StumbleUpon is an engine that reveals the websites with interesting contents to its users. If you have an account in StumbleUpon, you can visit so many pages of your interest by stumbling. You may like any page. You also may dislike any page. Certainly, you are increasing the traffic of any page when you are stumbling the page. So, in other words, StumbleUpon helps people to increase traffic of their interesting pages. Suppose you have a blog. If you add your blog in your StumbleUpon account and stumble other people pages, in effect they will stumble your blog. As a result, your blog will be benefited by getting increased traffics which ultimately helps for SEO. Today we will discuss how to sign up an account in StumbleUpon, how to add a page, how to start stumbling and finally how to get your website stumbled.
Sign up with a StumbleUpon account
First of all visit http://www.stumbleupon.com/. You can connect with Facebook, or Google, or you may sign up using your Email.
Now, select your Interests. You will be able to select up to 25 interests. The interests are like Ancient History, Architecture, Arts, Astronomy, Books, etc.
Eventually, your Profile includes Full Name, Picture, Username, Email, Location, and TimeZone. Set these options. Your StumbleUpon link usually looks like www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/xxxxxxx. In your StumbleUpon link the xxxxxxx portion is your Username. Remember that after getting set, Username can only be changed once.
Set Account Info
Furthermore, in Account Info there are Password, Birthday, Gender, Contact me, Likes & interests, and Delete Account. Set everything except Delete Account. It is not for now.
In addition, Personalization includes Show Me, Languages, Interests, and Blocked Domains. Set all items (Audio, Video, Flash, Images, and PDFs) in Show Me. Select the appropriate languages. Interests are always Default Interests. Blocked Domains remain No Blocked Domains.
Moreover, Set Email Preferences for Content Recommendations, Social Activity, and Email Messaging.
Set connections with Facebook, Google, and Twitter
Add a Page
Now you are well set for using StumbleUpon. Click on the Username shown on the right upper corner. Select My Profile. Click on Add a Page. Put the link on the box under the statement “Submit this page to StumbleUpon and add it to your Likes”. Click Yes for the statement “Safe for Work”. Choose what is this page about. Add one or more tags. Click on Save. Your page is added.
Following means how many Stumblers you follow and Followers mean how many Stumblers are there to follow you? You can follow maximum 25 Stumblers a day using Add Stumblers button. So try to follow the maximum Stumblers every day. StumbleUpon will allow you to follow maximum 600 Stumblers.
If any Stumbler follows you then you will be able to share your link with your followers and invite them to like and stumble your page using share button. In addition, you can also share your page on Facebook, Twitter, and Email.
Choose a List
You also can create a list using Choose a List option. Suppose your blog contains posts with different topics like health, education, IT, etc. You should create different lists for different topics. As a result, your posts will be stored in the relevant lists according to their topics. In this way, it will be easier for the users to find out and stumble the posts of their interests.
Always try to like and stumble other people’s pages. Don’t stumble your own page. If you stumble your own page, StumbleUpon will declare your page as spam and also may block your account. If you like and stumble other people’s pages, your page will be automatically stumbled and liked by other people. Contact with StumbleUpon authority in any dispute.
By using StumbleUpon you will get more traffic for your page which may lead your page to achieve good SEO score.