Friday, May 04, 2007

Squidoo Marketing Strategies : ping your Squidoo lens to the top of Google's listings

Yesterday one of the participants in my Squidoo Marketing
Strategies e-mail course
asked a very legitimate question
that proved to be beneficial to him and to me.

Here's the question:"Which keywords have you got onto the
first page of Google for? (I don't remember seeing any squidoo
lens come up when I have been searching.)"

I indicated that a search for "affiliate marketing coach" showed
my lens of the same name at No. 8 position (out of 1,220,000
search results). My blog held positions 1 & 2.

I was surprised that my squidoomarketingsecrets lens was not
showing in Google's list for searches of the same name. So I did
a test that you can do.

I entered the full url of my Squidoo lens in the Google search box
- and the result? Google could not recognise the page.

That night, I submitted my lens to the search engines using a fr^e
auto-submitter. The very next day my squidoomarketingstrategies
lens was No. 1 on Google for the keyword of the same name
(out of 936,000 results).

So here are the steps:

1. submit your Squidoo lens to the search engines:
(fr^e submitter)

2. make an entry on your Squidoo lens

3. publish your changed lens

4. ping the search engines:
(fr^e pinging service)

Repeat steps 2-4 regularly.

P.S. For the full story on how to get a top Google
position for your Squidoo lens, get a copy of my e-Book:

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Jackie Lee said...

Wow, what a great piece of advice. I had been wondering myself why I don't see more lenses showing up in google search results. Thanks!!

Ron Passfield said...

Hi Jackie - what you are actually doing is pinging the blog directories which the search engines crawl continuously. It is difficult to maintain the process of regularly pinging when you make changes to your blogs but it is well worth while. I use Notepad to store my urls and the RSS feed details - so it is very quick to ping for the appropriate sites.

The Old Vic said...

Hi Ron,
Very interesting tip and I must admit I hadn't thought of it (doh!) - but is Squidoo actually worth the effort ? Do people actually make real money through their S. lenses ? Vic

larrybla said...

Yes people make money from Squidoo Lenses. With high you can make more money.

Thanks for the tips. I will try them and let you know the results I get w/my Squidoo Lenses.

Anees Ahmed said...

You wil only be able to make money from Squiddoo if you get higher ranking in Squidoo and great network. But yes, you can still drive the traffic through PPC or article marketing to your lenses directly. But I'm not very optmistic with Squicoo lenses' success as I do not find its income as reliable as your own website, if it ranks top on Google on money-making keyword.

TwitterMarketingMom said...

Hi Ron,

I just reviewed your Squidoo and was led here. I am going to sign up for your email guide as all of your other advice has been helpful. Thanks so much!

~ Lea C

Jason said...

thankyou Ron i will put in my favourites for extra reviews when i need them,LEGEND!Best regards Jason