How Many Of You Bother With Squidoo?

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Years back I created a few lenses, with moderate effectiveness. After many years passing by, I've started to create a few more lenses as a test.

Do you have or create lenses?
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  • Profile picture of the author OldLodgeSkins
    Hi,

    I've made one recently... I'm still trying to decide if it is worth insisting or not. At the very least the links are dofollow that's a way to get some nice back-links.

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  • Profile picture of the author ttdub
    For me, it's way too time consuming. Even once it's written, you have to continue messing with each article. Not worth it for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author jivens
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    I never had any great results from it...or with article marketing. That doesn't mean it doesn't work though!
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  • Profile picture of the author romanos8
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    its not so effective is not really that important for some people it dident work but it might for you hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
      Originally Posted by OldLodgeSkins View Post

      Hi,

      I've made one recently... I'm still trying to decide if it is worth insisting or not. At the very least the links are dofollow that's a way to get some nice back-links.

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      I think you need to create a few in different niches to fully evaluate.

      Originally Posted by ttdub View Post

      For me, it's way too time consuming. Even once it's written, you have to continue messing with each article. Not worth it for me.
      I agree takes mad time to create a decent one.


      Originally Posted by jivens View Post

      I never had any great results from it...or with article marketing. That doesn't mean it doesn't work though!
      A guy makes $900 - 1K every payday. He documents his earnings, you can probally find it if you search. That inspired me to try it again.

      Originally Posted by romanos8 View Post

      its not so effective is not really that important for some people it dident work but it might for you hope this helps
      Yeah true, resultd will always vary.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    I make them rarely but they never seem to have to much of an impact. But with anything I am sure if you devoted the time to it they would be successful. I just like building my own sites over getting traffic to squidoo instead of my own
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Stewart
    For me, the time involved in creating the modules for each lens and updating the lens simply isn't efficient for the results squidoo provides.... there are much, much more effective methods. That's my experience, others may of course have entirely different results using squidoo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sceeter
    I've created 2-3 lenses but it seems like they're not very effective, other sites has been working better for me. But hey, at least they provide backlinks :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Brightonsam
    I don't. I think squidoo has become too picky not worthy of your time.
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      I really like Squidoo. A lot of fun and Google really favors them right now.

      However, be sure to read the TOS before making lenses because many topics are not allowed.
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      • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
        Originally Posted by Jamie Stewart View Post

        For me, the time involved in creating the modules for each lens and updating the lens simply isn't efficient for the results squidoo provides.... there are much, much more effective methods. That's my experience, others may of course have entirely different results using squidoo.
        I have 5 lenses, just gotta see howbit turns out.

        Originally Posted by Sceeter View Post

        I've created 2-3 lenses but it seems like they're not very effective, other sites has been working better for me. But hey, at least they provide backlinks :p
        Originally Posted by Brightonsam View Post

        I don't. I think squidoo has become too picky not worthy of your time.
        It's hard to figure out exactly what the factors are for a nice rank.

        Originally Posted by LilBlackDress View Post

        I really like Squidoo. A lot of fun and Google really favors them right now.

        However, be sure to read the TOS before making lenses because many topics are not allowed.
        Yeah, all my lenses fall within the TOS.
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        • Profile picture of the author Noonaa
          I tried them a few years ago but without much success. I know there have been a few WSOs recently where people have had a tremendous amount of success and they are also good for backlinks and pyramid building. Let me know how you get on at the moment I am focusing on other things and trying not to get side tracked.......again!!
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          • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
            Originally Posted by sovereignn View Post

            I've made a few, they were all pretty much a waste of time.

            The days are gone when you could make decent money with squidoo (some people still do don't get me wrong but it's more difficult now)

            To me they're just another Web 2.0 to utilize while building links to my website
            That's exactly what I believe.

