Stumbleupon Thousands Of Visitors 493 words by MarijanStefanovic

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									Traffic is what all Internet Marketers are after. Though to be more
precise, we are after targeted traffic, not just any old traffic.
Targeted traffic means they are interested in what we have to offer and
are therefore more likely to buy, signup or otherwise participate in our
website.

Many marketers spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours building
traffic to their websites. In some cases, the cost of traffic generation
far exceeds the meagre income made from the site itself.

Aside from the usual traffic generation methods, there are other Web 2.0
techniques you can use to increase your traffic.

One site in particular stands out with its ability to generate vast
amounts of traffic very quickly.

This site is Stumbleupon.com. It is a site that has a great following
and offers something for people who are bored at work or at home. The
basic premise is that you find a site you think is interesting (you
Stumbled Upon it) and submit it to Stumbleupon.

Visitors to Stumbleupon can look through the sites other people have
found. They can vote to say they like a site, which gets it more views,
or say they don't like it, which gets them less views.

In many ways, Stumbleupon appeals to that voyeuristic, reality TV
mindset. People can see what other people are doing and vote - something
which is becoming ingrained into out culture.

In order for your site to do well on Stumbleupon it must be the kind of
site that people will want to pass on and recommend. Sales letters don't
tend to do very well, but controversial or contrarian articles do.
Anything that is cute, funny or entertaining will do well.

This can be an article, a video, or   anything of a similar ilk. It must
be something that has social appeal   to your niche. You may have to think
about how you can spin your content   in order to give it wide ranging
appeal. It can be done though, and    will get you traffic.

You can Stumbleupon your site yourself, but it is better to get someone
else to do the original Stumbleupon for you. This could be a friend,
family or an outsourcer. They will need a set of space separated tags
plus a description and to know which category you want it placed in.

Once it has been Stumbleuponed, you need to get other people to say they
like it through the Stumbleupon website. This will help to kickstart the
viral effect. If you can, put a link to Stumbleupon on your website to
make it easy for your visitors to say they like it.

A well written article with wide social appeal can get thousands of
visitors in a single day from Stumbleupon. It is a very powerful site
that you, as a marketer, must be using. With the traffic potential from
this site, you are missing out on valuable backlinks and massive amounts
of traffic if you are not using it.


								
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