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The 9 Free Things Every Site (or Lens!) Should Do

Updated on January 24, 2013

Everyone online wants to be noticed

Rule #1: If you have a site or Squidoo lens, you want more traffic.

Rule #2: You don't have enough money to buy as much traffic as you need.

Rule #3: You've already made your site/lens as compelling as you know how to.

So, what now? Read on for the (free) details. 

1. Think hard about what you write and do - The number one tactic of SEO and traffic generation is to be remarkable

Are you writing me-too stuff? Is your product or service just like the rest?

The secret is simple: don't work harder at yelling. Work harder at having something to say.

The secret shortcut of online promotion

...is that there is no secret shortcut. Step by step, bit by bit, link by link, you build something important and powerful.

Hurry, but don't rush.

2. Find sites that make it easy to share your taste - Digg is a site that lets the mob find the good stuff

Not only is contributing to the community a good idea, but it pays off in traffic back to your best stuff. (Watch out! If your stuff isn't good, it will get buried).

Bonus #2a: Start an argument

It turns out that arguments and debates and comments are a great way to get people coming back.

Do you need connections to succeed online?

Yes! It matters who you know.

Yes! It matters who you know.

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  • MorganJF12 3 years ago

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  • Amey Coleman 3 years ago from Missouri

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  • sakshibali 3 years ago

    Yes, connection matters a lot. No matter how talented you are, no matter how much efforts you have put in the article, you need connections to succeed. One more important thing that you need to succeed is money. Even in real life you cannot survive in this disillusioned world without money and connections.

  • jackmaster10 3 years ago

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  • solarsammy 3 years ago

    Having connections is the easy way up the Squidoo ladder, but of course this can't be done fully without unique content.

  • jenjelly 3 years ago

    Connections certainly make it a lot easier.

  • malasia 3 years ago

    yes, the more people you know the more views and comment you will receive.

  • malasia 3 years ago

    yes, the more people you know the more views and comment you will receive.

  • JENNIFERMARCHESE 3 years ago

    I believe it is who you know that matters..In school sports, work environment, pretty much anything..its who you know..its all politically geared...

  • Felicitas 3 years ago

    Yes. I'd definitely say it matters who you know. But, once that door is opened, you have to respect your visitors and give them more than they expect.

  • hjohn1024 3 years ago

    Yes I think everyone needs connections to succeed online. Connections will make you better known. The people who seem to know everyone will talk about you, and others will get to know you as well. it is difficult to find your way without online connections...

  • hjohn1024 3 years ago

    Yes I think everyone needs connections to succeed online. Connections will make you better known. The people who seem to know everyone will talk about you, and others will get to know you as well. it is difficult to find your way without online connections...

  • Mick Bert 3 years ago from Australia

    yes

  • kissmiss 3 years ago

    indeed

  • mjogiyal 3 years ago

    Yes,

  • blakeford11 3 years ago

    You need someone good at internet marketing

  • Zienna1 3 years ago

    I think it matters who you know. My new found friends are from other country and from squidoo. Since I'm not twittering as much as the other does, I'm a bit of a lost soul..LOL

  • Colin323 3 years ago

    Who you know - in the sense of volume of contacts. But to keep them interested you need to write compelling stuff

  • mayrain 3 years ago

    Yes definitely

  • Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

    Yes you do need them. But even with them, I have never sold one of book since I have been on Squidoo. And that is the only reason why I'm Squidoo. To sell my paperback. I say again.

    Never sold ONE book. Not one from day one. Road Trip "Australia to Germany" in paperback form. Soon to be converted to eBook. But it won't have all the photo's in it & won't come with DVD.

  • anonymous 3 years ago

    I think it's the old saying it's not what you know it's who you know.

  • wailko 3 years ago

    Yes you need it because, it is a way for other people to get to know you. It also a way of informing others your point of view. At the end it is debates like these that eventually yields results.

  • Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

    I have never had much success with Digg... I may be using it wrong. I have a lot of luck typing in the main idea, like "cooking" or "parenting," in the Facebook search bars. Many pages allow you to share your work, and I have had many visits this way.

  • yamasusant 3 years ago

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  • youknowwhat88 3 years ago

    Great content and hard work are key, of course. But, connections can make sure you're heard and not just a sitting duck. Great stuff often gets overlooked purely because it's not promoted enough.

  • Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    You do not need them, but good ones will often help you go a lot further than you would have without them!

  • Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

    You do not need them, but good ones will often help you go a lot further than you would have without them!

  • heidi-ripley-58 3 years ago

    Answered yes as far as who you know, however hard work does have its rewards!

  • typewriter2 3 years ago

    If you don't know anyone it is hard to get your name out there

  • MarketWatch1 3 years ago

    Depends on quality of connections.

  • supermikong 3 years ago

    Let us help "Haiyan victims".

  • ToyTrainsGScale 3 years ago

    What will be the outcome of the insurance system?

