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Tips to create a Squidoo lens and rank high on Google

by amol238

Squidoo has been on of the fastest growing sites on the internet, it’s a great site not only for building backlinks but also for generating traffic.

Google loves Squidoo, if you have a lens on Squidoo it will index the lens much faster and quick than your new blog or site. This will help the lens get a hight SERP and will translate into traffic for your site. If used strategically squidoo can generate very targeted users without much effort.

I built a Squidoo lens for this Internet Marketing Blog with the help of Kelly Stone’s Squidoo Queen and it already ranks at 413 out of 22,887 lenses on SEO in less than a week.

Here are some tips that will help you achieve a good rank on Squidoo and get you traffic :

– Content is king :
Squidoo = Content and that’s the reason why Google loves Squidoo. Ensure you have unique content that related to the theme of your site or the product that you are marketing. Content will drives uses to click on your links in the Squidoo article.

– Use URL related to your content :
Choose a squidoo url that relates to the theme of your lens or keywords that relate to your website. I’ve used keywords Internet Marketing and Web Traffic for my Squidoo lens. Use keywords that you want to rank on Google.

– Use the introduction module
Use the introduction to let people know the content for your site , make it appealing and interesting for people to click and go to your lens

– Use Lensroll
Just like you have a blogroll for your blog , each Squidoo lens account has a lens roll where you can feature all your Squidoo lenses. This help in cross promotion of your lens and links.

– Squidoo Lens Submission :

Once you have a lens you can submit the same to a Squidoo Lens Submission sites like lensroll.com , squidom.com, squoogle.com

– Bookmark your lens :

Bookmarking will make your lens go viral and get you a larger base in a short period of time. Bookmark your post to top 10 social bookmarking sites like digg.com, stumbleupon.com, delicious.com, reddit.com

– Frequent updation :
Its important to keep your lens fresh, Google give importance to fresh content, even if you don’t have any content to add ensure that you login and edit your tags or images. This gives a signal to Google bot that you have an active lens. Frequent updation will also tell Squidoo that you have a fresh lens.

– Submission to article directories :
Submit your lens to atleast to 5 – 6 article directories ie. ezinearticles.com, articlebase.com, buzzle.com, goarticles.com, searchwrap.com, articlesnatch.com

– Add keywords :
On the Stats page when you click on traffic, you will see some keywords. Some of them are keywords with “+” in front of them. These are keywords which people use to reach to your lens but are not a part of your lens keyword list. Add these keywords by clicking on “+”

Have a look at the lens for this Internet Marketing Blog on Squidoo built with Squidoo Queen. It ranks 413 out of 22,887 lenses on SEO. The lens was build a week ago. Squidoo can be a very powerful source of traffic if you know how to create a lens and rank it high.

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Jen January 28, 2009 - 6:26 pm

Great info about Squidoo- I just started working on my first lens so I definitely will be coming back to these tips.

I think you hit just about everything.

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ZK@Internet Marketing Blog January 29, 2009 - 9:20 pm

Thanks Jen , I am glad you liked the post

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SEO Malta August 3, 2009 - 1:05 pm

I tried squidoo and hubpages (very similar), but I still find best is to write original content on own websites, rather than giving it to 3rd party websites.
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Swarovski Crystals January 28, 2009 - 11:43 pm

I do have a squidoo lense but I havent gotten around publishing it. Good thing I read your blog and read your notes on how google loves squidoo. Better get my squidoo lense up and running then. Thanks. Will be lurking around your site for more info. 🙂

ZK@Internet Marketing Blog January 29, 2009 - 9:21 pm

I hope you can work on getting you lens high on Google, using these tips

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Web Design Wollongong January 29, 2009 - 3:34 am

Awesome post mate, great product too … cheers!

Dennis Edell January 29, 2009 - 1:23 pm

Excellent tips my man. As a sqid-newbie I’ll be keeping it. 🙂

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ZK@Internet Marketing Blog January 29, 2009 - 9:22 pm

Thanks for your comments Dennis

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Seaward August 10, 2009 - 12:38 am

This post tells the way to get indexed by Google very fast. Give it a read and follow the suggestions and your lens will be in Google.

Link Bait Goddess January 30, 2009 - 6:53 am

Great information you’ve got there.

I was wondering if squidoo is still great as it was a few years back. Will try to use some of your suggestions…

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ZK@Internet Marketing blog January 30, 2009 - 9:34 am

As long as Google loves Squidoo..your results will rank high and your site will be rewarded for quality linkback

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Ad Hustler February 3, 2009 - 8:11 am

Good tips here. I tend to overlook squidoo.

