I had many request for a comments, a thumb-up and a review, from almost all of my friends at StumbleUpon (“SU”). In most cases, I like to thumb-up and sometimes write down some review.
After so many thumb-up and review, I begin to ask this question, which one is better, a thumb-up or a review? And why it is better as compared to each other.
A review is actually an added juice to the stumble post, what more important is a thumb-up
I had found this post by Tim Nash on Hobo-web, in title “Tim Nash Assimilated – The Idiot Guide To StumbleUpon“, I like to quote what Tim wrote:
A thumb. A review does not effect the amount of traffic StumbleUpon sends through the toolbar, rather it shows on the reviews favourites page on their profile and on the reviewers friends home page which can often bring in a few more visitors.
Based on this, a review does not carry so much weight albeit it’s only add a little more traffic from the thumb-up.
A Thumb-up by a power stumbler will create massive traffic as compared to just a review
StumbleUpon have a certain mathematics to determine a power stumbler. It’s seem to be affected by the number of review, friend and subscribers per one profile. It’s also suggested to be friend to active stumbler. On this basic mathematics, Tim Nash had build a simple model to describe this attribute on his post about StumbleUpon mathematics.
The more thumbs up, the more traffic you will gain – The more thumbs up a page gets in a short time period, the faster the traffic will appear. If the page has 20 thumbs up in 1 hour (and then none for the rest of the day), it will generate more traffic than 100 thumbs up in one day does! This is why #2 and #3 are important. If the first few stumblers have higher scores,you have a better chance to get other stumblers with the same interest to view the page. So the page will get stumbled faster than random viewers.
A review is equally important to thumb-up therefore need to be used together with thumb-up
Number of reviews with thumb up is very important. You can review a page without thumb up and you can thumb up a page without a review. Either way will carry less weight. So you need to get someone to thumb up and review your page. BOTH!
What happen is I just want to review the page?
So far, I had not found any evidence or post suggesting that a review on any page will provide significant traffic to that page. Most of the finding that I had found so far point out that the best method is to thumb-up.
But you could have you own opinion on this issue and why not sharing you opinion on the comment box.