For a while now, Squidoo has been suffering in the search engine results after taking quite the beating from Google earlier this year. As most of you already know, the peeps at Squidoo HQ took an extreme reaction to this and went a little crazy with account lockings and lens lockings. Even I have not been immune to the lens lockings.
It seems as if they have been a bit more lenient on the SquidGiant accounts, with those accounts getting the least number of lenses locked. That being said, there have certainly been some Giants who have had their entire accounts locked. However, they did recently send out an email to all of the Giants telling them that they need to make some new lenses in the product review format and re-apply to be a Giant or lose their status.
The good news in the midst of all these shenanigans is that traffic on the site is starting to rebound. Not only that, but lenses are getting back their high positions in the search engine results. What does this mean for you? That the money train is getting ready to gather some steam and you better make sure that you butt is on it!
A word of caution though – they are still locking lenses and entire accounts. As a result, your best bet in terms of limiting any losses, is to create multiple Squidoo accounts and only do a few lenses on each account. This way, if you end up with an account that gets locked in its entirety, you only use some of your lenses and not all of them!
And on slightly sadder news, today is blue box day! Saw it on the dashboard and it was hard to not get excited. Then I saw how little the amount was compared to what I was making on the site just a year ago Of course, you can’t beat making around $500 on work that you did months ago, right? And since this money is for sales from two months ago, this is likely one of the lower payouts before it starts rising right back up. So, I hope that you’re ready to start making that Squidoo money with me again! I’ve been making a few lenses here and there, but mostly just been waiting out the storm. And it looks like those storm clouds are clearing!