            Originally Posted by Noonaa View Post

            I tried them a few years ago but without much success. I know there have been a few WSOs recently where people have had a tremendous amount of success and they are also good for backlinks and pyramid building. Let me know how you get on at the moment I am focusing on other things and trying not to get side tracked.......again!!
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    I've made a few, they were all pretty much a waste of time.

    The days are gone when you could make decent money with squidoo (some people still do don't get me wrong but it's more difficult now)

    To me they're just another Web 2.0 to utilize while building links to my website
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  • Profile picture of the author lsargent
    I clean house with Squidoo lenses. Most people don't know how to build them properly or utilize the internal factors that can launch you to the top of the search engines. Building a killer lens that pulls in a ton of traffic and sales does take time, but doesn't a quality micro niche site as well?

    If you're relying on outdated practices for leveraging the power of Squidoo and only monetizing your lenses with the default Amazon modules and the like, you're seriously missing out.
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    • Originally Posted by Logan Sargent View Post

      I clean house with Squidoo lenses. Most people don't know how to build them properly or utilize the internal factors that can launch you to the top of the search engines. Building a killer lens that pulls in a ton of traffic and sales does take time, but doesn't a quality micro niche site as well?

      If you're relying on outdated practices for leveraging the power of Squidoo and only monetizing your lenses with the default Amazon modules and the like, you're seriously missing out.
      Interesting post, thanks.

      Do you think the content itself is more important, or what you do with that content?
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      • Profile picture of the author lsargent
        Originally Posted by Blame It On The Caffeine View Post

        Interesting post, thanks.

        Do you think the content itself is more important, or what you do with that content?
        The content should be well develoiped enough to poke at Google and say "hey, look at me, I've got a lot going on over here and should be considered an authoriy resource."

        I basically build product or niche review lenses, but I do it with a way different approach than most. It seems like the vast majority of Squidoo'ers hust put up bland lenses rehashing a product description they found at Amazon or a manafactuer site. I tell a story and share an expereince with the product.

        It's the recommendation that people notice, not the description.

        All of the on-page content aside, Squidoo can be a PageRank powerhouse. My lenses typically can get to atleast a PR3 or PR4 pretty quickly just from internal links from other lenses and PR from category pages.

        People also choose tags poorly and there's an extreme benefit to finding, picking, and maintaining the right ones.

        For instance, install the SquidUtils Firefox addon to get your tags to show up color coded (I typically only pick green tags), and don't do any more than 15-20 usually.


        http://www.squidoo.com/lens-workshop-addon

        then, check out the Squidoo tag cloud directory

        Squidoo Directory - SquidUtils

        Click on a category topic on the right that pulls up a tag cloud for that category. Obviously the larger once are more popular and would be shared by more lenses. The secret is, you want "relevant" tags to your lens, but also tags that are shared by a lot of people. Don't just stuff LSI or longtail keywords in as your tags, this doesn't work.

        So here's how you benefit from picking the right tags. Granted, you do need to begin working your way up the ranks and getting some traffic in to help it along the way, but tags are used to create relationships between pages that use them. If you work at getting yourself listed as one of the top few lenses on tags you select, when Squidoo is trying to determine which lenses to feature in the "explore related pages" sidebar widget of other people's lenses, you 've got a better chance at getting selected if you rank well internally for those tag pages.

        The more tag pages you rank highly for, the more lenses will link back to you. This isn't just to try and get referal traffic from other lenses, but rather to illustarte to Google how many internal pages (some with high PR) that are linking to you. The greater the number of lenses linking to you, the greater the perception Google will have that your page is of high quality. Your get a ton of PR funnelling to your lens, a hige relevancy and popularity boost, and Google will respond by pushing up the ladder.

        Many people think they can't get a lens ranked because it's only one page and they look at it as if they are creating a 1-page minisite. It's just simply not the case. Squidoo is flooded with tons of other relevant, quality, "unique" content that other people are churning out all the time. As long as you're linking to some other lenses, Google will see you're not on an island, and that there's plenty of other great content.

