Anyone know anything about squidoo?

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I have had a squidoo page up for about 3 to 4 weeks now. I have received over 100 visitors but all of them are from ezinearticles. I can not figure out how to get my page to rank on google. can anyone tell me if i am doing something wrong?

the page is save money on gas
Any advise would be great. Thank you!
#internet marketing #squidoo
  • Profile picture of the author jimewing2121
    So I am guessing no one knows anything about squidoo?
  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    I did look your "lens" over. I do think you could improve the writing, but that won't have any effect on your Google showing. That's why I didn't say anything. But to take a stab at it, it'll be a function of how long your lens has been up and what keywords you're targeting.

    It also might help if you added a few more sections. The lens, as it is, is a little short on content.

    Best of luck with it. - Russ
    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Use "Advanced Search" and look up threads with "squidoo" in title - there are several threads - and a WSO - about squidoo
    • Profile picture of the author AgileHosting
      Do you have any other related inbound links?

      Could you create other informational pages (or non-spammy forum posts on the great wide interweb) that would create some valuable incoming links for you?

      What about blogging ... do you have a blog about cars or energy efficiency you could salt the lens into?

      I'm just trying to think of some ways to get the lens more into the mainstream ... I don't know if these techniques would help particularly much with rankings or traffic, because I'm not sure what specifically most helps Lens rankings.

      There's also an eBook out there, "Squidoo Profits: Step by Step Guide" by JP Schoeffel.

      I want to try my hand at Squidoo too, but I haven't taken the plunge yet.

  • Profile picture of the author guillopuyol
    The water for gas niche is very competitive right now, so getting top ranking on google might be hard -but not impossible.

    To get higher ranks on google you should get more backlinks with related anchor text. If your keyword is "water for gas" write articles that link back to your lense with keywords like "water for gas", "use water for gas", "water instead of gas" and similiar phrases.

    Your target market is very broad (people that need to save money on gas), so try to appeal to tighter segments in your market. Maybe taxi drivers, or pizza delivery drivers, delivery drivers in general...

    Once you have found smaller groups of people to target, then you can look for places where they hang out online... (forums, websites, etc...)

    If you find forums, then join the conversation with useful and intelligent posts geared to help, once you have your post count up then insert the link to your lense in your signature file.

    If you find websites where your target market segment hangs out, then try to contact the owner of the site and offer them a free unique article in exchange for a backlink.

    Also remember to link see what other lenses in your niche are using for tags, and make sure you use the same tags so that people browsing can find your lense.

    Social bookmarking is great as well, but like everything else... make sure you add value first, sell second.

    Hope this helps,

  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    I know "a thing or two" and it needs more content. And images.

    Make it shareable.
  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Submit the RSS fed for your lens to and and ping your lens in
  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Well, I read an ebook on Squidoo that suggested to do those. I think it just gets your link out there to other sites and gives you more exposure
  • Profile picture of the author John Bowie
    All good tips - just from some personal experience - I set up a lens on the hyper-competitive IM "Niche" (more like battleground) and have already ranked #45 in the SEO ranking and just over 3000 overall - which frankly blew me away. I put it down to "pinging" - as per etc - and adding fresh, optimized content. You can see it at Squiddo under "freetrafficrules" if you want to take a look.
  • Profile picture of the author ph1470
    Beyond squidoo the best way to get your site moving is to post on digg, mixx, scribd and a bunch of other social bookmarking sites. Also send a press release out through

    I have done this and my site usually gets to google within 24hrs.

    Oh yeah!! Go to autopinger and ping your lens and any other site associated with your content.

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