Posted By admin on April 25, 2013
If you are working with an SEO company for your website’s needs, they may recommend getting you started in an area you are not familiar with yet – StumbleUpon. Have you ever heard of this website? Basically, this website is a conglomeration of a bunch of different websites, and it tailors what you find based on your interests. Regular users will set up a profile and tell the website what they are interested in (for example sports, health and fitness, dieting, science, but not animals, shopping, beauty etc). The website will then bring them to random websites that they think matches their needs. With each site, you have the opportunity to say you like it, or you don’t like it, so that the website can better learn what you’re all about. You can not only select your interests, you can choose certain websites and channels.
Some tend to wonder how your SEO company is going to use StumbleUpon to help your business, right? First of all, you will need to set up a profile (using your real name) so people can search for you and your content. You can promote this profile on all of your other websites such as your company’s website, your blog, your social media sites and anywhere else that people will be able to find you. Consider reading the StumbleUpon blog for some great content sharing tips. You will want to create a great stumble for your views, so make it as creative, visually appealing and engaging as you can. Things on StumbleUpon can go viral very quickly, so make it something that will catch the eye.
One thing to make sure your SEO company knows regarding StumbleUpon is that you should never share your own content (this is an unwritten rule in social media). If you share content from other sites related to yours, this will get your name out there and make it easier for people to find your stuff. When you are writing things for your blog, try and include big, eye-catching images that are text-related and that will really draw in someone who is clicking through their page results. Your blog and website should also have the StumbleUpon share button (just like with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn).
One final tip would be to make sure you focus your time. StumbleUpon can be great for your website, but it is also very distracting. You want to make sure whatever you put on there will instantly grab someone because people who use this have a very short attention span. Consider browsing through the website that comes up for yourself and see if you get inspired for your own content. Your SEO company should have some additional tips on how to succeed using StumbleUpon.