Using StumbleUpon to boost your traffic.

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About a month ago, at the suggestion of another blogger,  I added a Stumble Upon sharing button to this blog.  This blogger said they got a huge upsurge in traffic just from sharing on StumbleUpon.  I didn’t believe it though.  I never thought of SU as being one of the “big” social media sites, but apparently it’s a bigger player than you think.

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My  “trending pages” from StumbleUpon.

 

WordPress used to make the SU sharing icon available, but discontinued it for some stupid reason last year.  But it’s possible to make your own custom sharing button, which is what I did.   You can do this by saving the SU icon to your media file and resizing it, and then go to Sharing –> Custom Sharing and following the instructions there.  Now I “stumble” all my posts, as well as sharing to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google +, and LinkedIn.   And I have to say, my blogger friend was right.  I’m actually getting the most activity from StumbleUpon.  It’s actually trumping Facebook and Twitter for views.   Don’t believe me?  Here are my “referrer” stats from today:

 

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About luckyotter

This blog is my journal. I just choose to share it with the world instead of keeping everything inside my head. I'm a recovering Borderline and have also struggled with Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also have Complex PTSD due to having been the victim of narcissistic abuse for most of my life. I write mostly about narcissism, because I was the child of a narcissistic mother, and then married to a sociopathic malignant narcissist for 20 years. But there's a silver lining too. In some ways they taught me about myself. This blog is about all that. Not all my articles will be about NPD, BPD or other personality disorders or mental conditions. I pretty much write about whatever's on my mind at the moment. So there's something for everyone here. Blogging about stuff is crack for my soul. It's self therapy, and hopefully my insights and observations may help others too.
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16 Responses to Using StumbleUpon to boost your traffic.

  1. eightyape says:

    CAREFUL, POSSIBLE TRIGGERS IN LINKS, SUSPECT SOPHISTICATED UNEMPATHIC AUTISTIC VICTIM BLAMING INSIGHTLESS PERSPECTIVES FROM SO CALLED PROFESSIONALS.
    VERY INTERESTED ON YOUR PERSPECTIVE,,,,YOU HAVE A “DISEASE” THE SAME AS DIABETES ACCORDING TO ONE M.D.
    AND THE OTHER ONE SEEMS TO THINK PSYCHOPATHS ARE JUST TAKING DOIUBLE BINDED ATTITUDES BECAUSE THEY CARE.
    ITS BOLLOCKS FORM WHERE IM LOOKING BUT ITS AMERICAN SO I CAN COPE WITH THAT, AMERICAN MEDECINE IS FULL OF SNAKE OIL SALES,
    WOULD APPRECIATE THE ANGRY OTTERS PERSPECTIVE IF SHE CAN COPE WITH IT.
    IM PISSED OFF. I KNOW THAT MUCH.
    http://www.bpddemystified.com/resources/for-loved-ones/

    THE GUYS A PROFESSIONAL PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE TROLL PROVIDING ADVICE TO ABUUSERS AS FAR AS I CAN SEE.
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/matter-personality/201401/responding-borderline-provocations-part-iii
    PREMPTING BEHAVIOURS AND TRYING TO CONTROL,….

    SORRY FOR POSTING THIS GUY AND IF YOUR FRESH TO THIS SUBJECT I WOULD CONSIDER THIS GUYS ADVICE AS IM FRAMED IT,

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  2. Barb Knowles says:

    I use social media a lot, except Pinterest which I just haven’t been able to get into. A little sensory overload for me. And I’ve never used StumbleUpon. Thanks for this post; I will definitely check it out.

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  3. I also struggle with Pinterest as a “business” thing – but I will be checking out StumbleUpon. Thank you so much for sharing this!!

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  4. Bradley says:

    Thank you for the Stumbleupon tip. I’m going to check it out now

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  5. I’m not a blogger(someday I’d like to be:)), but, I think it’s cool that you can track where your hits are coming from.

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  6. Thanks for the encouragement! I don’t think I could be near as productive or knowledgeable as you though. Or as sweet and eloquently spoken. You’ve got it going on girl!

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  7. Mysticalwriter says:

    Reblogged this on Mysticalwriter.

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