We all know that social sites can drive immense traffic to our blogs and websites, but many bloggers mostly depend on the major sites like twitter, Facebook and linked in, most of web publishers ignore stumble Upon, because it looks like just another bookmarking site, but it’s not true, StumbleUpon can give you 2 times more traffic which you are getting from Facebook, I tested this and I found that I was wasting my time in sharing my links on Facebook groups, In my older post you will find how twitter gives me highest referral traffic.

After that I started my work for Stumbleupon, I was using stumble upon but not regularly but from last 3 weeks I am using it on a regular basis, and found big change in my traffic stats.

Now as per my stats I am getting 2nd highest traffic from StumbleUpon, and Facebook is in 3rd place, so you can understand that we waste our most of time on Facebook and Facebook gives less benefits than others.

Read Also : Important Twitter Tips which I learned Last Month

I am going to share some tips by which you can generate huge traffic from StumbleUpon.

Complete your profiles

stumbleupon profile complete value

When you submit a page you get traffic instantly, that’s why most of new stumbler thinks that its not compulsory to complete the profile, but it takes only few minutes of you, if you fill up your profile you will get more followers and consideration from others, and if you make everything obscure then you will not get anything.

Be Active

Stumbleupon is just like a social network, and you have to connect with other users to get more benefits, if you are using it just for bookmarking then it will not give you admirable results, so first thing is to be active as much you can, follow other users and always appreciate the work of others.

Submit wonderful Pages

Never submit pages in bulk, if you spam with your links then you will get ignorance from others, so always submit pages at regular intervals, submit only 3,4 pages in a day, and spend the rest of time in surfing the site and networking.

Your content makes you popular on Stumbleupon, and stumble works for you only if you get the likes on your links, one like gives you the guarantee of another page views and more likes means more traffic, which means if you submit one useful link that can give you massive traffic.

Categories Your Link and Create List

 huge traffic from stumbleupon

When you submit your page, you asked for to choose categories for your link, you can see above Image, also add relevant tags on your page link, then you can add pages, make sure your language is English because non English pages gets less traffic from StumbleUpon.

If you submit your pages properly then you will get lots of visits to your blog and websites, wrong categorization means you are spamming and one unlike on your page can ruin your whole profile.

Use is an URL shortner service by StumbleUpon which will make you crazy, when you use you will find your traffic from stumble upon increases 3 times which is wonderful, when you tweet your articles or links I will suggest you to set the URL with stumble Upon URL shorter and then tweet, if you use shorter your page will have a StumbleUpon toolbar which helps others to stumble your page easily.

More Images More Stumbles

As per my experience, I found that image rich content always gets thousands of stumbles in a few weeks, which means stumblers loves graphics and Images, it means infographics works really well in StumbleUpon  and if you have videos and other media elements in your post you will get more response from stumble Upon.

These tips will surely help you to drive traffic to your blog from StumbleUpon, just focus on quality content then you can easily get tons of traffic from StumbleUpon.


  1. Really @Nishant you are right. people wast our time on facebook and other sites after that they are getting only few traffic. it is bad for them. I am also using SU. Really Awesome source for geeting traffic. thanks for sharing some useful information in this post. I will follow.

    ~ Rahul Kashyap ~

    • Hi Rahul,
      I am glad that you liked the post, facebook can give you traffic but not that much, we spend most of time on facebook but still we never get that much traffic from facebook.
      Hope these tips will help to some bloggers to drive traffic.
      Thanks for the comment!

  2. Hi Nishant you once suggested me to use stumbleupon for traffic and you even guaranteed me that it will surely work. And it really worked and worked awesome. Thanks for that .
    Thanks for revealing more secrets of stumbleupon traffic.
    The link SU.PR is not working.

  3. I get a little less traffic from SU.
    I havnt tried the URL shortner by SU will try that out once.

  4. Hey,
    Great topic. I have also got aware of the fact that stumble upon can be very profitable. I really wanted to read your post in full, but somehow on my iphone all the right side of your text is cut. Just letting you know. Looking forward to hear from you.

