How To Get Traffic To Your Blog From StumbleUpon


Stumbleupon logo round and smooth Stumble Upon is one of the most famous social bookmarking websites on the web, along with Digg, Delicious, Reddit and Buzzfeed. It's very easy and fun to use. You just select the categories you usually enjoy viewing ( marketing, photography, humor, psychology,sports, games, etc.) and then automatically StumbleUpon generates a page you might like each time you click Stumble. Whenever you click the like button on a page you stumble, then that page will gain more chances to be viewed by other StumbleUpon users. Consequently, getting your page stumbled and liked by several users will dramatically increase your pageviews. That's how StumbleUpon works, in general.

StumbleUpon as a traffic generator.

If you intend to use StumbleUpon as a traffic generator for your blog/website, then it's vital to place a widget near your posts which enables your readers to stumble it and share it with others. I can tell you that just 20 stumbles can generate hundreds or even thousands of page views to your website if its content is appreciated by the other users. Also, this traffic can last for days and that's a great way to boost a specific post or product you might want to promote. A big advantage that StumbleUpon offers is that you are happy to receive organic traffic which really is concerned about your content. The users are only directed to pages they like, so the chances that your page will be appreciated is really high. Moreover, StumbleUpon is considered even better from Digg, since it's really easier to get traffic. Digg can prove useful only if you get many votes and move up a lot on the list of the website. (and that's impossible, especially for beginners.)

10 tips to maximize the traffic you can get from StumbleUpon.

  • When you submit a page of your website, make sure to include many tags so that the chances you will be picked will be higher.
  • Your tags will need to be completely relevant to your niche and your post's keywords.
  • The better your content, the higher the chances your post will be liked by a stumbler.
  • It's really likely that a user might leave your page fast if you are not able to draw his attention. So, make sure to have an appealing design and not a page with just plain text.
  • When you get stumbled, you want the user to stay to your page and visit you again in the future, so always include subscription options.
  • Ask some of your friends to like your page. Even from several likes the word will spread and the pageviews will go up.
  • Communicate with other StumbleUpon users. Follow their profile, build a solid connection and they will sooner or later prove useful.
  • Below your posts include a share-it widget and ask your readers politely to stumble your page if the enjoyed it. Urge is needed sometimes.
  • Use the paying system of StumbleUpon. You get to advertise your pages for a starting price of just 0.05$ for each visitor. There are also the options of 0.1$/ visitor and 0.25$/visitor which include bonus features.
  • Organize your StumbleUpon profile and make it appealing and friendly. You will ultimately end up with more followers and traffic.

If you are not already using StumbleUpon, then you are definitely losing a lot of traffic. I can tell you that it has helped me a lot to promote my blog and specific posts I have selected, and it will work for you as well.

Join over 5000 Subscribers! Please sign up to receive Updates.

SUYB has its Focus on Quality. If we post Crap, you can unsubscribe.

No Spam and No Garbage! - Use RSS, Twitter & Facebook as an Alternative

If You Enjoyed This Post Please Take 5 Seconds To Share It.


  1. What I like about StumbleUpon is it provides an opportunity to gather new followers. When you share your content on your social media sites it can be shared with a new audience, if your followers retweet or share your content. However, StumbleUpon helps to do the sharing for you which furthers your chances of building a wider audience.

  2. Great advice...Every time I add a new post to my blog I add that page to stumbleupon and I immediately get at least 25 views...sometimes more depending on the tags I use. RoRos World

    1. Yes, that's true! Even for starting bloggers this traffic number is really helpful and important and can increase from day to day if your content is worth it!

  3. Cool! Helpful advice indeed. Been using Stumbleupon now.=D

  4. Will surely be very useful for newbie bloggers like me !!!

    1. A tip is to try to include many categories in your StumbleUpon profile. That's how you can maximize your traffic numbers and find completely new readers. For example, I use Weblogs, Writing, internet marketing, seo, advertising, social media, etc. You can cover many categories!

  5. Thanks a lot man, it was really nice to use stumbleupon even that I don't see any enhancement on traffic till the moment.

  6. Hi,
    Nice post about stumbleupon. I want to delete my facebook, but I log onto my stumbleupon account using facebook. So should I make an account on stumbleupon and then delete my facebook ? And if I do this, will all my favorites, interest and the things that I've liked still be in my account ? pleasse help !
    buy pinterest pins

  7. Yes StumbleUpon is a effective method to get free traffic. StumbleUpon provide me more than 400 traffic for some of my blog post. But we need to publish quality content.

  8. hello,
    i once got 800 visits from stumble but that was for one time. i am doing everything except the 1st and last point. i do not pay for visits and i add only 1 or 2 tags.thanks for this post. now i will add more tags

    1. Well it always depends on the day. Having a great article of course, will get you many more likes and thus many shares and traffic. Keep it up!

  9. Thanks for sharing such great ways to get traffic.Its a great article.

  10. A very useful post and advice for beginners.

  11. Yep, as everyone else in here said, great tips! I've been reading about how to use SU properly for the last hour or so since I am looking into getting involved with this website, and it's this page of yours only that clarified things for me. Cheers!


Important - If you ask a question make sure you tick the "Notify Me" box below the comment form to be notified of follow up comments and replies.

Hire Us