I recently became part of another blogging group that a speaker from BlogPaws invited me to join. I have learned so much in this new group from Kimberly Morris Gauthier, a dog nutrition blogger at Keep the Tail Wagging.
The most recent discovery for me was the power of StumbleUpon. Here are eight easy tips for using StumbleUpon.
There are a few secrets to using StumbleUpon.
- The best way to get started is to read some of the content from StumbleUpon: StumbleUpon 101, For Publishers, and For Brands.
- Finding the right widget to make it easy for readers to StumbleUpon your content. A few good choices on WordPress are SumoMe and Hupso. We use SumoMe and love it. The easier you make it for readers to StumbleUpon your content, the more chances you have of having your content stumbled.
- Don’t StumbleUpon your own stuff like you would on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. It is designed for others to use to share content.
- Create great content that people want to share. Unlike other platforms StumbleUpon has a dislike thumbs down button. “The nutritional value of the internet depends on the kind of content we create and distribute online. There’s a reason it’s called a media “diet.”” From Newco NY Recap
- Follow others, stumble for others and build a following. There is no automatic follow back function on StumbleUpon. You have to find users to follow, follow them, and hope that they follow you back. The more people who have like interests you follow the better your chances. And creating a great StumbleUpon profile increases your odds even more to be followed back.
- Nearly 70% of StumbleUpon’s audience are Millennials, which means that this article Inside the Mind of the Millennial is an important read for anyone interested in using StumbleUpon.
- StumbleUpon has a paid advertising program, check it out to see if it is right for you.
- Whether you set up a StumbleUpon profile or not you should have the StumbleUpon widget on your website or blog. It doesn’t matter if the idea of joining another social media platform or not overwhelms you. There are already 30 million people who are using it so you might as well make it easy for them to StumbleUpon your content.