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My Most Frequently Visited Sites

I visit these sites so often that I know their url’s off-by-heart (not that they are that hard to remember though!). I normally just type the first letter in my browser and they pop right up.

1. Superpoints: I visit daily to click my SuperLucky button for points. Once I hit 10,000 points, I cash out for $100 Paypal. I’ve earned $400 since September. If you want to join, please fill out this form to request an invite.

2. Swagbucks: I do the daily poll for one point. I used to have Swagbucks set up as my default search engine on my old laptop. I didn’t put it on John’s laptop yet so I haven’t been earning as many points. I *wish* they had a toolbar for Chrome!

3. StumbleUpon: StumbleUpon has been huge for my site’s traffic, but I also enjoy using it personally as well. I love discovering new posts and sites in subjects that interest me. I check it daily to see how my discoveries are doing and to go through the shares people sent me on my toolbar.

 

4. Pinterest: Pinterest is a major timesuck for me! I could spend hours on there because everything is so visually appealing. I sometimes combine my stumbling and pinning and will go stumbling and pin pictures on posts I find. I’ve found a lot of great content for my boards.

 

5. Yahoo! Canada: I check the national and world news daily here. We don’t have cable or satellite tv so the Internet is the only place I get the news.

6. Tweetdeck: I use Tweetdeck to schedule tweets, read and reply to my mentions and respond to DMs.

 

7. Facebook: I belong to a number of blogging Facebook groups and interact there throughout the day. I also like to check out my friends and family updates in my newsfeed.

8. Google Analytics: Have you seen the beta Real-Time reporting?  I check it periodically throughout the day to see how much traffic is coming in and to what posts. It’s fun when you catch a Stumble spike!

9. su.pr: I tweet out posts of mine and other people in the blogging groups I belong to for extra boosts of traffic. Sometimes it can breathe life back into an old post.

10. Pingdom Tools: If I notice my site seems sluggish, I will check Pingdom and see if there’s any bottlenecks or if its just my computer that needs to be restarted. It shows you your site speed.

11. Pagewash: When a site won’t load either on my blog or another site, I check Pagewash to see if it’s just my computer. If it shows up on Pagewash fine, it means it’s just my computer that is acting up.

12. The Daily Observer: I grew up in Pembroke, ON and I still like to check out what is going on there. My family still lives there and it’s a small area so I often recognize people in the news.

13. AETV: You can watch full episodes of shows from AETV right on their website. I’m obsessed with watching Hoarders and check weekly to see if they have any new episodes. I’ve also started watching Intervention. Remember I don’t have cable so I improvise!

Do you visit any of these sites? What sites do you visit daily?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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