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New Crazy Proven CPV Tool: StumbleUpon

In trying to find new techniques that people aren’t using, and what affiliates can monetize, I’ve discovered, shall I saw, stumbles on StumbleUpon. In my research I’ve found very few mentions of StumbleUpon or any affiliate managers that are recommending it for a method of driving traffic. That leads me to believe this is an untapped source for a great wealth of traffic to affiliate offers.

With a great range of categories and a huge user base, I think this could be a great new method for people to try old campaigns that have been overpriced by Google and Facebook.

Last year, StunbleUpon Ads became StunbleUpon Paid Discover, which is a new great feature that allows you to create and submit a page and drive traffic directly to your site. This is a no-click model, very similar to any contextual CPV system, but without the adware and annoyed users! The pricing levels are from .05 to .25…

Get Free Traffic

Here’s the greatest news about this system: if it catches on, you can get tons more FREE stumbles as its will help push more people to stumble your site, and thus more people potentially viewing. It’s a jumpstart to something viral.

Like many systems, this has demographic targeting, which allows you target specific groups, genders, locations. Add in content category, and you can really target visitors sent directly to your site. On top of that, they have added the ability to use Google Analytics with the system, allowing you to better track your traffic in real time besides the normal affiliate tools.

Push  Facebook
If you haven’t read, Facebook ads are getting more expensive. Even with a discount to pushing to your Facebook page, there is still an issue with traffic being expensive. Well, the great thing about StumbleUpon is that you can in theory drive traffic to your Facebook page, and get those customers completely entrapped into your Facebook campaign.  It’s a great social marketing tool that is much cheaper than Facebook campaigns, and let’s assume that everyone on StumbleUpon probably also has a Facebook account, no?

Below is a great video on how to use StumbleUpon



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Pace Lattin

Pace Lattin is one of the top experts in interactive advertising, affiliate marketing. Pace Lattin is known for his dedication to ethics in marketing, and focus on compliance and fraud in the industry, and has written numerous articles for publications from MediaPost, ClickZ, ADOTAS and his own blogs.

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  1. Ah, good ole’ StumbleUpon. It’s a humble site, and a bit on the annoying when it comes to user-friendliness but they do try.

    Speaking of which, their ad service isn’t something I considered trying until this article. Thanks!

  2. I clicked on this article thinking there was a new tool to help with CPV (contextual) advertising.

  3. I have been quietly (thanks Pace) using StumbleUpon for awhile now and after much success began recently recommending it to clients. It is especially great for content that has potential of going-viral. What I like are that the ‘eyeballs’ with StumbleUpon WANT to be there so your chance of gaining a reader, subscriber or customer is more realistically achieved.

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