Squidoo - Button Banners to Promote Your Lenses

Discussion in 'Squidoo' started by Money4Mommy, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Money4Mommy

    Money4Mommy New Member

    I am a SquidNewbie so forgive me if I am sharing information you are already familiar with.

    I just found out about the Squidoo Buttons and Banners Wizard that makes clickable badges to promote your lenses.

    http://www.squidoo.com/pages/buttons

    This is an awesome way to link from your blogs and websites. Link people to your lens, to other lenses on your topic, to Squidoo, to your profile...

    It's super easy to use too![​IMG]
     
  2. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Money,

    Sure, that's cool. It's very easy to use and handy if you like the pre-created buttons and don't know how to code them.

    If you'd like to learn to create your own from scratch and code them yourself, you can visit my lens, which is in my sig link.

    Thanx for the resource [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  3. JANEHO

    JANEHO New Member

    WOW,

    I was always brought up to understand that you learned something new every day. This is superb info. I've got quite a few lenses now, but really wasn't sure how to promote them until now.

    Thanks so much for this.

    What a great forum this is.
     
  4. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi JANEHO,

    Welcome to the forum. Glad you've found it helpful. If you'd like feedback on your lenses or advice, just ask. You might drop a lens addy in your sig.

    [​IMG]

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  5. sbaokay

    sbaokay New Member

    Yes, I found this too. It's brilliant. Makes it so much easier to promote Squidoo. I use it in my Squidoo eCourse.
     
  6. RyanMis

    RyanMis Guest

    I'll have to try that
     
  7. rglar6

    rglar6 New Member

    Thanks for the information on banners and buttons, I'm going to try it now.
     
  8. scshuman

    scshuman New Member

    That's good advice.

    I have one lens and I'm starting another but I didn't know how to get traffic there.

    Thanks.
     
  9. juno44444

    juno44444 New Member

    @Newbie Shield

    Hey - that's a great lens with all that html data! I've starred and favorited you! [​IMG]
     
  10. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Juno,

    Thanx :)

    I also visited some of your lenses. You have a great collection and I starred and favorited yours too :)

    Keep up the great work!

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  11. juno44444

    juno44444 New Member

    Thanks! I never knew you were that guy on Squidoo - I'd seen you before! [​IMG] I have a lot more lenses on my other Squidoo account. 46 and counting! I'm going for Giant Squid (but in my other niche).
     
  12. karma

    karma New Member

    I am pretty new to Squidoo too, so this is a very handy thing to know. I must try it out straight away.[​IMG]
     
  13. mmoody

    mmoody New Member

    Newbie Shield...HELP! How do I make a clickable link on my squidoo lens?
     
  14. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Michelle,

    Here is a code example of a hyperlink you might place in your Squidoo lens:

    My Site

    Be sure to replace the "yoursite.com" URL with your own and the "My Site" link text with your own.

    The rel command prevents Page Rank bleed and the target command opens up a new window, thus keeping your lens window open behind the new window. You may omit one or both statements and the link will still work but I suggest that you use them.

    It's similar to the BB code used in your sig except that you use greater than and less than symbols rather than square brackets.

    Note: You may have to include affiliate I.D. code as well if you wish to use an affiliate link.

    As an aside, if you'd like to pass Page Rank to the site you are linking to from your lens, then leave out the rel statement. If you are linking to your own site, that might be a good case in point. You probably would want to pass along some Page Rank.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  15. sashawk

    sashawk New Member

    Newbie Shield,

    I've heard about the importance (and regulation actually) of having more than a couple of modules on a Squidoo lens. I haven't verified this with Squidoo.

    What say you?

    Sasha
     
  16. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Sasha,

    It's absolutely true. You won't be able to publish your lens unless you do.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     

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