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Success with StumbleUpon

July 9, 2007

I was simply amazed with all the traffic I got from StumbleUpon yesterday with my post, 5 Helpful Sites You Should Be Aware Of. And I’m still receiving so many hits from that article!

I got on and I went to my Live plugin and saw all the views that were coming referred by StumbleUpon, and it was for an article I didn’t stumble. Well, someone else had stumbled it, and 40 other people had rated it a thumbs up!

Then later on I noticed hits coming from Popurls. My article had been featured under the StumbleUpon section, which just amazed me (I still consider myself quite the amateur blogger). I just started using StumbleUpon again after I’d given up on it a long time ago, but now I see how much it can help getting traffic. I’ve gotten more hits today than I’ve ever gotten before. I’ve also had more people online at one time than ever before – 139!!!

After I discovered how well that article was doing with StumbleUpon, I added a Google Adsense block to it, which surely benefit me some more.

What is the point of this post, you ask? Well, basically I’m telling you that when your right articles meet StumbleUpon, something magical happens. Hehe. If you have a blog and you don’t have StumbleUpon, you’re missing out on some valuable traffic – and even some valuable entertainment. Whenever I get bored, I can spend hours stumbling and rating interesting websites!

The thing is, I never would have seen that that article would have had StumbleUpon potential. It just listed five helpful site tools! But because that post was stumbled, so many new records have been broken on this blog in just one or two days. Like I said, if you haven’t already, you really need to join StumbleUpon, or else you’re missing out on great opportunities for traffic. Even if not every post is a StumbleUpon hit, each post will still get you some traffic.

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20 Responses to “Success with StumbleUpon”

  1. Asim on July 9th, 2007 9:12 am

    I am really Honored and happy that you are helping out future-to-be-Bloggers . Oh talking About comments yes i think you’re right about that!! You know my friend introduced me to this area of the world well actually i was primaryly motivated by money factor because a friend of mine earns like 50$ a day through adsense that really game me the kick i saw 1500$ in his adsense account……..

    Well i think you know him he used to spam on your blog by advertising some Skype Software…… I saw your comment in his blog while surfing through well small world huh …..

    I am over flowing with gratitude i have no words to explain my happiness you added my blog to your list i did so too i know it wont make much of a difference for you but atleast i made a first blogging freind to whom i can refer to .

    Well to tell you the truth i got so binded with slang colloqueal style of writing that i almost started lossing my english ….. Seriously once i did the same in my exams my Sir was soo mad at me he cut each and every capitalized word from my answer sheet .

    Rudeness is a futile exercise i think life is more fun with out it……..
    it really shows what kind of a person you are ….. and you are a nice person.

    I am still in colldge you know so its kind of hard to get by and post a blog entry. I will make it a habit to do atleast one post per day as soon as my assesments are over.

    Well i have my minor test tommorow i will get an update on my blog and the next topic will be on your site thank you Tc…. Oops i mean Take care

  2. Leonid Shalimov on July 9th, 2007 10:30 pm

    Hey, great website. Really informative tons of good content. I’ve been keeping up with your stuff for a couple of days.

    I would love to know what you think of my ventures. I’m trying to get involved with the community which is why I’m reaching out to you.

    Hope you had a good weekend, Cheers.

  3. Tay on July 9th, 2007 10:58 pm

    Thank you very much. :D

    I like your blog a lot. The layout is easy on the eyes and not too flashy. You also have your own domain, which is good. You are realistic and have a nice style and way of writing. I think you’ll end up being a very successful blogger!

    If you want to give StumbleUpon a go I’d recommend starting by stumbling just your best post. It can take some time to get a post that works well with the StumbleUpon community (I had about 70 posts before I got a post that did really well). But considering how easy and quick StumbleUpon is to use, it’s definitely worth it!

    Thank you, I hope you had a good weekend as well! By the way, I’ll keep an eye on your blog. ;)

  4. Carl Pei on July 11th, 2007 11:40 am

    Cool stuff, I’ve had a similar experience before. :)

  5. Mike Olbinski on July 11th, 2007 12:16 pm

    StumbleUpon has been super addicting to me!

  6. J.D. on July 11th, 2007 3:56 pm

    Does clicking on the “I like it” button actually do anything to help the site you use it on?

    Stumbleupon newbie here.

    Also, I’m getting your feed posts, but I’m not seeing them on your site.

  7. Tay on July 13th, 2007 12:46 am

    Yup, it helps. The more people who rated a site “I like it” aka “thumbs up”, the better. My article that did well on StumbleUpon, the 5 Helpful Sites You Should Be Aware Of, did even better because more people rated it a thumbs up. The more people who approve the page as good quality, the more hits it will receive from StumbleUpon.

    And then, if you get rated highly enough times, you could appear on Popurls which gathers the most popular pages, articles, images, and media online for the day (or a couple of days).

    Hmm, that is quite weird and unfortunate. I’ll look into it. :/

  8. Mike Olbinski on July 12th, 2007 1:18 pm


    What is with your blog today? I’ve seen two posts on my Google Reader, then when I come here, there is no posting at all.

    I went to that site that ripped your article off and left a nice message.

  9. J.D. on July 13th, 2007 7:13 pm

    You seriously have a problem Tay, it’s not just I that cannot read your blog. I get your RSS feed just fine, but I’m not seeing those posts here on your blog.

    Also, you need to add a way to contact you, as well as an easy way to submit some of your articles to social networking sites.

  10. Tay on July 15th, 2007 1:17 pm

    I know I had a problem, but it is fixed now.

    Yes, I had a contact form on the old blog but I haven’t yet put one up yet on this one. I guess that is a problem. The contact form plugin I was going to use, the site for it will no longer load for me. I will get up a contact form today or tomorrow, I promise. :)

  11. Mike Olbinski on July 13th, 2007 7:40 pm

    I agree with JD, I was looking for a contact method. I think maybe I need to add a good one to my blog as well.

  12. David Mackey on July 13th, 2007 9:12 pm

    Yeah, thats how I found your blog…And I just subscribed to your RSS feed.

  13. Tay on July 15th, 2007 1:19 pm

    Thank you :D

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  18. Austin on June 24th, 2008 11:08 am

    You may have got a lot of hits but from my experience stumbleupon people do not click ads or stick around for no more than a few seconds and then leave.

    Austin’s last blog post..Top 10 reasons to use Firefox over Internet Explorer as your main browser

  19. Tay on July 2nd, 2008 3:19 am


    The majority of SU visitors don’t stick around, but obviously some of them do. I’ve received many subscribers and people who’ve clicked on ads, etc. in the past. Any free visitor is worth it.

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