How to Use Squidoo Lenses to get Killer Traffic

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I recently received a mail stating that there are people using squidoo to get killer traffic to their websites. Any idea on how they do this?

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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I just wrote an email about this yesterday lol. Was that email from me? LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
      Use the following secret warrior code so that no warrior secrets are revealed:
      sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;ggggg

      Key:
      SQL= Squidoo Lens
      K=Keyword
      C=Content
      G=Go

      There is a hidden factor revealed here as well. But don't divulge that - just do it!
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      • Profile picture of the author IntoughShape
        Originally Posted by professorrosado View Post

        Use the following secret warrior code so that no warrior secrets are revealed:
        sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;ggggg

        Key:
        SQL= Squidoo Lens
        K=Keyword
        C=Content
        G=Go

        There is a hidden factor revealed here as well. But don't divulge that - just do it!
        LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL?!
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      • Profile picture of the author fansites
        Originally Posted by professorrosado View Post

        Use the following secret warrior code so that no warrior secrets are revealed:
        sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;sqlkcccc;ggggg

        Key:
        SQL= Squidoo Lens
        K=Keyword
        C=Content
        G=Go

        There is a hidden factor revealed here as well. But don't divulge that - just do it!
        That's how it goes, don't forget proper tags on the way
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  • Profile picture of the author KwelX
    Squidoo Lenses are a fantastic way to build organic targeted traffic. Be patient and put out quality lenses. You'll see the return come in month after month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anticareer
    Start your own site, not a Squidoo lense. Why build something valuable on a site that they own.
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    • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
      Originally Posted by Anticareer View Post

      Start your own site, not a Squidoo lense. Why build something valuable on a site that they own.
      The most valuable thing you could ever possibly make is traffic and sales. Which is why many advocate creating lenses and other web2.0 properties to help drive traffic to your money sites.
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      • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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        Originally Posted by professorrosado View Post

        The most valuable thing you could ever possibly make is traffic and sales. Which is why many advocate creating lenses and other web2.0 properties to help drive traffic to your money sites.
        The only problem with that argument is these things don't actually drive traffic, at least not by themselves. Building a Squidoo Lens or any other web 2.0 property simply gives you another piece of online property that you have to get traffic to in order to get traffic from it. The traffic doesn't magically arrive once the publish button is clicked, you have to work for it. If I have to work to drive traffic to a property in order to get visitors, it's going to be MY property.
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        • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
          Originally Posted by Black Hat Cat View Post

          The only problem with that argument is these things don't actually drive traffic, at least not by themselves. Building a Squidoo Lens or any other web 2.0 property simply gives you another piece of online property that you have to get traffic to in order to get traffic from it. The traffic doesn't magically arrive once the publish button is clicked, you have to work for it. If I have to work to drive traffic to a property in order to get visitors, it's going to be MY property.
          But Black Hat Cat, we both agree - I don't see where my argument has a problem. I did say "help drive traffic" which is substantively different than saying "does drive traffic". Also, I said that "many advocate" and I did not say the "I" advocate it. What I said is true and your stance is equally valid and truthful.

          The rest is the stuff of many posts, threads and offers on this forum. But how one works to drive traffic without using 2nd party venues - pray tell.
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          • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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            Originally Posted by professorrosado View Post

            But Black Hat Cat, we both agree - I don't see where my argument has a problem. I did say "help drive traffic" which is substantively different than saying "does drive traffic". Also, I said that "many advocate" and I did not say the "I" advocate it. What I said is true and your stance is equally valid and truthful.
            Well, I didn't say you advocate it, I merely addressed the argument. But if it's "your" argument as you said, it stands to reason that you DO advocate it, right?

            But how one works to drive traffic without using 2nd party venues - pray tell.
            Ahh, but that's a DIFFERENT argument. I didn't say one can't drive traffic using 2nd party venues. I said building a Squidoo Lens isn't going to send you traffic. Neither is throwing up a YouTube video, or making a blogger blog. There are plenty of 2nd party venues that WILL send you traffic because the traffic is already there. The Warrior Forum is one of them. Heck, Squidoo is even one of them if you can find a popular lens that is already getting traffc that allows you to comment on it. Posting on these kind of properties doesn't require me to build them up in order to get traffic because the traffic is already there.

