How To Get More Followers On Stumbleupon

So how do you get more followers on StumbleUpon? Read on and I’ll share with you my top tips… StumbleUpon is one of my favorite social bookmarking tools, over the years I have had reasonable success in using StumbleUpon to promote traffic to my blogs.

Whilst there are now many other competitive platforms out there, such as Pinterest, and Stori.fy, StumbleUpon shouldn’t be knocked off your list like I see so many people doing.  It is still an extremely powerful social tool for breaking news and promoting content and increasing quality backlinks to your blog or website.  But like any social platform that’s worth using, you need followers and targeted ones too.

So to get the most from Stumble, you need to get more followers, there is no simpler equation, more followers, more shares, more likes, more traffic.

OK, in this post we’re going to look at some of the tried and tested strategies on how to get more followers on StumbleUpon.  These strategies I’ve used myself a dozen times and still work today in 2013!

If you don’t yet have a StumbleUpon account, then what the heck have you been waiting for all these years? signup for one now by clicking here, it won’t cost you a thing.

6 Ways to get more followers on StumbleUpon

OK, let’s get started…

1. Brand your profile…

Whilst there isn’t much options for customizing your profile, you can give it your brand image as with all your other social networking profiles.  So that means adding a well written bio and a profile picture.  You should use your blog logo or the most popular Gravatar image that you use everywhere else, to help other users recognize you from other sites.

Get More Followers on StumbleUpon

2. Find and follow other Stumblers

Next you can find Stumblers with similar interests as yours simply by going to the follow link at the top of the page and browsing the recommended category, and then following some people that takes your interest, don’t go overboard and follow too many, you don’t want to be flagged up as a spammer, I think there is a limit for each day on how man people you can follow anyways.

If someone follows you back, great.  If they don’t you can choose to stop following them by checking out who you’re following that’s not following you back.  Unless they’ve providing you with topics and subjects that you’re really keen on, you can choose to stop following them and move on.

On the same page you can also follow your friends by hitting ‘follow friends’.  You will be prompted where you want to find friends from – such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google, or even send out an email friend request.

3. Be Resourceful and relevant

Add and share useful and resourceful content and pages from the web don’t just post random links.

If you already have a few followers, check out what they’re stumbling and sharing to get an idea of their interests, work on improving your StumbleDNA.  Don’t ever post spam, you’ll just end up annoying your existing followers and they’ll end up removing you of their follow list, even worst reporting you and you may end up with no account.

Remember, the more useful and attention grabbing content you share, the more it’s likely to be shared and even go viral, the more others will want to follow you.

4. Share your Pages

Don’t just share on StumbleUpon, but share your discoveries on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.  And remember, if you don’t ask you don’t get, so ensure to let your other followers on other social sites know that they can find you on StumbleUpon too, post a link on your Facebook page, send a tweet saying ‘hey catch me on StumbleUpon’ or share one of your Stumble posts (images work best) on Pinterest.

5. Add and share your link everywhere

Add a link to your StumbleUpon user profile everywhere you can think of, email newsletters, Facebook timeline, Podcasts, YouTube videos, SlideShare etc.

6. Follow me link

Add a ‘follow me’ icon or link in your website or blog to encourage your blog visitors to follow you on StumbleUpon.

So those are essentially what you need to do to get more followers on StumbleUpon, its not rocket science and the list doesn’t stop there.  I’m sure you can think of a few others ways too.

I look forward to you following me on StumbleUpon here: http://www.stumbleupon/stumbler/magnet4marketing

  • David Knockton

    Hey, your anchor text link is broken :-(

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Hi David, thanks for letting me know, I’ve now fixed this :)

  • Sumanta

    Cool idea, some great tips, I’m going to start with you, thanks for the post.

  • Suraj

    Very useful post, man thanks for sharing I will be adding these tips to my strategies.

  • Mohammad

    Another useful post, I love stumbleupon too, thanks for putting this together.

  • Ashok

    I did everything but still I am not getting more than one view to my discoveries. What can I do?

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Ashiok, these things take time, you need to be active everyday until you start seeing results, as with everything we do online. Best of luck.

  • Guppu Boss

    following other followers is a good technique. i have seen that you start getting followers when you start following others

  • Deryck King

    Hey how do you get a follow button? Or at least a link to follow because I am trying to get more followers but I can’t figure out how to use links to do it

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano

      I don’t think there is a dedicated ‘follow me on Stumbleupon’ button as such. You can use a social icon and link it to your Stumbleupon profile in the sidebar however :)

  • Wendy Aston

    Thanks for the article, but one little problem. The “Follow these simple steps and begin growing your number of followers on StumbleUpon today! You can start by following me here.” link does not work.

    I will try the suggestions you have written in the article to obtain more followers. I am still new to Stumbleupon and trying to grasp the total concept. Have a splendid week!

    You can follow on stumbleupon here

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano

      Thanks Wendy, this post is due for an update in the coming weeks :)