Monday, February 26, 2007

29 days to go in my 30 day challenge.

I can’t say I was pleased with today’s work. The Squidoo lenses still confuse me a bit. It took over two hours but I did manage to get the main lens up for 58 Ways to Find Money for Your Business and the two supporting lenses. Here’s the link for squidoo link.

Over Time was more of a challenge. I finally just used the blurb on the back cover and put one lens up under the sports and recreation category. I then revised the blurb to be more romance friendly and chose the arts & literature category.

I’ll add to all the lenses in the next week, but at least they’re up.

Most of the lenses I saw were loaded with products that were related to the topic. At Squidoo you can choose to receive the commission on the sale of any product you have linked or you can donate the commission to a charity. Squidoo also receives part of the commission as well.

Squidoo is supposed to help in a number of ways. A lens provides a back link to any website that is mentioned and linked in that lens. So every time I put up a new lens it’s another link. One of the categories that Search Engines rank sites on is the number of one way “back” links the site has. The more quality “back” links the better.

Another advantage is that if someone searches using a key word I’ve included in the len, the search engine may bring the lens up.

Tomorrow I will look at the key words and how they’re used in the websites themselves. Meta tags Here I come.


Dee Power and Brian Hill are the authors of 58 Ways to Find Money for Your Business, Business Plan Basics, several nonfiction books, and the novel Over Time Money, Love and Football: All the Important Things in Life. Visit their website

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