I have a Squidoo question...

@Jellen (1852)
United States
February 12, 2009 1:40pm CST
Who can tell me the answer to my question(s)? Can you have too many groups that you belong to? Does it affect your lens ranking to have too many links out or to belong to too many groups? And one more questions...why is the discovery mode so full of unrelated lenses? I hate to use it and see stuff that is supposed to be related to my lens...but isn't close and isn't anything I want anywhere on my lens.
2 responses
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
12 Feb 09
I'm fairly new to Squidoo myself. I have a few lenses on there. Have you tried exploring the site more and reading FAQs? There is plenty of information on there to be read. I think there are even Squidoos on making Squidoos. As for getting traffic, you have to do back links and social bookmarking. Try using Digg, Delicious, Reddit, places like that.
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I've been on over 2 years and still haven't found the answer to that first question. I also Delicious and Technorati, and add links when I can.
@WC1989 (595)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Groups are kind of useless on squidoo, though some can bring you extra traffic. However they don't affect your lens rankings. Also the discovery mode is based on your tags. Adjust your tags so they have a few more specific ones to what you want to show.
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I have about 30 groups for each of my 2 lenses and little traffic from off squidoo, so I don't think they do do much. The discovery mode has aliens on it and astological signs, and my lens is about teaching and another on collecting. I thought I read on Yahoo or something that you can have too many links, and that happens with all the groups. What do you know about that?
@WC1989 (595)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Having too many links doesn't really hurt you. What yahoo probably meant was that, if you want to get better rankings, it's better to have a few quality links, than a lot of worthless ones. However do "worthless" links hurt you? No. If they did, people would actually stop spamming all over the net :O.
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Thanks for this information. I appreciate it.