StumbleUpon is an indispensable tool for bloggers who want their posts to go viral. With relatively little effort, bloggers can submit their posts to StumbleUpon and gain thousands of new readers. This article discusses four strategies that will help bloggers succeed in marketing their posts on StumbleUpon.
StumbleUpon is a valuable marketing tool for bloggers and web writers. Every new post that you submit has the potential to go viral, which can generate thousands of unique page views for your blog in a matter of hours. If you’re a business blogger, viral posts can give you a massive increase in ad revenue as well as potential customers. If you run a personal blog, you get to enjoy fifteen minutes of fame every time you submit a popular post. Either way, StumbleUpon should be at the forefront of your social media marketing campaign along with Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.
Here are four strategies that will help you succeed in marketing your blog on StumbleUpon.
Like Relevant Webpages to Associate Them with Your Blog
After you set up your profile, add numerous topics to your “Interests” that are relevant to your blog. Webpages within these categories will be shown to you whenever you browse StumbleUpon. Every time you submit a blog post to the site, spend a few minutes beforehand browsing through other submissions by clicking the “Stumble” button. Click the “Like” button on pages that are relevant to the blog post you are about to submit.
When you submit your own post, it will then be associated with the pages you have liked. This increases the chances of your blog being shown to other users who have liked the same pages as you. If enough of these users like your submission, it will be added to the trending pages within its given category and your blog will quickly go viral.
Research Trending Topics
On your StumbleUpon home page you’ll find a collection of trending websites based on the categories that you’ve added to the “Interests” section of your profile. Use the trending sites to gauge which topics are currently popular among users, then cater your submissions accordingly. By submitting blog posts on topics similar to what is currently trending, you increase the chances of your submission going viral.
Twitter is also a great tool for researching trends, as viral topics on Twitter will likely perform similarly well on StumbleUpon.
Use Popular Keywords to Categorize Your Posts
When you post a webpage to StumbleUpon you’re given the option to categorize your submission with numerous keywords. Enter all of the keywords that are relevant to your post so that your blog is shown to other users who have added these keywords to their “Interests”. Use trial and error to see which keywords draw in the largest audience, then focus your future blog posts on these keywords to consistently go viral.
Submit Relevant Related Content
To increase the chances of your posts going viral, periodically submit other websites that are relevant to your blog. Users who click the “Like” button on these submissions will then be shown your future blog submissions. This is also a good way to gain followers on your profile, and having a large base of followers will increase the likelihood of your future submissions being added to the trending categories.
To be most effective, StumbleUpon should be used in conjunction with other social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. These sites allow even amateur social media marketers to develop huge online readerships with relative ease. As such, they’re indispensable tools that should be kept in the repertoire of every blogger.