If you are an online business owner, you might be glad to know that there is another way for your site to get promoted over the internet. This way is through StumbleUpon. What is StumbleUpon? StumbleUpon is a social bookmarking site. What is that? Basically, it is a site where users “like” websites and add those websites they like to their profiles. Today, there are more than 30 million registered StumbleUpon users.
So, what are the benefits that StumbleUpon provides to business owners? Based on the nature of the social media bookmarking site, users are sent to random websites. The websites they “stumble upon” are based on the information that they entered up signing up. The registration process requires users to provide their interests. Additionally, a user can also be directed to a website that is liked by any of his friends. This means that a business stands more chances of getting viewed by many internet users, simply by randomly “stumbling” on the website or by being led there by a friend’s “like”.
How does that benefit business owners? Well, if a StumbleUpon user adds a website to his or her profile, that website can be shared with his or her contacts. In short, an online business can get noticed by friends of the user or based on the interests indicated by the registered users of the site. The online business could definitely see a rise in the number of hits that the website gets in a day.
Of course, business owners should also sign up for membership to StumbleUpon. However, the online businessman should take an active part in the StumbleUpon community. This means that the business owner also has to spend some time in the community and “like” other websites as well. As an active user, the business owner’s profile should receive high ratings from other StumbleUpon users. As a result, the business could enjoy more visitors to its website.
On the other hand, StumbleUpon also works for marketing. This means that the business owner does not have to be an active user to draw more customers. What a business owner can do is take part in the site’s Paid Discovery program. This is the perfect venue to promote a business as the program places a paying website right in the noses of users who want to find news sites to explore. Of course, the business owner has to shell out some cash. For every visitor who clicks on the website, the owner of the business has to pay StumbleUpon ten cents.
The online entrepreneur also has the option to upgrade to a service that makes the website be seen more regularly by more users. What this implies is that a business has more chances of making sales as more people are made aware of its existence.
In conclusion, StumbleUpon can benefit business owners in more ways than one. Because of this, business owners should take advantage of this chance to promote and market their goods in order to keep their businesses alive.