Due to Google’s recent algorithm change, some people think that these are no longer a great way to drive traffic to your website. However, when used with Squidoo, articles can be a massive powerhouse for driving valuable traffic to your site as well as providing strong links. Now as of this date that this article is being written, it is true that Squidoo lens’s with Google have decreased slightly – however, Squidoo lost lest ground than any of the other sites including ezinearticles.com, and Squidoo lenses are still one of the best ways to promote your affiliate website.
- Squidoo is still well respected by Google. You can create well written content that will allow you to promote your affiliate, something that article directories will not allow you to do. However, to drive traffic, you can create properly keyworded, high quality content in articles to increase traffic to your Squidoo lens where your affiliate links are.
- Articles are a great resource and while search engines may be cracking down on low quality content and penalizing some of the worst content, you can still get articles with high page rankings for their keyword and get them ranked on first page of Google. When your articles then point to your Squidoo lens which in turn points to your affiliate website, you will be receiving highly targeted traffic for your market.
- When you submit an article to an article directory, you can’ insert any websites URL into the resource box. This is called a backlink. You should be using your squidoo lens url as the website URL in your resource box, and you’ll soon see how this will give you a huge advantage. If you create ten articles in one day and get ten backlinks to your squidoo profile, you can then duplicate your articles over some of the less well known free article submission websites – say twenty of them – and presto! you have 200 links to your Squidoo lens.
- Why do you need backlinks? Squidoo profiles and lenses with backlinks can regain their huge advantage in page rankings. and possibly return to page one of Google. Even if it does not, if some of your article entries are deemed valuable enough, they will rank highly for your long tail keyword phrases and drive traffic directly to your Squidoo lens.
Many people have turned to using Squidoo for affiliates since you can no longer link to your affiliate websites in your articles. Since article directories put the kibosh on affiliate program links, you can’t send in an article with an affiliate link in it.If you just simply use Squidoo as a cushion and talk about your affiliate program and have a link to the program on your Squidoo lens, that should still work – and even better than Clickbank liinks alone because you get credit for your Squidoo lens which can get ranked high despite Google’s new algorithm change.
Creating tons of backlinks to your Squidoo which will also help you get high page rankings. This can increase the benefits of your affiliate or CLickbank product and help you boost your online visibility. Don’t give up on article marketing and Squidoo lenses – just create great content and Google will still find it!