How StumbleUpon Sent Me Over 127,000 Visitors to a Single Post (And Why It Isn’t as Great as It Sounds)

the StumbleUpon "wave"

Back in November of last year, I was reading one of my favorite marketing blogs The Future Buzz and got an idea from one of Adam’s most popular posts. The post was 50 Inspirational Images From Flickr Under Creative Commons and it seemed like a great format for potentially getting viral traffic from social media.

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10 Reasons Your Site Isn’t Getting Enough Traffic (and How To Fix Each)

Is your site not getting as much traffic as you had hoped or planned for? You’re not alone. Attracting visitors is easily the least understood aspect of building websites among new site and blog owners.

Here’s a list of 10 common reasons why sites don’t get enough traffic to help you diagnose the problem. One or more of these might apply to your site. If it does, also check out the suggestions below for “how to fix it.”

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If SEO is Dead, You Better Carry it Around Like Weekend At Bernie’s

website trafficEvery day, since SEO (Search Engine Optimization for you newbies here) was invented, someone somewhere has proclaimed it to be dead, useless, a waste-of-time or otherwise.

Seriously, a Google blog search on “seo is dead” for the past month revealed 38 blog posts with that phrase.

So what’s the deal? Is SEO really worthless? Should you ignore it altogether?

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If Content is King, Promotion is Prime Minister

website trafficYou’ve heard that saying right, that “content is king?”

It’s true, most sites on the Web (and all blogs) exist to provide visitors with some form of content. If you want those visitors to come back and possibly tell their friends about your site, your content better be great.

In that way, yes, content is king.

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