Oct 7 2008

StumbleUpon With New Algorithms

Nice Stumbles

Rumors are circulating that SU has been sold and updated their algorithms. This basically means how they value the “power” of your stumbles. Some users think that only “spammers” should care about this but of course I disagree. The whole point of SU is to share what you like, so wouldn’t you want as many people to see it as you can?

The LinkBackProject wrote about their beliefs of the new StumbleUpon algorithms. There are several new theories which basically says not to submit your own websites as well and not to “power stumble” and more.

This will supposedly inflict a penalty on your user, but which can be changed if you follow certain guidelines.

This claim by the Link Back Project has brought out loads of Stumbleupon users to either agree or disagree. Make sure to check out their comments as well as Stumbleupon feedback on the page. There is 9 pages of reviews on the stumbleupon page!

It’s Been Sold?

This is another ‘rumor’ going around. I would expect that they would announce this eventually if this rumor were true. I’ve heard that people think eBay has purchased SU and that would definitely be interesting.

If you start seeing “Stumble this Auction” I think it’s safe to say they purchased it!

What do you think?

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7 Comments on this post


  1. Joshua Dorkin @ BiggerPockets said:

    The link to the linkbackproject is not working . . .

    SU has been penalizing people for a long time for Stumbling their own posts . . . what is different about this move?

    October 7th, 2008 at 11:06 am
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    There was a few changes in algorithm they believed was different, although not much. Just a change.

    I don’t know why the linkbackproject is down, maybe they are selling their site

    October 7th, 2008 at 11:10 am
  3. Dennis Edell said:

    Any update on this supposed sale?

    Dennis Edells last blog post..Do Advertisers Judge You By Design? What Do You Thinkā€¦

    October 10th, 2008 at 6:23 pm
  4. Joel said:

    That’s interesting. I wonder what kind of updates they made. I don’t think it is going to be a big problem.

    October 15th, 2008 at 4:11 pm
  5. L Web said:

    Has there been an update on whether it has been sold or not???

    October 20th, 2008 at 12:37 am
  6. Bob said:

    I had always heard that you were alright if you only stumbled your own post 1 out of 10 stumbles. But who knows the rules change every day just to keep us guessing. It would get boring otherwise.

    Bobs last blog post..Occasionally I Will Share Some Personal Notes

    October 22nd, 2008 at 1:08 pm
  7. Joshua said:

    i get like 1-2 stumbles when i submit it myself. You have to build a huge community to get free stumbles that is the problem but if your website can become a stumbleupon content website you in like jim

    If people will rush to submit your content then you have somthing going for you.

    November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm


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