Welcome to Squidlog. We are so happy to see you here, where our emphasis is on a nurturing community, mentoring Squidoo lensmasters, and teaching writing for profit, ethical marketing and how to make money from Squidoo by publishing top quality Squidoo lenses.
Squidoo is a popular free publishing platform that allows you to write focused articles, called lenses, about a variety of topics, in a multitude of ways. Once you have signed up for an account, Squidoo gives you a few helpful steps in creating a pleasing template to use to write about your topic.
With practice, you’ll soon find that you are able to write a focused quality article that people will want to read. You can build lenses just for the love of writing and sharing, or you can optimize your lens for potential earnings from traffic royalties or affiliate sales online.
If you already have revenue generating concerns in operation on the Internet (affiliate marketing, e-commerce, etc.), then you know the importance of traffic flow and visibility to the search engines, a.k.a. SEO (search engine optimization). The articles written at Squidoo index with search engines at a very fast rate and achieve excellent performance in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs), thus making them solid components in your overall online marketing strategy.
Squidlog is a community where you can continue your free education in becoming an online professional. We are a community of people who believe in helping others. We believe in sharing our knowledge freely. All you have to do is show up.
As a member of Squidlog, among other things — such as making new friends and fans — you will be in a supportive community where you can concentrate your efforts on building your writing skills, your SEO skills, and learn how to boost your income potential while building a professional online presence. You can also do more advanced networking with other Squidoo lensmasters.
Squidlog Feature Highlights
- Extended Profiles
When a new member first signs up, a “Base” profile is created. Aside from the basic fields like name and email new members can fully or partially fill in their profile and be ready to go upon first login. In addition, we have more grouped profile information in sub tabs of each members’ administration area. Within each sub tab are forms that members can update or add their information even after they have registered. In a larger community this will help to find members with similar interests or who live in the same area, etc.
- Private Messaging
SLN private messaging works like internal site email. Members can message people on their friends list as well as forward and reply to received messages.Each member will have their own individual Inbox, Sentbox, and Drafts folder. They will be notified of new messages by a new message count as well as email notifications if enabled.Sending of messages to multiple friends, as well as site wide messages by an administrator are also possible.
Members of SLN can be connected together by one member adding another as a “friend” and then the other member accepting the friendship request.Each member has a visible list of their friends on the site. Friends lists are browsable and members can click on each friend to see more information – or add them as their own friend. Profiles are not restricted as a whole.The ability to search for members by and piece of profile information is also included in with the built in members directory.
- Activity Streams
Activity streams aggregate all of your activity across the network. All of your friends activity is also recorded so you can check what others are doing on the site.Every component can make use of the activity stream component, which means any sort of activity can be recorded. Wire posts, blogs posts, new friendships and blog comments are among the most popular activities recorded.Custom components can also hook into the activity streams, meaning any sort of data can be tracked and recorded.
- Blog Tracking
The blogs component will aggregate all blogs, blog posts and comments for a member across the entire network. This means other members can easily find all blogs that a member belongs to or owns, as well as their recent posts and comments.The blogs component also adds an easy to use screen for creating new blogs built right into the theme.
- Status Updates
Status updates will appear on a member’s profile page. A member can update their status as frequently as they want to.All status updates will be logged in a member’s activity stream. Status updates will also be fed into other results such as member search results, member listings and other screens involving the display of members.
All members are required to agree and adhere our Terms of Service.
The SquidLog community is managed by Squidoo lensmasters Paula (aka lakeerieartists), AJ (aka aj2008), and Bev Owens (aka BevsPaper). The SquidLog network was created by lensmasters Chefkeem and Squidster (who also moonlights as our webmaster and admin).