Get a Traffic Rush to your Blog with StumbleUpon

Want to really explode the traffic coming to your blog?

free traffic rush courseWell if your blog is about scrapbooking or crafts then I can thoroughly recommend StumbleUpon as a fantastic way to increase your blog traffic.

Over the last year I’ve experimented with a number of different social media and bookmarking sites and I’ve come to the conclusion that if you are in the ‘crafty’ blog niche then StumbleUpon is absolutely the best way to get your blog ‘out there’ in front of hundreds of potential new readers.

But there are secrets to working with StumbleUpon successfully, so you don’t end up sending your blog to the ‘StumbleUpon Graveyard’.

Over the past year I’ve been muddling along learning the moods and temperament of StumbleUpon by trial and error. And yes, I’ve accidentally sent some of my posts to the StumbleUpon Graveyard through lack of knowledge.

And then I was surfing the net (using the StumbleUpon Toolbar of course) and I read on Yankee in a New World that Caroline Middlebrook has brought out a StumbleUpon Course for Beginners who want to really boost their traffic. The advanced course, Traffic Rush, is not expensive but the really cool thing is…


And you don’t have to buy the advanced course if you don’t want to.

So naturally I jumped at the chance of getting ten free lessons from Caroline and I signed up to the Beginners Course. I’m about half way through the first ten lessons as I write this and I have to say that even though I’ve been playing in StumbleUpon for nearly a year, Caroline has still come up with a bunch of stuff I didn’t know…and that’s only in the free part of her course.

The lessons are excellent value and she uses short videos to demonstrate what she teaches. If you’re like me, seeing a demonstration really firms up a new idea in your mind.

So if this is so good why’s Caroline giving it away for free?

Well obviously Caroline’s strategy is that you’ll be so impressed with the quality and value of the Traffic Rush StumbleUpon Beginners Course that you’ll want to buy her Advanced Traffic Rush Course.

And you know what? Her strategy is working. I’m so impressed with what she’s teaching in this beginners course that I’ve already decided to buy the whole package.

Who should sign up for the free Traffic Rush Course?

Now if you’re someone who blogs a personal diary, you probably don’t care much about driving traffic to your site. But if you’re someone who’s creating a product to sell, or trying to earn money from advertising on your blog then traffic is a big thing. I’ve talked previously about using Entrecard to drive traffic to your blog, but StumbleUpon can be even more useful in sending the kind of people that are interested in your topic.

And like most things in life, you get out of it what you put in. So if you just read what Caroline teaches and don’t take any actions then guess what? Nothing will change.

So if increasing your blog traffic by hundreds or thousands (yes, I’m not joking) of visitors is something that’s important to you, then you absolutely have to take up Caroline Middlebrook’s offer of 10 Free Traffic Rush Lessons and get some Stumble Love happening on your blog.

And by the way, there’s a Stumble button under this article. I’d love it if you would share this with other bloggers by giving it a Stumble and even a little review if you have the time.

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11 Responses to Get a Traffic Rush to your Blog with StumbleUpon

  1. NewWrldYankee October 13, 2008 at 6:57 pm #

    Hey, thanks for the link love! This program is amazing, isn’t it?! I love it, too. I just signed up for the advanced course – and I had to write a post sharing the wealth. Glad to hear it is working out as well for as for me.

  2. Hello from beautiful Montana:

    Thanks so much for the info on StumbledUpon. I was sent here by someone else who stumbled upon your site. So, it is working!

    In addition to being a family relationship coach, I also write memoirs and have helped with many end-of-life stories. What a treasure it is when someone takes the time and effort to leave a living legacy.

    You do an important work.

    Judy H. Wright aka Auntie Artichoke, family relationship coach and author

  3. karooch October 15, 2008 at 8:03 am #

    Thanks Judy.

    Yes a vibrant component to scrapbooking is leaving a legacy. And a legacy in both pictures and words is a treasure for generations to come.

  4. Dominique Hind November 2, 2008 at 1:13 pm #

    I have been testing new ways to drive traffic to my blog – trying to understand what works and what doesn’t. The particular tests have been around how search compares to social networking to offline PR to blog involvement. I have done some analysis in a recent post that you might be interested in:

    StumbleUpon has been the biggest driver of traffic to my blog from a website, but search is still one of the highest. It shows that the main search drivers to my blog are keywords around my name (ie the conscious thought). There are only a few unconscious keywords (ie unrelated) that have been driving traffic. Social networks is a great way for driving traffic – particularly when you reference your URL in your profile and then in your status. I read today that another way to drive traffic to your blog is via updating your profile image to include the URL of your blog – another way to drive traffic.

    Great post and I would be interested in your thoughts.

  5. karooch November 2, 2008 at 3:00 pm #

    Like you Dominique, I get a lot of my traffic from search. About 38% and 44% comes from referring sites which include Entrecard and StumbleUpon. I have several keywords which do well on Google.
    Next to Google, Stumble upon is my biggest source of traffic. I get a fair bit from Entrecard but that requires regular effort and I know that once I stop that traffic will dry up.
    But I really love Stumble traffic because it’s usually people who are likely to have an interest in my blog’s topic and many will stay around to become readers. Also I find that after the main traffic spike is over, Stumble keeps sending me regular traffic from articles that have been Stumbled from quite a while ago.

    If you have a craft related blog then I reckon Stumble is the best social media site for the ‘right’ sort of traffic.


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