Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Worldwide Reach of Squidoo

Squidoo lens trafficAh, The Worldwide Reach of Squidoo - Thanks to Google and the Internet! This is the power of the internet in attracting readers to Squidoo lenses! As you can see, Google has the biggest pull among search engines with well over 55% of traffic! Referral -- other Squidoo lenses and word of mouth -- ranks up there for readers. Yahoo is trying harder to be a strong pull, but doesn't come close yet to Google. Finishing out the pie are contenders for search engine traffic. They are MSN, Direct, AOL, Microsoft Live, Ask, AltaVista, Netscape and finally AlltheWeb.

worldwide visitors to Squidoo lensesIf you build it, they will come! If you create something of value, make a positive contribution that is interesting and unique, they will come. That is the power of the internet.

The worldwide reach of Squidoo is a phenomenon -- Squidoo was launched in late 2005.

Today, hundreds of thousands of lensmasters have joined Squidoo and account for well over one million lenses and growing at a rate of 2,000 per day!

So, if you are passionate about your hobbies, work, interests or are an expert and want to shout out to the world, you should consider creating a Squidoo lens page.

Want it to get noticed and read worldwide? Well, the trick is topicability!

Yep, when you write about something that is topical, spot-on, relevant or important -- you can get noticed worldwide as this chart shows.

This chart gives you some idea of where the readers are!

As you would well expect, the United States accounts for some two-thirds of readers.

Six percent are from the United Kingdom, 5% from Canada, 3.3% from Netherlands, and 1.39% from France and the Philippines!

Peope around the world are finding Squidoo lenses topicable!

They are reading Squidoo lenses in Australia, Germany, India, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, Singapore, Indonesia, Romania, Switzerland, Ireland, Taiwan, Hungary, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, South Africa, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Finland, Ukraine, Serbia, Russian Federation, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Estonia, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Egypt, Moldova, Belarus, China, Puerto Rico, Pakistan, Austria, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Nigeria, Cyprus, Israel, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jordan, Barbados, Macedonia, Malta, Slovenia, Sudan, Venezuela, Latvia, Czech Republic, Bangladesh, Guam, Peru, Cote D'ivoire, Syrian Arab Republic, Panama, Georgia, Fiji, Saint Lucia, Asia, Morocco, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Norway, Uruguay, Iran, Guatemala, Europe, Mauritius, and Paraguay.

Isn't that just amazing? And, there are readers from other countries -- that's just a partial list.

Yes, the worldwide reach of Squidoo IS surprising!

A caveat -- While Squidoo is a great place to create a lens, interact with other lensmasters, share a bit of community spirit -- there is one thing you SHOULD know!

Well, maybe more than one thing -- that's fodder for more blog posts. But, one thing is important. SPAM is NOT tolerated.

Squidoo is a place for quality -- quality content, quality lenses, quality lensmasters!

So, are you ready to give it a try?

Do you have what it takes to create quality content that is on the topicability scale? That's what it takes to get your lenses noticed.

Come join me on Squidoo. Get started now building that lens. What are you waiting for? If you build it, they will come! If you build something that is topical, spot-on, of quality content, they will come back!