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Yesterday I added one of my blog posts to the StumbleUpon network. Tagged it with ‘marketing, seo, sem, search engine optimization, and search engine marketing. I went over to my traffic stats Wordpress dashboard as I do daily and noticed that my traffic had spiked about 500%!...
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from Eavesy 2561 Days ago #
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Congrats, stumbleupon is awesome.

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from TannerC 2561 Days ago #
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Wow, I haven’t gotten any exposure from StumbleUpon. Then again, I haven’t really tried to get any exposure from it. But congratulations, that’s a pretty big spike you got there.

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from JasonBartholme 2561 Days ago #
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StumbleUpon sends me around 15-20% of my daily traffic. All from posts that were from more than a month ago. Awesome indeed.

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from dannysullivan 2561 Days ago #
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When it pops, it’s great indeed.

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from BrendanPicha 2561 Days ago #
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At 6:54 PM EST, 629 referrals from StumbleUpon.

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from Ramkarthik 2561 Days ago #
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500% is great. But just make sure you don’t stumble all your own posts. Congrats.

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from Brandon 2560 Days ago #
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How exactly are you submitting your posts? I added my own blog as a favorite, but do I need to go to individual posts? We have some really good posts that are a couple months old now, but gave us a fair amount of traffic when they were fresh. Wouldn’t mind having that happen again.

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from BrendanPicha 2560 Days ago #
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I believe part of the SU algo has something to do with whether or not a site has been submitted to the SU network. If it’s the first time, then your traffic will spike like mine did. Even though I’ve been SEO/SEMing for a few years, My blog is only about 2 - 3 weeks old and this was my first submit. Consecutive submits haven’t garnered the traffic the first one did.

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from ViperChill 2560 Days ago #
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I know Cameron Olthius has just written a great post on Search Engine Land about getting the most from Stumbleupon, definitely worth a read

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from pietervangils 2559 Days ago #
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Just check my stats to see what StumbleUpon can do with the number of visitors. http://getclicky.com/stats/home?site_id=9903 Almost 15.000 visitors in three days. It’s killing my 3gb bandwidth hosting account :-)

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from steaprok 2551 Days ago #
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I also have had a huge spike in traffic on 3 of my clients sites. Although the traffic is there but highly untargeted, and the analytics are showing a good T.O.S. and Page Views, but they never , ever convert. Regardless, I wasn’t expecting all that extra traffic from there.. I wonder, is there any organic or link value for having the pages bookmarked in SU other than the obvious, the traffic

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from aldebaranjill 2406 Days ago #
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I agree with the others here that you can get a spike of traffic, but the quality of the traffic (measured by bounce rate and length of stay) is not that good. I did an experiment of my own with Stumbleupon and here were my results: http://aldebaranwebdesign.com/blog/stumbleupon-my-experiment-to-increase-website-traffic-using-stumbleuponcom/

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from neyne 2406 Days ago #
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great spikes of traffic, bad conversion. stubmlers just don’t click on ads...

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from Sebastian 2405 Days ago #
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Each "great spike of SU traffic" comes with new RSS subscriptions and bookmarks, that’s visitors you can convert later on. Stumblers don’t click fanciless ads on the landing page, but some of them check the about page, main page, and, if you have such a beast, the sitemap or category list with post links. If you’re doing great with SU, then make sure that you catch these few stumblers that click further. BTW, if you’ve only text above the fold then don’t bother.

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