Recently, StumbleUpon redesigned their site and changed just about everything, including direct links back to your blog.
Are you a blogger who has experienced a time when one of your posts hit the StumbleUpon jackpot? If so, you know how good it feels to sit back and see those numbers tick up and up and up. At one point, it seemed as if nearly every URL I added to StumbleUpon would result in hundreds, if not thousands, of page views.
Those days appear to be long gone now. StumbleUpon, once seen by many travel bloggers as one of the best ways to drive traffic to their blog, has recently made some significant changes. Of the many changes made, the big one was the removal of direct links back to the original content source.
StumbleUpon has removed these direct links from all newly added URLs by adding an iframe around all of the content featured on the site, leaving the viewer without a way to click out. For the time being, while it appears previously added URLs are still driving traffic, new ones are not receiving any new page views.
What are your thoughts on the new changes implemented by StumbleUpon? How do you feel these changes will impact the blogosphere in the long run?