  • Webseoz 3 years ago

    Good Morning Architects ;)

  • DanielaF18 3 years ago

    It does matter who you know.

  • Roscoe333 3 years ago

    Yes we all need something to succeed, interaction is the best way to stay plugged in.

    you go out to work you interact with people places and things. so it's the same in the virtual world.

    You want to make a name for yourself,f you have to have human contact. And, maybe a voodoo doll.

  • Satheeshonward 3 years ago

    Must...

  • pitlock 3 years ago

    I really think it all counts

  • anonymous 3 years ago

    Yes!

  • anonymous 3 years ago

    Yes!

  • anonymous 3 years ago

    Yes!

  • PastorSam LM 3 years ago

    I see this on Facebook. I post a deep and moving piece on the condition of life and get 4 or 5 likes and 1 comment. Someone post a comment about being up too late playing a brainless game and they get 20+ likes and 10 comments.

  • john-doornkamp 3 years ago

    Yes, but those connections have to lead back to your site/lens. In other words the connections are made because people recommend to others what they have found. Word of mouth is powerful, good content is the clincher.

  • john-doornkamp 3 years ago

    Yes, but those connections have to lead back to your site/lens. In other words the connections are made because people recommend to others what they have found. Word of mouth is powerful, good content is the clincher.

  • ToyTrainsGScale 3 years ago

    It's all about money?

  • Kinder16 3 years ago

    I am not well connected yet and my site lacks some content but if you are interested in books check out my site anyway and give me feedback. It will get better, I promise http://www.squidoo.com/books-and-other-interesting...

  • Kinder16 3 years ago

    yes, you need social connections

  • natureadventure 3 years ago

    Yes, it is sort of team work..

  • Angelique 3 years ago from Christchurch

    It goes a long way to site promotion if you have connections

  • anonymous 3 years ago

    nice article i appreciate the tips, check mine out tooo everyone, do me a favor lol http://www.squidoo.com/if-you-could-become-a-milli...

  • koinikoi 3 years ago

    https://hubpages.com/holidays/best-anniversary-gif... please read this interesting lens. thank you!

  • koinikoi 3 years ago

    of course :)

  • anonymous 3 years ago

    yes

  • Kate Fereday Eshete 4 years ago from Ethiopia

    You can put a lot of hard work into creating great content, but if you don't have the connections, nobody will know it's there.

  • kingmedia 4 years ago

    You need interactions to succeed online.

  • Madamxtra 4 years ago from Milky Way Galaxy

    Internet, Web, Grid, all connotate connectivity. Try writing a stand alone blog & see how fast it gets lost in cyber space. On the contrary, there are blog posts written in the nineties that Iâm still sharing with others. Sharing info = internetâ¦SMILE*

    ...I've seen some real trash go viral

  • Ines Bader 4 years ago from Hasenthal (Thuringia, Germany)

    I know the way, but I am and I remain nothing that an entertaining "old house" which tells its own amusing story. You are right: The secret is to remain patient and to believe that good stories will find their readers, also here on squidoo. By the way: I am addicted with squidoo, and it feels good!

  • zclrrp 4 years ago

    I just know Squidoo, good blog site, I like it. Of course, I also set up their own lens, I hope someone can go and see, then give me point out areas for improvement, thank you!

    http://www.squidoo.com/cuisinart-griddler-s-day

  • AdultStuff 4 years ago

    How to start a Adult Business

  • rene01 4 years ago

    I think it would be alot easier to succeed online by associating with others that have also succeeded online. However, anyone that is motivated and welling to take work hard and take the necessary steps to become successful has just as good of a chance at succeeding.

  • RoSelou 4 years ago

    of course, as a new blogger with fresh idea but with no connection, my lens would be boring. With many connections, interaction is possible. That makes a page active.

  • NakedCavewoman 4 years ago

    connections are vitally important in my humble opinion. What better way to drive traffic to your site then to have people talking about it for you!

  • sharadkgupta lm 4 years ago

    yes we need.

  • andrenasey 4 years ago

    Hii Do you know release date of Samsung Galaxy Note 3....

  • clevergirlname 4 years ago

    Kind of - you create connections online, so I'm going to say yes.

  • idtravels 4 years ago

    Hawaii is best destination to travel to...

  • iegsaan 4 years ago

    I think life is all about connections and if we don't connect we don't get anywhere in life. Look at squidoo it encourages us to visit each others site and leaving comments and liking the lenses. That is automatically our first visitors to our sites and helps in ranking in Google. So if we stand together and work together we might actually be a force to reckon with.

  • zanemohamadtawil 4 years ago

    Sure, life is a community. Community need connections to interact with in what ever activities we engaged with. Imagine living in a world community with connections..? What is it going to be. "Dumped". No info in and no info out. That's very bad.! We need to share knowledge cause we cannot bring them to death.

