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.