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The Squidoo Challenge

Updated on April 21, 2014

Let's Bring Squidoo Back To Where It Was

Quantcast shows Squidoo has had a decline in traffic, and the tier payouts support that. There was a point when Tier 1 lenses made over $50 and Tier 2 lenses made over $10. Now, a Tier 1 lens makes barely over $10 while the other tiers have had similar declines. Some people who rely on Squidoo for their incomes are now on a risky path. Squidoo's traffic numbers will continue to plummet, and the tier payments will get lower and lower, but that can be fixed if we work together.

As the saying goes, united we stand, divided we fall. Ever since Squidoo rolled out the new changes, less people have been active on Squidoo. Some well-known lensmasters have deleted their accounts due to the changes or for other reasons. I was one of the many people who decided to stop creating lenses after Squidoo came out with its new changes. Everything changed when I got an email from Bonnie about the Giant Squid program. Giant Squid lensmasters were required to create 3 quality lenses using the new format and do a few other things in order to keep Giant Squid status. I read that email with a week to go. If I did not create three quality lenses in 1 week, I would have lost the biggest honor that Squidoo could give. Although I had not been active on Squidoo for a long time, I decided to create the three quality lenses because being a Giant Squid meant a lot to me (and it still does mean a lot).

I ended up creating three lenses about blogging and social media, I submitted them, and my application was approved. I could have a big sigh of relief because my Giant Squid status was not going to be taken away. Because I had been active on Squidoo, I started to look at the forums and the Quantcast statistics. At its peak, Squidoo was getting over 1 million visitors every day. That was around the time when the Tier 1 payout almost broke $70. However, a decline in visitors brought Squidoo down to just over 250,000 visitors every day. This drop in visitors resulted in the big drop in tier payouts.

It is important to note that 250,000 daily visitors is a lot of people, even if the payouts are not what we were hoping for. If Squidoo consistently gets 250,000 daily visitors, that can eventually go up to 500,000 daily visitors, and then eventually go back to 1 million daily visitors--where Squidoo was at its peak. That is where, you, me, and this challenge comes in. This Squidoo challenge is designed to increase interaction on Squidoo so Google starts to love Squidoo once again. If we all follow this challenge, Squidoo will be able to see a big rise in traffic, and as a result, the tier payouts will dramatically increase.

The Challenge Itself

This challenge will bring forth a dramatic change. If enough people follow this challenge, Squidoo could see a rise in traffic and eventually end up with 1 million daily visitors. Imagine what would be different if the tier payouts went back to where they were. There would be less stress among lensmasters, we would be able to buy more things, or we may just end up with more money in the bank. Regardless of how you would use your earnings from higher payouts, this challenge will allow those earnings to rise in the long run. Without any further adieu, here is the challenge.

  1. Write 2 Squidoo lenses every week: There are challenges that say write 1 lens every day. However, Google respects quality content more than it respects the quantity of content. By writing 2 Squidoo lenses every week, you will be able to focus more of your time on those lenses. This will result in more quality content on Squidoo.
  2. Promote your Squidoo lenses on your social networks: Whether you have 100 followers or 100,000 followers, promoting your Squidoo lenses on your social networks is very important. In order to build your following, be sure to follow people who are interested in what you are already talking about. As you build your following on your social networks, you will get more traffic to your lenses.
  3. Add quality content to 3 of your older lenses every week: Whether you add 1 module to an older lens or 10 modules to your older lenses, updating your lenses will get them to rank higher on Google. This will result in your lens gaining traffic for itself and Squidoo as a whole.
  4. Ping your lenses: Pinging lenses is still an easy and beneficial way to get more traffic. You can ping any of your recently updated lenses using SquidUtils. Pinging your lenses will tell search engines that your lenses have recently been updated with new content. Updated content ranks higher on Google than content that does not get updated.
  5. Comment on 5 lenses every week: Commenting will give your account on Squidoo a backlink. This will result in more traffic going to your lenses and more traffic going to Squidoo as a whole. However, do not comment just for the sake of getting a backlink. Be sure to post a comment of a few sentences about a lens that you liked.
  6. Share 3 other people's lenses every week: When we share other people's lenses, those people will see a big and surprising increase in traffic. Not only will the extra traffic give the person a confidence boost, but it will also help Squidoo get back to 1 million daily visitors. In addition, more social media traffic leads to more search engine traffic.
  7. Squid like 10 lenses every week: By squid liking other people's lenses, you will appear in other people's activity feed. When you appear in other people's activity feed, some people will decide to return you the favor and Squid like one of your lenses.
  8. NEW: Favorite and retweet TWO of @Squidoo's tweets. Social media now plays a big role towards SEO and getting traffic. As my blog gained more traffic from social networks, the traffic my blog gained from the search engines also increased. We want to make @Squidoo, and in order to do that, we need to get @Squidoo up to 10,000 followers before the end of the summer. That means Squidoo would only have to gain 16 followers every day from April 5th to August 30th.
  9. NEW: Tell one person every week about Squidoo and have them create an account. Then, tell them about the Squidoo Challenge!