  • zanemohamadtawil 4 years ago

    Sure, life is a community. Community need connections to interact with in what ever activities we engaged with. Imagine living in a world community with connections..? What is it going to be. "Dumped". No info in and no info out. That's very bad.! We need to share knowledge cause we cannot bring them to death.

  • hearthis 4 years ago

    Connections as in having a presence at the right place.

    Does it take connections to get there? I guess so one way or another...

  • thomas-maxwell3 4 years ago

    It helps

  • yesdosh 4 years ago

    LOOOOL wat a stupid question

  • cristovaomicolo 4 years ago

    yes I do

  • flycatcherrr 4 years ago

    ...but I suspect we may define "connections" too narrowly.

  • usemycode 4 years ago

    of course

  • cashflowstoo 4 years ago

    Absolutely.

  • carllawrenceleray 4 years ago

    What comes first the egg or the chicken? let's see whos intelligent enough to explain this properly.

  • topbuilderlist 4 years ago

    Yes reliable connections is very important to succeed online.

  • ima11 4 years ago

    I think it matters what people I know. You can never have too many friends, and it's always best to have the right friends. I am not just talking about friends in high places, not at all. Friends are very helpful to have.

  • cookie37061 4 years ago

    Yes, because the term "search" implies that we are all looking for something. Connections are needed to spread knowledge.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Absolutely Yes, ideas and technical writing skill are also urgent to me. Wide knowledge is also important.

  • six acaper 4 years ago

    ANY WAY you can get your information out there can only equal more traffic. Connections, yes. Strong content, yes. Writing that makes the reader know you are "one of/with them" in their quest to find AND purchase the perfect product.....

  • footprints100 4 years ago

    Both connections and content, tyhere is no hard and fast rule here.

  • hekmatkhan 4 years ago

    If I can create a squidoo lens, a good man helped me.

  • mycanvas 4 years ago

    definitely

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    yes! You need people to promote you.

  • TamaraLeeTaylor 4 years ago

    Absolutely! The key is quality connections and engagement with substance (and humor can be substance btwâ¦). I feel both great content AND who you know, so you get seen, are a great combination for success.

  • teay1223 4 years ago

    Of Course !!!

  • WaveandWillow 4 years ago

    Absolutely!

  • crystalballltd 4 years ago

    Yes, if you want more of your content to succeed it needs a wee push. Your connections can help you seed your content and start the ball rolling.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Do u think pumping products having longevity?

  • TimoSixx 4 years ago

    Yes you do. By the way folks, read my new lens ^^

    http://www.squidoo.com/andy-biersack

  • sheacherie 4 years ago

    https://hubpages.com/style/shopping-online18

    And for the info. I am new on squidoo hope it works :$

  • peter989 4 years ago

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  • centralplexus 4 years ago

    It can certainly help a lot but it's not the sole factor for success!

  • deyodey 4 years ago

    yes we have to have contacts. We can have the best message, but if no one sees it because it ranks too low, we haven't given anyone information they can use to improve their life.

No! Great content and hard work are the secret.

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  • oasisbinloc 3 years ago

    If you want to get something up and running quickly connections are quick and solid ways of doing that, but ultimately your content will have the final say. If you have great content but no connections people will find it and it will grow. If you have connections and poor content, people will make sure not to come back again.

  • oasisbinloc 3 years ago

    If you want to get something up and running quickly connections are quick and solid ways of doing that, but ultimately your content will have the final say. If you have great content but no connections people will find it and it will grow. If you have connections and poor content, people will make sure not to come back again.

  • glowgirlglow 3 years ago

    Hard work is the secret;but having connections dosnt hurt either.

  • hawkstar 3 years ago

    Great content and hard work are the secret.

  • Emmanuel Gitonga Munyi 3 years ago

    No. It really matters on an individuals work and moral ethics on how badly they want to succeed.

  • Emmanuel Gitonga Munyi 3 years ago

    What's your position on minimum wages?

  • Miriam Parker 3 years ago from Montclair, CA. 91763

    No, but you have to be very resourceful to make sure your content is factual. Having connections, however, can't hurt, but good old hard work does pay off.

  • tribesearcher 3 years ago

    Most people say we have three kinds of people; people moving around in the Zombiezone, people moving around in the Comfortzone, people moving around in the Hyperzone. I say; every human being is awesome, you only have to become the real version of yourself. What do you think?

  • ashishr19 3 years ago

    Obviously unique content and attractive organizing style will help a particular lens gain more traffic. Just by knowing some people will not help in growing the page visitor or Lens visitor circle. Check out my lens about why one should visit Paris at http://www.squidoo.com/why-one-should-visit-paris

  • figgz14 3 years ago

    be realistic and original..

  • figgz14 3 years ago

    be realistic and original..

  • gytass 3 years ago

    everyone can do it, check mine out http://www.squidoo.com/overcoming-a-challenge

  • roja10 3 years ago

    Of course a great content is what you need to succeed. Without a good content how is it possible to get noticed by people other than a few of whom you know?

