Remember on Stumbleupon you are a Stumbler, not a salesman, below are a few ways to gain subscribers with stumbleupon social media platform.
Make sure that your writing is personable and friendly. Do not come across as a salesmen, Stumblers aren’t out looking for things to buy, you need to earn that by first capturing their attention and drawing them in deeper. This is why I suggest writing articles instead of directing them to your front page. You need to GIVE them something, make them feel that they are benefiting by rating your site and returning to it.
How can I convert a Stumbler into a regular visitor?
One thing you will need to understand right from the start, is that you lose the majority of “Stumbler visitors” once they have reviewed your front page.That being said, StumbleUpon can send you SO much traffic that even if a small percentage are converted into subscribers or regular visitors, it more than makes up for it.
Here is how you can increase your chances of obtaining new regular visitors and opt-in subscribers using Stumble Upon.
Tip 1) Make certain you have an RSS button AND an opt-in email subscription box visible on your landing page. Don’t clutter it into some side-bar that is difficult to see, make sure it’s upfront and center, surrounded around good, solid content. Also, because a lot of visitors will be scrollers, make sure to have a link to your opt-in box towards the bottom of your landing page as well.
Tip 2) Implore a Call For Action. Either direct them to a product or service using a cloaked affiliate link, send them through a CPA offer, send them to another one of your websites, articles, or blogs – just be sure to prompt them to take action. Don’t leave them wondering what to do next.
Tip 3) If possible, and you have created a customized landing page for your StumbleUpon advertising, personalize it by mentioning StumbleUpon on your page. For example:
“Stumbled Across Any Decent Sites Today?”
They’ll love it, and feel you are part of the community and not just some advertiser. This will increase your conversion rate significantly.
Tip 4) Everyone Loves Contests
Create a contest on your landing page. Who doesn’t love the chance to win a free digital product, cash, service, etc? Have them opt-into your subscription box to be entered into your draw. This is an easy way to convert one-time traffic into repeat visitors who want to find out more about the contest or receive updates.
Getting Traffic From StumbleUpon At No Cost
SureFire Method 1
Multiple Accounts For Multiple niches
You should always have one account for each niche market that you intend to target (example, one account for fitness, one account for health, etc). There are also categories that you can pre-select using StumbleUpon and this is critical for the type of niches that you would like to obtain traffic from. You will need a unique username (which is an email address) for each StumbleUpon account that you create.
If you are logged into one StumbleUpon account and you attempt to create another, you will receive a warning advising you that you may lose your original account by creating multiple accounts, so be sure to log out of one account before creating a new one.
Sure-Fire Method 2
Copy Already Successful Stumbled Sites
If you look on a person’s favorite website list you can see what people have recommended in the past. Use that to your advantage! You won’t see a lot of squeeze pages or one page sales letters. Check it out for yourself and see the types of landing pages that are popular and are highly recommended by other members.
Then, create your landing page with the same style or layout.
Sure-Fire Method 3
This is a great way to build your list quickly and people are already doing this on places like YouTube with great results. To start, create a short video teaser clip and call it Part One, with a link that indicates in order to see Part Two, they need to enter their name and email address into your opt-in form.
Try it out and see how fast you build your list =)
Sure-Fire Method 4
StumbleUpon allows you to join groups and choose friends with similar interests. Be certain to only add friends who are interested in your niche market!
For instance, if you are promoting a Health related blog, you should only add friends who have similar interests listed, since you are able to recommend they visit the sites you stumble (and of course, you are going to Stumble your own. Joining a few groups relating to your subject matter is a great way to obtain instant traffic to your blog. Look for the larger, more popular groups.
Remember, the more friends you have, the more traffic your website will receive, since the more people will view your recommendations and visit your listed sites, but if you want TARGETED traffic (and you should) choosing only those within your niche categories is the only thing that makes sense.
Warning: Be Careful With The Friends You Add!
StumbleUpon restricts the number of friends each of your accounts can have, currently it is a 250 maximum limit, therefore be sure to only add friends from categories that serve your niche market.
Make Money With StumbleUpon:
You can make easy money with StumbleUpon and CPA offers. You can also build your list quickly this way.
Locate good solid CPA offers, and then write interesting articles about the product, prompting them to take action by clicking on your CPA link. I have found that building articles that are focused on “How To” guides, or “Lists (example: Five Sure-fire Ways To Get Traffic, Ten Super-Charged Methods Of Building Profitable Blogs, etc) work best.
Also, limit the number of links on your article page so that the only links visible are ones that will lead them to an offer where you get paid.
What To Expect:
How many visitors you get will depend on the way you have created your landing page, but on average, expect to receive between 100-8000 daily unique visitors.
There are StumbleUpon related exchange programs available where you can create a free account and exchange ‘stumbles’ with other members (you stumble their site, they stumble yours).
Other free ways to get your site stumbled without having it tied to your account (so people don’t see you are stumbling your own site) is to exchange stumbles with other people. You can find free-stumble offers at:
Digital Point Forum: http://www.digitalpoint.com
Site Point: http://www.SitePoint.com
Remember, this will not be targeted traffic but it’s a great way to jump-start your stumble campaigns!
I hope you have enjoyed the information contained with the Stumble Upon Traffic Guide. Being both an advertiser and stumbler of the Stumble Upon community can be an enjoyable and rewarding way to browse interesting websites while promoting your own.