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Social Media 101: How to use StumbleUpon
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How To Get Traffic From StumbleUpon FAST!
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What Is StumbleUpon?
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How to Submit a Page to StumbleUpon.com
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How to use Stumbleupon to drive traffic to your website | How to use StumbleUpon for marketing
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How to Use Stumbleupon to Increase Traffic to Blog
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StumbleUpon Traffic Strategy
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StumbleUpon İnternete Bağımlı Yapan Site
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What is StumbleUpon?
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How To Use StumbleUpon
How To Use StumbleUpon
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Stumbleupon for More Traffic :: Magnet Minute
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How To Create A StumbleUpon Ad Campaign
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How to get traffic from StumbleUpon
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What Is StumbleUpon?
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StumbleUpon.com - The Basics
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SXSW: StumbleUpon Founder and CEO Garrett Camp
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StumbleUpon: Discover Interesting Things on the Web
StumbleUpon: Discover Interesting Things on the Web
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How to Use StumbleUpon to Increase Your Pageviews
How to Use StumbleUpon to Increase Your Pageviews
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║ How to Use StumbleUpon to Increase Website Traffic ║ SEO tutorial ║ Motiur Rahaman ║
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How to Get Free Traffic from StumbleUpon
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How To Add a StumbleUpon Button/Badge To Your Blog
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What Is Stumbleupon And How Does It Work?
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Stumpleupon Tutorial - Generating Leads Using Stumbleupon.com
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PARC Forum - Garrett Camp - StumbleUpon, 2007-11-29
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The Fresh New StumbleUpon App for iPhone and iPad
Published: 2012/09/14
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Published: 2011/08/16
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How to Get Website Traffic via Forums & Stumbleupon | Urdu/Hindi Tutorial
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¿Cómo buscar posts para Facebook con StumbleUpon?
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StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon Logo.svg
Available in English
Owner StumbleUpon, Inc.
Founder(s) Garrett Camp & Geoff Smith[1]
Website www.stumbleupon.com/
Alexa rank Decrease 723 (August 2016)[2]
Registration Yes
Launched November 2001; 16 years ago (2001-11)[3]
Current status Active
Content license
Proprietary freeware

StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles.

Toolbar versions exist for Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer, and Safari. StumbleUpon also works with some independent Mozilla-based browsers.

Native mobile StumbleUpon apps exist for Windows,[4] iOS,[5] Android,[6] and the Amazon Appstore (now part of Social One).[7][8]

History[edit]

StumbleUpon was founded in November 2001[3] by Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith, Justin LaFrance and Eric Boyd during Garrett's time in graduate school at the University of Calgary. The idea of creating a company was established before the content: of the five or six ideas for products, StumbleUpon was chosen. Garrett describes in a BBC interview the moment for him in which he felt the company had really taken off: "When we passed the half a million mark (in registered users), it seemed more real."[9]

The popularity of the software attracted Silicon Valley investor Brad O'Neill to take notice of the company and assist with a move to San Francisco, as well as bringing in subsequent fund-raising totaling $1.2 million from other angel investors including Tim Ferriss, Ram Shriram (Google), Mitch Kapor (Mozilla Foundation), First Round Capital and Ron Conway. Ferriss, Garrett Camp and Geoff Smith all live in San Francisco, where StumbleUpon is headquartered.[citation needed]

StumbleUpon was owned by eBay from May 2007, when it was acquired for $75 million[10] until April 2009, when Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith and several investors bought it back.[11] StumbleUpon is now an independent, investor-backed startup once again, with offices in San Francisco and New York City.

In September 2012, StumbleUpon released an update for its iOS app that brought the new feature "StumbleDNA," which aggregates content that is recommended for you, trending content as well as a section where you can view the activity of your StumbleUpon connections.[12]

On September 25, 2012, StumbleUpon released a redesign of its website in beta, and extended it to all users on October 24.[13]

On January 16, 2013, StumbleUpon confirmed it had laid off 30% of their staff from 110 to 75 employees.[14] In August 2015, StumbleUpon was in financial debt and was re-acquired by Garrett Camp, who re-gained a majority share of the company after resetting all previous shareholders at $0/share.[15]

Service details[edit]

Information Model for StumbleUpon's user profile

StumbleUpon uses collaborative filtering (an automated process combining human opinions with machine learning of personal preference) to create virtual communities of like-minded Web surfers. Rating Web sites update a personal profile (a blog-style record of rated sites) and generate peer networks of Web surfers linked by common interest. These social networks coordinate the distribution of Web content, so that users "stumble upon" pages explicitly recommended by friends and peers. Giving a site a thumbs up results in the site being placed under the user's "favorites". Furthermore, users have the ability to stumble their personal interests like "History" or "Games".