            Just so there's no mistake in my point....if someone wants to build up a Squidoo Lens, provide tons of content on it, promote it, get it ranking, etc.....it absolutely will send you traffic. But that's not Squidoo helping YOU get traffic, that's you helping Squidoo get traffic with the hope that some of it trickles your way. Anyone who prefers that strategy, knock yourself out. I prefer doing all that promotion for my OWN properties so ALL the that traffic comes my way.
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            • Profile picture of the author ashloren
              Originally Posted by Black Hat Cat View Post

              Well, I didn't say you advocate it, I merely addressed the argument. But if it's "your" argument as you said, it stands to reason that you DO advocate it, right?



              Ahh, but that's a DIFFERENT argument. I didn't say one can't drive traffic using 2nd party venues. I said building a Squidoo Lens isn't going to send you traffic. Neither is throwing up a YouTube video, or making a blogger blog. There are plenty of 2nd party venues that WILL send you traffic because the traffic is already there. The Warrior Forum is one of them. Heck, Squidoo is even one of them if you can find a popular lens that is already getting traffc that allows you to comment on it. Posting on these kind of properties doesn't require me to build them up in order to get traffic because the traffic is already there.

              Just so there's no mistake in my point....if someone wants to build up a Squidoo Lens, provide tons of content on it, promote it, get it ranking, etc.....it absolutely will send you traffic. But that's not Squidoo helping YOU get traffic, that's you helping Squidoo get traffic with the hope that some of it trickles your way. Anyone who prefers that strategy, knock yourself out. I prefer doing all that promotion for my OWN properties so ALL the that traffic comes my way.

              My Squidoo lenses get better traffic than my own website, since my site is new and not as established as Squidoo.

              Let's say I have an affiliate product to promote, but my website doesn't get much traffic and the content on my own site doesn't really match the product I want to promote...

              I ran into this exact issue in the past and instead of promoting it on my own site, I made a Squidoo lens to promote it and it gets insane traffic on a daily basis, some of which has converted into sales for the affiliate product. I would not have been able to achieve this had I chosen to promote it on my website, nor would it have made as much sense as devoting an entire lens to the subject instead.

              Your thoughts?
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              • Profile picture of the author fatcitygirl
                Originally Posted by ashloren View Post

                My Squidoo lenses get better traffic than my own website, since my site is new and not as established as Squidoo.

                Let's say I have an affiliate product to promote, but my website doesn't get much traffic and the content on my own site doesn't really match the product I want to promote...

                I ran into this exact issue in the past and instead of promoting it on my own site, I made a Squidoo lens to promote it and it gets insane traffic on a daily basis, some of which has converted into sales for the affiliate product. I would not have been able to achieve this had I chosen to promote it on my website, nor would it have made as much sense as devoting an entire lens to the subject instead.

                Your thoughts?
                I don't see much at all about Squidoo anymore. You've just convinced me that maybe I should consider it for more traffic to my website or affiliate offer, thanks!
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              • Profile picture of the author StunningWarrior
                Originally Posted by ashloren View Post

                My Squidoo lenses get better traffic than my own website, since my site is new and not as established as Squidoo.

                Let's say I have an affiliate product to promote, but my website doesn't get much traffic and the content on my own site doesn't really match the product I want to promote...

                I ran into this exact issue in the past and instead of promoting it on my own site, I made a Squidoo lens to promote it and it gets insane traffic on a daily basis, some of which has converted into sales for the affiliate product. I would not have been able to achieve this had I chosen to promote it on my website, nor would it have made as much sense as devoting an entire lens to the subject instead.

                Your thoughts?
                My experience is pretty much the same as Ashly's.

                IF (that's a big "if" ) I could rank my site like I could rank Squidoo lenses then I would choose to work on my own site every time. But I can't.

                I can get a Squidoo lens on page 1 and then some of the traffic trickles out onto my website. But that traffic is still many times more than I can get directly to my own site, which might be languishing down on page 5.

                I've created websites with my best content. And after they are indexed I've created Squidoo lenses with my second best content and they rank higher and send more traffic to my site than I get directly from Google.

                I still attempt to work out why.
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              • Profile picture of the author CrossCreations
                I use Squidoo in much the same way. I don't by any means put all of my eggs in the Squidoo basket, yet it is still a quite valuable basket. I use it for niche interests and have earned $ consistently from Squidoo lenses since 2006. I find that platform much simpler to learn to drive (and to rank) than my other sites.
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                • Profile picture of the author akowally
                  Originally Posted by ashloren View Post

                  My Squidoo lenses get better traffic than my own website, since my site is new and not as established as Squidoo.

