A few more lenses

| October 31, 2011

Since “the work on lots and then republish everything” approach is working so well I actually have the time to create more lenses. The half-finished “make your own jewellery” series has picked up two more entries:Loose Garnet gemstonesLoose Iolite gemstonesTo complete the series I have two (possibly three) methods of gem setting to cover, a […]

A new lens

| October 29, 2011

My first for a while: – http://www.squidoo.com/setting-gemsMeant to be a lensography of my gem-making lenses it turned into a bit more than that. I might actually add a few more lenses to that series, since people are finding them useful. I’m not sure how many people need help with the wire and glue method (although […]

Translating Squidoo lenses

| October 28, 2011

Under the terms of the T&Cs Squidoo lenses can now only be in English. People used to create them in a variety of languages but these were harder to moderate.┬áThe problem is that this restricts your audience to english speakers only, which really limits the reach of your lens.To get round this there have been […]

Squidoo Part Two

| October 24, 2011

The new approach is definitely working – traffic is up slightly and I can get a lot of dead links fixed without worrying about waiting long periods for lenses to publish.The major problem with the new approach is the republish. It’s certainly faster to save everthing and then do them all in one pass, but […]

Changing an approach to squidoo

| October 23, 2011

Recently, with the changes to google and the changes to squidoo itself, it has felt as though I’ve been running a Red Queen’s Race to try to keep my lenses updated.This is partly because it now gives huge amounts of weight to new lenses (over traffic and sales), so the monthly update schedule I was […]

Project Wonderful – commercial product effect

| October 18, 2011

I put a button ad live for a commercial ebook to see what effect that would have. This is only the result from the first test. I need to run it a few more times to get more data.On the page it was linked to, the number of page views went up. On Amazon, which […]

Project Wonderful Part 2

| October 15, 2011

Assessing the effects of advertising on Project Wonderful. If you’ve been following the blog you might remember my odd results from last time. I’ve run the test for more times. Each time my page views stayed static, but the number of downloads? See for yourself:You can click for a larger image. Yellow indicates the period […]

A lot going on

| October 6, 2011

So right now I am:– organising a book launch– finishing a webpage– trying to get the Great Western content together into another non-fiction ebook– writing a follow up to Fire Season– going back to work on mossie, a stand alone novel (or two)– writing four more Harry stories, all currently in note form– trying to […]

Project Wonderful and odd results

| October 3, 2011

Recently (Ok for the last couple of weeks) I’ve been experimenting with Project Wonderful for ads. The cost for Google ads is prohibitive for smaller advertisers, and from a content providers some sites that use ad-sharing then fail to accept Adsense codes from users outside the US. My personal feelings towards Google Ads are also […]