StumbleUpon, the web surfing social network, is hands down a long term traffic builder for blogs, online businesses, and Web 2.0 services.
For a quick overview of SU:
- Sites or users submit their URLs to StumbleUpon.
- StumbleUpon members can find these sites via random yet targeted web surfing called “Stumbling”, clicking on the suggestions of their SU friends, or via StumbleUpon Search which matches user generated tags and search queries.
- StumbleUpon users then vote on the sites or posts they find, with a thumbs up or thumbs down.
- The more thumbs up, the more people who see the site via StumbleUpon.
I make it a point to submit what I feel are some of the more original posts here at Search Engine Journal to StumbleUpon and let their members decide on the value of the posts. Usually, such submittals to StumbleUpon result in 400-1,000 referrals.