How to get video traffic from StumbleUpon
Having a YouTube channel is nothing much if you do not have the proper traffic for it. You probably did not create your videos just for you to watch.
In order to get views to your video channel, you need to do everything in your power to bring traffic to your videos if you want to be successful and your web series a hit.
Luckily there are some ways — more specifically some tools — you can use to get significant increases of traffic. One of the most effective among these tools is StumbleUpon. To get an idea about how good this website is, you should know that in the beginning of the year 2011, StumbleUpon exceeded Facebook in bringing traffic to websites,and this is why you should use it to increase the chances of your web series becoming discovered, too.
Here is what you need to know when using StumbleUpon to get traffic increase.
- Make sure your profile is completed
When using such powerful tool, you should put some time and effort in creating a proper profile. Add a good picture and make sure the information you upload is real and complete. Make a list of your interests, so that it would be easier for other users to tell if you are a person interesting enough for them to make connections with. Do not try to trick the system by creating more than one account. It will not bring you more traffic; all you’ll get is banned from the site.
If you’d like an example of a profile you can check out my personal one at http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/careymartell
For a better use of your time on this site, you should install the browser toolbar specially designed for StumbleUpon. This way sharing content will be only a click away and will also help mark your own website or new blog posts, so that people will stumble over them easier.
- Develop a good strategy for content placement
Use the opportunity of being a StumbleUpon member wisely and be careful about the content you are putting here. Avoid marketing yourself too much, because people are not here to see only news about you. If all of your posts are only from your own YouTube channel you are likely to get your account flagged as a spammer.
As with everything on the Internet today, having good quality content is very important here. Posting videos that other users enjoy will help you develop a good reputation and make people what to search all of the submissions your profile has made. Make sure some of the submissions you make are also from your personal website, too.
When making submissions from your YouTube videos, make sure your video has an original title, and a custom thumbnail as these two items will be seen in the submission listings you make. If the title and thumbnail is very interesting people will click on your submission rather than others. If you teach people that you are the one that will always have interesting things to share, then they will come searching for you and your channel, because you already created an image of yourself as being an interesting person that has great things to offer.
- Establish connections with other members too
StumbleUpon is a social site and you should act accordingly. It was created for people in order for them to find information that is usually very hard to discover because it doesn’t rank at the top of search engine results.
If you want to increase your traffic and bring success to your website, then the community you find here might help you do that. Thus, connect with people that share the same interests as yourself and your channel’s content. You should check out the profiles of members to see if you have anything in common.
Be personal when sharing content with the other members and don’t forget to pass on the shares you also receive. This is a two way relationship, if you mean it to be fruitful.
If you follow these tips you should get some organic results from StumbleUpon.