Viral Content Buzz has StumbleUpon sharing enabled. However we cannot stress enough how serious we are about only allowing real, authentic and natural accounts to share from our platform.
If your SU sharing has ever been disabled for you inside VCB, most probably that’s because your SU account doesn’t comply with our quality guidelines. Don’t give up! You can be accepted back if you start building your account up. Here’s how…
[***Remember, by building up your StumbleUpon account, you invest in your own asset: Your powerful SU account will remain yours, whether you keep using VCB or not. You’ll be able to use for content marketing whenever you need it.]
StumbleUpon is one of the least understood (and most underrated) social platforms on the web. It’s has a very unique format, one that isn’t so much a community like others are, but more a network made up of blogs themselves. Some would call it a content discovery tool, which is fair enough, but it is so much more than that. Including an amazing way to market yourself and your site.
If you needed proof of that, you should know that StumbleUpon drives more traffic than some of the most popular social networks, including Facebook.
But how do you build your StumbleUpon account? I don’t mean how do you sign up, that is self explanatory. You need to know how to properly set up and use your account so that it is prime for growth, and offers you the best benefits. Especially if you are using it for content promotion, as I assume everyone reading this will be.
Be Thorough In Setting Up Your Account
You wouldn’t leave your Timeline cover photo or Twitter profile description blank, would you? How about use a terrible cover image for a Pinterest board you want people to follow? Of course not! So why wouldn’t you do everything in your power to make your StumbleUpon profile attractive and informative?
Take the time to complete your profile, and make sure it looks good and informs the viewer about what you do. It will help the right people find you. Besides, it looks cheap and unprofessional if you don’t. That is the wrong message to send.
Don’t Treat StumbleUpon Like A Content Dumping Ground
StumbleUpon is not a dumping ground for every post you have ever written. It is a place where you can gracefully place certain pieces that you feel are your best, and promote them.
That doesn’t mean you can’t use it for all new posts as they come, but you want to ask yourself if they are really worth seeing? If not, take them off and replace them with something better.
Use StumbleUpon to connect and discover content in the first place. Drive value to build your Karma up:
- Like pages shared by your connections (Find them on your SU home page after you login)
- Like pages in categories you like
- Share pages that you just found awesome
- Always select relevant categories when reviewing pages on StumbleUpon
Find People to Follow
Follow SU users to get followed back. This is often the first step to building up your social media presence: You need connections
I usually follow people who like or review content I liked or reviewed. I also follow people who follow my friends who we seem to share interests with
Do you have any tips for using StumbleUpon? Let us know in the comments!
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