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10:59 am on May 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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StumbleUpon, the social sharing platform is to close , and users have until that date to import their data into Mix.

Mix will provide a modern and elegant way to discover the best content liked by friends and experts, from across the web to your mobile device.

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11:20 am on May 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Wow that's unexpected. Guess I hadn't followed their story of downfall closely enough. I knew they were sold to eBay. Didn't know the original owners bought it back. Sounds like just poor monetization management.

At one time, if your pages were stumbled upon it could add thousands of visitors in a matter of minutes. Happened numerous times for me.

I'd see a sharp usage spike, then look in my server logs and sure enough, I was stumbled upon.

Guess they weren't modern enough to compete with other more tech advanced Social Media sharing platforms.
10:31 pm on May 24, 2018 (gmt 0)

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It used to be a great tool for triggering a traffic spike. I think any social platform these day needs to offer something really unique. I guess SU fell short in that regard.

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Actually I'm still seeing referrals in my logs, 20 to 30 here and there but nowhere near the numbers it used to be.
11:50 am on May 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Bad Luck, I am the new user of Stumbleupon and I didn't even get a huge amount of traffic from SU and it is getting closed, bad news :(
1:40 pm on May 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Great! Now I have to go into all my client's websites and remove the StumbleUpon link.
7:24 pm on May 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Great! Now I have to go into all my client's websites and remove the StumbleUpon link.
That's one of the infamous mantras of web work.
10:53 pm on May 26, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Great! Now I have to go into all my client's websites and remove the StumbleUpon link.


It's work! so don't be shy to bill them for it :-)

Mack.