How to Get More Traffic from StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is a search tool for internet surfers. By using a toolbar, users can give the thumbs up or down on recommended sites. StumbleUpon pays attention to your preferences and suggests pages based on your reaction and the reviews of others to sites. As an internet marketer, this is a great way to drive traffic to your site. Here’s how:

Embrace standard SEO procedures. For example, it’s important to tag your site in a relevant category so StumbleUpon can find you. Additionally, you’ll want to insert the StumbleUpon integration code to pages in your site. However, you also want other people to stumble your pages, so don’t list every page yourself.

Embrace standard copywriting procedures. People are going to stop and review your site if you have attention-grabbing headlines and relevant and valuable content. Some experts suggest making sure your site is extremely content rich with information that cannot be read in one sitting. That way you’ll receive repeat visits from StumbleUpon.

Build a community. In addition to becoming actively involved with StumbleUpon so you know how it works and how better to optimize your content for the site, you’ll want to build a community around your website. This way you’ll be able to actively promote StumbleUpon on your website and in your communications, and visitors will naturally visit StumbleUpon, install the toolbar and start giving you the thumbs up!

Always give something away for free. You know the drill – to build your opt-in list and traffic to your site, give them something for free. This technique drives traffic from visitors that come to you via any medium, and StumbleUpon is no different. And they’re more likely to give you a thumbs up if they’re getting something for free – reciprocity.

Embrace standard website procedures. For example, make sure your site URL is easy to remember. Make sure your site is easy to navigate and make sure it’s also appealing to the eye. People sometimes give a thumbs up just because they like the way your site looks.

Finally, ask people to rate your site. Ask friends and family to give you a StumbleUpon thumbs up. Ask current list members, customers and even associates to get on StumbleUpon and rate your site and actively promote StumbleUpon on your website(s).

StumbleUpon is a great social tool to build your website traffic, community and profits.  Use it, promote it, and follow general optimization, content and website design recommendations. Once you’re doing well on StumbleUpon, experts say your traffic can increase by as much as 800-1000 visitors each day. That’s nothing to stumble over!

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Online Business Manager, Project Manager or Virtual Assistant?

Your business is booming! But you need help. Do you need an Online Business Manager, Project Manager or Virtual Assistant?

If you have an online business, you are probably familiar with the terms Online Business Manager, Project Manager and Virtual Assistant. But what is the real difference between these 3 types of online assistance?

Now, first off, VAs, PMs and OBMs often vary depending on the business. I’m talking about this from MY experience and how I work with clients.

Virtual Assistant (VA)

The VA is the ‘doer’. It is the VA’s job to complete specific tasks that are assigned to them. The VA is responsible for their own work and aren’t involved in planning or overseeing other people.

Project Manager (PM)

The PM is the ‘implementer’. It is the PM’s job to take the information they are given and create a plan of attack, coming up with all the pieces that are needed to reach the goal. They are the ‘What, When, How’ people.

Now, traditional wisdom says that the PM only MANAGES: YOU, the TEAM, solving problems BEFORE they happen, saving you time, money and ENERGY. That said, I have found while I’ve been in this business (going on 17 years) that the PM can and should do some of the tasks, or at the very least, should be able to jump in at any time and perform the tasks.

Online Business Manager (OBM)

The OBM is the ‘manager’. It is the OBM’s job to oversee the entire business and keep all the ‘balls in the air’, so to speak. The OBM manages the VAs and the PMs and makes sure the business is operating on a day to day basis.

The OBM is the ‘buck stops here’ person, responsible for all tasks and projects, making certain that the everything is done in a timely fashion. The OBM, depending on their skill level, will do a lot of the work themselves.

What About Strategy

Although there really isn’t an official ‘name’ for Online Strategy and Implementation, that is exactly what I do. I have been working with entrepreneurs for over 16 years and over that time, I have learned what works, what doesn’t and how to really dig deep and​ come up with both a strategy and a plan for implementation.

I am more than an OBM or a PM or a VA – I am really an online business strategist. I work with you to get a solid plan in place and create systems to implement it. I have all of the technical skills a business would need for implementation, plus a team behind me to take care of anything else. That is really all that you need.

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Debbi Loves Design

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This weekend – go PLAY!

Do it.

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odrive ROCKS! Combining all cloud drives into a single, useful drive

I love odrive. Really I do not know what I would do with out it.

Did I mention odrive ROCKS?

Here’s the basics:

odrive works like other cloud storage drives (dropbox, copy, etc.) by integrating with the desktop and creating an ‘odrive folder’ on the computer.

odrive

So, like Dropbox, you have synced access to the files on the cloud.

static.squarespace.comBUT! Here’s the cool part!

odrive allows you to sync together ALL of your cloud drive accounts. Box, Copy, Facebook, Google Drive, Dropbox, the list goes on – on and FTP accounts. It’s amazing. Direct access to all of your files (using all those free drive accounts, if you want) and they can be accessed on multiple computers.

This allows me to take my laptop and work whenever I want – without a lengthy process of copying files or making backup drives. It’s just always there.

I have a paid account with Dropbox, which I can also sync if I choose. Google drive is particularly nice because I can use it more like a drive/folder than as a Google docs area.

The only negative I have found so far is in Google drive – deleting Google drive files from odrive doesn’t always delete them. But this is pretty minor – I just go in and delete the file off Google drive’s online interface. Done Done.

Did I Mention it’s Free?

odrive made a decision to offer it’s services for free, which makes it even better IMO. Give it a try and let me know what you think:

https://www.odrive.com/m/

Combining all of those free cloud drives into one space – odrive

static.squarespace.comStumbled across Odrive, which claims to be able to integrate all those great free cloud drives like:

  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • iCloud

I’m excited! TechCrunch reviewed oDrive late in 2014 and it sounds like it’s promising. They noted a few hiccups but I think it’s a great concept!

http://blog.odrive.com/blog/2014/10/23/how-to-combine-42gb-of-free-storage-box-dropbox-googledrive-onedrive

I’m going to try it out and see if it’s the next great thing. Stay Tuned!

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