Squidoo lens are a great way to get back links and exposure to your blog or website. Google seems to place high trust on Squidoo pages as well so they can rank easily in search engines especially for long tail key words. A great example of that is my Increase Twitter followers Squidoo lens. It gets a decent amount of traffic which in turn bring more traffic to this blog. Other than giving your back links and exposure you can make money with Squidoo as well. With so many advantages there is no reason for you to not to create a Squidoo lens. Besides its fun and helps you improve your writing skills 🙂 . However there are few things that you could do to make your Squidoo lens more effective and beneficial to you. So lets take a look at few things to consider before publishing your Squidoo lens.
Key word rich title and url
When creating a Squidoo lens you are given the option of selecting a title and a unique web address for that squidoo lens. Make sure to add relevant key words in the title and the url. This will help you rank for those key words in search engines.
Tags describe what your lens is about. Make sure to add as many relevant tags as you can. Check the stats of your Squidoo lenses and check what key words are bringing them traffic and add them as tags. Stumble your lenses and add relevant tags in Stumbleupon to bring more traffic
Make sure to add a relevant image to your lens. Name the image with proper key words. ( eg – make-money.jpg instead of image1.jpg ) . Remember that Squidoo lenses are indexed pretty quickly and because of the higher trust you can get a considerable amout of image searches.
Make sure to add a Google search widget to your ever lens. They can be buried under the comments section but make sure to add one. This will make your lens look like its updated frequently to Google. Google crawl rate increases for regularly updated lenses.
As I mentioned above my main objective of using Squidoo is to build back links to my blogs. One of the easiest ways to do that is to add the RSS widget to your Squidoo lens and give your blogs feed address as the one to fetch the feeds from. If you are looking for traffic you can add this widget at the top of the lens , but if you are just looking to build back links then you can add the RSS widget at the very bottom.