Monday, May 30, 2011

Will My Traffic Be Lost to the Ever Evolving Squidoo

My 3-year anniversary is coming up on Squidoo, I joined on July 4, 2008. This is an easy date to remember, since Americans celebrate Independence Day on that particular day in July.

Squidoo has evolved more than any social network that I know.

When I first joined, Squidoo had groups. It took me about a year to discover this. I joined every group that I could, hopping to bring more traffic to my lenses (articles). I even listed these groups on my lenses for backlinking. Those groups have dissolved since then.

Moving modules on Squidoo was a little difficult to do. A vast improvement has been made since that time.

Many other changes that I liked and didn't like. One of the latest, which we have now been given a little more time to fix is the page breaks. I believe firmly in the KILL system. Keep It Long and Lengthy. I found these page breaks very helpful to some of my lenses.

I have fixed a number of my lenses on the page break thing. This one took me more than week to finish and I wanted to publish my new lenses all at the same time.


Because they all tied into one another with my Internet Addiction lens, which I broke down to 5 additional lenses. Theses are the lenses plus the new and improved Internet Addiction lens. Please, please visit and add to the plexos.

Are You an Internet Addict?
Blogging and RSS Addiction
Addiction of Facebook and Other Social Networking
Websites and Internet Addiction
Shopping Online Addiction
YouTube Addiction

Now I am wondering if all this work is worth it. Hardly anyone so far has been to these new lenses. The Squidteam has made it harder yet to get traffic. Custom bios, fan club and Squidcast were taken away a few days ago.

What is a Squidooer to do?

Note: At the moment this lens still has page breaks on it. I still don't know what to do with it. Sandyspider on Squidoo.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Squidoo Will Get Rid of the Page Break Module

Getting an email yesterday for Giant Squids, it broke my heart and turned it blue. Why is it that every time I like something it is taken away?

More than a year ago, Squidoo introduced the Page Break module for the Giant Squids to try out. Since I am one of those lensmasters who tend to write very long lenses, this was ideal. I started with my ever-growing lensography and broke it down into pages. Since then I have done a number of lenses with page breaks. My latest one with my Squid Angel of Zazzle lens, with the idea for this one to have the main information of being a Squid Angel and what I would be looking for. Then the following pages would be those who I blessed for certain months.

Now Squidoo is doing away with the Page Break module. In the information given, we have a week to change our lenses or create new lenses. That really doesn't give much time.

The Squid team stated that nothing would be lost on these lenses. The page breaks would be turned into text modules. Of course, where I have throughout links to the other pages won't make any sense and will have to be taken out.

Last night I decided to start making new lenses, starting with the one I thought would be the easiest. My Squid Angel of Zazzle has two additional page breaks for the months of Feb./March and April/May. I created a new lens for Feb. and March blessings. If it was going as easy as transferring the information from one lens to another, that would be great. However, it is not, modules need to be recreated, though the information can be copied into those modules. After two wasted hours with my new lens and foreseeing many more hours of work involved, I deleted the new lens.

I think I will just let them be for now and fix them or break them off into other lenses if need be down the road. It is not like these lenses are getting heavy traffic as is anyway.

These are some of the lenses. With over 260 lenses, if is hard to find all of them. Read them before they are changed. Give me suggestions on how to break these up into smaller lenses too.

nternet addiction disorder (IAD) is excessive computer use that interferes with daily life. It becomes a compulsive behavior that completely dominates the addict's life. Internet addicts make the Internet a priority more important than family, relationships, health and work. Just like gambling, excessive gaming, a growing sexual addiction or compulsive shopping. Read more, take the test and add to the plexos at: Are You an Internet Addict?

The print on demand shop, Zazzle has been an addiction for me since 2009. Living in the snow belt of Wisconsin where the weather can be harsh, can warp the mind! That is why my designs look a little twisted. I started my Zazzle site when we were having a record-breaking snowfall for the winter of 2008-2009. I envisioned this snowflake with a wicked face. It is how I felt about the weather. Read more on the product lines in this article of Sandyspider Gifts Zazzle Showcase

Have you seen a spider crawling around? Perhaps a creature that is a little unusual, offbeat or twisted. How about one with a gray body and a human face? If so, then you have seen a sandyspider; a strange but virtuous spider. She will not tangle you up in her web of deception. Nor spin you around and around with strands of her fine threaded silk. Even if it is only to help feed her little ones. No! There is no reason to be afraid. This spider won't even bite...MUCH! See most on my lenses featured here on the worlds longest article. Sandyspider on Squidoo

Blessed by many angels since being part of this wonderful Squidoo community back in July 4, 2008 and I have often thought what it would be like to be a Squid Angel. The confirmation came on Feb, 12, 2011. Now I am ideally an Angel for: the neighborhood of Internet > Ecommerce Tips > Zazzle Sellers and Tips.

If you have Zazzle lenses that really didn't have a place to fit, now you do. See the lenses for the months of Feb., March, April and May that have been blessed. Also read what it takes for me to find your Zazzle lens. Squid Angel of Zazzle

If you have stumbled on here and don't know what Squidoo is, it is a Social Network where you can write about almost anything and get paid royalty. It is free to join and extremely addictive. Don't take my word for it!
Join Squidoo here!

Squidoo books to help you get started:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Seek and You Shall Find Seekyt

Seekyt is a backlinking, revenue sharing, social network site. It is (I believe) less than a year old and is already doing well in Google search engines.

The article editor is rather plain and you will not find all the widgets that other social networks have. But it is a growing site with friendly members and admin. As long as you can wite a quality article with at least 400 original words and no spam, this is the place for you.

I find that it is easiest to write out my article with photos on word first then add it to the editor. I explain how to do this in one of my articles. Once you get the hang of it, you can produce some attractive looking articles.

Seekyt offers Adsense (70%) and Amazon sharing revenue. I still have not been able to get many followers yet, but I am sure that will come in time. Moreover, you are not writing for the members of the site that you are on. You are writing for a much larger audience on the internet.

Unfortunately, you have to be a member to leave a comment. After corresponding with admin, he did have it opened for everyone at one time. But a lot of spam came in. This is something that he is working on.

Here is a list of articles that I have on Seekyt. You can join off any of these article links too.
Sunshine Cheesecake
History of the Easter Bunny and Gifts
Design Your Own Keds Shoes on Zazzle
How I Add Screenshots and Photo Images on Seekyt
Picture Collage Maker Pro Review

Help with College Expenses (For the Cost of a Cup of Soup)

Squidoo: Sandyspider on Squidoo

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Sandyspider on HubPages

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