How to Use StumbleUpon To Get More Traffic For Your Blog

Addicted to StumbleUpon Coffee Hello all ! Well, StumbleUpon is one of the most important Social Bookmarking site to bookmark your newly written articles and blog posts to get traffic to your blog and for that particular article as well. Many of my other blogging friends have been asking me about how I use StumbleUpon and get so much of traffic because last month, StumbleUpon was my 4th highest traffic source as per my analytics. So here I am giving you some tips to you for using this service more effectively.

Before starting, I would like to let you know that even I am a less experienced blogger as of now with just 5 month of experience in this field but still, I have learnt a lot. So I will explain whatever method I personally follow for my StumbleUpon. To follow the below given tips, you must require a Stumbleupon account of yourself.

Don’t skip to read : Basic SEO Techniques I use for My Blog ! for more tips about SEO and blogging.

Here I go :

Subscribe to Other Stumblers

This is the first step towards using Stumbleupon properly. You must subscribe to other users as many as you can and if you are lucky enough, you will be subscribed by some of them.

Allow Shares to your toolbar

After getting a subscriber to which you have subscribed, One must thing to do is to allow them to forward their share to you. You just have to tick mark ok “accept shares to my toolbar” given on the right sidebar of that user’s profile page. See the image below :

SU share

Share your article wisely

Here is where the main part comes while using StumbleUpon ! You must be using and after going to your profile, submitting your article or you must be submitting your site by using a bookmarking icon. I strictly advice you not to use this method ! Never submit your article this way because by doing this, you will only get only few visits like five or ten. Read the next point !


Here is where all the trick is ! Get your own account on which is a subsidary URL shortening service from StumbleUpon itself. Submit your account using this service. Just copy the title of your article and paste it in the box given there and also your article link followed by and then shorten the link by clicking on the button below and mark the Twitter and Facebook checkboxes and then click on “post” and done !

By doing this, your article will be posted by using shortening service to your Twitter and Facebook. Now you may click on the article snapshot and “vote it up”. After doing this, Go to your StumbleUpon profile and share the article with your other subscribers and if you are lucky enough, they will also vote it up !

The Truth and Fact

When you use url shortening service, your url will be given more priority than you share your link directly. So it will be listed in a better way than a normal link share.

A link shared via service will be add +1 to its stumble count whenever it is visited by any internet user and by that, your link will be topping the charts and this way you will be able to get more visits from stumbleupon too.

But, I can’t be sure in your case. If i share my experience, My average Pageview/visit from stumbleupon traffic for last month was 9.19 ! That means a user coming to visit my site from StumbleUpon, also visited other 9 pages of my site and this was something inspired me to share the technique i use for this service.


I hope you liked this article. Check : Basic SEO Techniques I use For My Blog to know more and also don’t forget to subscribe me from your stumbleupon ! Feel free to leave a word of appericiation and also if any more queries you have.

Thank you for dropping by ! cheers 🙂


  1. Please tell me after go we have to simply submit url or before that we have to click on just shorten then submit.


    1. well, shorten the url first and all any other text like your post title and more and then click on post 🙂


  2. Excellent advice and I really haven’t done much with my stumble account. But now I will. Especially in the area of subscribing. Thanks for the great tips.

    BTW – your floating share button bar is partially covering your content and making it difficult to read content and submit comments. Needs to be moved left by about 60 pixels. Good luck.


  3. Finally you answered my question in good detail 🙂 Will try this out… Cheers!

    Well, what exactly is the RSS link just below the submit button here. Its smartly showing a link to my blog? some magic in there 😀 ?


    1. Thank you Riyaz for the like to this post 🙂 Well, for your second question, it is a love sharing for all those who comment on my blog 😛 search for “commentluv” plugin for wordpress and yo will know 🙂


  4. Nice tips buddy 🙂
    SU is one of the major traffic source and also your blog or site can go viral , If used properly 🙂 .

    Off-topic : Shift the smart sharing slider to right dude 🙂 😀


    1. I will move it more to the left and will try in 800*600 and see how it looks 🙂


  5. As a blogger this is a great article for me. Some information about Stumbleupon are new.Thank you very much and expecting such stories in the future also.


  6. Great and very useful article for me. Thanks a bunch for sharing 🙂


  7. Great Tips mate. Loved the way you have explored the way. Awesome article 🙂


  8. My stumble upon links shows nearly 450 visits but Google analytics doesnot show that much visits on traffic. Whats the problem actually ? Is stumble traffic fake?


    1. Stumbleupon Traffic is not fake at all ! I have been getting a good traffic and pageviews per visit is almost 8 ! And SU traffic is my third highest traffic in my list 🙂


  9. Hi there,

    Not entirely sure if this is good advice, but I will be trying over the next couple of weeks and I will look forward to seeing what happens.

    Truthfully, I have some good success with SU but I have to admit some SU numbers I get do not translate in my Google Analytics either.


  10. Hey Rahul, your techniques look impress! I'm just trying to learn how can I drive traffic from stumbleupon as I'm new on that, I used to stumbleupon my own post and I have not built any community. So now I'm trying to add as much people as I can and stumble their articles. I hope it drives some traffic. 🙂

    Nice post Rahul.

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    1. yes buddy! They really work and you can trust me on that and for the proof, you may browse through some of my articles and can check how much traffic I generate through SU!! Don't forget to add me to your SU list 😉 hope to see you again here! thanks for the words and cheers 🙂


  11. I am happy for you, that even if you are not a very well-experienced blogger, you manage to increase your website traffic. And now, you are so kind to share your knowledge to others. So kind of you, thanks.


  12. nice.I have five stumbleupon account,but I only have very few friends,just submit my blog to stumble,but no followers, really unfortunate,I just know stumbleupon is a very good tool for get traffics,but I do not know how to use it,thanks for share you views,I think I need read this article repeat.


  13. I heard a lot about social network side can increase blog traffic but never gave so much importance. but now after seeing the difference in your google analytic report i think i must try this. thanks i will try this.
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  14. Thanks for the information that I was just looking for Rahul. My 5 year old son's name is Rahul. I like the ration you mentioned that one visitor from stumbleupon saw 9 pages of your site.
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  15. Hey, I'm not using this method, I always share directly, but getting traffic from social media. By the way, I'll try this method and check the difference.


  16. Thank you so much for your shared info! I’m currently looking for other alternatives on how to drive traffic to my website. I’ve been using Twitter and Facebook. It also has given me traffic, and now I’ve stumbled over stumbleupon and loads of people got positive feedback about how they gain huge amount of traffic. So, basically I’m a newbie on the site and your article has given me quite an inspiration to stick and stay with stumbleupon. ^_^


  17. thank you for your nice articel, I am just start blogging. hope this tutorial will work.


  18. Can some one explain this for me? the link to the SU Share image is dead.

    Under: Allow Shares to your toolbar

    How do you "allow them to forward their share to you. You just have to tick mark ok “accept shares to my toolbar” given on the right sidebar of that user’s profile page. See the image below :"


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