Give And Take For Squidoo Traffic

July 26, 2008

Social Marketing

Once you have built your lens you’ll soon start wondering how to go about getting traffic.  Getting traffic to a Squidoo lens can be as easy or hard as you want it to be.  You can find lots of information on this blog on getting traffic to your Squidoo lens like this article on building traffic to your lens or getting traffic to your lens through Google.  You can always use my lenses on Squidoo to get even more info.

Today though I want to look at the ‘give and take’ of getting traffic to your lenses.  This is probably one of the most underrated methods of getting traffic yet it can be one of the most powerful.

Giving To Receive

Why not go and view some other lenses that are working closely in your niche.  It doesn’t have to be an exact match but it does need to be closely related or this wont work.  (This works with blogging just as well it will work with Squidoo lenses too)

If there is something on their lens or blog that you could comment on – when I say comment, I mean have knowledge of or could add to what is already there – then leave a comment.  Don’t leave links through to your own site unless you need to in order to explain something in more detail.  Lots of people will tell you not to leave links in comments anyway so make sure you check.

Your comment might not be read by others who arrive on the lens but most lens owners will read all comments that are left.  They do this to make sure that there is no spam, stupid comments or because they just want to know what people are saying.  If you have added real value to something that they have done then the chances are they will go through to see who you are and what you are about.

Lots of people will be really pleased that someone has taken the time to add something of value to their lens and they might decide to leave a comment on your lens or blog.  You have just taken the first steps of building a relationship with that lensmaster.  Once you have those first steps, why not take it further and contact the lensmaster and ask them if there is anything that they could add to your lens.  Almost like a guest post on your lens. 

Think about linking to them through your lens at some point and once that relationship starts to develop, you can ask them to do the same.  You’ll be surprised at how easy this is, you might even find that they do it automatically right off.

Words Of Warning

When you use this method of getting traffic to your Squidoo lens it’s important to keep within your niche.  It’s more important to be genuine though.  People like people and don’t like to feel that a friendship is being created just to exploit.  If you start bombarding them right from the start asking them to link to you, then the chances are they will just ignore you.

Let your friendship grow naturally and you will soon find that people are reciprocating – force it and you will be seen through instantly.  Remember, we are building a lasting business and NOT something that will make us rich overnight – take your time and let things happen naturally.

I don’t want you to think that I am telling you to go and create friendships with people just to exploit.  This is more a post about not shying away from it as lots of people do because they don’t want to send traffic to other lensmasters – It’s all about giving to receive.

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2 Responses to “Give And Take For Squidoo Traffic”

  1. Tony Harvey Says:

    Great advice Kelly, Just like I sure wouldn’t want to invest my time or money with
    a perfect stranger over the phone.

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  2. Minsheyenwen Says:

    Thanks Kelly,

    I have learned quite a bit from the advice you give, your resource links and tips for getting more traffic to my Squidoo lens. I really like your ‘give and take’ suggested method and warning. Great way to meet, network and cultivate social relationships with other lensmasters,