Let’s face it; I’m a journeyman when it comes to web traffic and SEO. I know the basics. I know how to do keyword research and how to use keywords. But I don’t focus enough on linkbuilding. I can get 100+ visitors per week to a lens, but not thousands. Some people can.
So my tips and suggestions here can get you from raw beginner to intermediate, but not expert SEO level.
However, there’s something else I’ve learned a lot about: Squidoo in general! How to build lenses. What looks good. I probably know as much about Squidoo modules as any ordinary member, since I did a test drive of every Squidoo module in 2008 and again this November.
So I’ve created a new “Lensblography” blog: a lensography of all my lenses done as a blog. Partly, as you should guess, it’s to build backlinks to my lenses. Partly it’s to help fans find my old lenses.
But on each lens, I’m going to share THREE things you may find useful:
- What I Learned Making This Lens
- What I Didn’t Learn Making This Lens
- Lens Stats and Milestones
So check out Greekgeek’s Lensblography in the weeks to come. I’ve got two lenses reviewed so far.
Here is an unsolicited recommendation: Read the SquidUtils Blog!
The Fluffanutta is a tech-savvy Squidoo member who has created add-ons for the Squidoo Workshop, maintains the SquidUtils site chock-full of free goodies for Squidoo lensmasters, and is responsible for some of the tools that eventually became incorporated into Squidoo itself. I use his Workshop Add-ons tools as part of my lensbuilding/promoting routine. He knows more about how Squidoo works than just about anybody who isn’t an actual employee of Squidoo.
The SquidUtils Blog has tons of tips and suggestions for how to get the most out of Squidoo. I’ve learned an awful lot of what I know from that blog and Fluff’s post in the SquidU forums, and when I ask a question, Fluffanutta is usually the one who tells me what I need to know.
So. SquidUtils Blog. Great source of Squidoo secrets and practical knowledge.
This post is a thank-you to Fluff for straightening me out and helping me understand two different Squidoo topics in the last couple of days!
Welcome to my Squidoo and SEO blog!
Rather than post my musings about How to Squidoo in the Squidoo member forums (SquidU Lensmaster Lounge), I’ve decided to start Yet Another Squidoo Blog. It’s easier to find entries later, and I can use my own lenses as examples without feeling guilty for self-promoting in the wrong forum.
I’m still getting this blog set up, and the grout isn’t yet dry. However, content is king, so I’m just going to launch into one of the Squidoo topics I’ve been batting about the lounge lately.