Is posting on Squidoo a waste of time?

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What are the benefits of creating lenses on Squidoo if there are any.
#lenses #posting #squidoo #time #waste
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    It depends what you you compare it with.

    If you compare it with doing nothing at all, then there are benefits.

    If you compare it with replacing whatever you're trying to do at Squidoo on a site which you yourself own and control, then probably not.

    These threads, if you have the time to read them, will give you the background information you need to make a well informed decision on this widely misunderstood subject ...

    Anyone make money on Squidoo?
    Anyone Making above $ 100 Per Month with Squidoo ?
    Affiliate Market in Squidoo?
    Too Much Advertising on Squidoo??
    Is Squidoo still okay to post article to?
    How to subtly advertise on Squidoo and Hubpages?
    How do I Use Squidoo Effectively?
    Advice on Squidoo
    What's the value of a Squidoo Lens?
    Using Hubpages, Squidoo, and Tumblr to generate backlinks
    A question about squidoo..
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  • Profile picture of the author martimoney
    Squidoo has generated some good link juice for my main sites. When I have a few minutes of "free time" I will throw up a quick lens. I have also seen some amazon commissions. So, not a main component of my business but a still something I do from time to time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rebeccha Haase
    I also do not think that making squidoo lenses are waste of time. But if you write for squidoo only to make money, then it will be tough for you. You cannot take squidoo as your primary money making source. It can be a source of targeted traffic for you money site. Featured Squidoo lenses gets PR from google very quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author 300SMG
    The benefits are back links which gives a bit of weight with Big G and residual affiliate earnings.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by 300SMG View Post

      The benefits are back links which gives a bit of weight with Big G
      Linkjuice is determined primarily by overall site relevance. That doesn't make Squidoo backlinks worth nearly as much as those from an equivalent little site of your own, even if Squidoo's have higher page ranks (which they often don't).

      Originally Posted by 300SMG View Post

      and residual affiliate earnings ... if you count the proportion of YOUR earnings that Squidoo condescends to "share with you" as residual affiliate earnings, i.e. if you don't mind it being less income than you could earn from the same pages without using Squidoo to host them.
      "Fixed that for you".
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  • Profile picture of the author George Lee
    Squid lenses can still be effective to some extent. However, they should be a part of an overall plan. You should also start with your own website on your own real estate. Never build your house on land that someone else owns. Use the squidoo lenses to drive traffic to that website. Start tracking where you get your most traffic from and focus your efforts there. You will get 80% of your results from 20% of your effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmtechno
    In a crowded marketplace you got to use any leverage that has the potential to benefit you in terms of traffic and exposure. A Squidoo lens, created and used smartly can provide you such leverage.
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Squidoo can be really good provided you create original lenses and say away from MMO and all the other common topics everyone wants to promote!

    Check out Tiffany Dow's Squidoo challenges! She is really good at creating useful and money-making lenses! Pot-pie-Girl is good too!

    Here is an interesting post by Tiff!
    Squid Pro Quo 30 Day Lens Challenge Day 23 Part Deux
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  • Profile picture of the author Geekgirl01
    I dont bother with squidoo id rather put my time into other techniques to get me ranked higher in Google
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  • Profile picture of the author debzo
    I'm trying out Squidoo to build my site list and maybe get some leverage for my affiliate sales. I think you have to test these things out. What works for one may not work for another and vice versa.

    The nice thing about Squidoo is that it's easy and fun and they are so nice to you. It's kind of like light relief when the internet marketing world starts getting you down.
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    • Profile picture of the author krtheriault
      I use them for backlinking my clients websites...
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoMarketLeaders
    Squidoo can rank really easily in the search results if you SEO your page. Also you can get do follow backlinks ones you generate enough points.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by SeoMarketLeaders View Post

      Squidoo can rank really easily in the search results if you SEO your page.
      So can a page on a site you yourself own and control.

      Originally Posted by SeoMarketLeaders View Post

      Also you can get do follow backlinks ones you generate enough points.
      You can do that on a site you yourself own and control without needing any "points" or "approval" from anyone, and without having to comply with their changeable, idiosyncratic and inconsistently interpreted terms of service, either.
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      • Profile picture of the author SeoMarketLeaders
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        So can a page on a site you yourself own and control.



