I’m now part of three different blogging communities drawn from Squidoo lensmasters and it’s not only fun, it really helps with SERPS. Two observations:
- If you search for anything online, Google is only going to offer up three (at most) options that come from the squidoo domain – you have to click “more results from squidoo.com” to see any others.
That means on any topic – even if somebody searches adding the word “squidoo” in the searchbox – even when it’s a topic with scores of squidoo lenses – only three squidoo lenses will be offered.
But squidlog.net, or any other blog, is in another domain and will show up separately.
Example: I just searched for “custom rss feeds squidoo” – that was the topic of my last post here.
Of the three squidoo lenses offered, one is utter empty junk and the other two are of very dubious utility.
But directly under the squidoo domain, my post from this blog appears. Success!
- Google seems to notice and index blog posts much faster than Squidoo lenses. I have a lens called How to Avoid Christmas which has been up for a few weeks. Not findable by Google still.
Yesterday morning I wrote a blog post about it at Valley of the Giant Squids called How to avoid Christmas Entirely. It showed up in Google search results by early afternoon!