Sunday, June 28, 2009
Lately on Squidu I have seen many threads started on the topic of Squidoo's traffic being down. It seems that many lensmasters have had traffic going up and down, mostly down, from summer 07.
In the summer of 2007 it seems that Squidoo stopped being a favorite of Google. Before then, we received what seems now like tons of traffic from Google. From there, Yahoo stepped up to the plate to pick up some of the lost traffic.
As of a few months ago, Yahoo changed their search algorithm. When this happens, some of my lenses that had the 1-3 spots on Yahoo for their keywords were dropped like a bad habit.
The staff at Squidoo has spoken with Yahoo who assures us that they have corrected the problem and that traffic should return to normal. Unfortunately, it has not.
One thing that I do love about Squidoo is that they are proactive. Recently they made some changes that I believe are going to have a real impact on the long term traffic from search engines that Squidoo receives.
These changes include the dropping of porn from Squidoo, along with the banning of several spammy topics and better control of spam lenses.
It is my feelings that these new changes are really going to pay off for Squidoo in the long term. It will increase the credibility of lenses and gain back the favor of the big search engines.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the topic. Feel free to leave a comment below.