  5. Great Bro…. i am think also quieting Facebook and join StumbleUpon ………

  6. Hello Nishant,

    It’s been a long time, if i remember correctly then the last time when i read your article was when i was still writing for geekywriter. But after shutting my blog down I hardly able to read any blog. After a long break now i’m back on track.

    Here what i found fascinating that you improved a lot, your writing makes more sense than before, you convince your messages more clearly, and the rhythm of your words echo perfectly in readers ears. I think that’s good thing. I just took my eyes off from your blog for a while and now i see a boom in-front of my eyes.

    Anyway lets get to the meat, everything you said is completely true. To get a result, we must invest time and efforts both. I’m not very much familiar with StumbleUpon, but one thing i know is that if you work hardest for anything then you get better results. same goes for StumbleUpon.

    • Hi Romy,
      Thanks for writing comment after a very long time, I know you were not active on web, I am still trying to write better, but still I Do many mistakes while writing…
      I am really thankful to you, your appreciation giving me energy to write better…

  7. I will also try to leave Facebook as soon as possible by backing up all the details. I signed up for stumbled upon and really it was a fantastic place where only qualitative thing gets share…

  8. Well i’ve been using stumbleupon from recent months. And to be honest its just awesome it can bring my blog great referral traffic. Although all the above mentioned tips are cool.


  9. Hii admin
    Really amazing tips , your tips for submit a page to stumble is nice . Thnx for sharing …

  10. yes i agree with you stumble is great interms of traffic, i am getting alot of benifit from, i wasn’t aware of url shrner, thanks for that i will surely try that. nice keep it up

  11. Hi Nishant,

    StumbleUpon used to be one of the primary targets some time back. Then it was somewhat slow for some time. Recently it changed its interface and I hope it will result better now.

    I’m using for each of my posts after I publish. Am really sad that is not updated even after the major change in StumbleUpon main website. It appears that SU is totally ignoring shortner. I am unable to connect my Facebook account with and waiting if it will be resolved. But to all my despair.

    • Hi Suresh,
      I Was also using stumbleupon in my old blog but not regularly, but now I am active on SU, yes you are right they are ignoring shortner, and I am not able to connect Facebook account from the start of , But my twitter account is connected and I am getting very Good response from with only twitter.
      I already contacted their development team, but didn’t get any response related to Facebook connectivity.

  12. Informative post bro. I haven’t known about, will try that defenitely. Thanks for the share :)

  13. Stumbleupon has been a source of dependable traffic for some of my blogs that I have consistently stumbled.
    There is need to diversify our sources of traffic rather depending on facebook alone.
    Thanks for this great write up.

    • Hi Efoghor Joseph,
      I am glad that you liked the post, you are right facebook is not the only network on web, and if you utilize twitter, linked in and stumbleupon properly you can get thousands of visits to your blog with much less efforts..
      Thanks for the Comment!

  14. I am going to try that for sure now. Have been wanting to do that for a long time. Your post could not have come at a better time for me! :D
    Thanks a ton, Nishant!!
    :) :)

  15. so far I’ve been using Fb and twitter because I thought they were the best for blog promotion.
    I also tried with Stumbleupon and did not have so much effect. I try following your instructions. Thanks!

  16. Thanks Nishant, for sharing awesome tips to get more Traffic from StumbleUpon from now Onwards I will give more attention in writing tags and a small description ,Keep on sharing such Useful Tips !!

  17. Thanks for sharing the tips Nishant. My blogs get a few spikes from stumble upon but they last only for few seconds. And traffic from SU increases bounce rate…….
    Anyways to improve the time the visitor stays on the site?

  18. StumbleUpon has always been a source of massive traffic to my blog and the tips you shared here is quite an interesting method of tapping into this traffic, i will recommend these methods for all bloggers/webmasters looking for means of generating traffic from StumbleUpon.

  19. Thanks for share with us. I will follow your recommendation

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