Squidoo lens is one of the most effective ways of increasing traffic to your site. Squidoo lens is easy to make and can be completed within a 30 minutes. Before you can create a Squidoo lens, you must register for an account. During the registration of the account, you will be prompted to enter the URL of the Squidoo lens. The URL should contain at least one keyword of the product you are selling. After you have setup the account, you must update the biography. To update the biography, you can click on the My Profile link on top. The biography can include a short introduction to the content of the Squidoo lens. In the biography, you can include a link to your website. Research shows that the biography receives more clicks than the links in the content.
You can use anchor text for the links. The anchor text should be relevant to the content of the page which you are pointing. The keyword you use in the anchor text should be mentioned at least once in the content of the destination URL. To make your Squidoo lens interesting, you can add YouTube videos. The YouTube videos which you add must be interesting and relevant to the Squidoo lens. If possible, you should use a popular YouTube video that has a lot of views. In this way, people will want to watch the YouTube video. In addition, you can add 2 -3 images to the Squidoo lens. Adding images will make the content more interactive. People are attracted to media so adding images and videos can increase the traffic to your Squidoo lens.
After you have created the Squidoo lens, you can promote it so that it will rank in the search engine. You can social bookmark it to get it indexed in the search engine. You can also post a link to your Squidoo links in your social networking profiles such as Facebook, Twitter, Friendster, MySpace and etc.
Besides using squidoo lens, you can use the free blog hosting sites to increase your backlinks. There are many free blog hosting sites that allow you to create a blog for free. The blogs you created will be hosted on their server. You can create a lot of blogs to increase the backlinks to your site. You can post a few post and update the blog regularly. You can update the post once every month. By updating the blog regularly, the search engine will assume that you are serious in your blog. If you don’t update the blog, the search engine will probably deindex all the posts after some time. Each blog post should contain at least one link to your site. You can also write about other things that are related to the product.
After you have posted a few posts, you must social bookmark them so that they will get indexed. If the posts are not indexed, it will not be counted as backlink. The best way to get your post indexed is by social bookmarking it with Digg. If you social bookmark it at Digg, your posts will get indexed within 1 day. Instead of having the blog pointing to the main URL, you can link the blog together so that the search engine will feel that it is not part of a link building campaign.