Friday, March 20, 2009

Squidoo : the importance of blogging

I can't stress enough the importance of blogging
to support your Squidoo lenses.

Blogging will boost your Squidoo lensrank and Google
PR rank as well as bring you targeted visitors and
increased income.

Adding your blog's RSS feed to your lens will provide
fresh content whenever you update your blog.

[Note: even though the feed from your latest post
shows on your lens, you still need to edit and publish
the revised lens to get acknowledgement of the
update in your Squidoo dashboard - I've checked this
over multiple lenses.]

The value of a blogging is beyond dispute. Both Squidoo
and Google love fresh, unique content.

I had real proof of the impact of a blog feed on Squidoo
Lensrank over the past few weeks. Two of my new lenses,
with different blog feeds, achieved a lens rank of around
1,200 within two weeks of creation.

I attribute this to two key actions:
1. daily updating (however small the change)
2. incorporation of a blog feed

So create a blog today and get the RSS feed linked
to your lens - you will be presently surprised.

If you want a comparative review of blogging
products to help you blog, check this site out:
http://www.squidooaffiliatemarketing.com/howtoblog

Here's some further blogging resources I have created
on Squidoo lenses:

Review of Blogger's Paycheck
Write great blog content
Create a Blog Today
Latest changes to Blogging
State of the Art Blogging Training
Blog Success Case Study (with principles of sound blogging)


COMMENT

Giant Squid, thefluffanutta, left this comment on my post:

"Unfortunately, because of how the RSS module has
been implemented, Google and other search engines
cannot see your feeds. All they see is an empty
module, with no links, and which doesn't get
updated. You can observe this yourself by looking
at the source code, or looking at the 'text only'
cache of the lens on Google.

The RSS Module is still good for real visitors
though, as it showcases your most recent blog
posts. This brings traffic to your blog, and the
clickouts from your lens will help its Lensrank."

RESPONSE from Ron

The RSS feed, as
thefluffanutta mentions, does
not impact Google. However, the original post
itself does and the more frequently you post on
your blog the better (provided it is on the topic
of your blog's focus). By way of example, I
noticed recently that one of my earlier posts
ended up in the 5th position on the first page of
Google results for a targeted keyword that had
4.3 Million results. In summary then, regular
blogging helps your Google ranking/positioning
and the RSS feed to your lens, helps to boost
lensrank.
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4 comments:

thefluffanutta said...

Unfortunately, because of how the RSS module has been implemented, Google and other search engines cannot see your feeds. All they see is an empty module, with no links, and which doesn't get updated. You can observe this yourself by looking at the source code, or looking at the 'text only' cache of the lens on Google.

The RSS Module is still good for real visitors though, as it showcases your most recent blog posts. This brings traffic to your blog, and the clickouts from your lens will help its Lensrank.

thefluffanutta

Ron Passfield said...
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Ron Passfield said...

Hi Fluff - thanks for the clarification. I've amended the text accordingly and added both your comment (hyperlinked) and my response as below:

"The RSS feed, as thefluffanutta mentions, does not impact Google. However, the original post itself does and the more frequently you post on your blog the better (provided it is on the topic
of your blog's focus). By way of example, I noticed recently that one of my earlier posts ended up in the 5th position on the first page of Google results for a targeted keyword that had 4.3 Million results. In summary then,regular blogging helps your Google ranking/positioning and the RSS feed helps to boost lensrank."

Shallie Bey said...

Ron, thanks for clarifying about still needing to edit and publish to get full credit for RSS feed as an update. I have added RSS on a couple lenses and did not see any change. Now I know what to do.

Shallie Bey
Smarter Small Business Blog