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Using StumbleUpon To Get Traffic [Infographic]

Using StumbleUpon To Get Traffic [Infographic]

StumbleUpon is going through some major changes as a company. It recently went through some restructuring and is now once again owned by its co-founder and former CEO Garrett Camp. The team is now working on a new product from Camp’s startup studio Expa called Mix, which sounds like a next-generation StumbleUpon. The future of StumbleUpon itself remains unclear, but …

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StumbleUpon No longer Has A CEO, Is Part Of Expa’s Mix.com (Also 5by Is Shutting Down)

StumbleUpon No longer Has A CEO, Is Part Of Expa’s Mix.com (Also 5by Is Shutting Down)

It would appear that StumbeUpon is no longer a company with a CEO. There hasn’t really been a lot of clarity around this in recent months, but that appears to be the state of things. Over two years ago, StumbleUpon (under CEO Mark Bartels) made its first acquisition with 5by – a video discovery service that operated much like StumbleUpon …

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What Is Going on At StumbleUpon?

What Is Going on At StumbleUpon?

Update: Ok, here’s what’s going on at StumbleUpon. Read this instead. I’ve written about StumbleUpon more often than probably anyone else in the media over the last few years, but I’ll be damned if know what the current situation is. I know one thing. 5by is shutting down. I got that email a little bit ago. It says: Dear 5by …

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StumbleUpon News Could Be Good News For Content Creators

StumbleUpon News Could Be Good News For Content Creators

What once was one of the biggest drivers of traffic to websites has been struggling a bit, but could be poised to make a significant comeback. In fact, it still is a significant traffic-driver for some sites, but it sounds like new corporate changes could create renewed focus, and that should only mean good things for websites that do get …

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StumbleUpon Reportedly Lays Off ‘Dozens’

StumbleUpon Reportedly Lays Off ‘Dozens’

StumbleUpon is reportedly reducing its staff from close to 100 employees to about 30. That is according to VentureBeat, which cites an anonymous source. Jordan Novet reports: The company had just under 100 employees and will only have around 30 by the end of this week, a source familiar with the matter told VentureBeat. Last week employees were told in …

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StumbleUpon Tweak Encourages More Views For Websites

Back in September, we reported on a StumbleUpon change that flew somewhat under the radar (as StumbleUpon news often does for some reason, despite the service being a huge driver of social media referral traffic to websites). With the change, users who submitted content to StumbleUpon via the social button on website content pages, got a new submission flow. In …

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Popular Social Media Sites Lean On Email For User Engagement

Remember the days when it wasn’t uncommon to read an article speculating about whether or not social media would kill email? In fact, if you count the increasingly popular business communication tool Slack, it’s still a subject that comes up. These days, however, it seems like largely social-oriented services are utilizing email more than ever. A couple weeks ago, stories …

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Reddit Tries Out An Email Newsletter

Reddit just announced the launch of its first ever email newsletter. It’s called Upvoted Weekly, borrowing the name of its recently launched Upvoted podcast. It’s opt-in (double opt-in, actually) and promises subscribers the “very best of reddit’s content curated, packaged, and delivered to your inbox once a week.” “It’s free and we’ll never spam you,” says the subscription form. “We …

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CEO Of StumbleUpon’s 5by Talks Business Accounts, Coming Features & More

Video discovery app 5by, acquired by StumbleUpon in 2013, has seen “tremendous growth” thanks to Google’s Chromecast streaming device, and has businesses on its mind as it continues to grow. It’s also about to get an update with some new features. Is video part of your marketing strategy? Are you eager to see 5by offer business accounts? Let us know …

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As StumbleUpon Sends More Traffic, CEO Talks Content Submission

It was only four short years ago that StumbleUpon was the biggest driver of social media traffic to websites. Look at this chart from StatCounter we shared in January, 2011. Was StumbleUpon a big traffic driver for your site back then? Have things changed? Let us know in the comments. A lot has changed in the social media landscape since …

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StumbleUpon Traffic Referrals Back On The Rise

Shareaholic has a new report out looking at social media traffic referrals from eight social networks in the last quarter. Out of those eight, only two – Facebook and StumbleUpon – showed growth over the prior quarter in terms of driving referrals to websites. This is good news for publishers looking for StumbleUpon traffic, as its share had been on …

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How Email Is Helping StumbleUpon Drive Engagement

Despite the fact that it continues to be a major source of traffic for many websites, StumbleUpon continues to fly somewhat under the radar for a lot of marketers. The company has recently adopted a more email-heavy approach to user engagement, and we reached out to Director of Marketing Anne Gherini to learn more about its strategy. Are you a …

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StumbleUpon Names Best Stumbles Of 2014

StumbleUpon often sends out emails to users alerting them of popular content it thinks they’ll be interested in. Now, the company has been sending out an email with the “4 Best Stumbles of 2014”. In fact, within the email it says, “The 4 Best Stumbles You’ve Ever Seen”. That might be a bit of a stretch, but let’s take a …

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StumbleUpon Announces New Content Program #StumbleBloggers

StumbleUpon announced the launch of a new content program called #StumbleBloggers, which it says will gather fresh pages and sites from bloggers and leverage StumbleUpon’s platforms and tools to feature the best posts from participating sites. Sites can submit their content using a Google form, and StumbleUpon will add pages to its official lists, which the company describes as “a …

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Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good, Not A Lot Of Good News For Other Social Networks

