The one functionality that most newspaper sites must have these days is the “Share” option. However, looking at the stats of StumbleUpon, one can say that Times Online is leading all its competitors, whereas FT has a long road to the top.
Below is the table that presents stats of “how many separate pages of each newspaper site have been Stumbled.” The point to note here is that it doesn’t provide any information regarding the number of times each page stumble. The last column of the table shows whether certain websites use StumbleUpon as their “Share” functionality.
League table of stumbles for newspaper sites
|StumbleUpon as share option
The Sun and Times Online Don’t Rely on StumbleUpon
It’s interesting that “The Sun” and “Times Online” don’t rely totally on StumbleUpon as it is not included as their on-page “Share” option.
Maybe they think that overuse of social bookmarking icons on your site doesn’t influence how often people submit your pages to the services.
Method We Used: The results are based on the Google search of the StumbleUpon site (www.stumbleupon.com) using the “InURL” command to find newspaper stumbles. For example, you can find using “inurl: express.co.uk.” Now, here thing to consider is that the total figure is the last result if the option to show results is similar to the already shown ones.