        You can do that on a site you yourself own and control without needing any "points" or "approval" from anyone, and without having to comply with their changeable, idiosyncratic and inconsistently interpreted terms of service, either.
        Alexa I am well aware of that. I just said it was possible, and likely easier. Purchasing a new domain and building backlinks on a new domain takes time and patience. If you just want to rank one page of something you can create a squidoo lens and point it to your money site. Alot of people successfully outrank their blogs over their domain site with the added benifit of link juice pushing your money site up the serps.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by SeoMarketLeaders View Post

          Alexa I am well aware of that.
          Of course - I never doubted it for a moment. The potential problem is that many beginning internet marketers who read these threads genuinely aren't aware of it at all (why would they be?), and if it isn't pointed out to them, they'll all too easily make the mistake of imagining (as countless others have done, before them) that Squidoo's actually giving them some kind of "advantage" they wouldn't have been able to get much more safely and securely on their own.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    Use your own site before you use Squidoo. You own your own site but you do not own Squidoo. Imagine if you have 100s of blog posts and then Squidoo wipes away your content... That will not happen on your own site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Along with Squidoo you should consider Hubpages. I've made more money with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    squidoo and HP are good, and should be used as just one avenue for backlinking.

    Going from what I see, those that do well and have high ranking squidoo pages, have good keywords and killer content. So if you spend time doing this, the results will not be dismal.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Hubpages definitely is nowadays!

    I am a big fan of building my own business and publishing my content to my own blog first.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    I've just written a post on squdioo and amazon.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7170672

    Although I make some money creating lenses, I wouldn't recommend anyone using squidoo. I did this merely for fun and to see whether squidoo really works. Like what Alexa said, you don't have control over it at all, you don't own squidoo do you?..
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  • Profile picture of the author reneesbertrand
    I don't think so it helps you get some very valuable links and if you make a good lens you can get regular traffic if you're working on squidoo regularly try to publish your lens in the squidu forum where you can showcase it and people will surely give you likes if you make a nice lens..!
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  • Profile picture of the author Genesis1
    They are good only for backlinking in my opinion
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  • Profile picture of the author learningprocess
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    posting on Squidoo is not a waste of time. I personal have 25 pages on squidoo and they do very well
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    • Profile picture of the author Timothy Wright
      Originally Posted by learningprocess View Post

      posting on Squidoo is not a waste of time. I personal have 25 pages on squidoo and they do very well
      What is your definition of "very well"? Are you referring to traffic or cash in your pocket? I don't mean to get personal, but would you say you are generating more than $100 a month, over $500, more?

      Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author CrossCreations
    Squidoo tends to get a bad rap here, and primarily the reason given is that you do not own it yourself as you would a wordpress site. True and yet for a total newbie, Squidoo is WAY simpler to learn and so might be a better starting place. The flip side is that Squidoo does so much FOR you that one would have to figure out in wordpress.
    Squidoo lenses also tend to rank quickly in search engines and can work well for affiliate marketing, especially with some good keyword research and seo applied.
    I wouldn't recommend Squidoo as the ONLY income source, but wouldn't pass it up either. I have a decent recurring income from there, it fluctuates but I can count on a few hundred or so a month from my lenses even though I don't focus as much time over there as I used to.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenSmith67
    I tried with Squidoo but gave up, thought Hubpages is better :/-
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  • Profile picture of the author peteJ
    Personally, I do see a little bit of traffic from squidoo. I like to set up squioo pages relating to and linking to my main page.

    I wouldn't rely on squidoo too much though. Always have your own site and only use squidoo to build links.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    squidoo does have it`s place but by no means should you use squidoo to rely on for income since it`s a free platform and your lens could be deleted at anytime

    you are much better off buying a domain and owning your own site, at least then you call all the shots not squidoo

    squidoo can be ok for making a bit of extra cash to get you going but i have ever only ever used squidoo to build feeder sites and used them for link building, nothing else

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author JeniferStarr
    I've used Squidoo to promote my Kindle book. That has boosted sales quite a bit. I've also got several lenses that have made some money from affiliate sales. I'm pretty new to it, but so far it's been useful for me. Not as a main source of income, but definitely a good complement to what I'm already doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    As what the others warriors have said, the purpose and results varies.

    You need to be posting on it and see the result for yourself..Some niche work better than the others too...
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  • Profile picture of the author foomenow
    after reading the thread I got more os a clear idea, thank's guy's!
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    There was a time I purchased Squidoo Lenses for around 100 bucks.

