Friday, February 6, 2009

Co Brand your Guestbook

The Guestbook Module! What is it? What does it do? Am I using it right? The guestbook module is loaded into every squidoo lens by default. Some people edit the title and that's it, some people edit the title and move the module to the bottom. But what I want to tell you about, is how to make full use out of the guestbook module. I'm talking about a Co-Branded Guestbook module. One that you can get multible use out of. Make yourself a coded guestbook module that you can apply to all of your lenses. Add a banner that links back to your store, add links that help promote your squidoo lens. Put a link to contact you in there.
When you get this jazzed up guestbook module coded, save the code in a text document that way you can use it on all of your lenses!
Check out one of my squidoo lenses to see my custom guestbook module! 2010 Chevy Camaro

Thursday, February 5, 2009

No visits in 7 days

The squidoo stats shows you how many visits you have had for the last 7 days. If you have a lens that has had 0 visits for the last week, then something isn't right on that lens. It is time to go back and take a big look at the intro text and title, the main title for the lens, and your 3 word key phrase. Are you targeting a key phrase that has to much competition? Try to narrow your key phrase down more. When you write out the introduction module text, use your key phrase at least three times. Here is a good example... 2010 Ford Mustang Also, use your 3 word keyphrase in the titles of several of your modules, and use it in the text of those modules.
You want to add fresh content to your lenses at least on a monthly basis. More often than that if possible.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Keyword Updates

Squidoo lenses need regular updates to provide fresh content to the search engines so they continue to rank your page well. When you do your lens update, add your 3 word keyphrase to new areas within your lenses. Add it as text in modules, or as a subtitle in a couple of your module. Then publish your lens and ping it. Doing this once a week should get your lens ranked well and make it continue to get good results in traffic.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

3 word phrase

If you think of a 3 word phrase for your lens, and repeat that 3 word phrase as many times as you can, in each module title and subtitle, repeat it as text in the lens several times, you will rank good for that phrase.

Welcome to my blog

I plan to give my customers tips about how to make their Squidoo lenses perform better. I can build them, start your promotions, and turn the lens over to you, but they are going to need some TLC along the way to keep them fresh with content and to keep the lensrank doing well.
A lens that isn't updated will slowly sink to the bottom of Squidoo hell. You will not get any views and the time spent to create the lens (plus any money spent to create the lens) will be a waste. Lenses need fresh content at least once a month, but even more often if possible.
I won't be promoting this blog very much. It will just be a place for my customers to read some useful tips for the lenses that I build for them!