I want to share with everyone here my experience with Squidoo, which I first learned about from Earner’s Blog. Below are my thoughts:
Excellent traffic generator: The reason I signed up for Squidoo was to generate traffic to a blog of mine. Squidoo delivered a home run in this role. The Squidoo page I set up quickly ranked well in Google for a number of closely related query terms, and initially Squidoo was accounting for > 50% of the visits to my blog.
Not really good for your site if you are using Adsense to monetize: This is because there are already 3 Adsense ad blocks on every Squidoo page, so chances are visitors who come from Squidoo to your site already just seen a bunch of Adsense ads. So, they are less inclined to click on Adsense ads on your site, especially if your site is closely related to your Squidoo page (which should usually be the case).
The revenue from Squidoo itself is low: Squidoo talks about sharing revenue with its Lens masters. This is nice, but it takes a long time for them to calculate the revenue share for each site (for example, February revenue share was just made available earlier this month), and the revenue amount was disappointing. So, if you set up a Lens on Squidoo with the idea of generating $$$ from Squidoo’s revenue share program, you’ll be disappointed.
You cannot track it with Google Analytics: This is because Squidoo already has Google Analytics installed on every page. So, if you want to track referrals into your Squidoo pages, you’ll need to find another way.
In conclusion, if you are looking for Squidoo to generate traffic to your site, you’ll be pleasantly surprised, given that you did put in some effort to set up your Squidoo page. On the other hand, don’t expect much revenue directly.