Squidoo - content linking back to your web page

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I've built some websites. Have started social backlinking.

I want to start backlinking via Squidoo & Hubpages etc.

Should I:

a) Copy all my content - verbatim - and throw occasional links back to my pages
b) Copy extracts of my webpages, chop & change sentences - and throw occasional links back to my pages
c) Write a whole new article - and probably throw occasional links back to my pages (haha)

...I am open to suggestions

Many thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by whitworldwide View Post

    I've built some websites. Have started social backlinking.

    I want to start backlinking via Squidoo & Hubpages etc.

    Should I:

    a) Copy all my content - verbatim - and throw occasional links back to my pages
    b) Copy extracts of my webpages, chop & change sentences - and throw occasional links back to my pages
    c) Write a whole new article - and probably throw occasional links back to my pages (haha)

    ...I am open to suggestions

    Many thanks in advance.
    Defiantly pick C, write new content on the external sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author whitworldwide
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Defiantly pick C, write new content on the external sites.
      Thanks Yukon. How much content though (amount of words)?

      If I want to submit to a number of sites (Squidoo, Hubpages etc) should I write new content every time?
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      • Profile picture of the author addlinkweb
        definitely you must write new content otherwise its time wasting because Google hates Duplicate Content.
        Google want quality Links
        Write minimum 200-250 words article
        but i want to guide you further, if you want to write an article then start with www.blogger.com because its owned by Google and if Google finds a newly written article that have not more than 2-3 links then it will increase a great deal of the rankings of that links instantly
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        • Profile picture of the author virtueinfo11
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          • Profile picture of the author peterdevyn
            Squidoo lens is the best and very good method of marketing and ranking you site. But you have to create a good lens optimize title tag, description same as you do in onpage seo.
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            • Profile picture of the author charabegley
              I have ranked up sites using squidoo comments as they are indexed fast and Accepted By panda updates
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              • Profile picture of the author tylerherman
                You really shouldn't have to build links to your lenses if you are making them right.

                If you make 10 lenses on one category link them all together.
                As far as links go just share them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and call it a day. Squidoo should take care of the rest.
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        • Profile picture of the author YellowGreenMedia
          Originally Posted by addlinkweb View Post

          definitely you must write new content otherwise its time wasting because Google hates Duplicate Content.
          Google want quality Links
          Write minimum 200-250 words article
          but i want to guide you further, if you want to write an article then start with www.blogger.com because its owned by Google and if Google finds a newly written article that have not more than 2-3 links then it will increase a great deal of the rankings of that links instantly
          110% Nonsens, i have domains filled with dup content that i use for lead generation, i use a plugin called " local pages ninja" (LPN), i have created one (1) article of about a 1000 words... i have creates 500+ postings with that one article... the only difference in the articles is city + Niche, but the rest of the article is 97% the same content on one domain.

          About 80% of these articles rank in the top 3 of google for city + niche, dup content is a myth, even if you have dup content on the same domain, i know there are more LPN users here and they will backup the statement i make here
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  • Profile picture of the author MortgageLender
    Squidoo will kill the page if it is duplicate content. I write a fresh intro with one link and an image to one keyword.

    I write another text mod with fresh content with another keyword.

    I feed my RSS feed into one module.

    I feed my Twitter feed into another module.

    I link my other lenses in the 5th module.

    I have played with these for a while. You need 5 mods and you need unique content or they will switch the lens back to work in progress
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  • Profile picture of the author iceman006
    Squidoo Lenses can play a vital role in your SEO but only if you have great content like you should have a very good Lens. Write a good content, Insert some photos and embed videos and you'll even get a lot of visitors. So Choice C is the best for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author abdulfahad66
      Hi ICe Man I have Used a mixup of Links in My SEo Carrier to Get Rankings Including:
      1-Qulity Content
      2-Squidoo Lenses
      3-Forum Posting
      4-Profile Link
      But now Mats Cuts is Indexing Eater on Google and Google has become a war zone between Spammers and Mat Cutts ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author peterberry12
      Originally Posted by iceman006 View Post

      Squidoo Lenses can play a vital role in your SEO but only if you have great content like you should have a very good Lens. Write a good content, Insert some photos and embed videos and you'll even get a lot of visitors. So Choice C is the best for you.
      Honestly, I have to say that Squidoo Lenses and Hub Pages Hubs are becoming a great source to earn Backlinks and a good reputation.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    When you publish a lens to Squidoo and it has a green tick, it says that you need to update the content for the lens to remain featured.