Users rate a site by giving it a thumbs up, thumbs down selection on the StumbleUpon toolbar, and can optionally leave additional commentary on the site's review page, which also appears on the user's blog. This social content discovery approach automates the "word-of-mouth" referral of peer-approved Web sites and simplifies Web navigation.

In the settings section of Stumbleupon you can further filter the types of webpages you may come across. There are interest filters which allow you to include only content for all ages, R rated content, or X rated content. There are also content filters in which you can choose to allow stumbles with audio, video, flash and images.

On October 24, 2011, StumbleUpon deleted years' worth of user-generated content, and removed HTML blogging, standalone blog posts, and photoblogging capabilities. Additionally, all previous blog posts were converted from HTML to plain text, and all photos were deleted from previous blog posts. StumbleUpon stated, "Over time, we’ve come to realize that we are not able to support and scale a blogging platform, in addition to our recommendation engine."[16]

Content that is "stumbled upon" is informed by users' stated preferences, the thumbs up and down of their friends, and demographic information, among other factors the company does not fully disclose.[citation needed]

StumbleVideo[edit]

On December 13, 2006, StumbleUpon launched their StumbleVideo site.[17] The new site allows users without a toolbar to "stumble" through all the videos that toolbar users have submitted and rate them using an Ajax interface. The site currently aggregates videos from CollegeHumor, DailyMotion, FunnyOrDie, Google, MetaCafe, MySpace, Vimeo and YouTube.[citation needed]

StumbleUpon launched a version of StumbleVideo for the Internet Channel Web browser that runs on the Wii console on February 12, 2007. This version of StumbleVideo is optimized for the Wii's smaller screen resolution and offers similar functionality to that of the original version.

In September 2013, StumbleUpon acquired 5by, a video discovery app created by Greg Isenberg.[18]

StumbleThru[edit]

In April 2007, StumbleUpon launched the StumbleThru service, allowing users of the toolbar to stumble within sites such as YouTube, The Onion, Public Broadcasting Service and Wikipedia. According to the announcement of the feature, StumbleUpon plans on adding additional Web sites in the future.

As of June 13, 2010, sites using StumbleThru include BBC.com, Blogger, Break.com, CNN.com, Collegehumor, Flickr.com, FunnyorDie.com, Howstuffworks.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Metacafe.com, Pbs.org, PhysOrg, Rolling Stone, Scientific American, The Onion, Wikipedia, Wired.com, WordPress and YouTube.

The StumbleThru service allows registered users to stumble on specific sites like the ones listed above, rather than the entire Web.

Su.pr[edit]

In March 2009, StumbleUpon launched Su.pr, a URL shortening service. It is primarily used to link to Twitter and Facebook statuses and updates.[19] This service is similar to that of bit.ly and TinyURL. From March through May 2009, the su.pr service was only available to people who had received an invite code, but later, it was made available to all StumbleUpon users. In 2013, StumbleUpon discontinued the su.pr service to focus more on their lists feature.[20]

Advertising[edit]

Paid Discovery is StumbleUpon’s ad system. StumbleUpon’s platform lets users surf the web by Stumbling to sites that match their interests, simply by hitting a button on their browser or mobile device. With Paid Discovery, an advertiser’s URL (website, video, etc.) becomes part of that stream.

Up to 5% of all stumbles are reserved for Paid Discovery where the advertisers directly insert their web page into the user experience. This means the audience lands directly on their web pages, videos and photos. Users can also provide feedback (thumbs up / thumbs down) on this content.

Since Paid Discovery sends visitors directly to the advertiser’s page, there’s no need to create an ad; the advertiser’s entire web page is the ad. When an ad is delivered to a user, a green icon or “Sponsored” will appear in the toolbar or mobile app, denoting a paid stumble. StumbleUpon doesn’t serve typical display ad formats, such as pop-ups/interstitials, banners, etc.

Advertisers have different options for how quickly and how many users they can reach with their content, depending on their marketing objectives. Serving priority dictates the order with which their web page is considered for placement, based on available inventory.

