This month has seen a nice surge in website traffic, this is not attributed to the Digg effect or the Slashdot effect, but the ever growing StumbleUpon effect.
I’ve written about StumbleUpon before, when I first discovered it through my web stats almost a year ago now. It continues to impress me, both in the content it finds me, and the hits it sends me.
“According to eBizMBA, StumbleUpon ranked at number 6 for the 30 most popular social bookmarking sites for July 2007. The site was ranked above both Slashdot and Reddit but still is one of the least appreciated sources of traffic. The reasons for this are because people misunderstand the nature of the site. Because StumbleUpon was conceived as, and continues to be a site that is heavily used to explore content consisting of art, design, and photography, people think that other kinds of content cannot become popular on the site. “
Source: The unappreciated Stumbleupon effect – Pronet Advertising
The most recent of my posts that has been “stumbled upon” is probably best described as a mash up of photography, design and humour. It’s some cheesy, but funny, images taking the mick out of the movie “300”. How much traffic has it driven me this month- about 20 000 visits and counting.
Not bad at all, especially when added to all the visits from the CSS galleries I have recently featured in, and the backlink from the BBC Rugby World Cup Blog (that enjoyed the Schalk Burger jokes).
I was pleasantly surprised to see I’m now sitting at first place on Afrigator Top Sites. I don’t think it will last long, but it does prove the power of the StumbleUpon effect.
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