What is Squidoo and why do IMer's use it?

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Squidoo seems to be a pretty popular site for IMer's.

What is so great about it?
Why is it mentioned in so many topics about IM?
Why do people here like it?
How does it help IMer's generate income?

#internet marketing #imer #squidoo
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Lee
    Hi Tia,

    Squidoo is a content-sharing site. It's like an article directory where you can place your articles and other stuffs like youtube video, guestbook, etc.

    What's great about it is that if you put your content there and optimize it with your keywords, you have a high chance of getting ranked high in the search engines.

    For example, my squidoo lens: Reading Body Language is Number 2 for my keyword phrase which is getting 300 searches a day.

    You can promote what you want in squidoo, even affiliate links. And you can hyperlink certain words in your content to get some great backlinks too.

    Best of luck,
    • Profile picture of the author Michael Lee
      And I just found something great about my squidoo lens.

      It's been ranked # 97 in "How To" for a long time without editing it. I edited a few content yesterday and it's now ranked # 39 in "How To" and #312 overall.

      I guess revising a few things every now and then can be advantageous.
  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Hi Tia!

    Michael summed it up nicely, but I'll add my thoughts, too:

    What is so great about it? - Allows marketing, easy to use, lenses get their own PageRank in Google, unlimited pages and accounts are allowed, can be in Google SERPs in 24 hours.

    Why is it mentioned in so many topics about IM? - Because of all of the above reasons. Many people have trouble building web pages and at Squidoo, you just build a page with modules, plug in your content, and publish.

    Why do people here like it? - same reasons as above. lol Marketers love FREE tools that help them get traffic and rankings. And being able to have multiple accounts (one per niche) is great because it helps you focus your expertise instead of having it stretched thin.

    How does it help IMer's generate income? - these ways:
    co-op revenue from amazon, ebay modules, etc. (a few peple make enough here in volume to pay rent and utilities)

    affiliate sales - using CB, PDC, Amazon, etc. Use SquidUtils.com to make image links and also use text links.

    Direct sales - for services or products.

    Lens flipping - build it for a niche, flip it to someone who needs it in that niche.
    • Profile picture of the author jan roos
      Hubpages is another great place simillar to squidoo. I like both of them, I create content and link from and too it from my blogs,ezine articles etc and it helps a lot with SEO.
  • Profile picture of the author rich85
    I use both too they are great and i find fun to use!
    As long as you put links between them and your blogs you can get quite a good ranking, the more linking i do, the higher i go up the ranks!
  • Profile picture of the author AbdulAzim
    Why people are attracted to use Squidoo is because
    GOOGLE LOVES SQUIDOO.Squidoo rank quite pretty will in
    Google search result.

    You can put your affiliate link on squidoo and you can write
    about your service or product on squidoo. I believe Tiffany
    Dow,our fellow member know more about this.


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