    How often do you need to update it so the lens remains featured?

    Also, if the lens is no longer featured does this mean that you lose the backlink which you put in the lens?
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    Definitely (C) as the others suggested... If you try to use content that isn't unique on Squidoo, the lens will be taken down pretty fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author PriceMaster
    I'd go with C too. Unique content is always king + once your Squidoo page gets ranked, it will be passing a lot of linkjuice to your other websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrozlat
    C is what i would suggest as a small part of your offpage SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author jaydenoctavio
    Hello guys after reading all the discussion i also go with C but you have to know the right method of creating lens and squidoo lens is a best and great method for getting more and more traffic. These are some ways to optimize your squidoo lens;

    Optimizing Title Tags on Squidoo
    Optimizing Description Tags on Squidoo
    Optimizing Keyword Tags on Squidoo
    Optimizing Header Tags on Squidoo
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      The title is taken by what you title your lens in the
      title module.

      The description is taken from your opening paragraph in the
      Introduction, Contents & Discovery Tool module. I believe
      it's the first 200 characters, give or take. So, you can
      "optimize" it by choosing words to fit the 200.

      The keywords are from your tags. Why squidoo insists on
      a bunch is something I can't figure out. The more the
      merrier in their eyes. They probably use this for internal
      linking.

      The description and keywords are not used by google for
      rankings.

      You can't do any other regular metas except for the 2 above,
      and there really is no "optimization" if google is what you
      are after. Squidoo likes stuffing.

      You can do "Open Graphs," (og:whatever) which is used by
      facebook. You do these when starting the lens. Squidoo
      puts in your opening image, title, article, etc. All that's
      optional.

      You seriously need to look at optimizing the content, not
      stuff that does not matter. Title does matter.

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  • Profile picture of the author meatro
    Definitely C.. Squidoo will give you a lot of rep with Google and they don't like being spammed.

    1.) Go to Squidoo.com pick any of the "Explore Topics."
    2.) Look at the Top Performers. Notice there are 10-20 on this page.
    3.) Click "See More" underneath them... That will take you here: squidoo.com/topics/top/TOPICNAME

    Notice anything fun about these lenses?

    How about this..

    1.) They are 3 steps away from Squidoo's PR8 homepage.
    2.) Every link from Squidoo.com to these lenses is dofollow.
    3.) The top 20 of these lenses probably have been at the top forever. (They are not leaving.)
    4.) 99% of them will have a comment box for you to comment and...

    Leave a nice dofollow link back to your lensmaster page.

    Most of these lenses are PR4 and up. Squidoo is also a very friendly community and if you are actually building lenses, folks love for you to comment on their pages. This is an easy way for your account to become an authority on Squidoo as far as Google is concerned, which is what's important.

    Well... Have fun...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=site...2Ftopics%2Ftop
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  • Profile picture of the author NewYorkerRocks
    its great to get links from squidoo- basically you are getting web 2.0 links which are good for your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    When you use squidoo as an external / backlink, what do you guys do to make that "squidoo" a strong backlink? Build backlinks to it? Therefore you have another web 2.0 leading towards the squidoo? (Tier 3?) Or do you just order spammy crappy backlinks to your squidoo? Since it isn't your money site anyways?
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    • Profile picture of the author carolrt
      Originally Posted by GGpaul View Post

      When you use squidoo as an external / backlink, what do you guys do to make that "squidoo" a strong backlink? Build backlinks to it? Therefore you have another web 2.0 leading towards the squidoo? (Tier 3?) Or do you just order spammy crappy backlinks to your squidoo? Since it isn't your money site anyways?
      I build a couple of decent links to my squidoo lenses, then
      let squidoo do the rest. They really have some great
      authority and love from google if you do lenses the
      right way. The way they promote good lenses seems to
      be all some of mine need.

      Like Paulgl says above, I can't understand why squidoo really
      likes you putting tons of tags in your lenses. In fact, you
      must do at least 5 as I recall to satisfy that part of the 100%
      thing. They may know something about google's algorithm
      that I don't.