    Today in time, I don't use them anymore. Lost all the sales I had as those lenses didn't comply with Squidoo's TOS.

    I also stopped with Hubpages and kept only Weebly to publish spun content.

    There is a strong Squidoo community and if you like to make money from the lens, then you should focus on delivering to them great content and value.

    Go and sniff around in that community first to see what kind of lens has a lot of success, visits. If you use those rules and build a lot of good lenses you can make a few hundreds a month.

    Not really a business and not YOURS to control. Squidoo can kill your lens in a second.

    I doubt very much that Squidoo does have an impact on SEO today in time, and if, it's most probably very marginal.

    So as most mentioned above, IMO you should focus on your own Site/Blog with HQ content creation and syndicate that over Onlywire, SocialAdr etc..to get momentum.

    If you have a top notch blog with a good traffic volume, you get people (guest posters) creating content for you for noting (well, a backlink will be a good idea to offer).

    Just my 0.2cts

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  • Profile picture of the author successpaving
    Its not waste of time, anyone can make money on squidoo if your writing skill is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin1521
    you could make money off squidoo and you could also build some high quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Squidoo is a good place for link building, because once the lens you created ranks well, chances are your website will obtain a great deal of traffic and exposure. Considering all the traffic this site is getting, you'll surely obtain quality one-way link off of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author CrossCreations
    In mid-December of 2012 Squidoo made huge algorithm changes that flipped out webpages there site wide. It created quite a stir, lensmasters were pissed that this happened during the peak of the the biggest shopping season of the year. No notice nor warning.

    If they had waited until after the holidays when sales were slowing down anyway, I doubt the reaction would have been nearly so full of rage. No explanation was offered for the poor timing and abrupt change without notice.

    Some sold all their lenses and quit altogether. Others (like me) stayed on but put Squidoo in the back seat of much lower priority in the mix of online activity. Still others remain so addicted to squidoo that it is their only web presence, which can be a big mistake.
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  • Profile picture of the author BarberShop
    If I need to find Alexa, I know exactly where to find her and her posts always makes my day.

    Question, how about a method of promoting Amazon products on Squidoo and then ranking the lens. Is this still a viable method?
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  • Profile picture of the author Isabellas2007
    I have to say I do rely on Squidoo for some of my income, but mainly from Amazon links. However, I mainly use this for back linking to my site because like everyone else has said you do not own Squidoo lens, you own the content, but not the page.

    One thing I have found is I have often seen the pages are a great way to build the back links, but for me it can be hard to do as well because I get my sites to rank some, but they quickly fall as well and Squidoo outranks, which is the only reason I rely on this for income.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenwaldo
    Posting on Squidoo can be worth it, but not for the money.

    If you're trying to make a living from their ad-sharing program, then you're definitely going to be disappointed. Clearly, you could make more money by creating your own website and using your own affiliate links or Adsense ads. This shouldn't even need to be said. It would take something close to illiteracy to believe that sharing any amount of your earnings is better than sharing none.

    However, a good reason to post on Squidoo is to put yourself in touch with other lensmasters. For example, if your niche is beginner web publishers who could be making more from their content, then Squidoo would be a great place to publicize your content. Probably not the best example, but the point is that they have a rampant forum, and it's a popular platform in general... There's no reason you couldn't market to their users.

    Also, another possible use for Squidoo would be spreading out your SERP placement. If you'd like your content to occupy multiple slots for a specific keyword, then an off-site page like one you can create with Squidoo may be the perfect solution.

    Just a couple thoughts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
      every website needs traffic. I use squidoo, as other communities, to develop relationships and lead people toward my site; off SE traffic.

      it also showed SEO advantages. It ranks high for my keywords together with my site, so I cover more real estate on first page of google.

      I do not use it to make money on site. My total earnings from 2010 to today are something like 30 bucks.

      Like they ask for unique content, I change the format of the content for leverage. Create lenses as groups and build ebooks with them, then publish those in scribd and clones. Then use the same ideas to create presentations, there are sites for that too.

      All of them leading to my sites.

      I´m pretty happy with the results so far. And if one day the lenses are gone, oh well... never mind really. I have all my content, will find other property to put it on.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I’m using Squidoo to drive traffic to my websites and blog and it’s working, but I don’t recommend the creation of too many lenses because you have to update your lenses all the time so that they may have a good ranking, and if you have too many lenses you have no time to keep updating them and promoting them.

