Monday, July 6, 2015

How To Increase Your Blog Traffic Using StumbleUpon


Everyone knows that StumbleUpon is the best traffic generator as compared to other social networks. In 2011 StumbleUpon surpassed Facebook in the amount of traffic referred to the websites, regardless of the niche of the blog. StumbleUpon has got lots of categories so, it won’t be difficult for you to find the category that bests suits your blog.
StumbleUpon is a really awesome social-bookmarking site that will help you to get traffic to your newly written posts as well as on your old posts. StumbleUpon can bring in a lot of traffic for you but there is a problem with it, the traffic isn’t highly targeted means that there will be a very low conversion rate.
But, forget about conversion rates for a while and stick to the topic now. So, how can you increase your traffic with StumbleUpon? Well, actually there are no top secrets for improving your traffic with StumbleUpon. All that we will be sharing today are some basic tips that might help you to improve your blog traffic with it… So, shall we get started???
Here are few simple and basic tips to improve your traffic using StumbleUpon. Remember this tips are not necessarily going to improve your traffic, it completely depends upon you and the quality of your article, and therefore it may or may not help you.

5 Tips to Increase Your Blog/Website Traffic Using StumbleUpon

1| Become a Stumbler

The very first step is to become a Stumbler. You will not be able to use StumbleUpon in the right way, unless you become a Stumbler. After signing up for StumbleUpon and becoming a Stumbler you must set up your profile in a very comprehensive way and don’t forget to add your profile picture. After doing those two things, you will now have to choose you interests, StumbleUpon will then show you different webpages, articles, videos and images based on you interests. After you have “stumble” though those webpages you will have to vote on whether you liked those suggestion’s or not.

2| Subscribe other like-minded Stumblers

As you know that StumbleUpon enables you to browse through different webpages of your interests that you might not find it otherwise. StumbleUpon is a bit similar to twitter, to get followers you will have to first follow other users in your niche, and wait for them to follow you back.
StumbleUpon will help you to get highly targeted followers. To get more followers in StumbleUpon, all you have to do is take some time and research on keywords that are very well related to your website niche. You will find people those who will be interested on those topics. Simply follow them and share you contents with them.

3| Great Content

The main secret to get tons of well-targeted traffic is Great content. Content is king and therefore if your content is not good enough you won’t be getting good amount of traffic. If you content is not good enough to make the Stumblers hit the like button it will be buried quickly and I am sure that you will be knowing what will happen if your content is buried, But if your content can attract traffic on other social media like Facebook and Twitter then there are more chances of your article/content performing very well in StumbleUpon too.

4| Submit interesting pages from different sites

Don’t just simply submit your own webpages, try to submit interesting page from other blogs and authors too. You followers will be bored if you submit contents only from your blog. And also StumbleUpon may prohibit your activity if you promote only your own stuffs. You can also get to know which of your discoveries has been liked the most, which may eventually help you to get more ideas about what your followers likes and what they don’t.

5| Use their URL Shortening service Su.pr

Su.pr is and URL shortening service from StumbleUpon, your URL will be given more priority than any other normal links. You may also let Su.pr submit your posts to Facebook and Twitter. Also whenever your Su.pr link is visited by any internet user +1 is added to the stumble count.

Conclusion:

StumbleUpon is a great social bookmarking site but it is not so much popular like other social networks. Most business owners don’t know how to use StumbleUpon at its best to drive more traffic to their websites. Even if the traffic from StumbleUpon has low conversion rates, it doesn’t matter because something is always better than nothing!

How To Gain More Subscribers For Your Blog

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Do you want more subscribers?
Would you like to convert you visitors in loyal readers?
Well, we all know that a blog without visitors and subscribers is nothing, and retaining your blog visitor is a difficult job. You must be having a lot of traffic to get more subscribers for your blog. It has been found in surveys that only 1-5% of you reader like to comment on your blog, and you can imagine how many of them would actually like to subscribe to your blog.
Many blogs especially the newly created ones will surely have a high bounce rate. This means that many of your visitors would go somewhere else after visiting your blog. This is not good for your blog as you can’t attract them. Imagine you get 1000 visitors daily and you have only 20-50 subscribers, will your blog grow? No, it isn’t possible to grow a blog will such less amount of subscribers even if you have got a lot of traffic.
In my opinion most blogs have high bounce rates only for this reasons:
Their blogs isn’t easy to navigate.
Contains too many links too external websites.
Their headlines or contents are not grabbing attention of their readers.
Of course if your blog has high quality contents, your visitors will surely subscribe to your blog, however you might be missing be some additional tips that might help you out to get more from your blog visitors. There are some really very simple way that will help you out in this case, and that is what we are talking about. So, what are those tips? How can you get more blog subscribers? Well, simply check out the tips given below to get more subscribers for your blog.

Tips to Get More Subscribers for your blog

Blog frequently

Are you blogging frequently? If you blog only once a month then it’s not going to generate traffic for your blog. You must blog at least twice or thrice a week.
Even I myself don’t want to subscribe or visit a blog which is inactive for a long period of time. We have got lots and lots of websites in the internet and therefore, we always tend to move to some other blog which is active and has a good community.
Blogging three times a day or three times a week doesn’t matter, all you need is to be consistent.

Engage your readers

Providing useful links like, Related post, recent posts and most commented post will surely engage your visitors on your blog they will click on those links and will surely browse around 3-5 pages of your website.
What else? Once they browse your pages, they will be linking your blogs if your contents are good enough…If not simply forget about them :-/

Subscription box at the right place

Having Subscription boxes at the right place will surely bring in a lot of subscribers for your blog. Many of the blogs that I visited did not had the subscription box, or had it in an unnoticeable place.
The best location to place your subscription box is your blogs sidebar, subscription box widget should be placed first, and the rest below it. Another great location to place the subscription box is at the end of the article. By placing the subscription box at the above locations you may invite your readers to subscribe whether they are above or below the fold.

Giveaways

Sponsoring Giveaways are can bring in a lot of traffic and comments as well as Subscribers. You can sponsor giveaways from time to time, letting them to get involved in your blog. This will give you a strong chance to help you attract as much subscribers as you can.

Over to you:

Hope that you liked the article and my tips