                  Let's say I have an affiliate product to promote, but my website doesn't get much traffic and the content on my own site doesn't really match the product I want to promote...

                  I ran into this exact issue in the past and instead of promoting it on my own site, I made a Squidoo lens to promote it and it gets insane traffic on a daily basis, some of which has converted into sales for the affiliate product. I would not have been able to achieve this had I chosen to promote it on my website, nor would it have made as much sense as devoting an entire lens to the subject instead.

                  Your thoughts?
                  Originally Posted by CrossCreations View Post

                  I use Squidoo in much the same way. I don't by any means put all of my eggs in the Squidoo basket, yet it is still a quite valuable basket. I use it for niche interests and have earned $ consistently from Squidoo lenses since 2006. I find that platform much simpler to learn to drive (and to rank) than my other sites.
                  Thanks for these valuable comments.

                  Also, I appreciate everyone's contribution.

                  I am soon creating a powerful lense and will be using the reasonable comments from this thread.

                  Keep sharing your details.

                  Thanks
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            • Profile picture of the author HeatherH
              Originally Posted by Black Hat Cat View Post

              Well, I didn't say you advocate it, I merely addressed the argument. But if it's "your" argument as you said, it stands to reason that you DO advocate it, right?



              Ahh, but that's a DIFFERENT argument. I didn't say one can't drive traffic using 2nd party venues. I said building a Squidoo Lens isn't going to send you traffic. Neither is throwing up a YouTube video, or making a blogger blog. There are plenty of 2nd party venues that WILL send you traffic because the traffic is already there. The Warrior Forum is one of them. Heck, Squidoo is even one of them if you can find a popular lens that is already getting traffc that allows you to comment on it. Posting on these kind of properties doesn't require me to build them up in order to get traffic because the traffic is already there.

              Just so there's no mistake in my point....if someone wants to build up a Squidoo Lens, provide tons of content on it, promote it, get it ranking, etc.....it absolutely will send you traffic. But that's not Squidoo helping YOU get traffic, that's you helping Squidoo get traffic with the hope that some of it trickles your way. Anyone who prefers that strategy, knock yourself out. I prefer doing all that promotion for my OWN properties so ALL the that traffic comes my way.
              This definitely makes more sense to me. Squidoo seems like a lot of work for not much benefit from the way I look at it...
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            • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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              Originally Posted by Black Hat Cat View Post

              Just so there's no mistake in my point....if someone wants to build up a Squidoo Lens, provide tons of content on it, promote it, get it ranking, etc.....it absolutely will send you traffic. But that's not Squidoo helping YOU get traffic, that's you helping Squidoo get traffic with the hope that some of it trickles your way. Anyone who prefers that strategy, knock yourself out. I prefer doing all that promotion for my OWN properties so ALL the that traffic comes my way.
              Exactly. This just "says it all". (And in about a quarter of the number of words it nornally takes me to say it).

              Some people get it, and some people don't.

              http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...c-website.html
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              • Profile picture of the author trivisionary
                Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

                Exactly. This just "says it all". (And in about a quarter of the number of words it nornally takes me to say it).

                Some people get it, and some people don't.

                http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...c-website.html
                If there is any profit you can get with Squidoo, then you can just do the same thing with your own website.

                The different is your website is your asset, but Squidoo is not.

                Do I get it?:rolleyes:
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                • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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                  Originally Posted by trivisionary View Post

                  If there is any profit you can get with Squidoo, then you can just do the same thing with your own website.

                  The different is your website is your asset, but Squidoo is not.

                  Do I get it?:rolleyes:
                  I guess ...

                  I'd probably say "any profit, any backlinks, any potential SEO advantages" and pad it out a bit more, too ... but I always was a wordy chick.

                  The reality is that as long as there are so many people promoting Squidoo-related services, there'll be people to believe (and some to perpetuate) all the weird and illogical claims made. It's not much different from "spinning articles" - while people are selling spinning services - and a whole lot of other IM issues, in that sense.
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        • Profile picture of the author RJS7
          They do drive traffic if done right.
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      • Profile picture of the author lsargent
        Originally Posted by professorrosado View Post

        The most valuable thing you could ever possibly make is traffic and sales. Which is why many advocate creating lenses and other web2.0 properties to help drive traffic to your money sites.
        I couldn't say it any better myself. A website (even one you control), has no value without traffic. As it's becoming more and more of a chess game to rank new sites of your own that have no prior credibility, it's much easier to rank content on pre-existing authority sites and funnel that traffic wherever.