        I can pretty much crush any micro niche site trying to compete with me because of the authority & trust the platform already has. Would you rather start out trying to rank a page on a PR7 domain with hundreds of thousand of content pages already built, extreme authority, millions of backlinks, etc., or a fresh minisite on a newly registered domain with none of the above?

        Again, let me reiterate that I use Squidoo lenses as money pages, not backlink pages to my own doamin. Not that I've never done that in the past, just sayin... I have a guide that I'm gonna be introducing here where I break down a lens I built that averaged nearly $800/mo. I do this over and over again in other niches. Hopefully should have it ready this weekend or by Monday.
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        • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
          Originally Posted by Logan Sargent View Post

          The content should be well develoiped enough to poke at Google and say "hey, look at me, I've got a lot going on over here and should be considered an authoriy resource."

          I basically build product or niche review lenses, but I do it with a way different approach than most. It seems like the vast majority of Squidoo'ers hust put up bland lenses rehashing a product description they found at Amazon or a manafactuer site. I tell a story and share an expereince with the product.

          It's the recommendation that people notice, not the description.

          All of the on-page content aside, Squidoo can be a PageRank powerhouse. My lenses typically can get to atleast a PR3 or PR4 pretty quickly just from internal links from other lenses and PR from category pages.

          People also choose tags poorly and there's an extreme benefit to finding, picking, and maintaining the right ones.

          For instance, install the SquidUtils Firefox addon to get your tags to show up color coded (I typically only pick green tags), and don't do any more than 15-20 usually.


          http://www.squidoo.com/lens-workshop-addon

          then, check out the Squidoo tag cloud directory

          Squidoo Directory - SquidUtils

          Click on a category topic on the right that pulls up a tag cloud for that category. Obviously the larger once are more popular and would be shared by more lenses. The secret is, you want "relevant" tags to your lens, but also tags that are shared by a lot of people. Don't just stuff LSI or longtail keywords in as your tags, this doesn't work.

          So here's how you benefit from picking the right tags. Granted, you do need to begin working your way up the ranks and getting some traffic in to help it along the way, but tags are used to create relationships between pages that use them. If you work at getting yourself listed as one of the top few lenses on tags you select, when Squidoo is trying to determine which lenses to feature in the "explore related pages" sidebar widget of other people's lenses, you 've got a better chance at getting selected if you rank well internally for those tag pages.

          The more tag pages you rank highly for, the more lenses will link back to you. This isn't just to try and get referal traffic from other lenses, but rather to illustarte to Google how many internal pages (some with high PR) that are linking to you. The greater the number of lenses linking to you, the greater the perception Google will have that your page is of high quality. Your get a ton of PR funnelling to your lens, a hige relevancy and popularity boost, and Google will respond by pushing up the ladder.

          Many people think they can't get a lens ranked because it's only one page and they look at it as if they are creating a 1-page minisite. It's just simply not the case. Squidoo is flooded with tons of other relevant, quality, "unique" content that other people are churning out all the time. As long as you're linking to some other lenses, Google will see you're not on an island, and that there's plenty of other great content.

          I can pretty much crush any micro niche site trying to compete with me because of the authority & trust the platform already has. Would you rather start out trying to rank a page on a PR7 domain with hundreds of thousand of content pages already built, extreme authority, millions of backlinks, etc., or a fresh minisite on a newly registered domain with none of the above?

