StumbleUpon Has an SEO Category
For years one of the greatest annoyances with StumbleUpon was the utter lack of an SEO category. Optimizers like myself had only other related categories to tag their shares appropriately.
You may know that SU is a social discovery service which is usually described as “channel surfing the Web“.
Without a matching channel many postings dealing strictly with Search Engine Optimization matters were posted in the “Internet” category. There people got really mad for them being offtopic and voted them down. Similarly the “search” category was not really intended for SEO.
SEO is not “just marketing”
The best matching StumbleUpon category until now was “marketing” but there are lots of different marketing topics and many marketers don’t do SEO at all. They rather focus on selling ads and the likes.
Finally we got a SEO category on SU. Unfortunately there is a catch. The SEO category is almost completely hidden.
Even I discovered it by accident noticing a post of mine categorized as SEO. Visiting the SEO category page you’ll see the most popular submissions categorized as SEO. At the beginning the SEO category was a kind of dark room for the SEO perverts, an exile, a ghetto.
We still need more people interested in SEO and search marketing to populate it by subscribing.
Otherwise submitting posts there will be like sabotaging them. Subscribe to the SEO category on StumbleUpon now by visiting the SEO page and clicking “follow”. Of course you have to be a member of StumbleUpon in the first place, but I think for some people it’s worth it, both for business and leisure. Test it to find out.
Tagging vs categorization, SEO vs SPAM
You might argue that there always was a SEO tag on SU. Yeah, right, but you couldn’t submit a post only in using the SEO tag. It would end up uncategorized, thus send out to completely random people no interested at all in SEO. Or worse being sick and tired of it, mixing it up with spam like many people still do.
I haven’t written for years about StumbleUpon optimization or traffic for a number of reasons.
One of them is that I use SU mainly for non-business topics that do not correlate with the stuff I write about on my SEO 2.0 blog. Nonetheless I stumble several search marketing related posts each week.
I was quite an established user on SU with 15k+ stumbles so my stumble submission had some worth a few years back. Also many people who followed me were influential due to being readers here so
I hope my call to action will have some impact.
In case you subscribed please tell me in the comments. I might even befriend you if we have more matching interests. Check out the SEO category on StumbleUpon now! You can also share my articles there when relevant.
Last updated: November 23rd, 2015.