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Stumbleupon Traffic Nearly Gone After Redirect
Lab_Rat




msg:4508494
 4:55 pm on Oct 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

We 301 redirected a page that received a lot of traffic from stumbleupon to a new site. The redirects seem to work just fine, but referral traffic from stumbleupon has almost completely disappeared. Can anyone advise what might be the cause of this?

 

aristotle




msg:4509164
 12:55 am on Oct 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

I'm not an expert, so this is just a guess. What I know is that Stumbleupon doesn't actually send you real visitors in most cases. Instead, they fetch your page from your server and display it in a frame on their site. The viewers have to click "visit site" to actually come to your site, but most of them don't do this. So the re-direct may not go into effect in most cases. Anyway, what traffic most sites get from stumbleupon is poorly targeted so isn't worth as much as traffic from the SERPs or from relevant backlinks.

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