The first thing you need to consider before building your Squidoo lens is how you are going to drive traffic to it once its built. In other words, you’d want to have a solid plan in mind.
One of the most effective ways to generate traffic to a Squidoo lens is through search engine optimization. Getting a Squidoo lens to the top of a search term in Google is easier than most other cases. Why? Because Squidoo is well loved by search engines! There have been many Squidoo lens which have attained top Google rankings by following a few simple rules.
The first thing you’ll want to consider is the name of your Squidoo lens. Include the keyword/s you are targeting for a number one spot (or at the very least a spot on the first page) in your Squidoo lens name. This way, your Squidoo URL will contain the keyword/s you are targeting for a high Google ranking. This immediately gives you a ‘head start’ in the search engine battle!
The next thing you’ll want to act on is creating links back to your site. These links are also called backlinks. You’ll want to create links which contain an anchor text (your keyword/s) so that the search engine spiders instantly recognize them. The equation is simple: the more backlinks you have, the higher your Squidoo lens will rank.
There are a few great ways to attain quick and easy backlinks. One is by posting on forums. Be sure to include your signature which contains your backlink (however be careful not to spam the forums or you’ll be kicked out). Another way is to buy backlinks. This can be done at a forum like Digital Point, where they have a section specially for trading and buying backlinks. You can also create blogs at Blogger.com and WordPress.com and post a quality backlink back to your site. Those are just some great ways to create fast backlinks.
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