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Promote your blog through StumbleUpon and SU.PR.

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2009/10/15 11:30 AM RssIcon

supr StumbleUpon is a social networking and social bookmark tool. Much like other book marking tools like Digg, StumbleUpon has the ability to bring huge amounts of traffic to your site. StumbleUpon is a free service that helps you discover and share websites with others who have similar interests.

What is StumbleUpon?

StumbleUpon is a social website that allows it’s users to discover and rate web pages, multimedia etc. based on their personal and professional interests. It displays web pages when the user clicks the "Stumble" tool bar. Users can rate the web page accordingly by giving a "thumbs up", if they wish to see that page again or giving "thumbs down", if they do not find the content worthy enough. The user can also keep a track of submitted websites and recommend it to other stumblers.

StumbleUpon is a great way of generating huge traffic to your website or content that you have stumbled. If your content is good and useful, you will be able to generate a large amount of traffic. Hence, you require StumbleUpon to :

  • Generate exposure to your brand.
  • Build a good reader platform for your blogs.
  • Gain enormous back links.

Stumbleupon’s new traffic builder Su.pr

SU.PR (pronounced “super”), is a web service that provides short aliases for redirection of long URLs, like TinyURL or Bit.ly. Not only is su.pr a URL shortener but also a Social Network cross poster. All your submitted URLs, aka blog posts, can and will be cross posted to social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Not only this, but it provides an array of other functionality.

  • Submit my content to StumbleUpon’s 7.9 million users with each post
  • Get suggestions for optimal posting times: get more traffic per post
  • Schedule as many tweets or posts as I want, for any time
  • See my click-throughs in real-time
  • See retweets for each post, including the biggest influencers (ranking coming soon)
  • Post to Twitter and Facebook at the same time, with more platforms in the pipeline
  • Use my own short URL (i.e. www.myblog.com/ab123) instead of someone else’s branding

Conclusion.

After using su.pr for a month or two. I have seen 4% of my traffic coming from StumbleUpon. Perhaps not a huge amount as compared to some of you. But none the less, it is extra traffic that I otherwise would not have had. Every little bit counts, right?

So for me. It seems to be working, and worth the little bit of extra work.

Related Reading:

Promote your blog the easy way.

How to promote your blog by networking

Promoting other blogs will help promote yours

Promote your blog. Put your latest post in your e-mail.

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Re: Promote your blog through StumbleUpon and SU.PR.

Thanks for the info Robert. I've been using http://bit.ly for a while now but will test su.pr with my next blog post.

By AntonRSA on  2009/10/15 01:10 PM
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Re: Promote your blog through StumbleUpon and SU.PR.

That's for letting me know about SU.PR. It's hard to keep up with all the new apps, social media and bookmarking sites, etc.

By Gordie Rogers on  2009/10/15 01:36 PM
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Re: Promote your blog through StumbleUpon and SU.PR.

Interesting but know that only 494 StumbleUponners are tracked and traced to a server in South Africa (compare that with 1019 for Istanbul in Turkey). Another updated figure: Of all tweets send within South Africa (except Direct Messages) on 3% is read within the own country. The majority in (>70%) in the USA and the other 25% merely in European countries. SA still has a long way to go. In regards to your submission: I agree but, again, are those hits translating themselves in cash. With other words how many hits are 'quality hits'?

By zippy96 on  2009/10/15 02:31 PM
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Re: Promote your blog through StumbleUpon and SU.PR.

Good info, Robert.
Haven't used SU.PR but surely will next opportunity. I do like the format of the shortener since you can use your own domain within the link. I agree with your traffic assessment as well. Any additional traffic is well worth the effort.

By Jimi Jones on  2009/10/15 02:34 PM
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Re: Promote your blog through StumbleUpon and SU.PR.

Su.pr post Robert! I've been trying to work out what you've been doing on Twitter with your short URL's and now I know.

To be honest I've kind of ignored Stumble Upon, but something happened the other evening on my blog where a post got more than 500 views in about 5 minutes. And when I checked they all came in from Stumble, so it is a really valuable traffic tool.

By Mike CJ on  2009/10/15 04:12 PM
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Re: Promote your blog through StumbleUpon and SU.PR.

Hmmn! su.pr looks like a hot tip, will check out.

By Kevin Tea on  2009/10/15 04:54 PM
 
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