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14 thoughts on “The Lifecycle of a Web Page on StumbleUpon

  1. Take a good rest..good thing the bulk of harvest is over. Or isn’t it for you? You need to recharge for Christmas anyway and get better.

    I just joined StumbleUpon and added the button on blog. So Mark and I are babies at this. :) (Mark: I am certain you will get traffic. Who wouldn’t be interested in a cartoonist/satirist?)Quite frankly I’ve been ignoring StumbleUpon for a long time. So the added link and explanation of your experience prompted me to take some steps.

    Do you find Stumbleupon reviews of your webpages, is something that you might reciprocate back to a reviewer/sharer?

    • Yes, I still get traffic from posts that were stumbled long ago. I don’t do reciprocal arrangements with other stumbleupon members as it’s not the way stumbleupon is designed to operate. I’m glad you joined and hope your experience of siscovering, reviewing and sharing interesting sites is a positive one as mine has been.

  2. timethief,

    So sorry to hear about your flare-up. I hope it subsides soon and you start to feel better.

    This was a fascinating graphic. I’ve had thousands and thousands and thousands of stumble from one particular post. It seems like it will never end, but as you point out everything is important.

    Some internet experts say that Stumble Upon traffic is not targeted and thus you don’t receive the same benefit in terms of new readers (or buyers if that’s your gig) as in other forms of social media. Sometimes, I’ve felt that to be the case, but I’m not totally certain about it. These days I’m not getting as much traffic from other social media sources, but that one post is still stumbling and I am getting new readers. It’s hard to know for sure. One thing I feel is that twitter has dried up, but maybe it’s only because I don’t have the energy to keep making new friends as older friends move off twitter for whatever reasons.

    Thanks so much for these facts!

    • Hi Sandra,
      Thanks for the kind words. This has been a very busy and stressful month for me and the next one will be too. Coping with the effects of making a living on my health is always a balancing act and apparently I’m out of balance. :(

      I haven’t had the time to spend on Twitter and like you I find the traffic from Twitter has dried up. However, the traffic to my posts which have been stumbled on both blogs has not dried up. I do of course want more subscribers because I want my posts to be read. I’m not sure about whether or not my new subscribers first read posts because they had been stumbled or not. What I do know is that stumbleupon does deliver. I have discovered and reviewed many blogs for SU. I have also located great blogs I was unaware of previously there. When I do have extra time to invest I choose to spend it stumbling rather than tweeting — hands down.

  3. Oh, gosh, TimeThief! I was just reading through the post and comments and read that you haven’t been feeling well. I surely hope you’ll feel better soon. Bless your heart for hanging in there and for trying to help us as best as you can. Take care and try not to overwork yourself.


    • Allyson
      I am a disabled person who lives with chronic pain. Occasionally I experience acute pain due to flare-ups. Eventually they pass. Thanks so much for your concern and well wishes. I appreciate them.

  4. TiTi,

    So sorry to hear you are not well and best wishes to you for better days soon! Thank you so much for still plugging away with the good advice, always appreciated!


    • Hi Patti,
      Thanks for your well wishes. Fibromylagia flare-ups come and go and I have coped with them for over 20 years now. I’m currently up to my eyebals in contracted work and in helping my husband. Though I thought I was taking good care of my health, I’m tired and stressed so I’m not really surprised that this has happened. All things are subject to change and this too will pass. Thanks again for your visit and your kind words too.

  5. Many thanks, TT. I had no idea that StumbleUpon had that kind of traffic power.

    After reading the SU post, I immediately changed the Sharing settings on my own WP blog. I had the SU button hidden under “More.” I made it visible, like yours above. Hey, who’s gonna click on it if they can’t see it, right??

    Once again you have caused light to dawn– thanks!! : )

    • Hi Mark,
      I think making your stumbleupon button more accessible is a good move. The infographic was very interesting and the half life of a link info is especially interesting to me. In the past I have done a lot of web surfing and stumbling. I’m currently doing a big contracted job and helping my husband too so I don’t have the time I used to have. I’m hard pressed for time at present and as I’ll ill again, I don’t web surf or stumble as much as I did before but when I have the time to I do. I’ve stumbled 4,000 sites and reviewed 3,749 sites.

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