      Carol
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      • Profile picture of the author daisy172
        Originally Posted by carolrt View Post

        Like Paulgl says above, I can't understand why squidoo really
        likes you putting tons of tags in your lenses. In fact, you
        must do at least 5 as I recall to satisfy that part of the 100%
        thing. They may know something about google's algorithm
        that I don't.
        Squidoo likes you to add tags because the tag pages then link to your lens providing internal linking support (which helps it rank better).

        See the following article for how internal linking works on Squidoo:

        Making money with Squidoo
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  • Profile picture of the author seokid
    Squidoo Lenses can play a vital role in your SEO but only if you have great content like you should have a very good Lens I would say choice C is good for you
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  • Profile picture of the author cheech1981
    Squidoo checks for copied content. If your lens has a lot of duplicate content they'll just take it down. I've never copied and I even had a completely original lens almost get taken down. I think people were actually copying me and I had to fight to keep my lens up but did get it back up. Anyway short story is you should always be creating unique content and never copying. Copying is simply not a long-term strategy because sooner or later you'll lose the content, will be punished for it, or simply won't get organic traffic to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
    Absolutely C if you can do it. Search engines, especially Google loves unique and fresh content.
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  • Profile picture of the author dslfarms
    Same as yukon said above
    PICK C

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  • Profile picture of the author nikeman070
    I actually have grown fond of squidoo it's pretty cool. So let's say I wanted to create 10 web 2.0s a day, would all web 2.0 sites need unique content or can I syndicate some of the content? For sites like squidoo, I will write unique content but it's not easy to write more than 2-3 articles a day for me.

    Should I just stick to a 1000 word article for money site, then 300-500 words for web 2.0s like squidoo? Also if I can syndicate articles from my money which web 2.0s are the best for this?
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      As others have said, you need to have unique content with Squidoo.

      Just a little tip - the first tag is the primary one so make sure you use the best keyword in that first position.
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  • Profile picture of the author lsargent
    With high quality web 2.0 sites, unique content is always the best way to go, and there's a good chance these authority sites will rank decently well on their own and pull some traffic to refer to your site, making them more valuable than just a backlink source.
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  • Profile picture of the author jordenstive
    Squidoo is a great way to build free quality backlinks that are related to your website topic. Also,Squidoo lens creation is basically a marketing tool that is found online. It is the best choice when it comes to promoting businesses, advertising and marketing of products.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexhutton
    High PR Squidoo Lenses Related To Your Website Theme are very Useful
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    Squidoo's great!
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    yes love you Squidoo you suits too me
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    • Profile picture of the author smallpond
      Squidoo's great because of the multimedia facility of it. You can post videos, Google Maps, RSS feeds and all sorts of other cool stuff, as well as your written content.
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      • Profile picture of the author ohohdon
        It's pretty clear from all the posts before me from people who have experience with Squidoo that unique content is critical. I have to say, though, that it doesn't take a whole lot of content to make a lens that will stick. Just pick some carefully thought out keywords, add an appropriate number of modules, and write some content that is meaningful and useful.

        I must admit that some of my most profitable lenses are very thin on content. If you pick good keywords, you'll be surprised how well your lens can do.

        P.S. It's interesting to me how a question about Squidoo and Hubpages quickly became discussion about Squidoo only. Is Hubpages really that irrelevant?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jerome Y
    The first choice I would go with is definitely C. The next best option would be B. Make sure your keywords are chosen very carefully. I know article writing may be hard and most people can only write 1-2 articles per day, so choose wisely.
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  • Profile picture of the author alfiecharleng
    According to me, you can opt for c option because google want fresh content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Jocky
    I can say option C would be better not only for you for all who are making lenses in Squidoo. Link is worth enough only if content you created for lens is quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author raymondpollock
    Google want unique and fresh content for fast indexing
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  • Profile picture of the author bb785
    Most of these web 2.0 will not take dup content so it is not even an issue. You have to post original quality content.
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    • Profile picture of the author raymondpollock
      Squidoo link juice is good for post search engine visibility
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  • Profile picture of the author WEBGEEK
    C-is the option i can say. make interesting articles on hot topics which can attract people.You will have a great result for it
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  • Profile picture of the author maukhanstra
    a mixup of backlinks is essential for getting high rank in Google and also for the indexing of ccontent
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    Squidoo's great
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    Squidoo's great!
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