Do you know what Google knows of your article?
The result may surprise you.
Take the URL for your article, hub or lens and Google the following:
If you see spinny “loading” icons, that means Google doesn’t have that part of your page indexed. Google will only send search traffic based on the content it can see and index.
Other places you can check:
- Webconfs’ Spider Simulator, especially useful to see what links are crawlable on your page
- The Internet Archive: does it have a copy of your page yet? If it does, search engines most certainly do.
Oh well, any lensography type of page is filled with the loading icons…….
I read Marketing Spiritual (Katinka) earlier and she is right: the featured lens module is no longer the way to go. Unless it is another glitch? I am back after some summer break and face with more change on squidoo, not to mention the slow to load dashboard.
Question is should we change our featured lens module with plain link module?
And no I am not prepare (yet) to go and use your HTML-coded imitation Featured Lenses modules. Maybe on a couple of pages, to test, but really it would be too time consuming….and maybe squidoo will just reverse this change…
I guess we wait and see. I’ve started changing my links in various ways — for example, creating one lensography page that’s got nice SEO-friendly links to all the lenses in that niche/series, having all of them link back to it, so there is at least some link juice flowing.
The other not-too-awful technique is to create a custom tag used by all lenses closely related to each other, and include that in their tags (possibly even the primary tag, if it’s a bunch of lenses). In theory, tag pages provide inter-linking as well.
But now I’ve gone and checked to make sure that’s still working, and I’m not sure it is. See new post.