  • PSPACC 3 years ago

    I'd say great content matter but its all down to links links and more links!

  • Jodimo 3 years ago

    Imagine that you were a famous Twitter user, tweeting your heart out. You post your link to the Interweb and say "Hey everyone, look at this!" Sure, you'll get may get many views on the page, but no one will buy the product if it's worth no more than the tweet you sent. Working hard will get you what you want, having an interesting and exciting idea will get you what you want, and working hard will get you what you want. If you believe that your creation, your product, your page, anything is worth anything, it is, whether you get the benjamins or the self value.

  • LadyGeisha 3 years ago

    You need to maintain a constant online presence across various social media platforms as well as aggregate compelling content in order to succeed. Not to mention the amount of time it takes to update all the sites -- you get out of it what you put in!

  • idoo4traffic 3 years ago

    To give up easily in any endeavor is to accept cheap defeat! This lens business is not different. Provided it does not cost us too much in terms of money, time and other resources,we must continue to work hard, pray and hope. Someday, somehow, things are likely to turn out for the better. We should keep in mind the expression "If you try but do not succeed, try, try, try again". That was what Abraham Lincoln did and finally became the US president after failing the umpteenth time.

  • anonymous 3 years ago

    I'm new on Squidoo. I think that we need connections but great content and hard work perhaps will have better results.

    http://www.squidoo.com/carindubai

  • QuanDuo 3 years ago

    Connections may give a short term, superficial advantage, but after a while this advantage will run its course, and without a truly original, self-sustaining content, others will not take the initiative to reach towards you.

  • Madelight75 3 years ago

    Connections are integral to success, but even more integral is determination. Determination will cause you to be noticed and once you are noticed connections begin to follow after you.

  • The Satan Records 3 years ago from The Satan Records

    Whille good connections help, in the long run hard work pays off more :)

  • chrisilouwho 3 years ago

    hope not

  • icecaverns 3 years ago

    Live your life don't wish you had

  • IdeasYouSpark 3 years ago

    It helps, but its not always necessary. Common topics and creative writing about them is a good foot in the door.

  • GabriellaGomez 3 years ago

    I will work more

  • Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

    Not good enough.

    Want more info.

    I don't want to take sides.

    Why do you force me ?

    I came here to learn how to get 100 hits per day on my site http://www.squidoo.com/extraordinary-road-trip-jap... Nothing more, nothing less.

    How's that for starting an argument ?

  • TerriCarr 3 years ago

    No. Everybody starts somewhere. You build connections as you go. As Seth says, it takes time to truly build a solid online presence. Don't expect it to take 6 months.

  • deified 3 years ago

    i rely on prayer and voodoo dolls for my traffic.

  • properperson 3 years ago

    I think it would help of course, but building those connections is party of the draw I think.

  • LittleBookWorm 3 years ago

    The most important thing is to write something worth reading-if it is good, word will spread. That said, it's always fun to participate online, getting involved in a community and making friends. The benefits of friendships are the same as in real life.

  • LittleBookWorm 3 years ago

    The most important thing is to write something worth reading-if it is good, word will spread. That said, it's always fun to participate online, getting involved in a community and making friends. The benefits of friendships are the same as in real life.

  • tlperdue99 4 years ago

    There are TWO things one needs to succeed online. 1) You need persistence of effort. It IS the number one trait you must have. 2) You must have some disposable income for advertising. It would be nice if you were a great salesman,however, few of us are. It would be nice if you could write like a Hemingway,however, most of us are pretty generic writers. Lots of traits would help you succeed, however, Items one and two above are omnipotent!

  • AmericanNinjaWarrior 4 years ago

    Hey Thanks a lot for the information - I appreciate it it.

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  • sloane1 4 years ago

    no i am not agreed with this compare the things here then you will know what is right http://www.squidoo.com/sloanedevelopment#

  • Mick Bert 4 years ago from Australia

  • Faseeha Harthim 4 years ago from Malaysia

    It's wonderful content you produce and how far you inspire your readers that keeps them coming back!

  • Faseeha Harthim 4 years ago from Malaysia

    It's wonderful content you produce and how far you inspire your readers that keeps them coming back!

  • jaickmel 4 years ago

    hi........

  • SusanAston 4 years ago

    It's standing out from the crowd that matters. It's a bonus if you "know" people but if you don't have anything outstanding to say, even those you know won't be interested.

  • 118Subscriptions 4 years ago

    I was on squidoo back in 2010 and you know what, I posted one lens and that lens was from the heart on a different account and no longer up anymore. I got thousands of contacts from that one lense that made the difference in the business I was working at the time. It's about whats in your soul and what makes people say hey I'm there too. Need say no more.

  • ToyTrainsGScale 4 years ago

    Good too All!

  • Bobo54321 4 years ago

    yes

  • lilac_dropz 4 years ago

    Ive heard that it is rich, unique and engaging content and connections which popular related websites which help you to succeed online.

