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Edit Your Lens Sidebars Now!

Posted on Mar 18 2010

Squidoo has just gone live with an incredible new feature.

They’ve just announced “sidebar widgets”, which means you get even more control over the sidebar of your lenses.

We pretty much have modules for our lens sidebars!

There are 4 types of widgets:

* RSS Widget
* Amazon Spotlight
* Featured Lenses
* Recent Squidcasts Widget.

This is completely 100% necessary for every marketer. If you’re on Squidoo to make any money, you need to make use of this.

You can:

* Feature your main Amazon product
* Promote your blog feed
* Insert clickbank ads with the RSS feed…
* Forget about lensrolling other lenses! Feature any you like right when you’re creating your lens.

For many, this is a dream come true.

I can’t begin to describe how much I was hating all the ads showing up on our lenses. They were very poor quality. But NOW, it’s like Squidoo trusts us to build great content again 🙂

The Featured Lenses widget is my favorite.

– Lewis 🙂

P.S. you can visit the official announcement lens here and vote on what other sidebar widgets you’d like to see next… I voted for the “open text space widget”, for obvious reasons…

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  1. Very clever idea of putting a Clickbank RSS Feed in the sidebar. Why didn’t I think of that? 😉

    Another RSS feed that can work well in the sidebar is eBay.

  2. S Ahsan says:

    wow great stuff! thanks for the heads up. fluffanutta, am back and your site squidutils will be of great help! cheers

  3. JaguarJulie says:

    OMG! I never knew at this advancing age that I could be in LOVE again … but I am indeed in love with the widgets and my sidebar.

    Especially the Amazon spotlight widget. Oh joy … that there are not enough hours in the day to experience maximum joy and contentment and to think it comes from a sidebar!

  4. Susan52 says:

    I’m loving the sidebar widgets!

  5. Doug rchard says:

    Thanks for the information looking forward to using these widgets in the future.

  6. For the lenses where I am using Amazon Spotlight in a ‘body’ module, is there any SEO advantage to switching it to a sidebar module?

  7. Bruce says:

    For the lenses where I am using Amazon Spotlight in a ‘body’ module, is there any SEO advantage to switching it to a sidebar module?

  8. GrammaLinda says:

    Good idea! And what a great way to update lenses.

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