Using Stumble Upon to promote your business

  • It’s free to open a StumbleUpon account, and when you do, which only takes a few minutes, you will be asked to check boxes next to categories that you may be interested in.
  • For the purposes of your company, choose topics that are relevant to your industry.
  • You will also be asked too if you’d like to import the information from your Facebook Profile (such as your picture) to your new StumbleUpon Profile.
  • What the website does is allow users to vote on bookmarked sites, with those recommendations being offered to anyone who presses ‘Stumble!’ who shares an interest in that particular category of information.
  • Users can save favourites, submit websites and post links instantly to their Facebook Profile status, and there’s also a toolbar which can be installed so when you’re not even on the website itself, you can save or submit any websites you find throughout the course of the day.
  • In layman’s terms, once you’ve created your StumbleUpon account, you can begin to update your Facebook Profile status instantly with any articles, videos, images and websites that you find that your customers may be interested in seeing.
  • Equally, you can find some great websites with content you can use in blog posts and Facebook Page updates, and although they would have to be cut and pasted manually, the time saved surfing the internet aimlessly makes it all worthwhile.
  • You also have the ability to view the stats according to your StumbleUpon profile – how many people have viewed the websites you’ve recommended, and whether they liked them or not.
  • Don’t forget that this would be a brilliant place to submit your company blog or website, or provide links to online press releases that you and your business have featured in.