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[Case Study] – Day 5 – Better Squidoo Rankings for My Old Lenses

Top 5 of my Squick challenge lensesHi there πŸ™‚ It’s already the last day of this mini-challenge, and Debi J and I came up with an idea for a new one πŸ˜‰ Much easier this time, and very different, but I’ll tell you more about that later.

Squidoo has updated their rankings, and I was pleased to see that my 20 case study lenses have increased their rankings.

They now rank from #27,769 to #77,605 – this means 20 new money-makers, since they are all well above the 85,000 marker. Yay!

What’s that about ranking? And why does it matter?

If you’ve bought Squick Money: 15-Minute Squidoo System from me, and joined the mailing list, you’ll get a mail about that topic (it’s the 4th mail of the series), and how to improve your ranking (in mail #5).

And now on to my five last lenses in this mini-challenge:

Five Squidoo Lenses for Day 5

Today’s theme is mostly blue. I was still in love with the translucent blue dice I wrote about yesterday, so I went for topics that had to do with blue, glowing, pink… You’ll see below πŸ™‚

http://www.squidoo.com/blue-glow-sticks

http://www.squidoo.com/pink-camo-hoodie

http://www.squidoo.com/glow_in_the_dark_wristbands

http://www.squidoo.com/blue-stone-rings

http://www.squidoo.com/glow_in_the_dark_balloons

So that was my 25 lenses… Now I have to keep them fresh and updated, add to them, remove things, make them better… And hopefully soon see some income.

I’ll keep you posted, and please post your results and your lenses here as well.

Did you enjoy this case study? Did you join the challenge?

15 comments
Victoria @ My Daily Cuppa - January 3, 2013

Some lovely lenses there. I particularly liked the blue stone rings.
Congrats on getting your 25 lenses done. It will be interesting to find out how they fare.
Here are my latest, which brings me to 15 lenses.
http://www.squidoo.com/white-loft-bed-with-desk
http://www.squidoo.com/metal-loft-bed-with-desk
http://www.squidoo.com/beach-tents-for-babies
http://www.squidoo.com/baby-doll-diaper-bag
http://www.squidoo.com/baby-doll-carrier-toy

I followed the rules more closely and with the prep work, was able to create these in around 18-20 minutes each. Less thinking makes it easier and quicker Hurrah! πŸ™‚

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    Britt Malka - January 3, 2013

    Awesome ideas πŸ™‚ haha, so in our next lesson, we will learn to think again πŸ˜‰

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Kristina - January 3, 2013

Hi Britt,

Just got your guide yesterday and have opened up my whole night to work through this! New challenge starting soon?

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    Britt Malka - January 3, 2013

    You can start now and post in the comments from day one to five, if you want. And you don’t have to make 5 per day. One per day – or even per week – is also fine. The most important is that you have a goal.

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Clefty - January 3, 2013

Okay I just bought Squick last night – I got a late start today and only got two done but I timed the second one and it was about 17 minutes, including having to find a new niche.
I got these done:
http://www.squidoo.com/yellow-iphone-5-case
http://www.squidoo.com/large-memory-foam-dog-bed

These are super easy to make and I can see why they “should” pull in traffic quickly! Hope to have more than 2 new ones tomorrow πŸ™‚

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    Britt Malka - January 3, 2013

    Great topics πŸ™‚

    Yes, they should pull in traffic quickly. One of my challenge lenses is now my third best ranking…

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Joanne Reid - January 3, 2013

Whew — the final five:

http://squidoo.com/all-about-the-tulip
http://www.squidoo.com/queen-marie-antoinette
http://www.squidoo.com/louis-xvi
http://www.squidoo.com/cowslips
http://www.squidoo.com/all-about-lilies

Three more family flowers and since King Louis XVI is in the news a lens on him and his wife….

Thank you for this experience. Since adding 20 more lenses, my ranking have flown up. I used to have maybe 5 lenses under the 100,000 mark. Now I have 14. Since Friday!

It’s going to be a lot of work updating all these but without this challenge, I would not have learned so much so fast.

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    Britt Malka - January 3, 2013

    I’ve noticed that just a tiny update can bring a lens back up again. But I keep an eye of those below 300,000. Time to move up, I guess, and check out all those below 85,000. Argh! That’s 39 out of 71. Right! I have some work to do then πŸ™‚

    Great lenses as always. Two of them triggered memories and I left some long comments on them πŸ™‚

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Joanne Reid - January 4, 2013

I saw the comments and loved them. It is amazing for me to hear about these things — I have never left the North American continent and since I love history and we have very short history here, I love knowing these things.

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Victoria @ My Daily Cuppa - January 4, 2013

Hello – This is my day 4 and I have 5 more lenses for you. I was tired and wanted to go to bed but I thought – no – I am going to get this done! Here they are:

http://www.squidoo.com/halter-leotard-for-women
http://www.squidoo.com/red-halter-dress
http://www.squidoo.com/purple-one-shoulder-dress
http://www.squidoo.com/red-one-shoulder-dress
http://www.squidoo.com/microcassette-transcriber-with-foot-pedal

5 more to go then I can go back and to the backlinking that you suggested. Haven’t had time yet.

Thanks for inspiring me to work instead of waste time surfing the net. lol
Take care πŸ™‚

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    Britt Malka - January 4, 2013

    Great work, Victoria. I hope you got some sleep. My timer says “3:34 am”, when you wrote this. Hopefully it’s GMT+2, and two hours earlier at your place πŸ™‚

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Clefty - January 4, 2013

Okay I managed to pump out 3 squick lenses today.

http://www.squidoo.com/hot-pink-iphone-charger
http://www.squidoo.com/stained-glass-suncatcher-cross
http://www.squidoo.com/stained-glass-vase

Just realized I didn’t add the table of contents to them so i’ll go do that now!

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    Britt Malka - January 4, 2013

    Nice lenses, Clefty πŸ™‚ I left comments and “liked” πŸ™‚

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Victoria @ My Daily Cuppa - January 5, 2013

I have now completed my 25 lenses! Hurrah! I cannot believe that I did it. It is amazing what you can acheive if you: A) push yourself & B)have someone prove that it can be done.

Britt – you proved that it could be done so you inspired me to get on with it.

Here are the last five lenses:
http://www.squidoo.com/plastic-storage-containers-with-drawers
http://www.squidoo.com/storage-containers-for-toys
http://www.squidoo.com/accordion-file-folder
http://www.squidoo.com/abc-playmat
http://www.squidoo.com/audio-books-for-kids

I am a bit of a night owl – The time in London is 12.47am. I have done the lenses, done my videos for the Vloggin challenge, will go read a couple of blo posts then head of to bed.

Thanks again for the guide book. I look forward to doing the backlinking then reporting back on the results.

Right – what is my next challenge………? Good night πŸ™‚

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    Britt Malka - January 6, 2013

    Great work, Victoria πŸ™‚ I’m so happy for you! I’m going to read your lenses in a moment.

    Your next challenge? That’s the daily journal challenge πŸ™‚

    And how about a “try a new Squidoo module each week” challenge?

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