The Power of StumbleUpon

Written on June 24, 2010 – 10:01 am | by bigoak |

I love StumbleUpon and the StumbleUpon Shark. I use it at work (BigOak Stumble Account) and at home. I use it sparingly for any SEO support as the traffic converts poorly in any scenario and the links are not followed by the search engines. But sometimes the large amounts of traffic it can bring will probably be a good thing, if only for branding purposes, for your site. So today my jaw dropped when I gave a page a thumbs up and saw how many visitors it had from StumbleUpon. The page had 2.6 million viewers. To my knowledge that is the largest number of viewers I have seen for a StumbleUpon page. Please feel free to add any you have come across that are larger than this.

Even more amazing is the fact that this traffic seems to be consistent as this site as submitted back in 2007 and I stumbled it today (6/24/2010).

I have attached a screen shot so you can see for yourself. You can click it to see an enlarged version.stumbleupon power

I am interested to see if anyone has seen a higher number. Please include the page in your comments.

  1. 7 Responses to “The Power of StumbleUpon”

  2. By Corporate Social Networking Software on Jun 28, 2010 | Reply

    I’d never heard of StumbleUpon shark before, definitely going to be checking that out. Personally I think you’re right about 2.6 million being the top. I’ve certainly never seen one higher.

  3. By Jason on Jul 9, 2010 | Reply

    that’s a huge amount of views. I love stumbling a lot, particularly while stress is on its way while at work. the most views that I’ve only seen through stumbleupon is 600K (richard gale’s the horribly slow murderer, not really sure about the title but that’s what I can remember).

    Honestly, I think stumbleupon is only good for ingeniously made link bait materials, maybe that’s why I wanted to be good at it. anyway, great share, enjoyed seeing that page myself :)

  4. By gallery67 on Jul 29, 2010 | Reply

    It is good networking site for getting more traffic for own website.

  5. By Jeorge Peter on Aug 30, 2010 | Reply

    I know stumble upon gives you good traffic and that’s big help for SEO but its my first to heard about stumble upon shark, better do some research on this.

  6. By Andrew Goulding on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Has anybody had good results advertising on Stumbleupon?

  7. By Shell Harris on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    @Andrew – We did minimal advertising and we were only trying to build some viral push and failed miserably. Out of 100 views we had 2 ups on a good article. Never tried it for product sales but I can’t imagine that it would be good for that. No one is in the mind set to buy when stumbling. Brain is in the off-mode.

  8. By SEO Services on Oct 15, 2010 | Reply

    I also agree with the fact that StumbleUpon brings you traffic consistently…I have been using for quite sometime and have been consistently adding posts and getting good number of visitors…. Thanks for the share… I am now following…

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