          Again, let me reiterate that I use Squidoo lenses as money pages, not backlink pages to my own doamin. Not that I've never done that in the past, just sayin... I have a guide that I'm gonna be introducing here where I break down a lens I built that averaged nearly $800/mo. I do this over and over again in other niches. Hopefully should have it ready this weekend or by Monday.
          Awesome tips you added, mine are ranked 400ish atm. Gonna try and improve that now.
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        • Profile picture of the author madbe
          Great info -I just created my first lens on Squidoo yesterday so definitely looking for ways to monetize it. Look forward to seeing your guide.
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          • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
            Originally Posted by madbe View Post

            Great info -I just created my first lens on Squidoo yesterday so definitely looking for ways to monetize it. Look forward to seeing your guide.
            Currently getting daily viewers, lens rank still high. Not surevhow to push it down faster.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cee
      Originally Posted by Logan Sargent View Post

      I clean house with Squidoo lenses. Most people don't know how to build them properly or utilize the internal factors that can launch you to the top of the search engines. Building a killer lens that pulls in a ton of traffic and sales does take time, but doesn't a quality micro niche site as well?

      If you're relying on outdated practices for leveraging the power of Squidoo and only monetizing your lenses with the default Amazon modules and the like, you're seriously missing out.
      You should put out a WSO.
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      • Profile picture of the author kislany
        Originally Posted by Cee View Post

        You should put out a WSO.
        He has one. Apparently it's officially closed, but you can get around it if you send him a pm.

        Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

        Squidoo is so 2009
        Love these blanket statements :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Monthy
    I stopped creating lenses for affiliate promotion some time ago. The traffic dropped after a Google update and so I gave it up.

    Instead, I do link from Squidoo to my sites from time to time.
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  • Profile picture of the author angel3750
    Originally Posted by Simmeon View Post

    Years back I created a few lenses, with moderate effectiveness. After many years passing by, I've started to create a few more lenses as a test.

    Do you have or create lenses?

    I do. Its a wonder source of quality traffic and back links. I have many lenses there. And i make it a point to create new lenses every now and then.
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    • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
      Originally Posted by angel3750 View Post

      I do. Its a wonder source of quality traffic and back links. I have many lenses there. And i make it a point to create new lenses every now and then.
      A few lenses seem to be doing well for me, moving closer to that number 1 position.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    I make some good money from my lenses. It is more of a hobby for me. I make a lens about a show I like or a new thing I bought that I really liked... basically anything I want to write about that I don't want to build a full website around. It is a lot of fun and lets me get my creative juices flowing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vienn
    I've tried it before a couple of years back promoting a Clickbank product but haven't had much success. Then just a few weeks ago, saw a cool squidoo about cooking and realized that Squidoo could be helpful if you're into Amazon affiliate marketing.

    Anyway, I'm sure there are many people out there having success with Squidoo. It just matters what strategy you're using along with several other factors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Manoj V
    Squidoo lenses built with good content and proper optimization tend to to well. Squidoo lenses are especially lucrative for Amazon affiliate marketing since they rank well even for competitive keywords. IIf you have several Squidoo lenses ou can make a nice side income from prooting Amazon products.
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    • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
      Originally Posted by Max P View Post

      Squidoo lenses built with good content and proper optimization tend to to well. Squidoo lenses are especially lucrative for Amazon affiliate marketing since they rank well even for competitive keywords. IIf you have several Squidoo lenses ou can make a nice side income from prooting Amazon products.
      That's why I varied the lenses I created, now I can see what works and why.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I made one once - didn't see any real boost from it. Just a lot of time spent for a stupid backlink. My articles actually produce traffic and sales and I can resource the bejeebers out of them, so I just stick to that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Maroevich
    I get traffic from some of my lenses to my main sites, which can give me quality backlinks as well. You have to create a killer lense though. Just using PLR or something will not work. I also get similar results from hubpages. Sometimes I link from a hubpage to my squidoo lenses to get them to rank faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author CashExpert
    The only thing I think squidoo is good for at the moment is the building of backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
      Originally Posted by successpills View Post

      The only thing I think squidoo is good for at the moment is the building of backlinks.
      That's what its worth minimum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonylee93
    I use it and I found it to be great! Yes it takes time but thats everything we do these days, and you can seriously earn from squidoo if you know the proper way to do it, and who to go to for advice and help. I have made a earned a great deal from squidoo and support it all the time. I visit my squidoo lenses every day and update them and a daily basis. It takes time and hard work but when you have something like this going for you, you`ll find that it makes all the sense in the world. If you like to write even better, if you not you might find this site hard to work with but in the end its worth it. Remember that, and remember that many people have earned large amounts from this site. It truly works!
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    • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
      Originally Posted by Tonylee93 View Post

