Free Marketing Course Update – The Squidoo Experience!
For those of you who have taken up the free marketing course with me, you will probably want to know how the example lens is doing and I have some updates for you. For those of you who have not yet signed up, I’m not pass-wording this post so that you can see how we are doing and hopefully join in with the fun.
Most weekends I don’t normally work at all, I might check my emails once or twice but that’s about it. Today though I was really pleased by what I saw and wanted to share it with you – I hope that you can then take away the steps that we have already covered in the course and add them to your own marketing efforts.
In part three we spoke about Squidoo and how we were going to use this to act as our landing page (a one page website if you like for your potential customers to come to) and I showed you the example I made for the sake of the course – A Squidoo lens showing you how to make money with Squidoo.
Now this lens is VERY basic and will need to be worked on. I made mistakes on it with the url and several other spelling and grammatical errors along with content that will need to be refined. The lens itself though has shown some rather unexpected results already and that is what I wanted to share with you.
Squidoo Lenses That Get Ranked
This lens was published three days ago and has made a MAJOR jump in the Squidoo ranks. After starting out (when published with the green tick) sitting at 395,000 or there abouts with a rank of 1200 in the SEO category, today when I logged in, the lens had jumped to 1,095 and sits at 51 in SEO category. Now I am the first person to say NEVER get hooked on where your lens is in the Squidoo ranks. We don’t want to target the people using Squidoo, we want to use the lens to get into the search engines. BUT, on the other hand, a good Squidoo rating wont hurt your lens and search engines seem more inclined to list lenses that have a good rating.
On looking at the traffic, most of it is coming from here which is cheating a little, and there is around 25 visits referred from Squidoo itself and another 15 from Digg. All in all, this has happened without any outside traffic so you wont be able to see any ‘genuine’ results yet.
The reason that this is good news for you guys is this. When we start to promote the lens, on Monday, you will be able to see first hand how getting exposure will help your lens. This has happened by getting 200 people (a lot less than I thought would go there 🙁 ) to go to the lens. Once we start to increase this number you will be able to watch the lens take off and HOPEFULLY get into the search engines within a week or so – fingers crossed.
With this in mind, I have decided to build another example lens on how to get a Squidoo lens in Google, again this is a basic lens that we will work with to produce results. This is a lot harder to get working with because of the competition for the keywords that I am using – there are over 50,000 results for the keyword so this should prove a little harder to get working for us.
Keep checking back to see more great results from the course and I hope that you can see the potential that these two lenses are creating for us and join in. You just need to sign up for the course (totally free) and get started yourself and you could be making money using Squidoo too!
Squidoo Lenses For Examples In The Course
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