  • PearlsForever 4 years ago

    If the content is quality it doesn't make a difference.

  • readty7 4 years ago

    I think that the most important is the quality of the lens

  • alaneconnolly 4 years ago

    na, hard work and dedication will get you places

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    it depends on your definition of success!

  • Rachel32 4 years ago

    However, it can help if you do meet people online who are interested in what you have to say, and youre interested in what they have to say.

  • Rachel32 4 years ago

    Nope

  • moe1984 4 years ago

    nope not at all i've a lot of success without any connections without any mentors everybody has there own method to gain traffic i use a system that works if u wanna know more about my method shoot me a email at ceemoe6@gmail.com

  • targetedresponse 4 years ago

    If you have great content, you'll certainly arouse great interest! But I wouldn't agree that it's black or white! If you know people who have high traffic sites and you have a really worthy product, you most definitely need those connections and their audience to achieve the highest levels of success in the shortest period of time. I discuss this at length on my blog http://targetedresponseblog.com/2013/04/the-right-...

  • martsmarts 4 years ago

    I beleive that the more effort and time you pile into your work then the easier the traffic will come

  • craigsmithilm 4 years ago

    That depends. Karma plays a lot with how you are perceived and how you wish to be.

  • hal9ksrc 4 years ago

    I think that it is a numbers game and that whatever you can do to generate exposure to your site will create chances for people to find your site and make purchases.

  • Chris53 4 years ago

    definitely

  • Rukhsaar 4 years ago

    No

  • topbuilderlist 4 years ago

    I need free organic traffic.

  • weberoe 4 years ago

    I see where the Democrats Push Legislation to Remove Sheriffs Who Refuse to Enforce Unconstitutional Gun Laws. Should this happen?

    I don't think so.

  • thierrymat 4 years ago

    Your website or link online must be visited; market the website and attract traffic is key; other wise what the point of having a business website online that people ain't stopping by and gain what interesting.

  • BPennywise 4 years ago

    Both are important, but without quality content your site wont go very far

  • RitaAnn 4 years ago

    Years ago I was online. Not sure how it is now, but back then, great content and hard work paid off. Then my site and computer got hacked. 3x'z they pulled it down, 3x'z I put it back up. One person=Me with two kidz at home. Thought I'd better leave the computer and keep the kids.

    RitaAnn~

    Evansville, IN City Wide Leukemia Awareness Party!

    http://evansvilleincitywideparty.wordpress.com

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Am learning from here and i have some exposure earlier but learning new things here on your lenses.

  • MyIshi 4 years ago

    If you have great content you attract more readers.

  • ToteBagFashion 4 years ago

    Back links are a great start, but it all takes time

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Good content is the key

  • drcarl 4 years ago

    Trick question! Of course you need connections; well, at least one connection: An INTERNET connection! NOW will you visit my first lens?

  • BorednBroke 4 years ago

    I don't believe so. Although challenging, I think you need to just understand what people are looking for and that people's behavior on the Internet may not match your own.

  • kjlaplante 4 years ago

    I think it is more important to have a clear, heartfelt message than any thing else. If YOU don't believe what your're saying, don't expect anyone else to either!

  • busyfig 4 years ago

    I think it's very important to write about stuff that you're interested in or passionate about. You have to know what you're talking about because if you don't, the readers can definitely tell.

  • jesse-taylor-9862 4 years ago

    not at all! Just a good focus and being original and motivated!

  • laurenrich 4 years ago

    I am learning to write more and this has help me important my content. Thanks

  • Peter Messerschmidt 4 years ago from Port Townsend, WA, USA

    You BUILD great connections as part of succeeding online. You start with great content and then work hard to make connections. Someone promising they can "get you 100,000 followers on twitter" is worse than useless... because it'll just get you 100,000 people wanting you to follow THEM.

  • Tonybx1 4 years ago

    Who you know might get you noticed initially, though it`s quality content with sincerity that will prevail

  • kyranicks 4 years ago

    Give good information

  • norbertwise 4 years ago

    Neither, just great content. Content worked out hard isnt great. Also, 'secret' is just saying "I am too lazy to figure it out".

  • SmokeybonesJr 4 years ago

    Nice!

  • ktoushow 4 years ago

    Yes. Visit my page. Cool girl image. And wonderful videos music. [HD]

  • lifesmarty 4 years ago

    It depends of the purpose, but generaly in the age of omnipresent internet legacy it is the content quality and distribution that works. There is many examples of it in real life.

  • blueknight311 4 years ago

    You need to network and communicate with others.

  • Nitrorg 4 years ago

    Yea you need connections but most of them aren't due to people you know personally

  • Kimberley Vico 4 years ago

    Great content comes first... the rest will follow but keep it warm!

