Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Why You should Use Stumbleupon As a Blogging Tool

That Cape Though !

  I love me some super hero movies and cartoons especially the marvel and D.C super heroes. But to be frank i never took D.C seriously, when it comes to rolling out movies unlike Marvel. And then came the dark night series.

Watching batman kick ass with his toys and gadgets looked so cool, i mean that bat mobile though, what a ride .... what chic won't like to ride in a bat mobile ?

I thought it would be cool to be batman till i saw the cost for the bat gear and i was like f**k that, a mill for a mask ?! Na wa oh superman's costume is looking super cheap, the eyeglasses does the job to be frank.

I don't know if you guys have noticed that the most popular super hero characters are all orphans. From superman, to batman to ironman and spiderman. Strange facts to stumble upon i must say.

    Speaking about stumbling into things, ever imagined what you would want to do on-line asides your routine social media parapo (group talk) activities and checking your mails.Stumbleupon basically takes care of that problem.

Founded as a dorm room project in 2001, StumbleUpon picked up steam in 2005, was acquired by Ebay in 2007 and spun back out of eBay as a "restart-up" in 2009. In March 2011, the company received 17 million in fresh venture funding and now boasts over 100 employees with offices located in San Francisco, New York and Paris.
So What is Stumbleupon ? :  StumbleUpon is 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.

  It helps you to easily discover new and interesting stuff on the Web. Tell them what you like, and they’ll introduce you to amazing web pages, videos, photos and more that you wouldn’t have found on your own.

My stumbleupon home page
A typical blog model involves:
  1.  Driving traffic to your sight
  2.  Creating a community
  3. Generating Income  
A blogger who is a registered user of StumbleUpon and has the Stumbleupon badge installed on his/her site, on the most average implementation of this technique experiences a lift in traffic in the range of 20- 25% on the blog by StumbleUpon in like two to three months.

Primarily because the users of StumbleUpon who visit your blog will be submitting your article (if it is something they find interesting) to the stumbleupon index, Translation - increase number of unique visitors, page views, brand awareness and social engagement on your site. 

Stumbleupon button on mashable.com

The main challenge remains creating an ideal content that fellow stumblers will find interesting enough to submit, therefore content is king. Create an ideal content leveraging on the many articles stumbleupon offers you, and you will be on your way to increasing traffic to your site.

If you have other ideas on how to efficiently utilize stumbleupon efficiently please share.


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