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As Squidoo’s Is Evolving How Will It Affect You?

Squidoo has been and continues to be a great source for Senior Online Marketers to try out ideas without the cost of setting up their own domains. However like many things on the Internet times are a changing and you need to be aware of some of the new guidelines.

If you have been following from the sidelines you observed as Squidoo evolved into a SERP-ranking powerhouse and finally invested in a guide to teach marketers how to do it themselves. They created content, did all the recommended traffic tactics – and one day awoke to discover their lenses locked and their efforts ruined.

Squidoo made many changes in 2009 – and for good reason. They were in the good graces of Google until one day the search engine giant decided to teach them a lesson and slapped their search engine rankings into nowhereland.

To combat this horrible effect, Squidoo knew what they had to do. They had to lock down spam lenses, implement some new rules and take down unsavory content. Gone were the porn lenses that were previously allowed on this site.

A new Squid Don’t lens was erected to help guide lensmasters in how to create a proper page on Squidoo. Many ClickBank products, which were the bread and butter of some affiliates, were blacklisted.

No more teaching how to cure toenail fungus or how to lose weight with acai berries. These topics were just too enticing for spammers, so Squidoo had to make them off-limits for everybody – even those who provided viable content about them.

Squidoo did create a great program called the Giant Squid program, where lensmasters with at least 50 good lenses could bypass the filter system they set in place – because they earned a badge of trust from the creators of Squidoo.

They limited the number of links to a hefty nine, which is more than generous considering places like Hub Pages only allow two. In the coming year, Squidoo will be checking up on lensmasters to see who’s abiding by their policy and who isn’t – and they’ll be cleaning house on lenses that don’t comply.

One unfortunate prediction about Squidoo is that they will continue finding new resources that help them make money. It’s understandable, of course – but it inserts links and competition in your lens that you can’t always turn off.

One of the best ways to get what you want on Squidoo is to become an active participant in their SquidU forum. Here, you can interact with the founders and worker bees on Squidoo – and they constantly ask for your input on future decisions, letting you speak out about how it will affect you.

For example, they’re considering giving lensmasters the ability to take a live Squidoo lens and purposefully make it a work in progress lens – but before they do, they’re asking for your opinion. Take advantage of this open door philosophy because not many social networks have it – they simply make the rules and you’re expected to follow them.

Within the Squidoo system you will find many people already anxious to share their ideas and expertise on how to build an effective lens.

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Google AdWords Trends

Google AdWords Trends

It’s no secret that Google AdWords is one of, if not the, deciding mechanism that propels your business into hyperspace. That is, if you use Google AdWords to your advantage and really make it work for you.

Every day, more people enter the ever-expanding world of the Internet. Many of these people are seniors learning the Internet marketing business for the first time. The good news is that there is plenty of room on the Internet for everyone. The bad news is that even though there’s room, it really doesn’t matter – because if you don’t know how to get noticed and get people to your website to build those lists and get people to recognize your name, then you’re just another face in a huge crowd of millions. You won’t be successful that way.

So what are you going to do about it? Well, my first suggestion is that you take a good, hard look at how Google Adwords is trending. There will be a new year is just around the corner, and it’s going to be a stellar year for some, and a rude awakening for others – which side of that fence do you want to land on?

Trends show that the number of people exploring the possibilities of Internet marketing is exploding. Businesses aren’t using the newspaper and TV any more for advertising. They’re flocking to the Internet. And while businesses are heading to the Internet to advertise, more and more people are losing their once secure jobs and heading to the Internet to start their own businesses as well.

You need to have a healthy awareness of these changes. A few years back, competition was stiff, but if you had a couple of AdWords tricks under your belt, you were fine. Now, Google AdWords is catching fire! We’ve got the economy to thank for that, and it’s changing the way the game is played.

I sincerely believe that the best thing you can do for yourself is check out The Definitive Guide to Google Adwords – the new and updated edition – so that you can have an advantage over your competition.

How is this newest edition going to help you with that? It’s got what you need to sharpen your virtual tools – it will send you into marketing battle with sword drawn and full body armor, making you invincible, and this is how:

The Definitive Guide to Google Adwords shows you how to create multi-dimensional marketing campaigns that are effective.
• The Guide boils the vast amounts of marketing information, methods and advice down to an effective group of advanced techniques that anyone can use (you only have to know what they are).
• The Guide shows you how to build a Google account that’s indestructible and that holds solid against robots that would destroy it.
• The Definitive Guide shows you market research techniques that can’t be performed by robots or machines and that the lion’s share of your competitors are clueless about.
• The Definitive Guide to Google AdWords gives you six Expert Modules that you can use to hone in on to fine-tune your own business model and marketing plan – you customize it to your own focus and needs.

Are you concerned that this year is going to be the year that the competition eats you up and spits you out? Why not turn the tables and make it the year that you pin down your Google AdWords marketing techniques and create the AdWords plan that shoots you to the top? I’m here to tell you that The Definitive Guide to Google Adwords is just the tool you need to help you do it!

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