Most Stumbled Topics in 2011
What topics are Stumblers most interested in?
I’m happy to say that we don’t have to guess. StumbleUpon Team was nice enough to provide us with this information.
So, without further ado…
Most Stumbled Topics in 2011
- harry potter
StumbleUpon Team has added Explore Box in 2010 and they’ve been tracking diligently what people have been typing in it.
Silly Blogger. Tricks are for…
It’s no secret that content consumers who hang-out on different social networks have different tastes and are ultimately interested in consuming different forms of content.
For most bloggers, Twitter visits are hard to convert if the content is deep and meaningful (read: long and boring).
Facebook presents another challenge. Facebookers hate leaving Facebook. Same is true of LinkedIn, Digg, ReddIt, etc.
StumbleUpon (SU) has only recently introduced the concept of personal connections within the SU community. It is still in its infancy. So, one thing that makes SU different from all other social networks is that its users are actively looking to consume content that’s NOT on StumbleUpon.
Will They Consume Your Content?
Well, that depends on several factors.
Stumblers are bored. Zonked out of their gourd. And they want to see what ELSE is on the Internet.
However, if your blog design is inviting and your (awesome) content delivered via a picture, video, infographic, or -but only if you must- in words; then the only thing left to worry about is the topic.
If you’re a wedding planner you better be creating content worth stumbling. If you have a blog about hair and makeup, you need a Stumble button on your blog. If you’re a food blogger, my good, better start taking some pictures and get your readers to stumble your stuff.
To view the full report, click here.
On the other hand, if your blog doesn’t fall into this category, don’t despair. SU is still an amazing traffic driver that can be great assuming you know how to use it.
- How StumbleUpon Solved the Biggest Problem On the Internet
- Secret Sauce That Brings an Explosion of Traffic
Your secret weapon in fight against blog obscurity is Triberr. But Triberr can’t perform miracles. Gets pretty close tho
Your content should still be amazing AND well-suited for the desired destination network of course. And since everyone is given to predicting things for 2012, let me do my part which also happens to be highly relevant to our discussion.
In The Year 2012
In 2012, bloggers better get their ass in gear and publish content that is specifically designed for ONE destination network.
This might look something like this:
- List posts about something topical or trending for Twitter audience
- Video that makes ME look good when I share it on Facebook
- In-Depth writeups about news, politics, entertainment or religion for Digg and Reddit
- And the above 10 topics for StumbleUpon audience delivered via Infographics, pictures or video ideally.
All this goes back to the need to really understand both your audience and places where they like to hang out, in addition to understanding what form of content your audience prefers to consume.
I may be able to help you figure this out. Leave the following info in the comments below and let’s see if we can get to the bottom of it.
- What topic do you write about?
- Who is your ideal audience?
- What social network are they on?
Be careful how you answer the last one. I’m not asking what social network are you on. I’m asking what social network is your ideal customer on?