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How to Promote Your Squidoo Lenses

Updated on April 4, 2014

Promote Your Squido Lenses, Articles and Web-sites

After spending hours preparing a wonderful lens, web-site, photo gallery etc. it can be soul destroying to then wait for months for a search engine to find it or someone to stumble upon it from your Squidoo profile page. There are many well documented ways to increase traffic, which I shall cover in more detail below: Using appropriate keywords; The "Discovery Tool"; lensrolling the lens to your other lenses, adding the URL to external directories (Digg, Delicious etc.), promoting with Twitter, emailing all of your friends and family and asking them to visit or actually paying to advertise it (which I suspect would be uneconomic for Squidoo lenses) etc.

All of these methods take time and effort, but perhaps the most important thing is to have multiple ways to link to the lens from multiple web-sites and domains, to increase the chance of a search-engine finding the lens and ranking it higher in the results list. External links fromoutside Squidoo are important, but until recently it was easy to increase exposure simply by joining lots of Squidoo Groups. These no longer exist in their original form and have been converted to Group lenses, but you can still add your lens to these Group lenses to promote Traffic.

Here are a selection of Groups for a fairly wide range of topics. Select and appropriate group and add you lenses, to increase traffic to them, or if you have a Group lens you would like to add to this list please add it to the comment section below.

Also submit to other Social Bookmarking Sites:


Stumble Upon






World Wide Travel

Beijing, China

Beijing, China
Beijing, China

Hotel Review Groups

Burgh Island Hotel, South West England

Burgh Island Hotel, South West England
Burgh Island Hotel, South West England

Wildlife and Photography

Investment and Finance Groups



Zazzle Galleries

Proboscis Monkey in Borneo

Proboscis Monkey in Borneo
Proboscis Monkey in Borneo

Classic Car Groups

HiFi, Home Theatre, Computers and Gadgets Groups

Other Ways to Promote Your Squidoo Lenses, Photo Galleries and Articles

Here are a few website to join to help promote this external traffic:

Social Bookmarking:


Stumble Upon



Squidoo Review






Isle of Squid

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      Steve 2 years ago

      Website ranking does take time and is not a overnight thing to increase rankings. If you just do 30 mins a day you can make your go up in rankings.

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      ellis 2 years ago

      Thanks for information, this is good article, you might also

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      Shahin 3 years ago

      Thanks! This really captures the most important issues to be aware of when blogging. I especially like the part of

      finding your own voice. So important if you want to give the blog some personality.

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      Beeky Vanre 3 years ago

      You can also add your lens to article directories when you post a related content. Just add the lens link in your resource box.

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      Service Ac Jakarta Selatan 3 years ago

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      SoRoom 3 years ago

      Very nice info thank you

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      Jock Tiernan 3 years ago

      What a great page and lens - the aim is to get the backlinks going so well done - for the 21 steps to an steady income

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      Choti Queen 3 years ago from Rangpur, R?jsh?hi, Bangladesh

      Yes, this are really good tricks to promote Choti stories and articles.

      I really appreciate it..........

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      Amit Nehra 3 years ago

      This is a great lens to help new people! I like how you told the story of it.

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      quintessentialm 3 years ago

      Great resources. I'd never heard of some of these books, thanks for sharing =)

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      Scott A. Butler 3 years ago from England

      Thank you for sharing all of this very useful information, it will be of great help!

      I mentioned this lens in one of my own "Free ping services for your lens", to share this information even further. :)

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      Niktravelfit 3 years ago

      Great lens, thanks a ton.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Nice post. Thanks.

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      Lucildoll LM 3 years ago

      I just got three featured lenses I would like to have them promoted to the max. Information here is good thanks.

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      theclippingpathindia 3 years ago

      Very cool entry and I am so satisfied that I have found this useful information. Thanks! :)

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      mattseo24 4 years ago

      I think I'm going to start creating lens. Thanks for giving bright idea.

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      TechnicalIndicators 4 years ago

      Wow, it is amazing. You conducted so many lens. Today is my first day to start my lens. I completed five of them.

      Thanks for your sharing.

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      soaringsis 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this helpful info. Great lens.

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      seydakizilcik 4 years ago

      Thanks for your very nice tips. Also i have a Blog about Photography.

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      hotesse-delair-9 4 years ago

      hôtesse de l'air

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      kejadian26 lm 4 years ago

      i keep trzing for that. thanks

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      SecondSally 5 years ago

      Interesting info. Thanks.

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      fenellashorty 5 years ago

      Useful information. I have just two lenses and neither are doing very well, in terms of traffic (I did get a purple star for one though)

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      Never heard of Squidom.


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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      Good content

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      XxSadieLadyxX 6 years ago

      I learned a lot. Thanks!

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      XxSadieLadyxX 6 years ago

      I learned a lot. Thanks!

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      flycatcherrr 6 years ago

      I've learned a lot this evening just by looking around your lens and links, and taking notes. Thanks for the excellent Squidoo education, and example of how to be a good lensmaster.

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      Anthony Altorenna 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thank you for the tips to create more traffic to our lenses. It is frustrating to write good content, then no one visits because they don't know that your lens exists.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      thank you for all the helpful tips! cheers

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      Andy 6 years ago from London, England

      @Senora M: Good point. I'm sure there was a module that allowed you to add your lenses and vote for them etc. It seems to have disappeared. I'll add another one, but you can also just tell me the names of your lenses here in the feedback module and I will make a new featured lens module for you.

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Good information on this lens. I have a few lenses that would fit into some of your categories. I didn't see how to add them.

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      Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

      You've provided wonderful information here. I'll lensroll it to all my lenses but.....most of my lenses get little traffic. I need to put some of the info here to better use!!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      God information

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hey, Andy! ~ I had been thinking of you and was pleased to see you stop by to say hi. This was a good idea form a lens, the title certainly did catch my interests. Hope you are having a wonderful summer. As for me, I spend too much time on Squidoo...

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      I miss the groups. I've lost track of some of the ones I had lenses in, but I'm starting to track down some of them.

      Thanks for the info.


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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I miss the groups. This is a very good helpful lens. Thanks for all the promotion ideas.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I really miss the old way the groups were set up but see the potential for the new groups. You have some great ones. This is a helpful lens for lensmasters wanting to promote their Squidoo lens.