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Colleen - Kennewick Real Estate February 3, 2009 - 11:58 am

Nice list. We have a few hundred Squidoo lenses and what you say is spot on. One thing I’ve noticed lately is the emphasis Squidoo is placing on putting nofollow tags on the internal linking structure. It used to be where the usernames and lensrolled lenses were dofollow, but now they are not. At least I’ve observed that on many lenses.

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The White February 4, 2009 - 2:29 am

I used to see Squidoo Lenses constantly on the front page of my Google searches. I don’t see this at all anymore. Perhaps I am just mistaken. Of course I will still give Squidoo a try. If you say that it will help my blog I would do it.

If you told me sucking on the tailpipe of a car would help my blog I would do it…

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Colleen - Kennewick Real Estate February 4, 2009 - 7:49 am

The White,
Search ‘west pasco wa church’ or ‘richland wa recycling’ to find a few examples of lenses we have ranking in Google. Squidoo lenses are a great source of traffic, especially longtail searches. Also, images hosted on Squidoo do very well in image searches. For example, search ‘save the children’ in Google’s image search. You can get really creative with marketing that involves images (i.e., poster sales, etc.). Oh, I hear sucking on a tail pipe works. 🙂

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The White February 5, 2009 - 12:22 am

I searched for those phrases in Google and did in fact find the lenses on the first page. The one difference that I saw between your lens and lenses that I have seen previously is the amount of content.

Most lenses that used to get ranked in Google had maybe a page of content, while your had a ton. Perhaps Google is being much more harsh in rankings for those that have less content. Anyways good job with the lenses, they are obviously doing well for you. Perhaps one day I will try to cook up a lense, I just don’t know if I woudl have the patience to create such a huge amount of content. That looked like a months worth of posts for me!

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Yanuar February 5, 2009 - 10:27 am

Before i read your post, i really don know anything about squidoo but now i know it, I’m gonna try this one and see whats the advantage for me. Thanks so much for sharing your tips

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Arnold February 9, 2009 - 11:39 am

i like to read and explore this kind of site.

game-girl February 11, 2009 - 10:53 pm

I was glad to know much new about Squidoo lenses,their features and results they can bring while using.Wanna to say a word of gratitude for enlightening.

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Funny Jokes February 16, 2009 - 12:48 am

Thanks for this information. I think I’m going to check out Squidoo and set one up for a couple of my websites.

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Michael Henry February 19, 2009 - 10:19 pm

I’ve yet to try this service. I wanted to wait to make sure it would still be around before I invested myself in it. Everytime a killer app comes along one of two things happen: it dies or spammers kill it.

I’m going to look into this tomorrow.

Odzyskiwanie Danych February 20, 2009 - 5:34 am

Remember to add RSS feeds to your squidoo. It generates new content and keeps websites changing.

ZK@Internet Marketing Blog February 20, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Hi Odzyskiwanie ,

You have made a great point here, I fully endorse your view on adding RSS feeds to your squidoo lens

Jeff Paul Internet Millions February 20, 2009 - 11:36 pm

I find blogging one of the good ways of internet marketing. I have received a small number of visitors on my site especially from the sites where I commented their blogs.

Carla March 11, 2009 - 11:41 am

I have had a lens for several months, but still struggle with attracting traffic. I now realize that I have to add more content to it (like as I blog).

I admit, I dont really care for it nearly enough. I work on my blog daily but my Squidoo lens maybe 2-3 times a month. :-/

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ZK@Internet Marketing Blog March 11, 2009 - 11:50 am

Hi Carla,

Squidoo Lens will give you a quality back link which will help your site ranking on Google.

The best is to add fresh content regularly, if you are not able to do so I recommend you to log into your Squidoo Account once every week and tweak the existing content to ensure Google crawls it regularly.

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Lasik Advice March 26, 2009 - 2:34 pm

I have a squidoo set up for my recently created website.After reading this article I am going to go back revise it and constantly update it.
Thankyou for your great advice.

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kitchen taps March 28, 2009 - 5:09 am

Squidoo lens creation is a daunting task. But your post has really made the whole process so very simple. Great one.

SEO22 March 28, 2009 - 4:39 pm

Thanx a ton Sir for giving such a minute tips for such IMPORTANT ASPECT OF LINK BUILDING….thank you very much.

Belfast Girl April 15, 2009 - 12:41 pm

Great advice about link building.Have two lenses already, just did not realise the potential for SEO you can realise from them

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Malta April 22, 2009 - 9:39 am

Great post, tbh I never really so much of a potential in squidoo lenses. Maybe the problem is that I didn’t try hard enough…I’ll definitely look into them again.

Page Rank Checker May 3, 2009 - 7:34 am

Very well written post however, I would recommend that you turn the No Follow off in your comment section.