Shareaholic released its quarterly Social Media Traffic Report for the third quarter. Facebook is still sending way more referrals than any other social network, but at the same time, things are looking worse for traffic from the others. The report found that Facebook is driving four times as much traffic to sites as Pinterest, which is in second place. In …

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StumbleUpon Change Could Increase Your Pageviews

I was just minding my own business submitting an article to StumbleUpon, when I couldn’t help but notice an entirely new experience when I clicked the submit button. The change may not seem huge, but it gives users a direct link to more of a website’s content, and could potentially be huge for getting more pageviews out of the service. …

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StumbleUpon Gets A New Android Experience, Adds Features

StumbleUpon launched an update for its Android app today, adding some new features like sharing via SMS, an Activity Center, and the ability to add content to lists (a helpful feature that has been available on the desktop site and via the desktop toolbar for some time). Experience the most powerful mobile Stumbling experience yet: http://t.co/BorxSg0SPn pic.twitter.com/xNYTS4Czh3 — StumbleUpon (@StumbleUpon) …

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Are You Still Getting Significant StumbleUpon Traffic?

StumbleUpon has been a major driver of web traffic for years, despite somehow flying almost completely under the radar in day to day media coverage and marketing discussion. There was a time when you heard about it a lot more frequently, but these days, it’s just not making the headlines like it used to. Are you getting significant web traffic …

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Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but if you’re looking for traffic, that’s probably not an entirely wise move to make. Has your Facebook traffic been increasing …

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StumbleUpon Referrals Up 13% From Last Year

Shareaholic just released its Q2 Social Media Traffic Report. Out of the eight top social networks (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn), only Facebook saw an increase as a source of social media traffic referrals, up 10.09%. Even number two Pinterest, which saw huge growth the previous quarter, started down the opposite path decreasing 19.38%. Out of …

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StumbleUpon Gives Advertisers New Tools & Features

StumbleUpon just announced the launch of a new campaign creation interface for its Paid Discovery ad platform. Advertisers can now choose whether they want to spend their budgets ASAP or spend evenly throughout their campaigns. Also included are some improvements to templates and interest recommendations. “We’ve made it easier to create and use templates – save them for future campaigns …

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Are Your Facebook Referrals Are On The Rise?

There has been a lot of discussion about Facebook killing the organic reach of posts that Pages make, essentially forcing businesses to pay to actually get their messages viewed in the News Feed. Many have considered dropping their Facebook strategy altogether, and one Page made a lot of headlines when it actually did. Despite this organic reach drop-off, Facebook appears …

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StumbleUpon Just Made The Submission Process Better

If you’ve submitted a webpage to StumbleUpon recently, you may have noticed that it has made an adjustment to the way you do so. It’s not a major change, but it’s a pretty helpful one. Gone are the days of scrolling through StumbleUpon’s giant list of categories to find the one you want to place a page in. It now …

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StumbleUpon’s 5by Video Discovery App For iOS Now Compatible With Chromecast

StumbleUpon announced today that its 5by video discovery service has partnered with VICE Media, Tribeca Enterprises, and DEFY Media. These are its first-ever media partnerships. As a result of these partnerships, users will be able to navigate partner channels to watch “freshly curated” video playlists. Partner experiences will appear on the home screen or as channels, depending on time of …

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YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn & Twitter Are All Better Than Facebook For Post-Click Engagement [Report]

Shareaholic has a new report out called “Social Referrals That Matter,” which looks at the average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rates for visitors to its network of sites from the top 8 social media platforms. The report is based on data from over 200,000 sites, reaching over 250 million unique monthly visitors over a span of six …

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StumbleUpon Expands Native Advertising Sales Team

StumbleUpon announced on Wednesday that it has grown its sales team as it works on expansion of its native advertising and content marketing efforts. The company points out that Shareaholic data from Q4 showed that StumbleUpon accounted for more publisher traffic than Reddit, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google combined. We covered the report here. The company has appointed three-year SU vet …

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StumbleUpon Now Emails Users About Successful Stumbles

StumbleUpon is sending emails to users letting them know when they’ve submitted something that got a lot of stumbles. I’m not sure how frequently the company is doing this, or what the threshold for a successful stumble is, but I got this email last night. I’m also not sure how long StumbleUpon has been doing this, but I’ve been using …

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StumbleUpon Traffic Referrals See Strong Growth [Report]

Shareaholic has put out the latest edition of its quarterly Social Media Traffic Report. Its data shows that among Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Stumbleupon, Reddit, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+, Facebook, StumbleUpon and Pinterest saw the strongest gains in terms of referrals. “These were the only social platforms to have seen their share of overall visits grow substantially,” says Shareaholic’s Danny Wong. …

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CEO Of StumbleUpon’s 5by Talks New Apps, Plans To ‘Take Over The Living Room’

Back in September, StumbleUpon made its first acquisition, buying video discovery service 5by. Today, they’ve launched a 5by app for both iOS and Android (beta). 5by continues to operate independently, and CEO Greg Isenberg tells WebProNews that so far there isn’t any direct integration between the two services. He does admit that they’ve been thinking about it, however. “Our #1 …

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StumbleUpon Now Has An ‘Add To List’ Browser Button For Those Who Don’t Use The Toolbar

Update: A spokesperson for StumbleUpon tells us this is currently just a test: “We are currently testing a bookmarklet feature with a small subset of our community. We plan to analyze the data to determine the next steps for the feature.” StumbleUpon has a new button called “Add to List”. It’s pretty self-explanatory. It lets you add a webpage to …

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