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How to Write Effective Squidoo Lenses

By Edited Apr 16, 2014 1 0

Squidoo lens creation
Credit: Squidoo lens creation

Yesterday when I was going through the Squidoo lenses, I received many common points. The lenses that were followed by good points and badges had three common points….

•    Lenses were informative
•    Lenses were credible, convincing and precise
•    Lenses were targeted to a specific audience and well versed with the write up.

Finally, I came  to a conclusion and decided to write some informational tips on Squidoo lens creation that would help you to create a wonderful Squidoo. I hope these points will help you to understand and write an informative Squidoo.

1.    Create Concise Lenses: Small content  is easy to read. Get to the point because what you feel is a small write up is actually  too much information for others. Split your content into smaller chunks. If you want to impart a lot of information, it’s better to make more than one lense. You can write on various topics and create a master lens for the series and link all the others to the master . You need to think smaller in this case for a bigger result.

2.    Choosing Keywords: Keywords are the words that will take you to your reader so it is very important that you should choose competitive keywords that have a good search volume. These keywords will become your tags while submitting. Try to write on  recent trends, current trends and topics that have generally good search volume and less competition. SEO experts suggest going for 10-20 keywords per lens.  This is quite sufficient and if you surpass it, you are in danger of spamming.  This may result in penalization and the chances of penalty increases if your content doesn’t have genuine references of those tags and has more than 5 keywords in the entire article.

3.    Hyphenating Your URL: You should choose a URL very carefully because it can’t be changed easily. Try to include your keywords in the URL and title of the content. However, don’t try to stuff them, but place them  naturally. If keywords are present in the URL then you are increasing your chance of being searched by the user. Squidoo is itself a blog update service, so you can update it on a regular basis.

Your keywords should be in title, if possible. You should also hyphenate the URL within each separate word. For example, “PREMIUM-SQUIDOO-LENSES” is preferred as compared to “PREMIUMSQUIDOOLENSES”.

4.    HTML and CSS: It will Help You: People who know CSS and HTML can be helped by squidoo lenses. A suggestion for all those developers who know CSS and HTML coding is not to fool around with picture up-loaders and link modulse. If you have a text module and good dash of HTML and CSS, use it and become more popular. If you are familiar with CSS, you might know the value of style.

5.    A Picture Speaks 1000 Words: This  saying is 100% true and you can rely upon its wisdom. When your lenses are ready, decorate  them with pictures. Authentic and credible pictures will benefit the art of Squidoo lens creation and it will not only make your lenses look beautiful, but also increase  their trustworthiness.

You should also follow alt tag while naming the images as this practice is good for SEO purposes. Your picture should be named using your keywords.

Some other tips include tweaking your post on social networking sites, building a strong network in Squidoo itself, commenting on other lenses and participating in genuine discussions. All of these practices will help you grow further. Finally, I would like to close my article because I believe that “short is readable”.

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