  • alauraclancy 4 years ago

    its not who you know or the other thing but it is however who notices your site/ad/business

  • rakiddd 4 years ago

    Maybe not but I do think you need that one a-Ha! moment or product to really get you jump started. At the same time knowing someone in anything never hurts

  • CornellMarCom LM 4 years ago

    Great content happens when you don't edit at your elbow...just write what you feel.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    I would say No. If u have good, great content and patience then connectivity will be easily made

  • KaraAshton 4 years ago

    Not really. The best thing you can do is not give up. It's only when you give up that you fail. So, my motto is 'just keep on keeping on'.

  • abloom lm 4 years ago

    I think it's a little bit of everything. Content, connections, keywords.. SEO.. , maybe even the time of the year...

    What I mean by time of year is.. for example, I love to crochet and knit in the winter. So in the winter I search for crochet and knit patterns. Basically stuff to do inside.. In the spring and summer... i look for outdoor things to do... gardening, etc.. Of course, not everyone is the same. Great topic!!! Thanks!!!! I am new and looking for great topics like this one! :D

  • marijahorvat lm 4 years ago

    I think, everything helps a bit. But the most help in the effort to succeed will come from your own observations. What works and what not. Then just keep on fine tuning the things that you find working.

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Yes, you need to connect with people who can teach you how to achieve your goals. People who have been where you are trying to go.

  • rattie lm 4 years ago

    Hm! When I know the answer to this question I'll let you know. I do know it doesn't happen overnight.

  • indosquid 4 years ago

    content is a king, but backlink is a queen.. :)

  • MrsNagrom 4 years ago

    No, I believe that if you attractive the right audience, you can be successful.

  • Tim Bader 4 years ago from Surrey, UK

    content first but it helps to have friends too!

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Learning at my own pace. Can understand things now that were so difficult in the beginning when I joined.Just plug away and dont give up!

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Great content and perserverance is what I believe.

  • sqchick 4 years ago

    It helps

  • mstcourtjester 4 years ago

    Great Content!

  • victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

    Although I believe content and hard work are the main things, having connections doesn't hurt!

  • anonymous 4 years ago

    Certainly, connections are necessary in order to succeed online!

3. Build ANOTHER Squidoo lens - Every blog, every organization needs one

A lens (you're reading one) is an organized directory that makes it easy for people to find your good stuff. It's free and you should have one... it will bring you credibility and traffic.

Already have a lens? Make another, and link 'em together. Up your discoverability factor.

4. Get your team, or customers, or friends to spread the word - It's not a top down world any more, folks

It only takes a dozen or two people to post something to StumbleUpon, or Delicious, or other social news and bookmarking sites to get a lot of attention to your work. Stop worrying about getting listed in the New York Times and start talking to your friends instead.

5. Issue a press release - But only if you have something to say

Press releases aren't just for reporters. News readers (like Google News) read the press releases for the good stuff. So if you've got stuff, issue it as press release.

6. Get a sister site for testing - When the IT folks complain too much

Most big organizations have a 'frozen' site. No testing, no little experiments, no landing pages. You don't have to fight them. Just get some low-cost or free hosting and experiment with some pages that come BEFORE your firewall.

7. Google Analytics - You won't know what's working unless you measure

If you've got a lens, don't worry about this part. Squidoo handles it for you! Just check your stats page for daily info.

8. Don't be boring - If it's so obvious, why are you ignoring it

Every single one of the hundreds of millions of web surfers has billions of choices. And they're not choosing you. Why? Well it could be that they don't know about you. But it's way more likely that they don't care.

9. Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube

It's kind of unfair to put all these together, because they each deserve their own writeup.

What hot community are you already part of? Are you on Facebook, Twittering with your friends, getting Adds on MySpace, or swapping pics on Flickr? Link back to your favorite sites and lenses from those profiles. Link hither and yon and back again, and you'll generate your own little traffic economy. Nice.

What's the unsung tip? - Tell readers of this lens which technique is the one they shouldn't skip

Which technique is the easiest to ignore (but the most important to do!?)

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      Justin Patrick Gonzales Lopez 3 years ago from Philippines

      Awesome...thanks for the infos:)

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      click2CYtoday 3 years ago

      Thanks so much for the great information! I am going to get started working on some of these right now... because that is tip #10 right? Just DO IT!

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      shinebrightly 3 years ago

      Good stuff here Seth, thank you so much! I am exploring the ebooks now!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Don't give up the ship!

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      Matt Hutcheson 3 years ago from Aberdeen

      Great tips, thanks for the info. I'll be putting these into practice!

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      rachealrickman 3 years ago

      Interesting advice I am new to all of this and hope to start drawing in some traffic and feedback.

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      Beatrice T 3 years ago

      Great tips to follow.

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      dominvo 3 years ago

      great tips for new comer like,thanks alot for sharing htis.

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      oasisbinloc 3 years ago

      Good Lens, I think connections will help short term but in the long run, it's always going to come down to the quality of what you have. That's what will make people keep coming back.

