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StumbleUpon Explains The New iFrame, Removal Of Direct Links StumbleUpon Explains The New iFrame, Removal Of Direct Links
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Concerning an article I wrote yesterday about StumbleUpon pushing their iFrame as well as eliminating any direct links that go back to the original content sources, StumbleUpon’s Direct of Communications, Mike Mayzel, got in touch with me to clarify the …

StumbleUpon Pushes Iframe & Gets Rid Of Direct Links StumbleUpon Pushes Iframe & Gets Rid Of Direct Links
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Even after their big facelift last year, StumbleUpon still isn’t done making changes to the their site. More and more, it seems that the social media site is paring itself down to as minimal as possible while still improving traffic …

StumbleUpon’s Most Stumbled Upon Content Of 2011 StumbleUpon’s Most Stumbled Upon Content Of 2011

StumbleUpon has put together a year-end compilation, giving us a glimpse of what people have been stumbling upon throughout the year. This year, StumbleUpon introduced the “explore box,” which gives users a way to stumble through content based a topic …

StumbleUpon Redesign = Big Traffic For Content StumbleUpon Redesign = Big Traffic For Content
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StumbleUpon has already been a tremendous source of web traffic for some sites. Sources have already indicated that it’s a bigger traffic driver than Facebook in the U.S. We’ve certainly seen the benefits ourselves. With new features, the potential to …

Porn, Halloween & StumbleUpon Porn, Halloween & StumbleUpon
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Today’s infographic round-up features porn, Halloween, and StumbleUpon. What more do you want? Don’t worry, it’s not actual porn. View more daily infographic round-ups here. Search Engine Journal looks at Porn vs. the Internet: Source: Infographic: Porn vs The Internet [NSFW] …

StumbleUpon and Digital PR StumbleUpon and Digital PR
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The latest stats from StatCounter show that StumbleUpon’s recent jump to the top spot for referring social media traffic in the US was not a blip. In July when they passed Facebook they hit 43% with Facebook coming in at …

StumbleUpon: We Wanted To Go In This Direction All Along StumbleUpon: We Wanted To Go In This Direction All Along
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Today, StumbleUpon unveiled a new feature that they call the “Explore Box.” Still technically in beta testing, the new feature allows users to search for specific topics to stumble, for example, Lady Gaga, William Faulkner, or Tequila. Until now, StumbleUpon …

StumbleUpon Explore Box Makes Randomness More Specific StumbleUpon Explore Box Makes Randomness More Specific

The merits of StumbleUpon are numerous – it’s a wonderful time-occupier and a great place to explore the far corners of the internet. Most of its appeal stems from the fact that it is a “discovery engine,” something related to …

Hungry Children Being Fed Thanks To StumbleUpon Users Hungry Children Being Fed Thanks To StumbleUpon Users

StumbleUpon is helping feed hungry Somalis at a refugee camp in Kenya. Martin Penner with the World Food Programme spoke in the following video, telling StumbleUpon users, “My colleagues at headquarters have told me that thanks to Stumblers like you, …

StumbleUpon: Don’t Get Thumbed Down StumbleUpon: Don’t Get Thumbed Down
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StumbleUpon is one of the more interesting services in the social media realm. While it has its social elements for sure, it is much more about the content. As a follower of the search industry, it’s particularly interesting to observe …

A New, Fun Way to Use StumbleUpon A New, Fun Way to Use StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is testing a new feature called the “Explore Box”. “For any interest, type a word into the Explore Box, and we’ll pull out great stumbles for you that match that interest,” the company explained in an email. It could …

Using StumbleUpon To Drive Traffic to Your Website Using StumbleUpon To Drive Traffic to Your Website
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StumbleUpon can be a tremendous source of traffic for a site. The content has to be there, of course, but the nature of StumbleUpon enables that content to spread pretty quickly and pretty far. Is StumbleUpon one of the top …

StumbleUpon Launches New Paid Discovery Platform [SXSW]

During SXSW Interactive, StumbleUpon launched a new advertising platform called Paid Discovery. StumbleUpon says Paid Discovery delivers “an engaged target audience directly” to advertisers without clicking through ads or links. “100% engagement, 100% of the time.” There are three versions …

StumbleUpon to Expand to New Platforms – More Traffic for Everybody?
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StumbleUpon announced that it has raised a new $17 million series B round of funding, which the company will use to invest in the company’s discovery technology, expand to new platforms, and grow its employee base. The new funding comes …

StumbleUpon Tops Facebook In Social Media Traffic
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Analytics firm Statcounter said today that discovery engine StumbleUpon has surpassed Facebook as the top source for social media traffic in the U.S.

StumbleUpon had 43 percent of the U.S. social media traffic on January 1st, while Facebook trailed with 38 percent.

StumbleUpon Launches Discovery App For Android

StumbleUpon has introduced StumbleUpon App Discovery, a free beta feature of its Android app that suggests mobile apps based on users’ interests.

"Currently, discovering apps from the over 100,000 apps available in the Android Market is limited to keyword-based search features," said Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon CEO and co-founder.

"With StumbleUpon App Discovery, users can now find applications that are personally recommended to them and in many cases would previously have gone unnoticed."

StumbleUpon Starts Taking Video More Seriously

StumbleUpon has launched a new version of StumbleUpon Video aimed at personalized video discovery. The company says its recommendation system has been "fine-tuned" to better personalize the viewing experience. 

StumbleUpon Comes to the iPhone and Android
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StumbleUpon has finally released its mobile apps for the iPhone and Android.

"Think about all those times when your’e riding the bus, sitting at the airport gate, or waiting for friends, playing with the same mobile apps again and again," says StumbleUpon’s mobile apps team. "Now you can have the perfect boredom-buster: with StumbleUpon for the iPhone and Android, the best of the web is, literally, at your fingertips."

StumbleUpon’s Platform Getting Advertisers’ Attention
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Earlier this year, StumbleUpon launched its new advertising system, which it said helps cost-effectively deliver advertiser content to targeted audiences, while increasing the opportunity for content to go viral. Since then, the platform has experienced some pretty significant growth.

The company announced today that it has experienced 20% growth since the launch in March, with about 2,000 active monthly customers running about 3,000 campaigns daily.

StumbleUpon Reaches 10 Million Users
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StumbleUpon announced that it has reached a new milestone. It has acquired its 10 millionth user.

The company broke away from eBay a little over a year ago. After that, it released its "web bar" feature as well as a new version of its Firefox add-on, a Chrome extension (which last month StumbleUpon claimed was one of the top 20 third-party extensions), and its content syndication service Su.pr.

StumbleUpon Claims to Be #1 Social Media Traffic Source for U.S.
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StumbleUpon broke away from eBay a little over a year ago, and went back out on its own. The company has shared an interesting list of stats about StumbleUpon use since then.