[Infographic] How to Use StumbleUpon to Drive Traffic and Marketing

StumbleUpon may be a smaller kid on the social media block, but it has maintained its popularity over the years.

It also has a potential to make your content go viral if its users like it.

What is StumbleUpon?

StumbleUpon has more than 30 million users, and it acts like a bookmarking and a voting site, all in one.

When you open an account, you start browsing through random sites presented to you by StumbleUpon based on your interests, and the ones you randomly stumble upon can be saved for later reading, shared etc.

You can bookmark a site as you would do in Delicious, and you can UpVote or DownVote a site as in Reddit or Digg.

Can it help you drive traffic?

According to Shareaholic StumbleUpon is right behind Twitter in the share of traffic delivered to websites from social media platforms.

If you happen to have a post which SU users like it can go viral, and it has a potential to receive traffic for a sustained period of time, as explained in the case study by Jeff Goins here.

Check out the infographic below created by YourEscapeFrom9to5 for a primer on how to make StumbleUpon work for you.

 

Conclusion

You may want to give SU a try.

Due to the nature of the platform its users leaf through the offered sites quite quickly. For this reason you want your site to load fast so that you can prevent a high bounce rate.

It can easily happen that the SU crowd loves your stuff, and that you increase traffic from it exponentially.

Hopefully this infographic helped you get a feel for the power of this social network.

Are you using StumbleUpon? Share your tips and ideas below and help the community.

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