Are you a blogger? Are you using StumbleUpon? If not, you should be.
On Tuesday, Jeff Goins published a great write up on Why You Should Use StumbleUpon As a Marketing Tool. If you need some direction on how the site works, go there first.
Based on great conversation sparked in KC’s blog on Thursday, I realized that a lot of people either weren’t using StumbleUpon or didn’t really understand how it works. Let me just say that if you use it correctly, it will make your wildest dreams come true (Vote for Pedro).
In short, you get a StumbleUpon toolbar in your browser. You select topics of interest in your profile. Then you click the Stumble button and it takes you to sites that match your interests. If you enjoy the site, you can click the “I like it!” button in the toolbar. That then ranks the site higher and sends the link to other stumblers. You can imagine how a link can go viral pretty quickly with this system.
My thought is that we can get a community together to help each other get exposure. I’d like us all to share links to our profile so we can follow each other. We can then submit our blog posts to StumbleUpon. As we see each other’s sites, we help each other out by clicking the “I like it!” button. From my experience, it just takes a handful of them for a site to start spreading quickly. I’ve been doing it for awhile and I’ve gotten TONS of traffic.
Are you in? Then create a profile and add the link to the widget below. Your profile link should look like this:
Add your Twitter handle (or name if you’re not on Twitter) in the Link Title field and then add your StumbleUpon profile link to the URL field:
I plan to do a follow-up, in-depth post with tips on using the service.
If you don’t mind, please RT this and share this post with anyone you think would be interested in this community.
If you have any questions about StumbleUpon, share them in the comments. Also, feel free to share your site URL and the topics you decide to add to your StumbleUpon profile. Make some new friends!
Welcome to the StumbleUpon community!