Saturday, March 24, 2007

Stumbling Through The Internet

A fun way to promote your website or blog is to submit your content to the website Stumbled Upon. This site is a bit different from any of the other social networking sites out there and seems to be snowballing around the Internet. Basically, as with all other sites the first thing to do is to sign up. Once you do that you should begin to edit your profile, avatar picture, interests, personal info ect. Stumbled upon will download a toolbar that works with Firefox or Internet Explorer which is great for submitting sites, seeing what your friends are stumbling, keeping track of your favorites and for finding new and interesting sites.

Now is also a good time to tell stumbled upon what kind of topics you would like to see. This way you filter out most of the junk that you just don't care about! That is the real beauty of Stumbled Upon! If you are a fan of the next blog button on blogger you will certainly love this as the content tends to be of a higher quality and less spam. For example if you are interested in photography and science then you can choose only to view photography and science sites. Very, very useful as it narrows down the sites you are looking for quite well.

Like other social networking sites it also has groups, friends, networks, forums, and it also saves all of your favorites much like delicious. It acts like a one stop shop for all your social networking needs.

The website Stumbled Upon is also a great way to try and target your exact audience for your website or blog. For instance if you have a site all about poetry you can submit it to Stumbled Upon under the poetry section and watch the targeted traffic roll in. It blew my mind when I saw all the different topics to choose from on the site! Like most other social networking sites, the more people that like the site the more it will be shown.

The site is growing everyday and I have seen the traffic results myself in Analytics. So go sign up and start Stumbling today. You can view my profile here or you can get started here.


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Drive Traffic To Your Site With Photos

Do you enjoy taking photos? Do you want to showcase your work and drive traffic to your site? The Nature's Wallpaper network of sites can help... Just send us an e-mail with the picture you would like to have displayed along with a link to the site of your choice. We will take care of the rest!

Soon you will see your picture displayed on one of the sites and the link to the site you requested directly under the pic. We will then e-mail you to see if you would like any changes to be made. Here are the three different sites your work could be displayed on...
The Blog

Now sit back and relax your job is done! You can now track the traffic coming in through Analytics or any other tracking program.

Here are some of the sites that are already participating...

A New Day
Amazing Stuff
Photoholics Anonymous
Brownies For Breakfast
Better Than MTV
Lynda Walldez

As you can see your site doesn't need to be a photography site, it is all up to you. So what are you waiting for... send Nature's Wallpaper your photos and start driving traffic to your site!