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      princesshollada1 3 years ago

      Make then laugh!!!

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      leonvd 3 years ago

      Great information

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      monika64 3 years ago

      choose a niche that is popular but doesn't have the biggest competition and write a quality article about it

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      abundancewithamy 3 years ago

      Quite informative lens..I am new to squidoo & hope to make really cool lens!

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      Frnco10 3 years ago

      Its all about Quality and consistency..

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      tribesearcher 3 years ago

      Show up and ship every day.

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      dave756 3 years ago

      provide quality not quantity

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      aaxiaa lm 3 years ago

      Just start writing, you can only delete it or improve it. But get a move on!

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      BrookeEva 3 years ago

      Nice tips

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      Scindhia 3 years ago from Chennai

      Be original in your content. Everybody wants to know the real you!

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      Colin323 3 years ago

      Visiting, reading, engaging with, and liking (if you do) other people's lenses

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      Cronicbeats 3 years ago

      Facebook ads and emailing did wonders for our last lens :)

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      angela-amor 3 years ago

      Thank you , very much ...

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      trevorjb1406 3 years ago

      Thanks for the tips.

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      Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Thank you, I found this very helpful

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      IanTease 3 years ago

      Great to read an experts opinion, lots of really helpful information here

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      idoo4traffic 3 years ago

      I am relatively new in the Squidoo Lens business. I have already decided not to give up so easily and so cheaply. I understand many people have succeeded here and I am determined to work hard, pray and hope to be one of them in the final run. Let us do what we can to succeed here, provided such things are legal and allowed. Life is always a learning process and building on our experiences is the right way to go. We have to "doo" it 4 "traffic"!

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      No tips that have not been listed. One thing I can say, TWEETING has not SOLD my paperback via Squidoo. And I have tweeted so much about Squidoo, I think people are getting sick of see Lens's being advertized. My opinion only.

      Cheers from DOWNUNDER

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      wailko 3 years ago

      How About, being persistent and participate actively?

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      Great lens! I'm just new in the Squidoo venture, hopefully I get to learn a lot to go on.

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      AnonymousC831 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Great Lens. So helpful.

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      Mascheta 3 years ago

      Awesome!

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      Madelight75 3 years ago

      Thanks for offering these superb tips.

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      inditech lm 3 years ago

      great!

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      sharadkgupta lm 3 years ago

      nice ideas.

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      AndyLeeParker 3 years ago

      I don't want to write about trends, I want to cause them.

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      youknowwhat88 3 years ago

      I've only just started. So, thanks for the ideas :)

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      kamuwela-pupuhi 3 years ago

      I will take all of the ideas into consideration by utilizing the ideas that bring success and tweaking the ones that will bring success.

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      Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      The thing is to write about trending topics and items. Amazon even lists their stuff best selling first if you ask them to! So does e Bay. Use the data and do not try to fight the trends!

      Anything that is hot in the news is also likely to be hot as a seller if you find related items. It is only hard work if we make it so or we ignore what is exciting others right now.

      Add this to everything Seth said and you will see your Sales increase (if that is your aim). Great article again Seth!

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      The Satan Records 3 years ago from The Satan Records

      Focus on making your lens good, people will share it then

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      Jethro 3 years ago from Philippines

      Keep learning from the masters like Seth Godin! :)

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      bookmarking this for the future, thanks!

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      kriskappa 3 years ago

      Useful info. Thank you!

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      DeeDeeGee LM 3 years ago

      Great ideas! I am definitely going to try most of these.

      Sorry I don't have a tip for you - yet!

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      heidi-ripley-58 3 years ago

      I agree with Sue4you! These are all great tips and any ideas as to how I can start my own writing blog would be greatly appreciated.

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      eiramarie 3 years ago

      A very nice lens!!

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      Sue4you 3 years ago

      Great info. Love it, thanks :)

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      tcaldy 3 years ago

      Thanks for the info. Will try some of these ideas.

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      DanielaF18 3 years ago

      Talk about something you love to do so that you have a lot to say. People want to be very informed, not just read one sentence. Also, make it clear and organized. Do not be all over the place with your thoughts.

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      Aladdins Cave 3 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Thank you so much. Picked up a couple of pointers. Now this old brain go to learn how to use the new info. To much, the pain of it all.

      Thanks and Cheers from DOWNUNDER

      PS

      No further arguments will be entered into. I was. and always will be. CORRECT heheheh

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      pitlock 3 years ago

      Thanks

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      diana-newton-14 3 years ago

      Take a risk and be REAL rather than careful

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Thanks for the info

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      deified 3 years ago

      again, prayer and voodoo dolls. ;p

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      mikebuckamneer 3 years ago

      Some good thoughts. Thanks.

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      john-doornkamp 3 years ago

      One of the best tie-ups is with your own web site. You can easily send people between the two: there is a "connect to your web site" module available when you build your lens, and you can do a hyperlink from your web site.