    On the other hand, Squidoo keeps making modifications to their system, and each time they change their system you have to adapt your lenses to the changes. This is time consuming and tiring.

    They support desk is also terrible, they don’t help you solve your problems. And they have many rules you must follow…

    I used to love creating lenses, but when I saw that most of my lenses were not getting enough traffic, I understood that the creation of too many lenses is not a good idea. You’ll make more money with a few Squidoo lenses you’ll have the chance to update and promote all the time than with many lenses that you’ll have to update all the time, otherwise they have no chances to get to the top. The creation of these lenses will be a waste of time because they won't get enough traffic.

    This doesn’t mean that you should abandon this alternative. You simply have to use it with caution, and without depending on it.

    The creation of lenses is free and you are even paid for that, even if you don’t sell any product.

    The visitors that come from my Squidoo lenses remain longer at my websites than Google, Twitter, and other visitors.

    My best lenses appear at the first page of Google, and this is a good advantage.

    Squidoo is an effective free traffic generating method. Google promotes fresh lenses at the first result pages for two weeks when they attract the public.

    The salary I receive from Squidoo every month only because I’m a lensmaster helps me pay some of my expenses.

    I’ve accidentally sold a few Amazon products I’m promoting at my lenses more like part of the decoration. I’m basically promoting my own products.

    I have never received an Amazon check yet. I don’t know if someday this will happen.







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  • Profile picture of the author ashloren
    If it's not producing the results you are after, then yes, it's a waste of time. The only way to know the answer is to try it. Personally, I have made lots of money through affiliate programs that I promote on Squidoo lenses. I have many lenses which are PR3 and PR4, which requires a lot less effort than it has taken to get my own website to PR3.
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  • Profile picture of the author ratracegrad
    If you subscribe to the mantle of "multiple streams of income" then definitely create Squidoo lens. If you prefer to keep all your eggs in a single basket then I would not recommend it as the single basket.

    Squidoo offers a couple of benefits:
    1) ability to make money from Squidoo based on your lens ranking and sharing of ad revenue
    2) ability to make money when users click from your lens to whatever affiliate program you are promoting in the lens
    3) ability to drive traffic back to your website since you can link to it from within your lens
    4) ability to create a rss feed in your squidoo lens so that everytime you post a new article on your website it gets feed into your lens from the RSS feed.

    Just like anything in life you are going to have to work hard to make income (regardless of the level) from Squidoo. They are constantly updating their rankings which can influence the level of income your receive each month. It is not unusual for people to take a lens they created years or months ago and constantly update it with new content and re-publish it because Squidoo will give a bump up in the rankings when this happens. Some people prefer the more lazy method of writing a 500 product review article on their website and then never doing anything else to it. It is up to you which tactic you want to follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryKathan
    Question about the Squidoo backlinks....

    If you put your main site RSS feed into their RSS Feed module and it feeds links to the last 3 posts (blog).... is that type of backlink just as good as making a dirct link in the content part?

    Thanks

    Mary
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
      Originally Posted by MaryKathan View Post

      Question about the Squidoo backlinks....

      If you put your main site RSS feed into their RSS Feed module and it feeds links to the last 3 posts (blog).... is that type of backlink just as good as making a dirct link in the content part?

      Thanks

      Mary
      Yes, you can put the feed of your site, and the feed of your site´s twitter account.
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  • Profile picture of the author edhuu
    I just use squidoo for back links.. Never looking for some money from squidoo itself tough..
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  • Profile picture of the author resz
    You probably should start with your own website on your own real estate. Never build your house on land that someone else owns. Use the squidoo lenses to drive traffic to that website. Start tracking where you get your most traffic from and focus your efforts there. You will get 80% of your results from 20% of your effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tanya E
    I have read posts in which (the same) people dissuade you from using Squidoo because you may lose your account. When you break rules you could lose your account - it can happen at the Warrior Forum as well.

    If you stay away from topics that are not permitted on Squidoo and are also familiar with their TOS you have no reason to be worried. I am not pointing at anyone in particular but in most cases people who dissuade you from using Squidoo are the same people who have been banned from using Squidoo due to non-compliance with their TOS. There are several Warriors who have been writing and earning on Squidoo for many years.

