StumbleUpon My Social Media Of Choice

There are lots of ways to share your favourite posts. Some people Tweet them. Some like to share them with their FaceBook buddies. Because of the SEO benefits of having images in your posts there are a lot of bloggers out there happily sharing their stuff with Pinterest as well. Personally I like to share my posts with all of them but my favourite is StumbleUpon. If you”re not a member you can join here.

Wikipedia says…

StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.

Toolbar versions exist for Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Safari. StumbleUpon also works with some independent Mozilla-based browsers.

The thing is StumbleUpon is not really a form of search engine. I know I’ve never used it to search for stuff, although I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who do.

Speaking of sharing your own stuff, there are some out there, like my mate Mitch, who don’t feel comfortable about Liking Their Own Stuff. Me, I have no trouble at all being the first person to share one of my posts.

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Traffic Sources For 2014

My Traffic Sources

The most important factor of any blog or website is traffic. Without traffic you’re like a ship in dead water. You just don’t get anywhere. That being the case, if you want to be more successful in 2014 you need to consolidate your traffic sources. Which ones are the most popular ones and which ones bring you the most traffic.

The best way to see what your best traffic sources are for your site is to check your stats. Take my first post of the year, DEA Friday Funnies #97 which just happened to go viral, and all because of one site. Check out the image below. I’ve never had a post that went crazy like that before. I’m writing this post in the morning and already I’ve had more traffic than any day in the past month!

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How To Boost Your Twitter Followers FaceBook Likes etc.

I have a feeling that this post is going to be of major interest to most of my readers, especially those who want to increase their Twitter Followers, Facebook Likes, Google Plus Ones, Youtube views and yes, there is more!  :laugh_tb: When I got this offer in an email I simply had to try it out to see if it would work.

The site is called Free Twitter Followers and its free to join. It’s actually extremely easy to join. As you can see from the image below I’m actually a member and the way I joined was by clicking the ‘signup with twitter’ icon on the top right and hey presto, I’m a member. It was really as simple as that

The first thing I did was to set my interests so that I was presented with a set of members who had the same interests I did. I then went into settings and edited the retweets function as well as my YouTube videos. I didn’t need to do Twitter because that was done automatically when I joined. There are also options to add your FaceBook, Digg, Delicious and even your own site.

I found the YouTube function particularly interesting, just check out the image below.

As you can see, I’ve added two of my YouTube videos, I will do more later, and I am offering two credits per view to those interested. I’m assuming that every time someone views one of my videos my credits will be deducted by the value I’ve offered for the video viewed. Once again check the image below.

Take notice that each video offers a different amount of credits as well as a viewing time. Once you have watched the video for the required amount of time you earn those credits, credits which will be used for your own purposes, whether that it to increase your own YouTube views or to simply increase your social media followers.

It’s a very interesting concept. What do you think?