Hey there 🙂

It’s been about a week since I updated.

Sales? My Squidoo lenses have made almost 20 Amazon sales in around 30 days so far. This is decent since the lenses are so very new. Sales will increase as the lenses gain a hold in the search engines and start ranking for additional long tail keywords.

Will I make the 100 lens goal by March 1? Probably not 🙁 Client work and other projects impeded the process of this a bit. I do think I could have met the goal, even so — I should not have let a day pass without creating a lens! I think I’ll have made well over 50, however.

By the way, the 80/20 principle is certainly holding true for these lenses!

My goal is to have 100 lenses up (at least) by March 1. Go here if you’d like to join me in that challenge.

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I’ve set up a Facebook group where we can share tips and information and inspire each other to create 100 lenses by March 1. This can be life changing for you! It’s totally free. Request to join the Facebook group, here

Here are my stats:

Number of Lenses

I have 2 Squidoo accounts (this is allowed)

I have 47 total active lenses.

I need to complete 53 lenses to reach my goal.

Lens Rankings

My best ranked lens is at around 16K (its best was around 12K)

The lenses are getting around 400 visits per week. This is now more Google traffic than internal Squidoo traffic – which is why more sales are being made.

Google Rankings

I’m using the free http://rankcheckerace.com/ to keep track of my Google rankings.

Backlinking

I’ve continued on with the auto-pilot backlinking. PotPieGirl teaches us how to automate this in the new One Week Marketing – I have added a few easy steps as well.

Earnings

17 sales from Amazon from these lenses – eBay links are getting clicks so it’s only a matter of time

My Thoughts

I’m kicking myself that I won’t likely reach 100 lenses by March 1 – I’m encourage by the results, though, and know they will grow with time.

I’m going to do some more lenses that get ahead of trends – those do quite well.

Resources Used:

One Week Marketing –  It’s not required, but I really do think you should grab this one if you’re following in the challenge. It’s a very thorough course and I know it works. I’m already getting amazing rankings and things are really taking off with this strategy.

Jaaxy – This saves a ton of time with keyword research — plus it’s not at all expensive (it’s a monthly fee). They give you 30 free searches, so you may as well check it out with no obligation.

http://rankcheckerace.com/ – Keep track of Google rankings – they send them to your email daily. This is free — they also keep track of your rankings over time!

Squidcrafter – this saves me oodles of time and I use it every single day to create awesome Amazon affiliate links on my lenses — this is a MUST for anyone serious about their Squidoo marketing.

Squid Pro Quo — I use this product in conjunction with One Week Marketing. This product is awesome for choosing buyer keywords you know you can rank for and make sales with. There is a certain “style” to these — this is another awesome shortcut to making fast sales with Squidoo. Love it.