        What many don't consider is bypassing a site of your own altogether and leverging Squidoo to introduce your offers at the front lines instead of trying to then redirect the traffic to your own site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Slazengeer
      Originally Posted by Anticareer View Post

      Start your own site, not a Squidoo lense. Why build something valuable on a site that they own.
      Because Squidoo can withstand Panda and Penguin........
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      • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
        Originally Posted by Slazengeer View Post

        Because Squidoo can withstand Panda and Penguin........
        BUT you don't own it. You leave yourself open to their whims and foibles. I've been around long enough to remember when Squidoo was all the rage, new WSOs devoted to Squidoo were popping up daily, then they clamped down big time and thousands of lenses were wiped out. As were the incomes of all the marketers who depended upon them for their internet presence.
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        • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
          Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

          BUT you don't own it. You leave yourself open to their whims and foibles. I've been around long enough to remember when Squidoo was all the rage, new WSOs devoted to Squidoo were popping up daily, then they clamped down big time and thousands of lenses were wiped out. As were the incomes of all the marketers who depended upon them for their internet presence.
          Squidoo is a means to an end... as the opening questions says: it is a good way to send traffic to YOUR site.

          Squidoo does two things for me: it ranks fast for my keywords on first page and they stay for years with lil love. And the links to MY property helps my site to climb in the search engines and place itself also on first page right by the squidoo one.

          If my pages in squidoo are killed.. then I still have the other links I built, and I will look for other places to put my links and my content.

          I really do not understand what the fuzz is about, I see it as a self syndication place.

          The only thing I don´t like about squidoo is that it requires unique content in article form. You can reuse that content in a different form, this is why scribd is also part of my structure.

          Haven´t done it yet, but there are presentation sharing sites. Will pack my content as presentations and publish them over there too.

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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Originally Posted by akowally View Post

    I recently received a mail stating that there are people using squidoo to get killer traffic to their websites. Any idea on how they do this?

    Thanks
    I think the first problem to solve is on how to get lenses approved first. Traffic will follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
      Originally Posted by Adie View Post

      I think the first problem to solve is on how to get lenses approved first. Traffic will follow.
      That´s easy. Call in 3 friends to visit, post it in twitter and/or facebook from the same page. Do a bookmarking round. You are done.
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  • Profile picture of the author WEBGEEK
    1.Make a great lense.
    2.post it in social bookmark sites like digg,stumbleupon etc.
    3.share it in FB,Twitter etc.
    4.Attach your blog link in the lens
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  • Profile picture of the author Niko A Berezkin
    Squidoo lenses rank easy... that's all there is to it. While you most probably don't have a shot in hell in ranking "lose weight fast now" as a site, your chances increase quite substantially for a squidoo lens with that title. Also you have the benefit of internal traffic which you can tap into via commenting, liking, etc... Monetize with Adsense/Amazon and make a few $$

    Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
      I would have to say this is not exactly a 'settled matter'.

      I've seen many warriors post that Squidoo lenses don;t rank well, and therefore get little traffic. Can't say what effect internal Squidoo traffic has, but I do know Squidoo's terms of service, last I looked, barred all kinds of topics (often ones that sell well to hungry crowds)..so that turned me off too.
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      Originally Posted by Nikita A Beriozkin View Post

      Squidoo lenses rank easy... that's all there is to it. While you most probably don't have a shot in hell in ranking "lose weight fast now" as a site, your chances increase quite substantially for a squidoo lens with that title. Also you have the benefit of internal traffic which you can tap into via commenting, liking, etc... Monetize with Adsense/Amazon and make a few $$

      Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesdj1
    Several years ago when I discovered Squidoo I basically threw up some basic content messing around and started seeing traffic and conversions to some affiliate offers.

    While I feel it's best to spend my time building out my own sites and properties in niches, because I can sell them for much more than I could a lens should I decide to amongst many other reasons, I believe web2.0 sites like Squidoo certainly have their place.

