If you have read my post on Article Marketing you can see an image from one of my Squidoo lenses and it’s traffic stats. That traffic came from a few articles that I wrote and I made a few sales along the way – all good stuff. To be completely honest though, I actually forgot all about that lens and only went to update it last week for the first time (naughty me!).
The amount of traffic hadn’t moved either way too much though before I updated the lens. Today though I saw that there has been a massive increase to the traffic stats for that Squidoo lens. Sure enough, when I checked my clickbank account there were more than double the normal amount of sales that it normally gets.
At first I couldn’t imagine what on earth had caused this massive increase – if you look at the post on the original lens you will see that I was pleased with the amount of traffic my articles had produced – this was something else though that I couldn’t explain.
This afternoon though I finally remembered what I had done, at the beginning of last week I updated my article that was pointing to this lens – it had dropped in clickthrough’s so I altered the author bio.
I was totally amazed by these results and I’ll be monitoring them over the coming weeks – I’ll be sure to post the results here so that we can all see if this surge in traffic lasts. Lets hope so.
It really goes to show that something very simple and easy to do can have some really dramatic results – more traffic, more sales and a few more changes to the other articles pointing to this Squidoo lens!
Always check and monitor what is going on with your articles. Most people write them, publish them and then forget them – don’t make this mistake. Find out what isn’t working and make changes to it. Small changes really can add up so go and check your articles to see what you can work on.