Yep, it’s probably been nearly two years now and I’ve only just completed my first ever Squidoo Lens! If you haven’t seen it yet, perhaps you could swing on by and rate it for me. If you have a lens and would like me to reciprocate just leave a comment.
Anyway, why did I decide to finally finish the almost forgotten lens? It had a lot to do with what I was talking about in my Necessity The Mother Of Invention And How It Relates To Blogs post where I talk about how you find ways of doing something when there is a need to get something done. Those who know me know that I don’t do all that much to market this blog other than to comment on other blogs. That doesn’t mean that I don’t know how to market it, just that I’ve never had the need or desire to do it.
So, what’s changed? It’s all because of the post Quick Update On People Search Money Opportunity, an update on the original How The People Search Craze Could Put Money In Your Pocket post that describes a way of monetizing the a particular facet of the web. The need for knowledge, in particular knowing where a particular person can be found. Apparently 30% of all searches on Google and Yahoo are people search related and that’s a huge market.
I decided to try and get a portion of that market, but to do that I need to expand my marketing skills. I need people to find my site before anyone else’s and I decided that Squidoo was going to be a small part of that plan. The problem was which of the many available landing pages do I direct the traffic to, seeing as they’re all good and each one would possible target a different market.
My solution was to design my own squeeze page landing page, one that would incorporate most of the better links. Thanks to FlexSqueeze and it’s squeeze page facility I now have my own specially designed landing page. Although I will be using this page on the majority of my blogs I will only be using the one on this site as the targeted page.
I’m not sure how many of you have heard of or use Squidoo, but honestly if you haven’t got your own lens yet you could be missing out. If you check out my Squidoo Lens you will notice that I have links linking to several of my posts. If you construct it in such a way it would be a great way to market your blog. Not only will it give your posts extra link juice, there’s also the extra traffic that it will bring.