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My StumbleUpon Ads Campaign Results

Posted on June 08, 2007 by Tim Schroeder

In a previous post titled “My $100 Stumble Upon Ads Campaign” I mentioned how I purchased 2000 “Stumbles” through StumbleUpon Ads. The total campaign costed me a total of $100 (.05 for each visitor). I targeted males between the age of 18 to 45 that live in the United States. About 1750 of the 2000 visitors have been sent.

And What Were The Results?

First let me say that I posted the original Stumble Ads thread the same day as getting my StumbleUponAds campaign approved thinking that I would begin receiving visitors later that same day. Their FAQ says campaigns usually begin within 24 hours.

About five days later and after sending two unanswered support emails, the campaign finally started. I’m glad it finally started but the lack of a support response left a bad taste in my mouth.

Once the campaign finally began the original thread was all the way at the bottom of the eMonetized homepage. It was a thread I wanted all Stumble Readers to have read.

Since this website is not exactly “monetized” at this point, the only way I can judge the success of this Stumble Upon ads campaign is by the number of new feed subscribers this blog gets over the next couple of days. Of course the RSS subscribers count could increase from other sources but I should still get a rough idea of how well the campaign goes.

So my fellow Stumblers, please look over what this new blog already has to offer and if you like what you see, please subscribe to the feed.

At campaign end, my RSS feed subscriber count only increased by about 7 readers and many of those could have come from other sources.

So in conclusion, while a StumbleUpon Ads campaign might work well for some websites it didn’t increase my feedreader count very much. I also have very little ads on this website so I can’t judge the campaign based on any increase in revenue.

I probably would have been better off investing the $100 in other forms of advertising such as ReviewMe or Text Link Ads etc… I’ll be conducting some ReviewMe case studies next week! 🙂

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7 Responses to “My StumbleUpon Ads Campaign Results”

  1. Wallet Rehab - Ways to save money

    - 9th Jun, 07 02:06am

    Yeah. I wonder if Stumbleupon would work best for humor websites.

  2. Cody

    - 21st Jun, 07 04:06pm

    Don’t you have some sort of tracker in place to see how many new visitors came from StumbleUpon?

    In my opinion buying Stumbles is ridiculous. Every time I write a new article I just click the “I Like It!” button in my browser toolbar. I get an average of 75-150 new visitors each time I do this (depending on how good my content actually is).

  3. Jack Book

    - 22nd Jun, 07 04:06am

    woah.. i almost use stumble upon, fortunatelly i read this your post.
    thanks for the report.

  4. Brian Turner

    - 26th Jun, 07 12:06pm

    I couldn’t even get signed up with Stumbleupon.

    At least, I set up an account and a campaign and waited for it to go into action.

    And waited.

    And waited.

    And emailed support.

    And waited.

    Support replied it would start soon.

    And waited.

    And waited.

    Then just left it because obviously going nowhere.

    Stumbleupon could offer a useful traffic generation service, but they need to make it accessible to advertisers, instead of allowing things to continue in the haphazard way it is now.


  5. Kuanyin

    - 13th Jul, 07 09:07pm

    Mahalo for letting us know the score before spending our monies.

  6. Matt Ellsworth

    - 25th Jul, 07 08:07pm

    I don’t pay for stumbles but I stumble a lot of stuff…. and whenever i have discovered stuff it sure enough gets a bunch of visitors in a short period of time.

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