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.
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: