Since Facebook changed its algorithm, I’ve been researching other traffic sources. A few weeks ago, someone on the Chronic Illness Bloggers Facebook group asked about StumbleUpon. In case you haven’t heard of StumbleUpon, according to Wikipedia, it’s a “discovery engine that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.”

I’ve used StumbleUpon in the past as a fun browsing tool. I’ve never used it with the intent of driving visitors to my blog, so I can’t vouch for how well it works, but I’m going to be trying it. Here are a few helpful links in case you’d like to try it out for traffic generation, too:

HowStuffWorks: How StumbleUpon works

KissMetrics: 4 ways to increase your traffic with StumbleUpon

Mashable: StumbleUpon – A beginner’s guide

Goins, Writer: Why you should use Stumbleupon as a marketing tool

StumbleUpon: New Users Guide

StumbleUpon: How to add a page to Stumbleupon

If you’ve used StumbleUpon as a traffic generator, please share your experience in the comments section below!

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