Its been not long ago when I started blogging. First advice I got from experts is to use social bookmarking sites/social media sites. Especially Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon. With keeping all the advantages and disadvantages in mind I decided to enter into the world of social Bookmarking.
Rather than talking about Social Bookmarking/Social Media sites or writing another article of telling you which one is better. I thought to present a case study.
February 11, 2009 I posted a link from my blog Even The Babies Know [Dont Miss The Last Picture] on Reddit, Digg and Stumbleupon. Keep in mind that this post didn’t hit the Front page on both Reddit and Digg.
Here is the Google Analytics Screenshots from Feb 11, 2009 – Apr 12, 2009.
As you can see I got total 95,720 PageViews and 85,462 Unique Visitors. In which 64,209 pageviews are from StumbleUpon alone. Reddit gave me 10,980 pageviews and it gets 10,190 pageviews from direct traffic. To my surprise Digg is not even in competition to reddit and stumbleupon.
Another thing I noticed is that when I submitted my post on Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit, there was a spike in traffic but after two or three days, traffic was almost dead from Reddit and Digg. However, I am still getting traffic from Stumbleupon. Recently on April 7, 2009 I got 3,285 pageviews from StumbleUpon for that particular post.
Following is a picture showing stats of traffic got from StumbleUpon on April 7,2009
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