    If you choose not to post articles on your own site you can use Squidoo and enjoy its benefits.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Tanya E View Post

      If you stay away from topics that are not permitted on Squidoo and are also familiar with their TOS you have no reason to be worried.
      If you took the trouble to READ carefully some of the threads linked to above, instead of arguing with their conclusions and warnings without having read them, you'd learn that that's wrong.

      They can change their terms of service whenever they feel like it, and they can interpret them as inconsistently and idiosyncratically as they like. And they do. Not anything you need to worry about if you post your material on sites which you yourself own and control.

      What part of this simple, irrefutable, factual statement is difficult to understand, Tanya?
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      • Profile picture of the author Tanya E
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        If you took the trouble to READ carefully some of the threads linked to above, instead of arguing with their conclusions and warnings without having read them, you'd learn that that's wrong.

        They can change their terms of service whenever they feel like it, and they can interpret them as inconsistently and idiosyncratically as they like. And they do. Not anything you need to worry about if you post your material on sites which you yourself own and control.

        What part of this simple, irrefutable, factual statement is difficult to understand, Tanya?
        Really? When was the last time you used Squidoo?

        When people write about losing their Squidoo account, Adsense account or any other account it is always a one sided story. There are several successful marketers who use Squidoo to promote their sites and earn affiliate income through programs like Amazon Associates and Adsense.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by Tanya E View Post

          Really?
          Yes, really. Try reading those threads and see for yourself.

          Originally Posted by Tanya E View Post

          When was the last time you used Squidoo?
          I can't even remember, exactly. But certainly well over a year ago, now. More recently than the last sudden and unexpected major changes to their terms of service caused so many Warriors such disasters, though. :p

          Originally Posted by Tanya E View Post

          There are several successful marketers who use Squidoo to promote their sites and earn affiliate income through programs like Amazon Associates and Adsense.
          Nobody's denying that. Many people are simply pointing out (a) that there are many entirely unnecessary risks involved in doing so, and (b) that they could in fact do so more effectively (i.e. as well as obviously far more safely) on their own property. Even some of the people selling "Squidoo-based WSO's" admit that their own Amazon sites attract more traffic and convert better than their Squidoo lenses, and that Squidoo lenses should only ever be considered a temporary starting-method for someone who has no idea how to make their own site.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankPinch
    We use Squidoo te create good web 2.0 properties for link building. They can even generate some decent traffic. Actually, Squidoo is gaining back a little, it was great a few years ago, then lost a bit of authority because of spammy lenses, but i've seen very good results in the last few weeks / months. Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Squidoo lenses can be effective when it comes to getting quality traffic to your own sites. May be they help you in your website conversion too!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by prasanth5 View Post

      Squidoo lenses can be effective when it comes to getting quality traffic to your own sites
      But not as effective as getting that traffic directly to your own sites (because nobody's click-through rate from Squidoo will ever be 100%, so there's always traffic-loss involved, by definition).

      It's easy to imagine that you're "gaining" traffic from Web 2.0 sites, when all you're really doing is letting some traffic which could otherwise go directly to your own site go to a Web 2.0 site instead, and eventually getting some of it arriving at your own site (i.e. losing some of it).

      For example (and my example here is an article directory, not a Web 2.0 site, but the underlying principle is still exactly the same), no article marketer would or should want their potential customers reading their articles in an article directory (that isn't who those copies are there for at all!), for all the reasons explained in this post. The same is true of "Web 2.0 traffic". It's easy to imagine that because sites like Squidoo have a high-ranking "own home page" (which isn't very relevant to "your" pages there!) that "they have a lot of traffic" and that you'll somehow attract some of that traffic "just by being there". For the most part, it's just nonsense, and you'd be far better off attracting that traffic straight to your own site instead of trying to rank "your" pages on Squidoo instead, the point being that they're not really your own pages at all!

      So ... trying to "generate traffic from" pages on other people's (Web 2.0) sites will produce more traffic than cooking the dinner and washing your hair, it's true ... but it'll never produce as much traffic as trying to generate traffic directly to your own site.

      The hugely significant difference between that and something like guest blogging (for example) is that in the case of guest blogging, the person on whose site your blog-post/article is published already has the targeted traffic you want to attract. Some people apparently imagine that that's also somehow true of Web 2.0 sites, but to all intents and purposes it just isn't, and they've missed the key point.

