Squidoo Video Tutorials (Another Massive Video Post)

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Squidoo is a very popular article database. Actually, calling it an article database is a complete understatement. While the underlying principle is similar to that of an article database – you can register, publish your own content and also link back to your websites – Squidoo has a lot more to offer. What mainly sets it apart is that you can add a lot of multimedia and interactive elements to each of your pages (called “lenses” on Squidoo). From images and slideshows to videos, polls and digg-like voting elements, there is a huge selection of fun stuff you can add to each of your lenses.

Since Squidoo even allows affiliate links and encourages it’s users to make money (there’s a revenue sharing model), it’s a great resource for every online marketer or article marketer. I’ve put together a series of instructional videos that go into some detail on how to build a lens, how to add in multimedia elements and how to promote the lens to get more visitors and clicks.

Video 01: How to Build a Squidoo Lens

Video 02: Analysis of the Top Ranked Squidoo Lenses


(Also check out my written report on the top ranked Squidoo lenses.)

Video 03: How to Add Images and Other Modules


Video 04: Easiest Way to Use HTML for Improving Your Lenses


And here’s the link to that nifty little HTML-writer: Arachnophilia

Video 05: How to Monetize Your Squidoo Lenses


Video 06: Promoting Your Lens, Part 1


Video 07: Promoting Your Lens, Part 2 – How to Get Ranked in Google


And that’s it for my first round of Squidoo tutorials. I’ll probably revisit this subject sometime in the future, but for right now, I’m moving on to the next subject.

All the best,

About the Author Shane Melaugh

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  • Yoav says:

    Hi Shane!
    I have to say that I just l-o-v-e your video reviews!
    I mean, I can spend days searching for answers to some basic subjects that people totally ignore, and then – Poof – I just find those answers on one of your videos.

    It would be great though if you could make a video on this ambiguous matter too:

    What should be the link building rate for newold site, newold Squidoo lense, newold Ezine article and so on… and what is considered as newold?



  • Yoav says:

    Plus (an addition to the question above):
    Should I start my ‘mass link building quest’ before or after I get indexed by Google?

    • Shane says:

      Hi Yoav,

      Thanks for the compliment!
      Those are very interesting questions and I’m definitely making a video and/or article about that. Thanks for the suggestion!
      It’s definitely best to get indexed first and then start with the serious link-building. Of course, the quickest way to get indexed is by placing links to your site on some frequently crawled websites. But I’d hold back on mass submissions and larger link-building projects until the site is indexed.


  • Yoav says:

    Thanks Shane,
    Keep up the good work! :)

    • Shane says:

      Thanks for the comment, Yoav! :)

  • Marlon says:

    Thanks for having a great set of tutorial videos. They have helped me a great deal to understand the basics of using Squidoo. Will definitely pass on your address to anyone interested in learning about Squidoo.
    The videos are very easy to understand and your examples make sense

    • Shane says:

      Thanks for your comment, Marlon!
      I’m glad to hear that the videos are useful to you. :)


  • Peter says:


    I’ve been a big Squidoo’er for over 3 years now and reached level 11 and have 2 trophies and over 50 lenses. In fact I’ve been a smug squiddo’er.

    I must now hang my head in shame because I had no idea about some of the stuff you highlight in the videos.

    So….smug face out…..red face in.

    I’m off to do some editing and cross linking.



    • Shane says:

      Oh gosh, I have hardly done anything on squidoo in a long time…

      I hope all of this stuff still applies, as it’s been a while since I made the videos.

  • Awesome video tutorial. The video helps a lot. A whole lot easier when you can actually see it. Thanks a lot for taking the time to put this together. Excellent post. It was easy to understand and very helpful. After seeing the video, I feel a lot more confident. The video made it understandable. Again, thank you for this video!

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