I’m on a train. What better time to yap on about StumbleUpon right? It’s quite a nice train journey actually – lots of scenery and sunshine. I figured it was about time I wrote up about this as I have been loving stumble upon lately and hopefully it can help you all too.
So what is StumbleUpon?
And why should I care about it?
So how do you get a blog picked up?
The big thing about StumbleUpon is that it isn’t like most sites where you can just throw your links out often and there won’t be any problems. If you think about Twitter or Pinterest, the only thing stopping you doing that is worrying about spamming your followers, stumble upon doesn’t work that way.
Once you have signed up and given it a go, the one key thing you need to remember is that you need to stumble or add other people’s sites to stumble upon more than your own. For me, I’ve found the best ratio to be about 4 to 1, so I will add 4 other blogs each time along with stumbling and ‘thumbs up’ a fair few pages before I add one from my own site.
What else can you do?
Hopefully that was useful, I’m almost at the end of the train journey now so at least it was a productive journey! I also have a post coming up on how to use Reddit for your blog which is another area where it can be a very confusing on how to get started.