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Make Money With Squidoo

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by leothelion, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. leothelion

    leothelion Newbie

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    Ok, Harro has asked that we each create a thread about how we make money online. Well, this post is pretty easy for me because so far I have only made money online from selling clickbank products on Squidoo.

    I know that this is a very elementary tip, but since it is the only tip I have, I have to use it. Hopefully in a few more months I will be contributing more tips to newbies like myself.

    I find that Squidoo ranks very well in google. If I target people who are looking for specific clickbank products, I have a great conversion rate. This is not a way to make a lot of money, but I can create a Squidoo lens in about 15 minutes. So, my time to money ratio is pretty good.

    I know that others will have something better to teach, but I am following Harro's request. Hopefully this thread will help someone.

    If anyone has any Squidoo tips for making money or gaining traffic, I would love to hear them.
     
  2. XRay

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    OK Leo you want to elaborate on how you make Clickbank commissions using Squidoo? Not trying to bust your chops, but you can't tease our fellow fourm members like that.

    Here's a very quick overview of my tips:

    You can rank well in Squidoo for longtail keywords and if you're focusing on those that buyers in a specific niche would use when looking for specific products, you can make money. So the most important thing (initially) is your lens URL and keywords/tags. I run the most promising thru LensInspector http://www.affilitools.com/lensinspector.php to see if I can snag one or more for my lens URL.

    Lens structure is important and these days your content has to be fairly decent to avoid getting your lens flagged as spam. So make sure you use product related images and include at least 2-3 text/write modules, a poll module (to get visitor to start thinking about buying your product), RSS feed modules and youtube modules. For more on how to structure a lens for affiliate marketing, check out http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-succeed-with-squidoo

    You have to drive traffic to your lens via other sites that get search engine love -- hubpages, googlepages, weebly, etc. Once your lens is published and goes to "green" status (meaning it's featured in Squidoo's featured lens results), you should stumble it & ping the lens URL + RSS feed and submit it to Onlywire or Social Poster.

    And if you want to check out some video case studies on Squidoo check out
    hxxp://w3.searchingdot.com/case-studies/Squidoo-Case-Study.html.
    (replace xx with tt and w3 with www)
     
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  3. Black Hat Seo

    Black Hat Seo BANNED BANNED

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    From what I can tell, traffic is key to success as well. My lenses keep moving up a few hundred spots a day thanks to traffic I send through exchanges with other lens owners.

    Also, my links get clicked as well, and I think that is another factor. I'm ranking for a bunch of long tail phrases in multiple categories and I'm probably earning about $70 a day from CPA network offers I'm promoting on them.
     
  4. surfbay

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    Hi . . . hello

    Right now . . . Squidoo Lens and Hubpages appear to be "the buzz".

    I am very interested to start earning with Clickbank affiliate programs and Squidoo or Hubpages. Right now I only have one Squidoo Lens and I guess I'm still at the drawing board trying to decide what works (for me).

    My Lens has a fair rank at Squidoo but I must confess I am not overwhelmed by traffic at this time. I launched my Lens on 29 January . . . and now I am trying to catch up on worthwhile tactics, techniques and tips.

    One thing I have noticed is the number of people who are into buying and selling Squidoo Lens. Seems very interesting, an extra rvenue stream and it does hold a certain appeal to me.

    I would be interested to hear from anyone that can offer information on Clickbank affiliate program marketing with Squidoo Lens or perhaps Hubpages.

    What do you think ???

    Be seeing you.
     
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    Squidoo and hubpages got ranked fasy and easily you can advertise your site there, a good way to rank and drive traffic to your site :)
     
  6. famook

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    One quick tip, Don't worry about your Squidoo rank. It doesn't mean a thing.Your main concern is to get good ranking in the search engines. Lately Yahoo is giving a lot of love to Squidoo and I seem to get more traffic from them then Google. I still do ok with google but they are very up and down. Either way don't worry about your Squidoo rank, if you get traffic thats all that matters.
     
  7. leothelion

    leothelion Newbie

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    Famook,

    I have been experiencing the same thing with Yahoo. I am really ranking well with them.
     
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    pintonbd Power Member

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    I am new how can i start commission junction and squidoo blend with each other
     
  9. surfbay

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    What do you think is a good way to improve my Squidoo Lens with Yahoo. Are there any tips and tricks.

    Be seeing you
     
  10. interpro

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    Hey Nevarc,

    I think that's great that you're able to make $70 a day on Squidoo. Do you think you could elaborate on the methods you use to achieve this? I'd really apreciate it, as I'm sure other members would also!
     
  11. famook

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    Squidoo is just doing well with Yahoo right now. Typical SEO stuff will get you ranked well. Also Squidoo lenses that have some age to them do pretty well. I have a few lenses that I can't update because of Squidoo's new spam filters but they occasionally rise to the top of Google or Yahoo here and there lol.
     
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    does anyone experienced this situation?

    my lens got indexed quickly by using bookmark demon.
    also have good rank, cause my keyword competition is a bit low.

    however, just one or two days later.
    it got disappeared in the search result,
    when it come back again (normally it will),
    there is no rank for the keyword

    so i'm wondering what the hell goes on with this lens
    maybe because of too backlinks at a short time?
     
  13. kiranam

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    Squidoo got ranked fasy and easily you can advertise your site there, a good way to rank and drive traffic to your site....

    For more information........
     
  14. interpro

    interpro Registered Member

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    Making a lens isn't difficult and it only takes a few minutes to build. The time consuming part is coming up with the title, URL, keyword tags and content.