According to a 2013 fourth quarter Shareaholic's Social Media Traffic Report, Stumbleupon accounted for more publisher traffic than YouTube, Reddit, Linkedin and Google combined. Over 100,000 publishers, brands and marketers use Stumbleupon's advertising and content distribution platform in order to promote their products and services. Stumbleupon now serves over 125 million brand and publisher sponsored placements per month. [21]

Growth[edit]

StumbleUpon claims to have more than 10 million members as of 18 May 2010.[22] StumbleUpon said that before the end of May 2008, it would have collected its five-billionth "stumble", more than one billion of which would have taken place in 2008 alone.[23] In August 2011, StumbleUpon reached the 25 billion stumble mark, at which point they were adding over 1 billion stumbles per month. In April 2012, StumbleUpon announced that it had over 25 million registered users of the service.

History of owners and acquisitions[edit]

  • In May 2007, StumbleUpon was purchased by eBay. Early reports indicated that the company was also in talks with Google and AOL before the eBay announcement.[24]
  • In September 2008, eBay hired Deutsche Bank to try to sell StumbleUpon again.[25]
  • On April 13, 2009, founders Garrett Camp and Geoff Smith, and other investors including Ram Shriram, bought the company.[26][27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The StumbleUpon Management Team". StumbleUpon. Archived from the original on 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Stumbleupon.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-08-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Interview with Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon Co-Founder". CenterNetworks. December 12, 2006. Archived from the original on August 31, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  4. ^ "StumbleUpon for Windows 8 and Windows RT". Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  5. ^ "StumbleUpon for iOS". Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  6. ^ "StumbleUpon on Android Market". Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  7. ^ "StumbleUpon for Amazon Appstore". Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  8. ^ "Amazon.com: Social One: Appstore for Android". www.amazon.com. 
  9. ^ Waters, Darren (29 March 2007). "Web 2.0 wonders: StumbleUpon". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  10. ^ "eBay Acquires StumbleUpon". Business Wire, mirrored at archive.org. 2007-05-03. Archived from the original on 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2007-11-11. 
  11. ^ "StumbleUpon's founders buy service back from eBay". Associated Press. April 13, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  12. ^ Ha, Anthony (September 19, 2012). "StumbleUpon Revamps iOS App With Improved Navigation, Page Previews, And 'StumbleDNA'". techcrunch.com. 
  13. ^ "StumbleUpon releases new site redesign in beta, featuring Pinterest-like stumbles and lists". The Next Web. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  14. ^ "StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% Of Staff As It Restructures Company Into A Profitable State". TechCrunch. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Co-Founder Garrett Camp Buys Back Majority Share In StumbleUpon". TechCrunch. August 26, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Account Changes FAQ". Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  17. ^ "StumbleUpon Video". stumbleupon.com. 
  18. ^ Ha, Anthony. "In Its First Acquisition, StumbleUpon Buys Video Recommendation Startup 5by". Techcrunch. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  19. ^ Ferriss, Tim. "Exclusive First Look: SU.PR – Stumble Upon's New Traffic Builder". Fourhourworkweek.com. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  20. ^ Finn, Greg (3 July 2013). "So Long Su.pr, StumbleUpon's Link Shortener Shuts Down For Good". Marketing Land. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  21. ^ StumbleUpon Expands National Sales Team to Meet Native Advertising and Content Marketing Demand. Internet.itbusinessnet.com (2014-02-19). Retrieved on 2014-04-19.
  22. ^ Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 (2010-05-18). "StumbleUpon Quietly Signs Up 10 Millionth User". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  23. ^ Schonfeld, Erick (2008-04-23). "Five Million Users And Nearly Five Billion Stumbles Later". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  24. ^ Arrington, Michael (2008-04-18). "eBay Acquiring StumbleUpon". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  25. ^ Arrington, Michael (2008-09-18). "That Was Fun, But Now Ebay's Selling Off StumbleUpon". Techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  26. ^ "StumbleUpon's founders buy service back from eBay". Salon.com. Archived from the original on August 26, 2011. Retrieved 2009-04-14. The founders, Garrett Camp and Geoff Smith, bought the company back with the help of investors including Ram Shriram of Sherpalo Ventures, Accel Partners, and August Capital, they said. Financial terms were not disclosed. 
  27. ^ "StumbleUpon Goes Independent; Backed by Founders and New Investors". News.prnewswire.com. 2009-04-13. Archived from the original on June 25, 2012. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 

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