Draw Traffic to your website with StumbleUpon

It seems that drawing more traffic to your website is something that everyone is trying to do lately, after all more traffic = more exposure on your website, and ultimately more business. But getting traffic flow seems harder and harder to do recently. Google has become much smarter in its search result listings, and keyword boosting is no longer the easy fix. Websites with legitimate information, updated frequently are the ones coming up #1 on Google, and all the other sites that paid for link building campaigns, and keyword boosting are dropping into the gutters.

  If your sick of Search Engine optimization, and don’t have the budget for an adwords campaign, you can promote your website with other organic traffic alternatives, such as Stumble Upon.“StumbleUponis a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.”In early 2011, StumbleUpon became the number one largest website that sends traffic to other sites, surpassing Facebook. No  matter what you do for advertising, one thing is for sure: StumbleUpon should be included in your web marketing plan. It allows users to find you, and directs traffic to your site, and the best part is, it’s free!

 

The very first thing you will have to do is set up a profile. Do not skim over this step. Take your time, and add all appropriate details, this will help people find you. Include a compelling image along with a list of your interests. This information makes it easier for other StumbleUpon members to find you and determine that you are the correct person they are looking for.

Once this is complete, you should go ahead and add your website to StumbleUpon. Once again, take the time to fill out all appropriate information. Do not forget to tag your website, as this is what will help people find you. Any key words that are associated with your website should be included in your tags. You can see an example of a finished working StumbleUpon page here: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/15qrCx/www.justclickwebdesign.com/

 

Last but not least, don’t forget to add a StumbleUpon badge or button to your website and blog articles, so people can click the button to instantly stumble it. This type of organic stumbling is essential to driving traffic to your website in the short-term and over time.

Don’t spam, be kind to the StumbleUpon Community

Once you have your profile set up, don’t just start adding every single page you have in hopes your site will go viral that night. It won’t. You should always try to stumble more pages from other sources and categories than what just applies to you. Connect with other users, share content and leave useful reviews, lots of them.

Try to submit websites you find to StumbleUpon, you do not have to own the rights to a webpage in order to submit it to StumbleUpon. It is important that you focus on submitting only the truly great content that you publish or find online; this way you will build your reputation as valued member. If you are constantly sharing only the best of the internet, people will check back with you constantly, and spend their time looking at what you choose to display. In contrary, if you decide to spam StumbleUpon with useless content and/or only your content. You will have no reputation, and people will not spend a second of their time on you.

When you submit content to StumbleUpon, it will appear with a variety of different links, thus it’s important you take the time to make your submissions stand out from the crowd. How do you do this?  Simply write a great title and description for each of your submissions, include an image and include relevant keyword tags (this will help people find your content in searches) .

 

 

About Andrew

I have been in the Information Technology field since 2007 and have worked with advertising and marketing advanced technological services since 2008. My specialties include creating unique custom graphical websites that are extremely interactive with our customers and their website visitors. I recently graduated McGill University as valedictorian with a major in Finance. Office beverage: Timmies French Vanilla Favorite sports: Scuba Diving, Cycling, Skiing Hobbies: Flying (Private Pilot), reading
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