Using StumbleUpon to Drive Traffic
Saturday, December 23, 2006
StumbleUpon is a great way for you to drive traffic to your videos. Its easy to setup and get started. Best of all its a way to drive consistent and steady traffic to your videos. We provided some helpful hints below which describe the process as well as useful tips to maximize the benefits of StumbleUpon.
How does StumbleUpon work?
Here is the definition of how StumbleUpon works but basically instead of listing popular stories on the homepage StumbleUpon works by downloading a toolbar which allows you to rate a website as thumbs up or down and view relevant websites (by clicking Stumble!) based on your own preferences.
StumbleUpon Toolbar (screenshot)
To begin receiving traffic from StumbleUpon you must have at least one of your webpages submitted. You can add this yourself by downloading the toolbar and browsing to your video pages, selecting the thumbs up 'I like it!' button will add this page to StumbleUpon.
How to increase StumbleUpon traffic?
The main methods to improve StumbleUpon traffic have been:
* Rating websites
By getting involved in the community and rating some of the websites I visit helps my website appear for StumbleUpon users who have similar interests to my own, therefore they will be more likely to rate my site with a thumbs up! StumbleUpon is time-based, although not to the same extent as Digg, which means the more votes you can get in a short period of time the more traffic you will receive.
* Adding friends
By adding friends you will increase the amount of users who will see your newly added webpages, making them more likely to give your site the thumbs up.
* Submit new webpages
Once I have created a new blog post for example I will submit the URL to StumbleUpon using the toolbar, it is perfectly fine to promote your own website providing you don't overdo it. This will help to increase the amount of my webpages I have present in the StumbleUpon database and improve the likelihood of my site being 'stumbled upon'.
* Carefully selecting topic titles
It is important to categorise webpages carefully to ensure that it will be displayed to relevant users.
* Adding multiple tags
By using multiple tags you can help to attract a wide range of users and by keeping these as relevant to the content as possible will help to keep the traffic targeted.
posted by Flixya @ 12:44 PM,
- At 10:27 PM, Daisy Mursalim said...
This is a great way to accumulate all online video sharing in one.
Thank u for your post, they are very informative.
- At 3:14 PM, loverock said...
Hi,i apoligize if i am in the wrong place,but i wonder how can i delete a submitted video if it is a
double video..i hope you have understand my question,i'm italian my english is not perfect.thanks bye
- At 2:18 AM, Flixya said...
Thanks for sharing a Flixya Video. To delete a duplicate video, you can visit your video when logged in a use the 'edit' tab. There should be a delete button at the bottom of the page.