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A couple of weeks ago I read a post (sorry can’t remember the link) that talked a little about Stumble Karma and how it could increase your traffic. Basically Stumble Karma is the idea/theory that the more you Stumble other articles and posts, the more your Stumble Karma will increase and the more visitors StumbleUpon will send you. A kind of “do unto others - what goes around comes around” kind of thing.
So being the curious guy I am, and one that is always looking for new ways to increase traffic, I decided to set up a little experiment. The premise was simple, if I Stumble articles and posts on other blogs, thus increasing my Stumble Karma, will I receive any traffic from StumbleUpon? I figured the results would be easy to judge based on the following:
1. I was not a current user of StumbleUpon (No Stumble Karma)
2. This blog had not received any traffic from StumbleUpon
Based on that information I was basically starting at ground zero. To further control this experiment, I decided to only Stumble 10 artilces over the period of 1 hour. By limiting these numbers I could judge how much traffic 10 stumbles would bring and how long it would take to receive any traffic.
According to Google Analytics I received 67 referrals from StumbleUpon and the first stumble came in about 5 hours after the 10th Stumble I gave.
Not a bad return on investment. It’s almost a 700% increase on the number of Stumbles I gave. To further test the power of Stumble Karma I am going to Stumble 20 post a day for 5 days. I’ll give the results of that test in a post next week.
Do you believe in Stumble Karma? How much traffic does StumbleUpon send you?