Stumbleupon has the potential to bring you lots of traffic. It is not difficult to use so you definitely need to sign up for an account. Start at Stumbleupon and create a username. Once you have an account you will be able to stumble. That means you will be sent to a website where you can give a thumbs up or a thumbs down and then you stumble to the next to do the same. The system learns what you like and sends you to a page that it thinks you might like. The more pages you thumbs up the better the system gets.
Once you have an account you can stumble by clicking the “stumble” button (that will take you to popular posts so you can give them a thumbs up or thumbs down. You can stumble a post by clicking on the stumble icon beneath a post or by copying the url and entering it into your account. You always have the option of leaving a review of the site as well and you should always leave tags and put it in a category. If you are trying to get the attention of the post author then leave a review. It is like leaving a comment, they will be more likely to look your site up to return the favor if you stumble and review them.
The benefit for your blog is the potential for huge amounts of traffic. The more people that thumbs up or review your page the more traffic you get. I saw the power of stumble when somebody stumbled my post 13 Horrible Frugal Tips and it received well over 2000 hits within the hour. Not all posts will do that, but many will.
After that I made sure that key posts always had a stumble button and recently I went ahead and added it (along with the twitter button) to every post. I always make sure to stumble other posts that I like to send traffic that direction. On top of sharing great content that makes it more likely that the person whose post I stumbled will come to my site and stumble some of my posts as well.
Do not only stumble your own posts! Make sure you are stumbling other people’s posts as well so that you are not spamming. I try to stumble 5-10 posts that are not my own every time I stumble my own post.
TASK: Sign up for stumbleupon and stumble 10-20 posts (including a few of your own) so the system starts to learn what you like.
Tomorrow we will discuss how to make money with Google AdSense.
Make sure you sign up for the series giveaways and today you can gain an extra entry by stumbling one of the posts on Little People Wealth. Leave a comment saying which post you stumbled.