    Aside from helping those with little experience and or money actually get started learning the basics and possibly making some money I think Squidoo is great to simply TEST products and offers. It takes far less money and time to get started and to find out if the niche is worthy.

    Once you see traffic, hopefully sales/conversions, BAM.. .buy a domain name, install WP, and start rocking the niche.

    Now you've got a Squidoo lens in the niche that you can link to your own property in the same, or related niche, that hopefully will also soon be occupying a top position in Goog along with your lens.

    Long term having full control and ownership of the property is what I favor but there's absolutely nothing wrong with building out lenses especially for those who are green.

    Its' more than possible to build a successful income producing home biz using nothing but sites like Squidoo and Videos on youtube.

    Get started and stay focused.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayruggs
    Squidoo lenses are a good way to get traffic to your money site. The way to do it is to buld lenses with related content to your money site. Backlink your lens, bookmark it, etc. and even leave comments on other related lenses and after awhile you will start to see some traffic flow. If you do it right, this traffic will be there to stay. You are not limited to just one lens... you can create many about slightly different topics, but stay related to your niche.

    It's not a quick traffic source by any means, but it can be effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aira Bongco
    I like working with Squidoo because their pages can get ranked fast because of its authority. If you get ranked for a certain keyword and link it to your site, you can get considerable traffic.
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    • Originally Posted by Aira Bongco View Post

      I like working with Squidoo because their pages can get ranked fast because of its authority. If you get ranked for a certain keyword and link it to your site, you can get considerable traffic.
      I think a lot of people who focus solely on building their own sites miss that point - that squidoo HAS AUTHORITY and can get traffic FASTER than a new, unranked, independent blog.

      BTW, what kind of actual numbers (traffic) are people getting from their squidoo lenses? Anybody care to share here?
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  • Profile picture of the author wlasikiewicz
    I have tried Squiddo and HubPages but i have never had any success with them.
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    • Profile picture of the author mileagedriver
      Originally Posted by wlasikiewicz View Post

      I have tried Squiddo and HubPages but i have never had any success with them.
      I agree with you. I think that depends upon the keyword & region !!. For me, I hired a good writer and posted some articles but thats of no use.
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  • Profile picture of the author scoolyob
    start a great lens with more traffic every day and link to your site
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  • Profile picture of the author Asis Studios
    I've had much better success with tumblr, over squidoo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    Yes, you do give up control by going with Squidoo rather than your own site....

    HOWEVER....

    As long as you stay within the guidelines of making your lens more informative than spammy, you get the opportunity to develop lenses that can rank well for a LONG TIME (even more so if you revolve it around long tail keyword phrases).

    Furthermore, Squidoo lenses make excellent testing grounds when trying out new niches, and they can become great backlinks should you take the plunge and develop your own site.
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    • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
      Personally, I've searched many a time for specific information and have clicked on the results on page 1 Google and have been taken to very helpful Squidoo lenses.

      Organic traffic they do get. How much is translated into your own website visitors is questionable as I would be resistant to then follow a link a second time away from Google.

      However, if the information is on key and there is a clear indication that I will find more on this topic or on relevant issues (like the next step or warnings and shortcuts) then this probably would get me to open a third link now to peruse that content on YOUR site.

      Building the lenses in an intelligent manner which provides the reader with authoritative topical information while leading the reader to "want to" or "need to" follow a link to your website will result in the best use of any web2.0 property.

      The risk with this is the same as any other method - however you drive traffic to your site depends on a 2nd party platform and should be seen this way. All backlinks can disappear, your emails may be blocked, your forum posts can get deleted, your comments can be trashed, your youtubes may get banned, and the list goes on. No site exists in a vacuum - you still need 2nd party platforms to promote your site (this includes Google bots).
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    There's a number of reasons to use sites like Squidoo, as well as not to use sites like Squidoo.

    IMO, I believe the 80/20 rule is best...Spend 80% of your time building your own sites, and 20% exploiting the benefits 3rd party sites can give you.

    For example, I "think" the number of embeds for Youtube videos is a ranking factor. Let me be clear, this is just a theory and I won't say it's a fact. Many Web 2.0 sites and social sites allow you to embed Youtube videos. They also allow you to get legit, internal traffic to view these videos, which is almost certainly a Youtube ranking factor.

