Link Building Tip #7 – Link Building with StumbleUpon

I keep telling people that link building is not hard; there are just too many ways to build quality links that it is impossible to miss them. The thing is most webmasters and bloggers don’t want to dedicate some quality time for link building, they do it on the fly, which is why they don’t get good results. Also, some of the opportunities that are right in front of their noses tend to escape them. So here is one head smacking tip for you guys, link building with StumbleUpon.

We all use social networks, and we can create great connections through Twitter and Google+ that can lead to a great number of marketing opportunities, StumbleUpon on the other hand can give you great link opportunities in just a few minutes.

Types of links you can expect from StumbleUpon can vary quite a bit, from guest posts and content submission to listing, business profiles to references, educational resources and sponsored links. Basically you have it all, so instead of going through link trails from blog to blog or doing excessive searches in Google via advanced search operators, or browsing through Twitter search, all you have to do is stumble around clicking your mouse buttons and taking down notes.

The thing is most people haven’t thought of using StumbleUpon for link building, I guess as a part of my work it is a professional habit to try and get link building opportunities from anything I do online. So here are some examples to show you how easy it is. Well, it’s easy to find link opportunities; the actual building part depends on you, your effort, commitment and quality.

The idea is to find a topic you want for link building and start stumbling; of course any topic can have variations, so if you are looking to promote a travel website you can stumble anything from travel and hiking to outdoors.

Guest Posts

guest blogging opportunity

second guest post opportunity

guest post opportunity 2

Submission, Profiles and Listing

submission opportunity

submission opportunity 2

submission opportunity 3


advertising opportunity

These are just some of the examples I managed to find in a 15 minutes browsing session. But this is not all StumbleUpon can give you regarding internet marketing and promotion. You can learn from the content, find new sources, meet and connect with new people. I don’t know how many great posts I found that I simply had to comment on and connect with the author through their blog and other social networks. And these are all long lasting connections that help me each day with my work.

When you dedicate yourself to your online success it will be easy to think long term and find a use for almost every little thing you do online, StumbleUpon is just a beginning. With that being said, feel free to add me on SU, here is my link:

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14 Response to Link Building Tip #7 – Link Building with StumbleUpon

  1. Brook Shipley on December 19, 2011

    Thanks for sharing your snippet on StumbleUpon. It has been something that I have been meaning to get to in my link building efforts, but just haven’t found the time.

    I agree with you that using StumbleUpon, Pinterest, Flickr and Tumbr are just some of the many ways we can build links and relationships.

    Also, I like how you mentioned content. Of course, we all know that content is king in our world and it made perfect sense.

    Thanks for a good morning read!


  2. Kaloyan Banev on December 20, 2011

    I haven’t been really successful with StumbleUpon in the past, but since they introduced the new software, many things have changed and actually started receiving traffic from it, which came as nice surprise.

  3. BuySellWordpress on December 20, 2011

    To tell you the truth, I have never tried using StumbleUpon, but I’ve already heard some satisfied reviews about it before. Well, probably you persuaded me somehow to use its opportunities and benefits

  4. Block Websites on December 23, 2011

    Nice blog and very informative for all Seo learners. Really Stumble Upon is a grate source of traffic and provide beneficial link for our website.

  5. Arjun Rai on December 26, 2011

    Thanks for providing these information one of them are the regular tool but other are new for me and defiantly it gonna help me a lot to get some good page rank.

  6. Web Development Ventura on December 27, 2011

    I have tried stumbleupon but I did not pursue using it in promoting my website.

  7. Ana @ Increase Web Traffic on January 5, 2012

    Had a bit of a hard time with this post, Zarko; not sure what I was supposed to see in those screenshots.

    The idea of link building through SU is appealing though.

  8. Barbie @ Automotive Part Suppliers on January 12, 2012

    Thank you for this post.
    Its a very simple and applicable information you’ve shared with us.

    I’ll be creating my own Stumbleupon account to do this.

    Let’s Stumble.

  9. Ajnabii on January 12, 2012

    Link building with stumbleupon its really easy as you mentioned in your post.
    thanks for nice post.

  10. Larry@Teen Diy on January 15, 2012

    I once read an article where the author claimed that you can get all the site traffic you’ll ever need by having your submission on the first page of StumbleUpon. I don’t know how true that is…

  11. Arjun Rai on January 16, 2012

    Good piece of information and using both of them and surely it will make all work easy and perfect.

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  13. joomla training coimbatore on January 24, 2012

    The most sort after topic in Stumbleupon is Graphic Design and how to do stuffs…but as guided in this post stumbleupon is also a platform through which link baiting can be done easily.

  14. Mike - prinzmetal angina on November 1, 2012

    well from my point of view, stumble is great source of traffic, combined with link building strategies. your post is great. thanks for advanced information.

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