      I use it and I found it to be great! Yes it takes time but thats everything we do these days, and you can seriously earn from squidoo if you know the proper way to do it, and who to go to for advice and help. I have made a earned a great deal from squidoo and support it all the time. I visit my squidoo lenses every day and update them and a daily basis. It takes time and hard work but when you have something like this going for you, you`ll find that it makes all the sense in the world. If you like to write even better, if you not you might find this site hard to work with but in the end its worth it. Remember that, and remember that many people have earned large amounts from this site. It truly works!
      So true, the hard work pays off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lakezilla
    Squidoo can be worth the time if you put effort into it, make an engaging lense, use good tags and make it believable. I had done some lenses and had some success but that was a couple of years ago.

    If you have the time I would recommend doing at least one and look at the results. Although I don't believe it carries as much weight as it use to, I do think it's still can be a good tool to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author plongmire
    I am sure it is like anything, it depends on the effort you put into it. I focus on writing as many articles as I can, and turning some of them into books and placing the rest into my PLR site.

    But I have tried it and never did well with it...but I am sure I dod not create enough of them to be fair about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author funkynassau
    I did once and didnt like how it works and never bothered with it again, and that was 4-5 yrs ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author dalegolden
    Creating squidoo lens is a very effective way to promote a product or website. Squidoo is a web 2.0 site and google love these type of sites. You will see a lot of search term's results got squidoo pages in number 1 position. There are some good ways to build a good quality lens and if you follow those, your lens will achieve high PR within a few days which will be very helpful for your business and website. The best way to make a good lens is to adding contents and modules into it. Once your lens become a featured lens, you will automatically receive traffic through it.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketingdynasty
    I think Squidoo can have potential for those who have time to maintain it, but there are much better traffic generation techniques that are more effective and less time consuming.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I used to use Squidoo but the results was slim to none. This is when i was first starting out. Then i just gave up on it all together and found another marketing tactic that i could replace Squidoo with.
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  • Profile picture of the author zombiesredalert
    I've been dedicated to Squidoo for the past 6 months. I am going to make $200+ next month just from being in high paying tiers. I base most of my lenses around the popular PC game Minecraft. I get roughly 1,500 uniques a day (give or take) just from Squidoo alone. I have found that making a lens that can rank well fast, can give you a better turnaround in profit than trying to promote a product.

    What I plan on doing next is building websites that link directly to my lenses, because traffic equals a bigger payday. In the Squidoo world, you have to find a topic that everyone is searching for, but nobody has made. It can be done though with lots of hard work and perseverance.
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    • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
      Originally Posted by zombiesredalert View Post

      I've been dedicated to Squidoo for the past 6 months. I am going to make $200+ next month just from being in high paying tiers. I base most of my lenses around the popular PC game Minecraft. I get roughly 1,500 uniques a day (give or take) just from Squidoo alone. I have found that making a lens that can rank well fast, can give you a better turnaround in profit than trying to promote a product.

      What I plan on doing next is building websites that link directly to my lenses, because traffic equals a bigger payday. In the Squidoo world, you have to find a topic that everyone is searching for, but nobody has made. It can be done though with lots of hard work and perseverance.
      Thanks for contributing, these are the types of posts that will inspire people to try for the first time or try again.
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  • Profile picture of the author iknowhow
    I had hard time submitting one quality article to them. The system kept rejecting it complaining about some wording but without giving me a clear clue what exatcly were they. So I eventually gave up on squidoo.
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    • Profile picture of the author reggiebr
      Yeah it seems that websites are so pick these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gsdlady
    This is interesting seeing the different views about writing Squidoo lenses. I too have been wondering the same thing, is it worth it. I have been thinking of creating a couple of lenses to see if it will help with the back links to some of my sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Simmeon
      Originally Posted by Gsdlady View Post

