Friday, 8 July 2011

An awesome lense and a very cool tool for Squidoo users.

Everyday I try to read some other Squidoo lenses for tips and tricks, I usually learn something new everyday, which is cool. Anyway, I wanted to share this great lense today as it is from someone who is fairly new to Squidoo, but has been persistent and the rewards are starting to show. Fast Money Making with Squidoo.                                                                                                                               Another great tool I wanted to share today is this: SquidUtils.  There are many features on this site that are great for those that use Squidoo and make lenses. One of the best tools on this site is the lense health checker. It digs deep into your lense and shows you how well your lense is doing. It's lense ranks over the last seven days. Tips on how to make the lense rank better and so much more. It is definitely worth checking out if you use Squidoo

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Google+(plus). The New Exciting Rival to Facebook

I was reading up on today's news earlier, and read something about Facebook partnering up with Skype and adding a video calling feature, when there was something in the article that mentioned Googles new rival to Facebook, known as Google+. So I looked into it and it's still in a trial stage, but it looks pretty damn good.                                           So I decided to do a lense about it to try and help get the word out, not that Google are going to need much help with this, but anyway here it is.  Google+(plus). The New Exciting Rival to Facebook

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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

I did a lens about Banksy. Grafitti artist.

Banksy is someone I admire, not just for his talented artwork, but for the messages he portrays in them. He is controversial and has a way of getting that message across. Quite often Banksy has featured in the news for some stunt he has pulled which involves a piece of his artwork.   A while ago, a group of us started a little project, trying to get people more aware of Banksy and his work, so this lense includes some of that work.  Banksy: Graffiti Legend.
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A day of creating backlinks to my Squidoo lenses.

Today my aim is to create back-links to all my lenses and add all those places I submit to on here to give others ideas of where they can also submit to. Building backlinks helps greatly, not only with your lense rank, but also with Google ranking.

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I made my first GIFT Squidoo lense for my friend San

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When I was searching around the Squidoo site over the weekend, I noticed that it was not only possible to buy and sell lenses, but also make gift lenses for your friends.                                                                                                                                                                             So I decided to make one for my friend San, who I am on this Squidoo journey with. We help each other out and if one of us learns something new, or has a great idea, we share it and work together on it. So I made the lense for San and added lots of links to all her online writing ventures and sent her the email. She accepted it and made a few adjustments, which I was fine with. The idea was that I put the initial work into it to make it look good, with the borders ect, and let her then add anything she desired to make it even better.                                                                                      Here is the Squidoo gift lense I made for my Friend San.  AskSan Anything
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Cool things I have learned so far on Squidoo.....

Firstly, I have learned not only to spice up my Squidoo lenses, but also my blogs with these cool borders. Here are the lense that have helped me do this: HTML Border backgrounds and HTML tips for color  Both of which I recommend you taking a look at if you want to add a bit of spice and personality to your lenses.

Below are some other cool lenses and sites that have also been very useful to a newbie like myself.

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My very first lense on Squidoo....

So this is a lense I published a while ago and so far it has earned me a grand total of $0.28. Woohoo! Not much I know, but it's a start.  Friv Online Games. It currently has a pretty good ranking, under 10,000 and gets a fair amount of organic traffic everyday.  

One thing I have learned is that it is good to try and update each lense everyday if possible. I read somewhere that this helps keep your lense rank from falling too much. So therefore this is one of the things I will try to do on a daily basis.

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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

My Squidoo journey begins.....

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I've actually been a member of Squidoo for over two years now, but never realised what potential this great site held. So over the last week or two I've been creating lenses and reading up on what others are doing and how the whole site works.                                                                                    I did have one lense on there already, but without Amazon or eBay products on sale.... silly me didn't realise that was another money making opportunity too! Anyway, that lense has earned me a grand total of $0.28 so far and I didn't even do anything with it promotion wise.                                                                                                                                                                                                              So here my Squidoo journey begins and I have 11 lenses up and running now, with my best lens currently at a rank of 6265 which is titled My online earnings.   This is going to be my diary on how I am progressing on Squidoo and along the way I will share my earnings and any useful tips with you.
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