Monday, June 9th, 2008
I’ve been really happy with the progress of AutoStumble. At the time of writing, we’ve got over 300 users and the network has produced 38,734 stumble votes!
For those of you who haven’t seen it before, check out my original post on AutoStumble. This should give you a pretty good idea of how it works.
In a nutshell, for those who can’t be bothered to read it – AutoStumble is a desktop application, whereby you are linked up with everybody else running the program. You enter your URL you wish to promote on StumbleUpon and your URL is then put into a “pool”, which is automatically and randomly StumbledUpon (voted) on by other users. To cover any patterns, we also introduce random URLs for that will be added to everybody?s list, so it would be very, very difficult for activity to be spotted algorithmically (or by hand for that matter!).
The end result is that you get dozens (or hundreds, depending how long you leave your URL in for) of StumbleUpon votes for your URL, which gives you a great head start to make your content go hot on StumbleUpon.
No, it doesn’t work by magic fairy dust, so you do actually need decent content to make it go fully viral on stumble. Your page trying to flog Viagra, or your boring analytical flow-diagram of your daily food intake isn’t going to take. If you’ve got content with viral potential however, AutoStumble is the perfect way to get you up those first difficult rungs of the social ladder.
Since we’ve got a lot of network users now and the network is running smoothly, I’m going to jack the price up to £20, being the horrible businessman I am.
So if you want to grab AutoStumble before the price doubles – you’ve got until Wednesday afternoon (GMT).