This Challenge Is Easy - But The Change Can Be Incredible

This challenge has been designed to be easy to follow. Although there are 7 parts to this challenge, all of the steps are relatively easy to implement. If we all follow this challenge, we will be able to get more traffic on our old lenses, new lenses, and for other people's lenses. This will result in a noticeable increase in traffic on Quantcast.

This will not consume a lot of time. However, the change in traffic can be incredible.

Here's How Easy It Is To Get Squidoo Back To Where It Was

If all of the 400,000 featured Squidoo lenses out there got 3 visitors every day, we would have nothing to complain about. Squidoo would be getting 1.2 million daily visitors. In addition, the lenses that get 10 visitors every day or more could possible result in Squidoo getting 2 million daily visitors.

Relying on 1 Squidoo lens to bring in 1 million daily visitors is an impossibility. Many of the best bloggers in the world are not able to bring in 1 million daily visitors. However, it is much more likely that 400,000 lenses bring in 3 daily visitors each. It is also reasonable for 200,000 lenses to get 5 daily visitors. Squidoo has quantity on its side (and quality for the most part). All we need to do is turn the quantity of Squidoo lenses into 1 million daily visitors. The best way to do that is by creating quality Squidoo lenses. You do not need to create 5 lenses every day to get Squidoo back to where it was because Squidoo already has 400,000 featured lenses. That's why working on 5 older lenses every week is more important than creating 5 new lenses every week.

It is much easier than it sounds to bring Squidoo back to where it was. If we all chip in, it can easily work.

Share This With A Lensmaster You Know

It is important for as many lensmasters as possible to pursue this challenge. In order to see a big increase in Squidoo's traffic, we need as many lensmasters as possible to take a part in this challenge. The days of sitting and watching are over. In order to see the change in payouts that we want to see, we need to make the change happen. There is not going to be a single lens that gets 1 million daily visitors for Squidoo. Only by working together will we be able to get Squidoo back to its peak which was over 1 million daily visitors. By getting Squidoo back to its peak, we will also be able to dramatically increase the tier payouts we receive. This plan will only work if a lot of people get involved. If 100 people take the challenge, 200 lenses get created every week, and that could result in a potential 1,000 extra daily visitors every week. If 200 people take the challenge, it will yield better results. It is easy to see the possibilities of following this challenge, but the only way to make this successful is by standing together.

How To Find The Time To Participate In The Squidoo Challenge

It has been brought to my attention by several lensmasters participating in the Squidoo Challenge that time is an issue. Although I am not asking for participants to write 10 lenses every week, there are going to be some days when you will not be able to write or update a new lens. That is completely understandable, and I have those days as well.

Sometimes, lenses do not get created or updated because of bad time management. While there are a plethora of ways to get better time management, I am going to highlight the ones that work. I feel that it would be better for me to provide you with these tips instead of you searching on Google and deciding which of the many tips actually work.

  • Keep score. This is the best tip I could give. I have a score card right next to me with a list of the things I have to accomplish in a given week. I grade myself based on whether I was able to accomplish a goal or not. A score card gives you defined standards (such as the ones in the Squidoo Challenge). Although there are some score cards where I score a 75%, my productivity has gone up dramatically. You should only be concerned about your score card and productivity if you score under 70%. Use tallies to keep score and draw a big check mark next to the goals that you accomplish.
  • Identify what you need to do this week. The Squidoo Challenge makes that easy, but when outside of Squidoo, you need to identify all of the things that you need to do this week.
  • Follow the 90/20 rule. For every 90 minutes that you work, take a 20 minute break. The Buffer Blog reported that this is the best way to be productive without losing quality or focus.
  • Do not sleep too long. The ideal amount of time we should be sleeping every day is 6.5-7.5 hours (multiple studies have confirmed this). If you are sleeping 12 hours a day, deciding to sleep for only 7.5 hours today would give you an extra 4.5 hours. In addition, sleeping 6.5-7.5 hours every day makes you live longer (also proven by multiple studies).
  • Exercise. I thought that high school would be a time where my productivity would go down. I didn't even factor joining the track team into the equation. However, I have been able to increase my productivity by running every day. You need to get the fresh air, get stronger, and finish the workout. Not only will exercising every day make you stronger, but it will also make you feel GOOD! That good feeling will make you want to get more accomplished.
  • Dedicate 10 minutes every day to the Squidoo Challenge. I have a feeling that the reason most people do not have the time to accomplish the Squidoo Challenge is because they try to do everything in one day. I recommend dedicating 10 minutes every day to the Squidoo Challenge so you get the best out of it while having fun. You do not want to overwhelm yourself with too much work towards the deadline. In one of his speeches, Seth Godin, the founder of Squidoo, told people they should thrash (start) in the beginning instead of thrashing (starting) as the deadline approaches.

The only way this challenge will work is if we are all in it together. The more people who know about this challenge, the more traffic and interaction Squidoo will end up getting.

