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Squidoo Lens Love

Updated on February 18, 2013

Squidoo Lens Love - What Goes Around Comes Around

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to showcase your most recent lenses to the great Squidoo Lensmaster community?

So often when other Lensmasters run by your profile to take a look at your lenses they only see your "best lenses". Consequently these get more Squid Likes and views than all the other for little reason more than they sit at the top of the list on your bio page.

I feel that all my lenses are pretty great, even those that don't sit at the top. For one reason or another they don't get quite the same traffic levels and as such they don't get as many likes. I'm creating this page as a way of combating this problem.

I want to be able to show off my most recent lenses in hopes that more people will notice them and read them after they're published and maybe - just maybe - they'll get a bit more love.

See below for a list of my most recent lenses as well as some of my lenses that I particularly love.

Here Are A Few More Lens Promotion Tactics

In addition to better showcasing my newest lenses on my profile page I do a few other things to get traction right off that bat. Some of these may or may not work for everybody.

  1. I include a contextual link to new lenses from some of my older high traffic lenses. This ensures that at least a very small number of visitors click through to the new lens which keeps it "green" or out of WIP.
  2. I swap out my featured lenses on my bio page periodically to get faces on newer lenses.

I know many others use Squidoo directories or share their lenses on Facebook, Twitter, or their blogs but so far these are the only two things I've implemented into my promotional efforts.

The ONLY Squidoo Guide I Feel Comfortable Promoting

I've read about 6-7 different paid Squidoo guides over the past few months - ever since I started using Squidoo significantly. They all have tiny nuggets of info that I found helpful but this guide - written by a close friend of mine - is the only guide that is worth buying. It's far cheaper than all the others and it will help you out so much more. I hate getting more information than is actionable. Just read this and then take massive action.

Squid Profits: Squidoo Keyword Research Success Formula
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This is an ebook formatted for Kindle. It is available to anyone regardless if they have a Kindle or not. You can read it on Amazon's free cloud reader, on your tablet computer, desktop, or just about nay smart phone made.

You've thought about buying those expensive Squidoo guides right? This one's around a buck. It's the best investment you could make in your business.

Here's the book on Amazon.co.uk or click below for the US site.

 

I'm giving this lens a try and am featuring it prominently on my bio. I'm not sure if it will help much but I hope that it will. What inventive ways have you used to improve initial traffic to your newest and best lenses?

What Do You Do To Promote Your Newest Lenses

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    • AnonymousC831 profile image

      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      I'm new here to Squidoo, so I'm having trouble with getting likes, views, traffic. What I find that helps is actually the Squidoo forums.

    • mcspocky lm profile image

      mcspocky lm 4 years ago

      Getting people to see one's lenses does seem to be tricky. I'm adding a link to this lens on the new lens I'm creating for lensmaster resources.

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      Brian Chezfat 4 years ago

      @anonymous: ...at least until the lenses start getting traffic all by themselves. It's a snowball effect. Sometimes we have to get the ball rolling but then it propels itself for us. Thanks for your comments!

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      Brian Chezfat 4 years ago

      @HeatherM2: Thanks for letting us know about that Heather. I'll make note of it on this lens.

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      HeatherM2 4 years ago

      I belong to a really great community on Facebook called #SquidooSocial. It's a group that is growing quickly and it's about more than just posting links (although you can do that), it's about having a place to interact with other lensmasters. ;)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Good idea, its annoying how you spend ages on a lens and you just cannot get a lot of traffic to it even with back links and then you have more trouble getting it out of WIP. Lenses are not like ordinary artices that you write and virtually forget. We have to continually keep updating them to have them noticed. Thanks for all your help with marketing our lenses and articles.

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      Brian Chezfat 4 years ago

      @askformore lm: Good luck - I hope you have some success with it. It's just so hard to keep new lenses from being buried. Any little bit of help makes a big difference.

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      askformore lm 4 years ago

      I believe this strategy will work. I will modify 'your way' to 'my way' (if you don't mind), because it irritates me that some of my lenses (that I personally love) are ranking so low.