    I'm going to have my assistant build some lenses for me, although I'll write the content myself. I wrote a simple set of instructions for her to follow and maybe they'll help you with your lens building -


    Squidoo Lens setup -

    Step 1 - My lens is about: How To Make Money Without A Website

    Step 2 - What do you want to do with your lens -
    choices are -
    - I want to get the word out about How To Make Money Without A Website (easiest option)
    - I'm gonna sell How To Make money Without A Website stuff and earn $$, for me or for charity (money maker!)
    - I want to make a list of my favorite things about How To Make Money Without A Website (most popular)
    - I just want to do my own thing

    select 'I just want to do my own thing'

    Step 3 - Pick your URL, the link where your lens will live: www.squidoo.com/HowToMakeMoneyWithoutWebsite

    Pick a category for your lens -
    - Animals & Nature
    - Arts & Literature
    - Cars & Trucks
    - Business
    - Computers, Gadgets & Tech
    - DIY & Hobbies
    - How-To & Education
    - Entertainment
    - Food & Cooking
    - Health & Medicine
    - Parenting & Kids
    - Local
    - Movies & TV
    - Music
    - News & Politics
    - People
    - Nonprofits & Volunteering
    - SEO & Affiliate Marketing
    - Shopping
    - Sports & Recreation
    - Travel
    - Video Games
    - XXX: Adult Content

    select 'How-To & Education'

    Please rate your lens -
    - G RATED
    - R RATED
    - X RATED

    select 'G RATED'

    Step 4 - Help people find your lens

    The best keyword for my lens is: How To Make Money Without A Website
    And 3 more good ones are:

    - how to make money online without a website
    - how to make money with affiliate programs without a website
    - how to make extra money without a website

    Step 5 - How do you want to get paid -
    choices are -

    - Donate to the Squidoo Charity Fund
    - Donate to a specific charity
    - I just want cash
    - A combo of cash and charity

    select 'I just want cash'

    Step 6 - Almost There!
    Email address: use kavitha generated gmail address
    Screen Name: MoneyWithoutWebsiteGuy
    Real Name: First name: Last name:
    Password:
    password again:

    Publish!
    Edit introduction - enter article

    Lens Intro Title - Can You Really Make Money Without A Website?
    Lens Description - from 200 to 500 word article with link -

    DON'T BLOW $47 ON A JUNK EBOOK PROMISING FREE PAY-PER-CLICK! <i>(It Doesn't Deliver The Goods!)</i><br><br>
    <b>LEARN THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT FREE PAY-PER-CLICK ADVERTISING</b>

    Not too long ago, a new e-book hit the market. The salespage for that e-book made some startling claims. If you'd like to see what I'm talking about,
    click <a href=http://interpro.freegoogle.hop.clickbank.net/ target=_blank>Get Google Pay-Per-Click Ads Free!</a> to see for yourself. The strong
    inference is that you'll <b>get your PPC ads for free</b>, but that's not exactly the way it is.

    With the method outlined in the e-book, the author does teach you some creative ways to recover the cost of your ads, but the ads aren't free. In
    essence, you pay upfront for the PPC ads and hopefully recover the cost of your ads by selling advertising space on your website to other advertisers.

    As I see it, you'll be showing other people's ads on your website, along with trying to sell your own product. Don't you think there's a fairly good chance that those other ads will dilute your own sales?

    And think about the time and effort you'll need to devote to convincing other people to purchase advertising space on your website. That's time you'll take away from running your primary business!

    The Get Google Pay-Per-Click Ads Free! e-book sold for $67 when it first came out. I bought it myself at that time and that's what I paid. The price
    has now been reduced to $47 the last time I looked.

    When I first read the sales page, I could hardly contain my enthusiasm. Just imagine the head start you'd have on your competition if you got your <b>PPC ads for free</b> and they had to pay for theirs - That's quite an advantage. I gladly pulled out my credit card and paid my money.

    You have no idea how disappointed I was when I read the e-book from cover to cover, only to find out that the PPC ads weren't really free. I'd have to pay for the ads with my own money and then hope I was able to sell enough advertising space on my website to recover the money I'd spent for the PPC ads.

    -------> Disappointment Drove Me To Discovery

    I decided that if there really was any way to get PPC ads for free, I was going to find it. I relentlessly searched high and low, seeking the elusive
    <b>free PPC ads</b>.

    After what seemed like months of non-stop research, I finally discovered <b>a surefire way to get free PPC ads and they really are free</b>. With my newly found method, I really could get <b>free PPC ads</b>. And I do mean free!

    No sharing of advertising space on my website to detract from my own sales efforts. No wasting time, trying to convince other people to pay me for
    advertising space, taking valuable time away from persuing my primary business goals.

    To <b>Get Your Own FREE Copy of <a href=http://Traffic-Trix.com/FREE-PPC>FREE Pay-Per-Click Advertising</a></b> go to <a href=http://Traffic-
    Trix.com/FREE-PPC><b>http://Traffic-Trix.com/FREE-PPC</b></a>

    add image (eight_s.jpg)

    Next, edit My Bio -

    I decided that if there really was any way to get PPC ads for free, I was going to find it. I relentlessly searched high and low, seeking the elusive free PPC ads.

    After what seemed like months of non-stop research, I finally discovered a surefire way to get free PPC ads and they really are free. With my newly found method, I really could get free PPC ads. And I do mean free!

    If you'd like to get FREE PPC ads yourself, go to <a href=http://Traffic-Trix.com/FREE-PPC>FREE-PPC</a> and download the FREE report

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    Next, click on Tags Edit and add more tags (up to 40, use long tail keyphrases)

    edit profile -> paypal email address = [email protected]

    Again, building the lens should only take a few minutes, once you've written the content and decided which keyphrases you want to target. I hope this helps!
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