StumbleUpon is a traffic magnet for bloggers

I’ve recently incorporate social sharing icons from Share Post on Sparkplug 9 stories. You’ll see them on blog post pages … right above the story.

The interesting thing for me recently is the numbers from StumbleUpon. For example, check out stumbles on this recent post:

I’m not a long-term StumbleUpon user. In fact, I’ve just started, and it’s taken me a while to get a degree of comfort and familiarity with the service. It’s a very cool way of discovering new content.

From a web publisher’s perspective, however, it’s also a great way to get traffic and attention for content. As you can see from above … something that I posted a few days ago has been viewed by 681 SU users, while only tweeted, shared, or seen on LinkedIn a couple of times.

That’s cool, and that’s enough to make me want to continue to explore and use StumbleUpon, and contribute to the community as a user while benefitting from it as a content producer.