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AT LAST! Opt In Forms On Your Lenses!

Posted on Nov 08 2008

Squidoo opt in formsIf I had a dollar every time an internet marketer asked me if they can put an opt in form on their lens… I would have, well, a lot of dollars.

It is probably the most requested Squidoo feature from internet marketers. They want to use their lenses to build mailing lists.

Ever since Squidoo blocked the i-frame code we have been unable to get this working on lenses.

Until now.

You can now put a live opt in form on your Squidoo lenses!

Not an image of the opt in form like like normal, and not a link to your opt in page. An actual opt in form live in a module on your lens.

I put it all into a guide to take you through step by step, so you can’t fail at it.

You can read more and download it at

Lewis 🙂

P.S. you can see an example at

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  1. MrLewisSmile says:

    Oh yes – there is an example sign up box on

  2. KCLau says:

    It is a nice feature to have.
    Mailing list is the biggest asset of an internet marketer.

  3. Poddys says:

    I think this is a good idea, at least it does allow people to sign up for a mailing list if they have one.

    Wonder if it will allow you to sign people up for Yahoo Groups though? Actually without forms it’s just a matter of them sending an email to the signup address, so this is not necesary, but for other opt in lists that’s great.

  4. Paul Barton says:

    hi lewis – me again – i bought the guide to getting a form on a squidoo lens even thogh we don’t use Aweber – we use software on our own servers but alas it doesn’t run Javascript in the same way – it still uses archaic html so back to the drawing boards for me. Well done for getting it to work with aweber.
    Warm regards Paul

  5. John Dilbeck says:

    Lewis, this is outstanding! Thank you very much.

    I purchased your report and put what I learned into action on one of my lenses, and it worked perfectly.

    I blogged about my experience here:

    How to add an Aweber subscribe form to your Squidoo lens

    Your report gave excellent, clear instructions on how to do just what I wanted on my lenses.

    Act on your dream!


  6. Katherine says:

    Hi MrLewis,

    I purchased this the other day – I’m very happy about it. 🙂 Not being able to build a list is something that made me turn away from Squidoo for a while (even though I still love it!)

    I love what you’ve done with your blog.


  7. Paul Barton says:

    hi Lewis – you are a star – what more can i say. We don’t use Aweber or Getresponse for data security reasons but run our own software on our own servers so to be able to put optin forms on squidoo is wonderful – if we met right now i might get emotional
    Thank you once again
    Paul is just one example

  8. Adrian Lee says:

    I haven’t bought the report. I use GetResponse. Does this work with GetResponse too?

    • MrLewisSmile says:

      @Adrian Lee: Yep! It works with all html-based opt in forms. Aweber, GeResponse, etc. Pretty much all actually 🙂

  9. Paul Barton says:

    Hi Lewis – we are using the optin forms on our Auto response autoresponder – it works really well and it doesn’t take too long to make new ones. Well done – what next audio on squidoo?

  10. @Paul Barton: I’m sure if you can put an opt in form on Squidoo you can put audio also with a little creativity. Possibly with the same technique.

    Great blog by the way, Mr Smile.

  11. Jackie Lee says:

    Hi Lewis,

    I saw you said it worked iwth getresponse but I have been trying to make it work for a bit now and just can’t seem to get it right.

    There is no code that ends in js in the code you get to put your form up.

    my url ends in cgi not js. Not sure how exactly to get this working. Any hints would be GREATLY appreciate.

    I do love the ebook though, very clear and easy to follow. Thanks


  12. Susan says:

    Aweber is the best!

  13. Leanne says:

    Lewis, thanks so much! I’ve been trying to figure out how to put an opt-in form on Squidoo lenses for a while now! Your instructions are very clear and I was able to get my form up on one of my lenses very quickly.

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