    While you shouldn't dwell on sites like Squidoo, you shouldn't ignore them, either, as the issue isn't as black and white as some try to make it seem.
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  • Profile picture of the author dalegolden
    People get targeted traffic through squidoo lenses but the content of the lens are very important for it. If the lens become featured, there are high chances of getting readers of that lens. If you have readers in your lens, you will definitely have some traffic through your lens. All these depends on good quality content.
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    build an interesting lens
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  • Profile picture of the author kstavert
    lots of useful and interesting info..

    thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Don Brand
      Years ago, it was easy to pop a lens out, lensroll it, and link it to a few others in an hour, or so. That was much easier than putting in the hard work to build traffic to a standard website. As it was so easy, you could make many of them, and then be happy when they each made their $1, or $2 dollars a month. Build 1000 lenses, and you made $1000, seemed to be the theory.

      Now, as everything has changed, if you look at a decently ranked Squidoo lens, you see that you could fit 10 of the little $5 to $15 a month mini sites that everyone seems to be rushing out to build to promote an Amazon product, or whatever. The only thing I haven't really seen change is the $1 or $2 per month lens average, or the $5 to $15 mini site average.
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      • I've got a report on how to make money with Squidoo Lenses but to be honest I don't have time to mess with that stuff.

        If you want to see the report I am talking about just send me a PM and I'll send it to ya.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Brand
    I've bought things from PotPieGirl, Squidoo Queen, and far too many others to mention. I have never done much with them, because I thought it was too late to jump on that train, and because that $1 or $2 thing kept creeping into my mind. These days, what I would consider a full Squidoo lens seems to take as much work to create as your average authority site these days. Google likes Squidoo, but requires severe stroking to even acknowledge my site exists.
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  • Profile picture of the author kartherma
    Combining a few concepts including a website, youtube videos for each of the pages pointing to each of the pages, and then maximizing links to the videos and the pages on the site.
    The site is basically a review site, combining in one place reviews of all the click bank (and other) products. (who knows...it is a project for learning...). Anyways, I have multiple review articles for each product (11 so far) and the site has a page dedicated to each one with a front page that combines all.

    Now to the question- My idea before I read this thread was to build a squidoo lens for each page and point it to that page. I have also toyed with making one squidoo lens with all the articles on it with each article pointing to the various pages on my site.
    From there I was going to dump a fiver link bomb on each lens.

    was probably going to build a seperate set of lenses and point them at the videos on youtube (one vid for each review page) and link bomb the lenses and videos as well.

    Knowing that squidoo can be powerful at times, I just thought it would be just another feather in the network pointing to my hat.

    Thoughts?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Deen
      Originally Posted by kartherma View Post

      Combining a few concepts including a website, youtube videos for each of the pages pointing to each of the pages, and then maximizing links to the videos and the pages on the site.
      The site is basically a review site, combining in one place reviews of all the click bank (and other) products. (who knows...it is a project for learning...). Anyways, I have multiple review articles for each product (11 so far) and the site has a page dedicated to each one with a front page that combines all.

      Now to the question- My idea before I read this thread was to build a squidoo lens for each page and point it to that page. I have also toyed with making one squidoo lens with all the articles on it with each article pointing to the various pages on my site.
      From there I was going to dump a fiver link bomb on each lens.

      was probably going to build a seperate set of lenses and point them at the videos on youtube (one vid for each review page) and link bomb the lenses and videos as well.

      Knowing that squidoo can be powerful at times, I just thought it would be just another feather in the network pointing to my hat.

      Thoughts?

      Go for it sounds good.... But I would not put all articles on one Squidoo and point it to different pages on you site.

      one reason is because, Squidoo does not like for you to have to many out bound links.

      And another is that you give your lenses more ranking power when you have urls that are keyword rich, so you will get better rankings for more keywords.

      Squidoo pages are doing great in the search engines, even when some of my own domains suffered in rankings my lenses are doing even better than before so I still get great traffic thanx to my lenses.

      Squidoo has great click through rate as well so go fro it. I'm even thinking of out sourcing the creation of my lenses so I can scale it up.
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      • Profile picture of the author capitalalchemy
        You get all these people saying drive traffic to your own site. That takes elbow grease, correct? Guess which method is one of the best? Squidoo...that takes elbow grease.

        I don't get it. There are only 4 ways to get traffic to your site that I am aware of.