      This is interesting seeing the different views about writing Squidoo lenses. I too have been wondering the same thing, is it worth it. I have been thinking of creating a couple of lenses to see if it will help with the back links to some of my sites.
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      Give it a go Debbie, what do you have to loose?
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      • Profile picture of the author indie08
        Squidoo is awesome!! Especially if you're an Amazon affiliate. I write a 225 word intro article then include 3 400 word product reviews, video, poll and comments module. After just over 3 weeks I'm ranking #12 for a very competitive keyword that gets about 4500 exact searches per month. This is after building quality links of course..
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    I still do it for backlinking purposes. But other than that I dont depend on squidoo for income. I found it very troublesome.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kim S
      I`m working on a lense right now. I got a couple courses from Erica Stone on creating Squidoo lenses. She`s very knowledgeable about Squidoo and keeps up to date on it. The part I like most is I can be an Amazon affiliate through Squidoo (they take some of the commission) since I live in Colo. and can`t otherwise be one.
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      • Profile picture of the author GAldane
        I don't bother. It takes a small learning curve to get a good lens up properly and then it is iffy how it will rank organically. I personally prefer my own blog or site which I have more control over. Punt.
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      • Profile picture of the author capitalalchemy
        This comes up a lot. All that I can say is that the other day I pulled in just shy of $200 from a couple of lenses, and then a few days later about $185.

        So I do know that it works, but I've spent a lot of time studying Squidoo, tweaking a system and so forth.

        I do like to have my own websites as well. I think Squidoo is an affordable way to get started. As I've said before, I like to use it to see if something is going to work before jumping into the cost of hosting a website.
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      • Profile picture of the author websolution08
        actually i found creating lenses pretty useful especially in conjunction with amazon (let's say you write a review about a camera,book,etc, squidoo allows you to use amazon links) ...I'm able to rank top 3 for medium competitive keywords with just a few right backlinks..I'm no longer building lenses just for seo/backlinks...there was a nice WSO not so long ago about building lenses and monetizing them (can't remember right now the name of the course, sorry...).

        just my 2 cents!

        cheers to all the WF's members,

        Lucio
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    I've left lenses alone and they still yield occassional sales....The trick is similar to what Logan said above...Develop your site into an authority site.

    This is actually easier with Clickbank product than with Amazon products....

    Let's say you were promoting a CB product that talks about making money at car auctions.....You could talk about car auctions themselves as well as anecdotes from others about car auctions. You can display videos that talk about the process. You can also talk about the auto reselling industry as a whole and how to springboard into making money from other means besides auctions.

    Mind mapping helps with this but really take the time and write down every related piece of information to your subject matter and then construct your modules around these different pieces of information.

    You don't necessarily have get your lens ranked well on Google....You will also get traffic from within the Squidoo community. About half of my sales come from within....

    The nice thing about Squidoo is that they give you different modules to insert so that you can easily create an authority site that talks about all of the angles of your subject matter while looking very attractive. At the same time, you can insert your affiliate link throughout different modules in the lens and really cash in!
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    Squidoo is so 2009....I am big Weebly Fan now. Have over 20 sites for myself and clients. Most of them rank on Google Page One.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
      Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

      Squidoo is so 2009....I am big Weebly Fan now. Have over 20 sites for myself and clients. Most of them rank on Google Page One.
      Really! That's very interesting! I never realized Weebly sites could rank so high! I remember tinkering with them but I never thought they held much weight! What's your secret?
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  • Profile picture of the author luane
    I've been using Squidoo for several years and got discouraged when they began to ban certain Clickbank review products, but the quality of the lenses has improved as a result. Now, when I create a lens, it is to "test" the waters of a niche.

