51. Genius Startup May 07, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I usually advise startups & bloggers not to bother with StumbleUpon because the conversion rates are so low – very often non-existent, in fact.

    Especially if you have a product focused site, Pinterest is much more useful.

  52. What about the best way to buy traffic online ?

  53. Very nice article and information provided here is very useful to get more and more visitors from StumbleUpon.

  54. That is a really cool blog!

  55. Thanks for the info =)

  56. Great article for me and very helpful post for understand hot to drive traffic to our website with stumbleupon.


  57. I’m using stumbleupon for my blog, but am wondering how I can get the feature image to be something other than the first one on my page.
    e.g. in this article, the featured image ends up being the company logo.

    Thanks… Steve

  58. great writing and useful

  59. Nitish Kapoor Pardaphash Jun 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    wonderful ———— its working!

  60. marketing for real estate Jun 27, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I always was interested in this subject and stock still am, regards for posting .

  61. Thanks for sharing………..:)
    Hope things work out as planned………!!

  62. Emily Correia Jul 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    We took a look into StumbleUpon as well. Take a look at what we thought about it! I hope you think as well of it as we do. We’ve had success with it thus far.

  63. This is very helpful to me, because I am actually looking any ways to improve my site traffic. I started using StumbleUpon, hope positive results in the near future. More topic and more success to you!

  64. Thank you for the great information. I will give SU a try with my new website, to see if it actually makes any difference at all. (I have my fingers crossed)!
    Thanks again.

  65. Very Good and nice post. I can just say AWESOME!

    I am trying to get traffic from StumbleUpon. Trying various method. But this one is a complete post. I learned here two new things:

    1. StumbLeupon URL shortener

    2. Paid Advertising via Stumbleupon

    Hope to check them for my site.

    Thank you very much. :)

  66. wow awesome tips thanks for sharing useful tips.

  67. Nitish Kapoor Aug 18, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Stumble Upon is just wow!@!! …… very beneficial!

  68. great post and is really help ful.
    thanks a lot

  69. Really great post to drive traffic through stumbleupon and would do wonders for the website, if we follow the above mentioned tips. Thanks for the article

  70. Jithin Johny George Aug 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    liked your article.. really good for a newbie like me.. thank you :D

  71. I can tell you its amazing.
    However, far from having the status of Shell. I would be rich with that kind of traffic..

  72. bmw e46 headlights Sep 12, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Hmm Well I was just searching on yahoo and just came across your blog, generally I just only visit blogs and retrieve my required info but this time the useful info that you posted in this post urged me to post here and appreciate your diligent work. I just bookmarked your site. Thank you again.

  73. hye, thanks for your kind tutorial, been looking for this since what i post on stumbleupon only get 1 or 2 visitor at a time. Never knew there is paid option for “SU”. Thanks for sharing

  74. Great post Kristi. I do SEO for few blogs but never used stumbleupon. I saw another article about this today. I will try it for sure.

    So what do you think using a VPS hosting for websites rather than using traditional Shared Hosting? Shared Hosting is limited for traffic. But VPS is able to handle a huge traffic. I just bought a VPS (from VPSWEBSERVER) and now hunting articles, posts related to it :).

  75. StumbleUpon is indeed a great way to help increase traffic to your website. Very informative post. Keep posting!

    Newbie Online Business Kit

  76. Kurt Burkhardt Oct 03, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Thank you so much for this valuable information. I have been looking for ways to get quick traffic to new sites and done right seems to be a great way to do just that.


  77. awesome info…..yesterday i joined the stumbleupon….my website is

    but as i didnt know much about stumble i go on stumbling my own pages n now m not able to post…they banned me….just want to know how long the ban will remain…

  78. Martine Mercado Oct 09, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I read your article,and it helped me to realize things when trying to pursue the dream of my own successful internet business.

  79. Mujibur Rehman Oct 09, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I searched in Google why I see lots of visitors comming all of sudden when I submit my page in Stumbleupon. I don’t know if this is a fake traffic or real traffic. The observation I made is when ever I submit my site to Stumbleupon I see 10-20 visitors from NewYork location, Later after few seconds no one from stumbleupon visit me. thats really bothering me a lot. Best Google Adsense Alternatives Shall I continue to submit my posts to Stumbleupon? one more question is does the dofollow apply for stumbleupon. Please reply. Thanks you for sharing your post.

  80. Hai..Friend i have a blog….how to share my blog posts in stumbleupon accout… me….and also tel how to increase blog traffic….

  81. Nice post! Thanks for sharing the information. I got what I was searching for.

    This information is really usefull and will be beneficial.

    You guys rock. I really appreciate your help in providing such a nice information.


  82. Friend i have a job portal website. how to increase visitors

  83. with different steps i have taken, stumbleupon still doesn’t bring that much traffic to my blog. but let me try your tips to see how it goes…

  84. Prabhdeep Singh Nov 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

    this article was really nice
    i am also a stumbleupon user. pls add me ,my username is techyyouth

  85. Jithin Johny George Nov 28, 2012 at 7:42 am

    awesome article. Really informative . thanks you.

    But i have doubt, dose StumbleUpon Paid Discovery really works ?

  86. This was the great information on how to increase stumble upon traffic, thanks, i ll keep these points in my mind while submitting any article.

  87. Jithin Johny George Dec 14, 2012 at 2:34 am

    really informative article,
    how much article from a single can be submitted per day ?

  88. very informative article. I was searching for such information about stumbleupon. Thought I am also getting good visitors from stumbleupon. But this article will be helpful in increasing them.

  89. These are very effective ways to drive quality traffic. I am using Stumbleupon from few months but didn’t getting much traffic but after implementation of these steps, my social traffic is increasing from StumbleUpon.
    Thanks for Sharing :-)

  90. Thanks for the great info! It’s not just about having good content, you gotta know how to get people in front of it. Cheers to you.