        1. PPC

        2. SEO for your site

        3. Getting the word out on other sites

        4. Off line marketing

        Considering that the way to get traffic without PPC is SEO and branching out across the net, why in the hell would you not use Squidoo?

        • It's easy
        • Easy to rank
        • Has natural link juice advantages
        • Already has a huge number of visitors and community members who will likely find your page before you even start promoting it.
        • Google trusts Squidoo and a link earned from Squidoo can be a good thing for your onsite SEO.
        I have several lenses that get 300 - 500 visitors a day. Those lenses also make lots of dough. I've had $200 days just from 1 lens alone. And those lenses didn't take more than 2 - 3 weeks to rank with some elbow grease. So I'm not trying to brag, I'm just saying -- if it's really a great source of traffic, why wouldn't you do it?
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by capitalalchemy View Post

          why in the hell would you not use Squidoo?
          For the reasons so succinctly and accurately explained by Black Hat Cat above, and for all the additional reasons explained in this thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...en-locked.html
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          • Profile picture of the author capitalalchemy
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            For the reasons so succinctly and accurately explained by Black Hat Cat above, and for all the additional reasons explained in this thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...en-locked.html
            Haha, we've gone round and round over Squidoo. It's getting kind of funny, but also it might depend on the types of lenses people make. I see lenses get locked all the time just after they have gone live, and they are horrible and spammy.

            Promotion of a website is PR. Squidoo is promotion of information and your site or service at the same time. It's just a necessary step. Doing a press release. A PR can be taken down. A website can be stripped away. Videos can be removed. All content is subject to losses. A book can be stripped out of your hands, because someone took you to court over plagiarism. Your PPC account can be locked. Your autoresponder service can ban you from their service. Anything can be lost, but if you didn't take action you wouldn't get anywhere.

            Anyway, just my 2 cents :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author jlcs
    Never use this way to drive traffic. Anyway, thanks for sharing will try it out soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    In the beginning Squidoo doesn’t help you too much, but as you create more lenses you manage to attract traffic to your lenses from other lensmasters and the Squidoo community. You get traffic through the discovery tool.

    I have created 82 lenses, but only half of them send traffic to my websites and blog. This traffic is very good because the visitors who come from my lenses remain longer at my websites.

    I do nothing to promote my lenses besides updating a picture or including a link or something else once in a while to each lens, because these updates help their ranking. After updating a lens, I ping it, and that’s all.

    In the past I used to participate of the Squidu forum and promote my lenses there and I also used to leave comments and likes at other lensmasters’ lenses, what helps a lot on getting traffic from Google – the movement of comments in lenses is very appreciated by Google. Now I don’t have time to care about my Squidoo lenses and I’m rarely updating them and pinging them.

    Some of them have a good ranking and keep sending good visitors to my websites, either I care about them or not. They get traffic from Squidoo and from Google, besides getting traffic from Facebook, Google+, and Twitter whenever I have the time to announce the fact that I have updated a lens.

    If you have too many lenses you cannot update them frequently and without updating and pinging your lens it doesn’t have any chances to have a good ranking. Don’t create more than 50 lenses. If you have the time to promote these lenses at Yahoo answers, forums, blogs, etc, this is a good idea. Do that once in a while. It helps.

    After creating 25 lenses with original content you will become a Giant Squid and have many advantages. You will be able to post as many links as you like in a lens, coming from the same domain. If you are a simple lensmaster you cannot post more than 9 links from the same domain.

    Squidoo has numerous rules, they support desk delays a century to answer your messages, and their system sometimes is problematic. However, the creation of lenses is free and they easily attract traffic from the Squidoo community and from Google. A new lens is displayed at the first result pages of Google when a user types in its main keywords during the first week of its creation. This is a nice advantage.

    Besides that, Squidoo pays you for creating lenses (to promote your own products or affiliate products or everything at the same time) and you receive a monthly salary, depending on your lenses’ ranking, even if you won't sell any product. You can make more money if you’ll sell an Amazon product you are promoting, or an eBay product, etc.

    You should waste your time sending visitors to a Squidoo lens because your visitors will like to find information about the topic they care about in this lens. Then, they will gladly visit your website and examine your solutions.


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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    squiddooduudoo isnt the secret sauce of internet traffic domination. Sure it can help out but so can a whole other smorgasbord of web 2.0 sites.

    Start where your people are at, answer their questions and give them a home (your site) they can feel comfortable in.
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