      That's why some activities (such as guest blogging, for example) are basically very good, constructive, positive, profitable ideas while others (such as Web 2.0 sites) are basically a poor idea by comparison. Not all traffic generation plans were born equal!
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  • Profile picture of the author ashloren
    Alexa,

    A quick question about all of this Squidoo stuff. I have several of my own sites, though not all are themed around an appropriate topic for every single affiliate product I'd like to promote.

    Many of my Squidoo lenses are PR4, while my own sites rank between PR2 and PR3. 9 out of 10 of my affiliate sales come from my Squidoo lenses, not my own websites. And my sites do not seem to get the volume of traffic that my lenses do, despite both having original content (I use Google Analytics to track visitors to both my lenses and my sites).

    Can you explain to me how my sites are a better place to promote these programs, given my results?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by ashloren View Post

      Many of my Squidoo lenses are PR4, while my own sites rank between PR2 and PR3.
      Having seen some of your Squidoo lenses, I'm not surprised. The ones I've seen are outstanding.

      I think that if you'd done those on your own site, the pages would be just the same or higher in page rank than they are at Squidoo. I confess I barely believe in page ranks anyway - I gave up believing in them much around the time that Google did: http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...ar-2013-a.html

      Originally Posted by ashloren View Post

      9 out of 10 of my affiliate sales come from my Squidoo lenses, not my own websites. And my sites do not seem to get the volume of traffic that my lenses do, despite both having original content (I use Google Analytics to track visitors to both my lenses and my sites).
      I'm sure. My guess is that some of those lenses get huge traffic? The ones I've seen are of enormous interest to writers. I've sent links to them to plenty of people (including friends in writers' forums), myself, so I know you've had some "warm traffic" that way. (Just as I'd have done if they were on your own site, of course. ). I'm sure I'm not the only one here recommending them?!

      Originally Posted by ashloren View Post

      Can you explain to me how my sites are a better place to promote these programs, given my results?
      If it were me, I'd be wanting all that traffic and interest at my own site, not at someone else's. I don't think I've seen all your lenses (though certainly several), and I'd be really proud to have them on my site. I suspect that the quality of information/content is determining the outcome, not "on whose site they happen to be posted".

      In 2010, like many members here (who commented on it at the time), I had a few relatively new, smallish niche sites of my own (some were 6 months old) on which very suddenly, in a Google PR update, some pages became PR-5. Like others here, I was really surprised. At the same time, I had some Squidoo lenses which I thought were really good, into which a lot of (mostly outsourced ) work had gone, and they were struggling for page ranks (not that it mattered much). So, my own "Squidoo page rank personal information" is out of date, I admit, but that's just how it is. I stopped using Squidoo quite a while ago, myself.

      I'm not trying to be "smarmy" or "polite" or anything of the kind (I think you know me better than that?): I'm a real admirer of your lenses. There's convenient, helpful, useful information collated there that I've never seen anywhere else at all (and I look at "sites for writers" a lot!).
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  • Profile picture of the author ashloren
    Thank you for your answer and I'm surprised that you've checked out my lenses. I'm glad you found them useful and appreciate that you passed them on to some friends and shared them in other forums. Thanks for all the kind things you said about my work as well.

    I think you have some of the best advice on this forum, thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author neilclues
    Originally Posted by eeeasyas12345 View Post

    What are the benefits of creating lenses on Squidoo if there are any.
    Squidoo is definately a great starting point if you want to start out for free and easily create some sites.

    I have several Squidoo lenses promoting halloween costumes and artificial christmas trees which have successfully generated thousands of visitors and plenty of sales for me over the last 2 years.

    If you would like some help and tips on creating your squidoo lenses, send me a PM and I will gladly help you.

    Neil
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesbrands
    As others have said their are risks with posting content on squidoo but their are benefits.

    Would I use squidoo as my main and only source of income? Of course not.

    But I find it brilliant for targeting un competitive product related KW's.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    Squidoo is fantastic to capture traffic and send to your site, or to an offer directly.

    You have to learn how to squidoo properly though - there's a lot more to the game than there first appears - to get the most out of it that is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
    For me... if your an Amazon marketer then it can be golden. For backlinks and anything else it's pointless.. don't waste your time..
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