Immediate Bridal Traffic with a Simple Squidoo Lens.
As we have discussed before, Squidoo is a very powerful tool when it comes to search engine optimization. If you create a Squidoo lens, it gains immediate recognition in the search engine rankings, so it brings a great deal of traffic to your website if optimized properly. Also, it provides a quality backlinks to your main website. Many people do not even have a website and use Squidoo to generate a full-time income. In the wedding industry, this is not recommended, but it is definitely a great way to give your traffic and conversions to your website a major boost.
Let’s go over some of the benefits of creating a Squidoo lens. First of all, a lens is indexed by Google faster than a regular website you create. Many times they are indexed immediately upon creation. Also, Squidoo is a simple and free way to get a presence on the internet. Even if you are not experienced at all on the internet you can have a lens up in under an hour. Many people that are new to advertising on the internet are on a limited budget, so this is very helpful. When you compare Squidoo to its competitors, such as HubPages and WordPress, there is little regulation on your site. Squidoo has no problem with you putting affiliate links on your website. This does not mean to create a really spammy Squidoo that is packed with no information, but has affiliate links all over it. If you do this, there is a small possibility your lens can be taken down. Not only that, your page will not rank well in the search engines if there is no quality content enriched with keywords, and your site is just filled with hoplinks to affiliate products.
When you begin to make your lens, after you log in and click create lens, you will be taken to a screen that asks you what kind of lens you want to make. Click on the options that says “do my own thing.” This gives you freedom to add whatever modules you want to your lens. After this, you will be asked to select a title. You need to use your keyword in your title. If it makes sense, you can simply use the keyword as your title. If the title is taken you can simply add a number to the end of the title and it will not affect your search engine rankings. For instance, you could make your title “Top 10 Wedding Favors 1.” This will make your url http://www.squidoo.com/top-10-wedding-favors-1. If you are having trouble selecting a keyword, feel free to consult my previous blog post about selecting keywords.
Before you make your lens, it is a good idea to check out the Top 100 lenses. By doing this you will get a good idea of what it takes to create a high-quality lens that enjoys a great deal of traffic. No need to try to figure this out yourself, when the blueprint has been drawn for you by the top Squidoo marketers.
Squidoo will ask you if you want to keep the money you earn from your lens or donate it to charity. This is only referring to the Adsense earnings from your page. Adsense is the text ads placed on your website by Google. You will probably not generate much revenue from this, because this is not our main objective, so choose whichever option you like.
After this, you need to create a bio for yourself which includes a link to your main website. A link will be on each Squidoo you create that takes people to your bio, so put a little bit of time into it, because it will getting a good amount of views. You can make this bio default for each lens or create a special bio for each lens. If you have the time, I recommend creating a unique bio for each lens.
The first thing you create in the lens is the introduction. This is the most important part of your lens. This is where you need to capture the attention of your reader. This module is what gets your reader to continue. For this part you can write a short review of your product or service, or you can tell a story to gain interest. When you create your lens, make sure to use 4-5 modules. You want to include a lot of text. Also, add a module that contains something humorous or entertaining. You can use articles you have already written or other people’s articles from ezine. Just make sure to credit the author.
After this, you can take it from there. Use all of the seo techniques you have read previously in the blog and you can create a top Squidoo lens.