StumbleUpon and SEO Comic Equal Traffic Spike

Written on February 21, 2008 – 3:08 pm | by bigoak |

I personally like StumbleUpon. It is a good diversion, some would call it a time-waster, and I have discovered some amazing things through it. On the other hand, I don’t think it is a great method of marketing your site, but it does have its benefits, especially when you consider the minuscule amount of time your actually put into it…basically you click a button and you are done. Hard to complain about the work. No, the real work is creating something worth stumbling. I talked about the infusion of traffic and named then traffic spike “The StumbleUpon Shark” but something different happened this week.

You may have read about our new SEO Comic, Ranked Hard in a previous post (if not, check it out), well it has been stumbled and we saw the biggest spike we have ever received. Of course that was nice, but surprisingly it held serve the next day and increased even more the next day. Amazing.

The graph below shows our site’s total traffic from StumbleUpon. The top number of visitors from StumbleUpon reach 585. We will certainly keep watching over the next few days but it is good to see that StumbleUpon can provide traffic for more than just one fabulous day on occasion. Obviously the quality and possible niche of the content can be attributable to the staying power of the traffic. But it can be done.


  1. 2 Responses to “StumbleUpon and SEO Comic Equal Traffic Spike”

  2. By CJ on Feb 23, 2008 | Reply

    I’ve had dozens of articles get some good “staying power” on Stumbleupon. Usually, because someone favorites the article. I get the usual spike for the first day or two, and just when I think it’s going to die down, someone favorites and the traffic starts rolling again.

    I can’t say I ever got nearly a 1000 hits from it though. Good job with that!

  3. By Avocat on Mar 11, 2008 | Reply

    I’ve heard so many people how much traffic they get for 2-3 days from SU. But no one mentions conversions, conversion rate compared to other traffic sources, bounce rate or return visitors.
    Or people are more interested in Alexa Rank and paying more for the bandwidth? I don’t think so.
    I wouldn’t trade 10 visitors from Adwords on search results for 1000 visitors from SU. :)

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