Fall, trip and StumbleUpon more traffic

Today, I’m going to tell you all about an Internet site that gives you a whole new way to generate traffic to your site.

It’s called StumbleUpon.com

StumbleUpon is a recommendation system which uses peer and social networking principles to promote webpages that its users approve of.

It’s a word of mouth system – users rate a site by giving it a thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral on the StumbleUpon toolbar, and can post a review on the site, which also appears on the user’s blog.

StumbleUpon has ENORMOUS potential in maximizing brand exposure.

Here’s how…

You can get started by installing the toolbar, which is compatible with Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Click here to get it for your FireFox Browser
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The NEXT thing you want to do is register your site or blog, by going to StumbleUpon, and using your newly installed toolbar to tag and review it by clicking on the blue thumbs up symbol which has “I like it!” next to it.

Once your website or blog gets StumbledUpon, it’ll usually start to immediately receive visitors from all over the world.

This is FREE and AUTOMATIC traffic.

How cool is that eh?

Yeah I know.

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I know.

But then again I’m biased!

But thanks for noticing. I appreciate the acknowledgement. I go through a lot of effort and invest a lot of time and yes money to make sure each and every distinction is valuable.

I know some APPEAR more valuable, but EACH one has within it a catalyst to explode your Exponential Potential™.

Sometimes you just StumbleUpon the KEY that unlocks the vault of profits unleashing a new torrential River of Revenue™ that starts to flow into your bank account…
So let’s get back to StumbleUpon…

What does traffic from StumbleUpon do for YOU?

1. Generate rapid exposure for a specific website, brand or concept.

2. Establish a reader base for your blog VERY quickly.

3. Gain numerous backlinks from StumbleUpon visitors with websites (meaning better visibility with search engines).

Here’s a graph to show you the traffic you can expect! http://www.seomoz.org/blog/stumbleupons-fantastic-ability-to-drive-traffic

One thing you HAVE to do is optimise your site to encourage stumbling readers to stay and take a look around.

Good web design is important for StumbleUpon visitors. The average time spent on a web page can be less than 10 seconds. They tend to look more than they read.

Video, Humor, Web 2.0 and eclectic websites do extremely well with StumbleUpon.

Then you need to convert your Stumblers into feed subscribers.

Here’s how the pros do it:

Offer subscriber-only benefits. If you want to build up your marketing list or feed subscribers, Give away free videos, e-books or other materials that are ONLY available to subscribers.

You MUST NOT violate this claim to exclusivity. Remember the Law of Attraction…

If your content becomes too easily available, it lessens its value. Stumblers are LOOKING for stuff they can’t find anywhere else.

Of course you MUST keep producing great content, to ensure people don’t get turned off and unsubscribe!

Stumblers love competitions – use them to ensure your visitors keep coming back.
You can expect an average of 100 to 8000 daily unique visitors once your web page has been StumbledUpon (or is that StumbleUponed?).

The site Dosh Dosh ran an experiment and the best performance was 2000+ visitors in 6 hours – just think what THAT kind of traffic can do for your site!

There is also another way in which you can monetize StumbleUpon and take advantage of millions of visitors.

Put advertising on YOUR site. Use a good banner company that pays you a good rate. Also try private ad arrangements and negotiate for specific rates.

Use affiliate banners or affiliate text links within your content. I would suggest taking the time to disguise the links to improve your Click Through Rate (CTR).

Use video advertising. Remember, we talked about www.Revver.com that allows you to put up videos and get paid whenever anyone clicks on ads within the video…

Monetized image hosts. Several image hosts allow you to earn money whenever anyone clicks on a thumbnail which leads to the full image on their website.

Use subscription based monetization. An example of this is an online magazine, business networking community or forum which offers a premium section for paying members, kind of like the Wizard’s Website Wisdom™, The Dr’s Daily Distinctions™ or Squash Lessons for Marketing…

Buy sponsored stumbles. You can run an advertising campaign with StumbleUpon and pay 5 cents for every targeted person they send to your website. You can target according to personal interest, history of rating similar sites, location, and demographics such as age and sex.

How cool are those suggestions?

Is you head spinning with new ideas?

Isn’t this great?

I told you a long time ago that the Internet is the ONLY truly exponential tool for your business. The Kaleidoscopic Kombinations™ available to you are literally limitless and boundless.

So don’t stumble along with your Internet marketing – use StumbleUpon to generate traffic and sales!

Onward and upward!

Marc

P.S.
I think you have enough ideas to keep you going, so there’s no need for an extensive P.S. today other than to say if you’re like me, the question is always

“What’s my Next Best Step™?”

That is something we work on with our Platinum Members.

Your Next Best Step™ will be different than mine and will be different tomorrow or maybe even later today.

The question is simple, but the answer can be quite complex. Suffice it to say that the purpose of the Wizard’s Website Wisdom™ is to give you a choice selection that you can decide to pick from, like an exponential marketing menu.

What you want to eat today is up to you.

You are the only one who can know what your Next Best Step™ is…

Is it to…

MAKE money today/tomorrow?

SAVE time?

GET new suspects?

Push existing prospects along your Pathways To Profits™?

CREATE a new River of Revenue™?

BUILD pre-eminence?

GIVE more value to prospects and clients to increase RECIPROCITY?

TEST an assumption?

TRY something new?

Expand your scope and reach?

All interesting questions to determine your Next Best Step™.

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www.ExponentialPrograms.com/Internet

www.ExponentialPrograms.com/Business

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