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Does Stumbled Upon Help?

Posted by: Melissa Vijay Bharwani on 03/26/2013 - 4:53 PM

I just started using Stumbled Upon does it help?

 

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Posted by: Xueling Zou on 03/26/2013 - 4:55 PM

Not too sure how to use it wisely, but I've got followers: http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/zxling1/lists

 

Posted by: Heather Applegate on 03/26/2013 - 4:56 PM

you never know and it only takes a second to stumble something so can't hurt.

 

Posted by: PainterArtist FIN on 03/26/2013 - 4:58 PM

been doing it for 3 months, do not know

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 03/26/2013 - 4:59 PM

I have never made a sale with it and it skewed my views so I do not use it.

 

Posted by: Melissa Vijay Bharwani on 03/26/2013 - 5:02 PM

JC, what do you mean skewed your views?

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 03/26/2013 - 5:15 PM

I mean you could get a LOT of views in a very short time. Since none of those led to sales after doing it a while I gathered they are hollow views. So, it skewed my stats on how many views I get per sale and how much money any one view is worth to me. There are other hollow views as well like bots or fellow artists but nothing I can do about them so they just get rolled into the data.

 

Posted by: Conor Murphy on 03/26/2013 - 5:17 PM

Yes, and I have sold from it.

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 03/26/2013 - 5:18 PM

(And as you see, other artists have had success from it.)

 

Posted by: Ann Powell on 03/26/2013 - 6:33 PM

It does seem to add a lot of views for me but not necessarily buyers. However, I have noticed that the increased views sometimes put my image on the first page of an FAA search, so in that way maybe it is helpful. .

 

Posted by: Gershwin Smud on 03/26/2013 - 7:45 PM

I can tell you this, I stumbled upon a bag lady in the alley last night. She was very helpful.

 

Posted by: Xueling Zou on 03/26/2013 - 7:47 PM

How do you sale, or how do you know you have sold anything there ???

 

Posted by: Gershwin Smud on 03/26/2013 - 8:13 PM

If you walk out of the alley with your clothes disshoveled and a smile on your face, you know you sold something.

 

Posted by: Martin Davey on 03/27/2013 - 4:31 AM

I have not seen the "Stumbled Upon" button for months. It used to be under every image, grouped with votes etc. Has it moved?

 

Posted by: Bav Patel on 03/27/2013 - 8:19 AM

I've never used it but I don't think views bump you up in the search, it's more to do with comments, votes, keywords and descriptions I thought.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 03/27/2013 - 9:29 AM

not really. stumble is like a big spinning wheel. when people are bored they spin the wheel to get here. they are here because they are bored,not because they want art. so you get views - which can help you. you might get some exposure. but there is a limit of how many of your own things from one location - you can put in that place before it either stops or bans you. but i would say no, they don't help that much. because your not directing your art right at them. they are just -- stumbling in.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 03/27/2013 - 9:31 AM

I know I have never got a sale from stumbles because the images I stumbled never sold.

 

Posted by: Melissa Vijay Bharwani on 03/27/2013 - 1:20 PM

just to add , so if a image has 30k views it will be on a top of the page then a image with 5?

 

Posted by: Mary Ellen Anderson on 03/27/2013 - 1:33 PM

Melissa, It's not as simple as that. There are dozens of factors that determine the search results. Views is only one and not nearly as weighted as sales. If the 5 viewed image had a sell then no matter how many zillions of views the other one gets it won't show ahead of the selling one. The complete formula is a secret and the subject of many threads on getting yourself noticed.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 03/27/2013 - 1:51 PM

no, not really. the image still has to sell, it's sales first, then everything else second, but it is a good start. views, votes, comments, i'm pretty sure outside links and not just inside ones are also a factor. stumble might be a good way to get a few links to your page though. and get your name associated with your work, and that's always a good thing. i'm pretty sure they allow a description, make sure that's the first thing they read.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Sonja Quintero on 03/27/2013 - 5:55 PM

it confuses me for some reason....

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 03/27/2013 - 6:06 PM

best not to think about it. there are things about that search that make very little sense. images high on sales are at the top. yet i have images at the top that had no sales or views. so i just try not think about it and promote it off the site, but work with the search the best i can. if you think about it too much, you'll fall into the crowd that thinks they can game the system some how.

---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Kendall Kessler on 03/27/2013 - 6:12 PM

I have had no luck with it. I do like to visit the site. There is a lot of interesting stuff to look at.

 

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