  91. thanks for your kind tutorial, been looking for this since what i post on stumbleupon only get 1 or 2 visitor at a time. This article helped me a lot.

  92. Thejas Kamath Feb 11, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Great piece of information. I have newly joined StumbleUpOn and this is gonna help me a lot. I’m trying to get followed by more people.

  93. Appreciating the dedication you put into your website and in depth information you provide.
    It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material.
    Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  94. I am trying to increase stumble traffic but as you pointed out it is temporary thing – i get lots of visits when I add post and then it just fades away. will keep trying anyway :)

    Best regards

  95. great post sir. now i will signup to stumblupon and will try to get some traffic from them

  96. Great post, well written and interesting to read. It is exactly what I was looking for.

  97. Hey! I just read your post and got inspired to do well on StumbleUpon but to no avail. I had a hard hit getting negligible users from it. Neither I could manage to get up a good followerbase.

  98. Last month I got about 14.5% of the traffic from Stumbleupon. Much more reliable source of traffic as compared to Digg and reddit.

  99. Mehul Boricha Oct 17, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Another great article. Surely this helped me a lot and can you point out what is the benefit of using stumbled upon URL shortner?

  100. Deon Christie Nov 09, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Content will always be king, regardless of the target you set to any activity with reference to making money online. Your content is what will be responsible for your sales conversion. Valuable, relevant and interesting content turns a click into an Actual Visitor and this is how to generate sales.

  101. Siraj Mahmood Nov 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Such a Great stuff, Which I read recently. Actually, I have a blog and searching the organic traffic official ways. These tricks and tips are marvelous and able to adopt it.
    Thanks for this informative sharing with us.

  102. when i try paste it in google the search result come with people has no longer active in SU.
    But i to keep trying, thank you, it worth article.

    By the way is there anyway how to search people when they are accessing stumbleupon in same time when we get in access too??

  103. Caroline Middlebrook Dec 09, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I have just logged into my old SU account after literally 5 years of not using it. Back in the day it sent a lot of traffic to my blog but it seems to have changed a lot. Do you still use it now? I’d love to know if it’s still working in 2014!

  104. What a great idea.I have tried it and success.

  105. Thanks, i think that Stumbleupon is the best way to drive organic trafic ;)

  106. is this is possible to get a pr 7 page backlink by liking that website stumble , is it really working

  107. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post i love it and hope you will share more beautiful post like this

  108. Thanks for this! I never knew Stumble Upon was still relevant!

  109. Great Article.

    Thanks for sharing.

    But why don’t you have the badge of Stumble in your website?

  110. its really informative and helpful tips to boost website traffice, i like it and i am going to apply it on my blog, hope that it will help me.

  111. Awesomely authoritative article on the StumbleUpon traffic discovery tips! I agree with all your thoughts the social giant’s appeal and power in social circles.

  112. Really an interesting post will surely help us to increase traffic by stumbleupon. Well explained and easy to understand post.
    Thanks for sharing. Want more from you! Keep it up!

  113. One day I got 2000 visit/day from stumble post then the next day everything go back to normal where I have 300-400 visit/day

  114. Awesome article. thank you for sharing great article. I always take your advices very seriously. you will find a lovely support.

  115. Asuransi Pendidikan Jun 22, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Awesomely authoritative article on the StumbleUpon traffic discovery tips! I agree with all your thoughts the social giant’s appeal and power in social circles.

  116. thanks for your kind tutorial, been looking for this since what i post on stumbleupon only get 1 or 2 visitor at a time. This article helped me a lot.

  117. Yes its requires lot of effort and hard work once you build up your blog to maintain that and even more to improve that and the best way to do is through social media and being socially active through.

  118. am using Stumbleupon to increase my website traffic, infact it forms 1/3 of traffics i have coming to my website and am not aware of the paid discovery feature, another way i deem best to increase my web traffics is to outsource it to seo experts. I prefer using the one in my state toronto, I think using local experts is better

  119. Great Post. StumbleUpon works for me.

  120. stumble was banned in blogger. :(

  121. very well researched article, The article comes out on top of the search engines, if one searches for several key phrases relating to Stumbleupon – so thank you, Kristo, for writing another great article.

  122. Great article ! Very valuable information you have shared through this article.

  123. Thanks for the great share. Learnt a whole lot from this. Keep up the good work, please.

  124. Awesome article! I have noticed the traffic coming from Stumbleupon, but had no idea how to optimize or increase it. This article rocks with some powerful information on setting up a Stumble profile effectively and maximizing this social marketing platform for success.

    Thanks, AGAIN, Kristy! :-)

  125. Tristan Cobourne Oct 27, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Hey thanks for this.

    I posted a picture on StumbleUpon once and I got a lot of views from it. I tried to post other images but it didn’t work out and I became disheartened, so I decided to not use it anymore.

    It seems as though it’s a powerful tool and well worth putting in the effort to getting it right.

    Thanks for sharing this, I think I’m going to allocate some time to marketing on StumbleUpon!


  126. Surya Konduru Nov 12, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Thanks for the wonderful article, but I have heard that in Stumble Upon we can’t stumble the same website (our website) link if we don’t stumble others’ content. We would then be considered as spammers.. is this true.. can you please help me in understanding this.

  127. Even though Stumbleupon’s traffic rarely converts and has a very high bounce rate, it does lead to increased Facebook likes, Twitter follows and back links to your website.

    After a big bump in traffic from Stumbleupon my average daily traffic normally ends up 5% higher than before the traffic dump.

    So overall there is a good reason to continue using Stumbleupon. I would not use the paid discovery though as I have never seen any lasting positive results,.

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