Keep up the good work.

Page Rank Checker May 4, 2009 - 8:53 am

Finally someone who can write a good blog ! . This is the kind of information that is useful to those want to increase their SERP’s.

I loved your post and will be telling others about it. Subscribing to your RSS feed now. Thanks

David@Outsourcing Sales May 15, 2009 - 8:50 am

Having good content no matter where it is posted online is the best way to get your site noticed and ranked higher in Google.

Aisling@ serviced apartemnts belfast May 17, 2009 - 11:54 pm

Great informative post!

History of UNIX June 3, 2009 - 4:48 am

I created a Squidoo Lens about Intelligym for basketball players months ago, but Google hasn’t indexed it.

Squidoo Lens June 21, 2009 - 1:58 am

I am sure in coming days Squidoo will get more and more better. Recent updates in policy is an example of that. They are working hard to manage it in a proper manner and removing spam and junk kind of lenses.

These kind of practices of Squidoo will certainly give benefit to them in coming days.

Rapid Application Development July 7, 2009 - 1:12 am

I think this post is very nice and differ to related this post.
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cook like a chef July 9, 2009 - 8:04 am

Very nice information. Thanks for this.

Bubba Moe August 9, 2009 - 10:49 pm

I read your blog and read your notes on how google loves squidoo. Better get my squidoo lense up and running then.

Seaward August 10, 2009 - 12:42 am

I would recommend u to get as much traffic as u can. The more traffic the more money u will earn. Add ur lens URL to all major search engines including Google & Yahoo. Also, become a fan member with people and WRITE A LOT! U need a lot more lenses than just one.
Good Luck & 5 stars lens!!

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jim@Yoga business August 16, 2009 - 11:34 pm

this one is great .perfectly written. much useful. thanks .keep sharing.

Web Internet Marketing Resource August 30, 2009 - 11:36 am

Excellent tips,

These will really get people ranking. But to ensure you get even more link juice from more authority sites, create profiles in other high ranking web 2.0 properties like Hupages, Wetpaint, Zimbio, LinkedIn and link your content (via keyword anchor text) to your Squidoo page. This will ensure you’re lens will rocket up the rankings!

I hope this helps,


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Mike October 1, 2009 - 6:27 am

Very informative lens, I learned a lot i didn’t know.
Will return often.
Thanks for the info
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Web design sunshine coast October 19, 2009 - 7:28 am

wonderful tips given , i will keep use of it, thanks for giving such great tips , it will help me a lot.

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Thanks for the tips. I am going to use them right now. Always great to get unbiased help tips.
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Motorcycle Parts November 4, 2009 - 12:36 am

Its really wonderful tips thanks for sharing it. it very helpful for me

Full color stickers November 4, 2009 - 6:08 am

yeh i know squidoo lens creation is really worthy for the site link building thanks for sharing it.

Shelly @ Razor E100 Electric Scooter November 10, 2009 - 1:24 am

Hey, I use a squidoo lens for every website I create as a way to get high quality backlinks. One thing that always shocks me is that the squidoo lens often outranks my main site! Kind of frustrating but very powerful technique!
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laserbehandling December 9, 2009 - 4:55 pm

Nice tiiips 🙂

Infobarrel Blog March 20, 2010 - 2:34 am

Fantastic and very informative article on creating money making squidoo lenses.

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mario oyunları April 1, 2010 - 9:51 am

Great info about Squidoo- I just started working on my first lens so I definitely will be coming back to these tips. thanks.

Mike April 23, 2010 - 4:12 pm

Thanks for the info, great topic, will need to try some of these tips on my lenses.

Curtain Rails May 30, 2010 - 10:56 pm

I already created some squidoo lense for my site and ranked high within a month and got PR of 3. For getting this, you have to put a unique content and need to use most modules whether it would be in the form of text, images, videos or sound!!..your lens definately ranked!

Mini cooper for sale October 13, 2010 - 2:02 pm


can you explain to me what the rank means in Squidoo ?

Do one get better ranking by getting people to press the “thumbs up” button?

Does having better ranking in Squidoo mean you get better rank in Google for that lense?


buy p90x October 13, 2010 - 3:51 pm

I think getting the thumbs up be a number of visitors should help your rating to climb. I have a better understanding of hubpages personally. I think it is important to add a decent amount of modules to be a more “complete” Squidoo lens.

Eric with Your Marketing Friend November 19, 2010 - 11:52 pm

Have you heard of pot pie girl? I met her over at Wealthy Affiliate. She is all into squidoo. I even bought her product One Week Marketing which relies heavily on squidoo lenses.

Read my Wealthy Affiliate Review to find out more about the community we are part of at WA

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