Tips to Create a Squidoo Lens

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

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

Image

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.

Google Search

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.

RSS

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.

Comments

  1. says

    I have try squidoo before, but did not work out well, and see your example, and reading your post, I now understand what I had not done, may be I will do it again and taking your lens as an example… thanks for sharing this great information.

  2. says

    It depends on the way you use Squidoo , I link to my blog as often as I can from my Squidoo lenses. Its alright to link to your affiliate links but since you can add content as you please you can surely add a link to your blog somewhere in that page.

  3. says

    its always a good thing to remove spam lenses. limiting the number of out bound links might be a good idea or maybe they can implement a system like hubpages they limit the number of links to one domain. I suppose there is no correct way to fight spam , you just have to do what you believe is the correct thing :)

  4. says

    I think this is a well thought out post. Squidoo can not only help you bring backlinks but also bring a decent amount of traffic, once you have mastered the art.

    On the plus side- you can make money on Squidoo itself either through Squidoo's own adsense sharing mechanism or the affiliate sales such as amazon/ebay and other clickbank products.

    Overall Squidoo is a very potent weapon to have in your Internet Marketing Armoury.

    • says

      Thanks , Glad you found it useful , when it comes to earning potential I think you have a much better chance with Hub pages than squidoo because they optimize ads better. E-bay widgets generally don't do that well for me.

  5. says

    Thanks , Glad you found it useful , when it comes to earning potential I think you have a much better chance with Hub pages than squidoo because they optimize ads better. E-bay widgets generally don't do that well for me.

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