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      Tami-Lynn 3 years ago from North Vancouver

      Great lense! I was looking at my lense stats tonight and where my traffic is coming from...i was totally excited to see one of my lenses was getting some traffic from Google! I guess lots of folks like cherry / banana smoothies! :)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      build up a fan club on facebook!

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      Dawn Romine 3 years ago from Nebraska

      Twitter has been great for me, I've spent a long time building up followers, now over 7,000, but it's worth it. Once you hit 2000 followers on Twitter the rest come a lot faster.

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      natureadventure 3 years ago

      It's a great sharing thank you very much for informative lens.

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      Ryan45678 LM 3 years ago

      Thanks for the tips! I have used most of them and they seem to help quite a bit. I still don't have as much traffic as I would like my lenses to have, but I guess it just takes time. Don't give up!

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      Angelique 3 years ago from Christchurch

      Great Idea's, I have joined most of these sites at one point or another, what I have found is that I get overwhelmed trying to remain active with them all. Will try to concentrate on just a few and see how that goes. Thanks

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Ok, I'll do more for my lenses be known well

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      AmericanNinjaWarrior 4 years ago

      I read everything you [put here, and i can tell you have done this before. i am new, created my first lens - would you guys take a look and let me know what you think? I worked pretty hard on it - but could use some advice.

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      Kate Fereday Eshete 4 years ago from Ethiopia

      Use brilliant photographs. Your own, if possible.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Lots of ideas

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      LeroySmith1 4 years ago

      Kick ass?

      Yes, definitely kick ass at what you do.

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      Be personable

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      SusanAston 4 years ago

      Great summary.

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      Theweirdandmore 4 years ago

      Be original.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Don't spam!

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      clevergirlname 4 years ago

      Be honest.

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      MariaField78 4 years ago

      Thanks!!! These are some good tips :-)

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      fcinternetmarketing 4 years ago

      Great tips.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello! I think that every information to be serious it is necessary to be reliable, particularly when it' s related to the health!

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      Tom Christen 4 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      @Gimba-i-gilbir: That is the way it should be yes! I could not said that better....

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      Ines Bader 4 years ago from Hasenthal (Thuringia, Germany)

      Readers in all languages love surprises, crazy articles with high-quality content, and they all want the one: be entertained with each topic.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you! Great information!

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      SquidooMBA 4 years ago

      Solid content as always.

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      cgeertsc 4 years ago

      Great tips!

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      SportsEye 4 years ago

      gracias

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      SportsEye 4 years ago

      gracias

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      greytdogz 4 years ago

      Some great information here. Thank you.

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      greytdogz 4 years ago

      Some great information here. Thank you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks great lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. I'm going to start a Board for my topic in Pinterest now.

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      gadifi lm 4 years ago

      nice lens on free traffic tips thanks for sharing this information

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      NakedCavewoman 4 years ago

      Awesome tips - thank you!!!

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      Temcat49 4 years ago

      @MizMelody: I agree. I really enjoyed this lens. Very informative. I have wrote one lens and working on next. I am not getting traffic though. So, these ideas are great.

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      MizMelody 4 years ago

      Hi enjoyed your lens, very informative. I used some of your tips today. I'm pretty new to Squidoo, I've wrote a few lens. I just finished one that talks about a real relationship problem millions of people are dealing with. You apparently know what your doing. May I ask you to please visit my lens and give me some truthful feedback. I want to be genuine about the topics I discuss, but I may not go over well with other's. I appreciate your time. My lens is http://www.squidoo.com/women-taking-care-of-men. I welcome your advice for future lens. Thanks

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      sharadkgupta lm 4 years ago

      Good suggestions must be followed by every lens master.

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      sharadkgupta lm 4 years ago

      Good suggestions must be followed by every lens master.

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      angelatvs 4 years ago

      @drcarl: I do this with greeting cards.. It seems that getting a physical card in the mail tends to show that you took more time then just sending an email. It definitely works!

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      Davidschu 4 years ago

      this is a great lens. A lot of great info to run with and put to use. Thanks for everything

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      #10 positive thoughts picture success =]

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      #10. Create great content that people actually read. Don't just blast crap on sites just do something. Engage your readers by creating top quality content they want to read.

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      #10 - Don't quit.

      Alternative #10 - Go out in the real world and talk with people who are not at all like you, think differently, feel differently, come from a whole different background. Do more listening than talking. Get some fresh air in your head.

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      darksalo 4 years ago

      excellent info !! thank you so much. ( I feel like I should be saying , a thousand thank yous, oh master, I am but a single, lowly grasshopper who aspires one day to walk with you and not behind.)

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      castelloautore 4 years ago

      @TanoCalvenoa: I agree with this.

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      castelloautore 4 years ago

      Any help is welcome, specially in the beginning. Thanks.

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      castelloautore 4 years ago

      Any help is welcome, specially in the beginning. Thanks.