    Like everything else online, usually 1 or 2 will outperform the others and I have one that is more of a lead generator to making a steady income from a pet product....so you just have to get in there and...swim.

    I prefer Wordpress and making my own websites, but Squidoo can rank better and quicker depending on your keyword selection. I LOVE Squidoo because that is where I started, but it is not my meat and potatoes.

    But, as stated above, there are some folks there who do VERY well...so check it out!

    Kristie from Georgia
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark T Lucas
    I too have written a few articles (lenses) with Squidoo without much success. To be honest, I really didn't do a lot of keyword research but I also found it difficult to get through the stages of writing one. I think staying consistent and focusing on your niche is a key component in being successful here.
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  • Profile picture of the author thinkoutthebox
    Never and wouldn't bother

    Would rather put my content
    on my own properties

    or forums like warriorforum
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernies
    I made like 150 from them this month so not bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author flintstone10
    Hi :-)
    I have made about 12 lenses, most of them very high quality, you can have a look at them my user there is picnicideas

    However didn't make one cent, and don't know even how squidoo pays.
    I truly don't recommend.
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  • Profile picture of the author Genycis
    I'm no expert or anything at all, but I just decided to give it a go to see how things would pan out. I created one lens and started working on a bit of traffic for it, also bought a few Fiverr gigs on it. I've managed after a month or so to get it to #1 on Google for my keyword which is a pretty decent competitive keyword (12,000 Exact searches in Google). While I'm not making any riches or anything to retire on, I've made a few Clickbank affiliate sales from it as well, so I'm playing around with it a bit here and there.

    I just created a 2nd lens now to test the waters with it and so far I've managed to make a sale from it as well... and I just got it going recently. Hoping I can get a lens to where it's generating regular flow of traffic, but hey, every little penny helps, and I thank the Lord and count my blessings for every dollar and cent I make with anything I do. So while I don't know the tried and true formula that the experts know to monetize it to make hundreds a day, I'm making a little something from them and they haven't cost me much of anything at all to maintain either. Thought I'd test them out though... I know the best recommended method, create a website, squeeze page, mailing list, and so on. I just wanted to try Squidoo though as well to see if I could make it do something, and what potential it may have as well. Best of success to you all (and more to those of you already pouring in the money... I aspire to get to your status someday!)
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    • Profile picture of the author jazzd1
      Originally Posted by Genycis View Post

      I'm no expert or anything at all, but I just decided to give it a go to see how things would pan out. I created one lens and started working on a bit of traffic for it, also bought a few Fiverr gigs on it. I've managed after a month or so to get it to #1 on Google for my keyword which is a pretty decent competitive keyword (12,000 Exact searches in Google). While I'm not making any riches or anything to retire on, I've made a few Clickbank affiliate sales from it as well, so I'm playing around with it a bit here and there.

      I just created a 2nd lens now to test the waters with it and so far I've managed to make a sale from it as well... and I just got it going recently. Hoping I can get a lens to where it's generating regular flow of traffic, but hey, every little penny helps, and I thank the Lord and count my blessings for every dollar and cent I make with anything I do. So while I don't know the tried and true formula that the experts know to monetize it to make hundreds a day, I'm making a little something from them and they haven't cost me much of anything at all to maintain either. Thought I'd test them out though... I know the best recommended method, create a website, squeeze page, mailing list, and so on. I just wanted to try Squidoo though as well to see if I could make it do something, and what potential it may have as well. Best of success to you all (and more to those of you already pouring in the money... I aspire to get to your status someday!)
      Well said Genycis.. I'm pretty much in your shoes.. I have made a little a while ago off of a couple of lenses BUT now i've just ramped it up and added about 6 more lenses and now focusing on traffic for them..We'll see what happens..BTW- They are roughly the same niche..
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    I've seen Squidoo pages ranking quite well recently so I might give it a go again.

    I think if you do some k/w research and create several lenses with internal linking structure you might be able to get some traffic.
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