Are Links from StumbleUpon Valuable?

Apr 28, 2008 • 9:27 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO
 

Over at WebmasterWorld, users are discussing the potential value of a link from social bookmarking site StumbleUpon. Is it worth trying to submit to or is it completely not worth the effort?

Well, it depends on the content. Is it "worthy of being stumbled?" That's something that you must seek out. Of course, if you choose to take the plunge, the right person might come along and StumbleUpon your page and then blog about it, which can be an incredibly valuable link building experience.

Just a word of caution though: don't use social networks to be overly self-promotional. As one person mentioned in the thread, he was banned for submitting his own content. As a heavy StumbleUpon user myself, there's absolutely nothing wrong with submitting your own content but you must be sure to avoid being self-promotional. In other words, don't only submit your own stuff; mix it with other content as well.

[Note: StumbleUpon links are nofollowed, so from a search engine perspective, it doesn't help much.]

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Gerard

05/05/2008 04:31 pm

This is bloody fabulous. Thanks for posting it.

Jordan

04/21/2009 03:08 am

Quite frankly I do not see how Stumble Upon presents any benefit for SEO purposes. All of the links are "no follow" so whats the use??

Louise

08/09/2010 11:31 am

StumbleUpon do not provide direct links, but redirects which I think is equivalent to a direct link. Apart from link juice, worthy stuff may get quite a few visitors.

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