Squidoo Payments Have Gone UP

The earnings for Squidoo lenses had a rocky start in the New Year. The earnings from January 2014 (paid out in March) indicated a further decline. Tier 1 lenses made $9.79, Tier 2 lenses made $1.63, and Tier 3 lenses only made $0.08. With several months of decline, it has been easy for many people to give up hope.

However, for the first time in several months, the earnings for each Tier went up! The earnings from February 2014 (to be paid out in April) was the first increase in earnings that Squidoo has seen in several months. Tier 1 lenses made $12.01, Tier 2 lenses made $2.04, and Tier 3 lenses made $0.10. February's earnings show more than a 20% increase in revenue than January's earnings. If Squidoo continues to see 20% increases every month, June's earnings (paid in August) could be $24.89 for Tier 1 lenses, $4.24 for Tier 2 lenses, and $0.18 for Tier 3 lenses. At this rate, by the end of the year, Squidoo would be back to $50 for Tier 1 lenses, $10 for Tier 2 lenses, and $0.50 for Tier 3 lenses.

This increase in Squidoo earnings shows that there is a glimmering light in the darkness. If we all come together, we can bring Squidoo back to where it was. The earnings have gone up, and they will continue to rise if we create lenses, get more traffic, and stay active on Squidoo.

Are You Going To Take The Challenge?

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      aneeshasdad 

      4 years ago

      Excellent idea Marc - count me in! Having just published my first lens yesterday I already felt in the mood to "make things happen". After discovering the challenge I'll become unstoppable.

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      Pavel Polcr 

      4 years ago

      Great challenge. I came back to squidoo after quite some time and this lens is so encouraging! Thanks for that!

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      Giovanna 

      4 years ago from UK

      This is a great challenge - I will do my very best to follow your advice.

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      Amanda Louise Cannon 

      4 years ago from Wynndel BC Canada

      This is such a motivating lens! Being new to the community I am up for about anything... Being me... A self proclaimed "work-in-progress" I love to have new challenges in front of me...! Thanks for sharing, I will be a challenge participant :)

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      daniela12 

      4 years ago

      I'm trying to get back into the squidoo boat. Would start the squidoo challenge.

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      Anna2of5 

      4 years ago

      I can do some of it. I kinda floated away from Squidoo, not on purpose. I followed your post from Pinterest to here. You are clearly gifted and quite organized. Thanks for showing us all how one person can make a difference. You even got a comment from Seth "...a w e s o m e"- Neato!

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      Sherry Venegas 

      4 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I am still in it for Squidoo. I do not run with a group only in the good times. My lens making has slowed down but I know it is important to grow my writings. What to you think about the neglected accounts that have 300+ days of non updated lenses? Some are still getting visits from Google but they are neglected as far as updates are concerned.

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      Heidi Reina 

      4 years ago from USA

      At least some of it... one lens a week will be my goal. Love the way you're thinking about this and the synergy the squid community can cretae

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      Andromachi Polychroniou 

      4 years ago from Maurothalassa, Serres, Greece

      I want to try. I enjoyed your advice about how we can find more time. These tips can help us in our lives as well not only for squidoo challenge. I liked the lenses you wrote for the challenge as well.

      Keep up the good work and I hope I can also contribute.

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      Steve Dizmon 

      4 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Gonna' give this a shot. I am a 6 year member of Squidoo who has never taken it very seriously. I had 38 Lenses when everything went a bit crazy. Now I have 5. I think I'll take the Challenge and see what comes of a few weeks or months of production. Thanks for the Lens.

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      RinchenChodron 

      4 years ago

      Great suggestions, let's all take the challenge and follow these tips and get the traffic thru the roof!

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      stereomike83 

      4 years ago from UK

      I fully agree that we should be looking to improve visitor numbers but as well as focusing on the top lenses and established lensmasters, don't you agree we should be looking to encourage more top quality new lensmasters to stay?

      The current methodology of lensrank and therefore tier payments seems to place (in my opinion) a bit too much emphasis on volumes etc. For example, when I published my last new lens I saw another one jump up 40,000 despite it not being viewed in a month. As a relative newbie and with only 14 lenses as work/family takes a lot of my time, it has at times been hard to motivate myself to publish a new lens when the reward seems a long way away (this month should finally see me cross the $1 threshold with my selection of tier 3 lenses), especially as there are some top ranked lenses that I have read that seem less informative and/or poorly written than some I read from new lensmasters.

      I'm not saying I am a great writer and am happy to slog to get to the top but I do wonder how many potential Squidoo stars have left and with them the potential for great content that would increase hits that would benefit all? So maybe, whilst visiting, commenting and liking lenses should be a key part of the challenge, perhaps there should be a concerted effort to read a couple of reviews by new Lensmasters every day as well to give them that warm feeling to stay and help grow the community?

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      GrammieOlivia 

      4 years ago

      Yes, I'm in, I really like getting comments on my lenses. The likes are nice, but the comments make it personal! So I also respond to everyone who stops by to give me a bit of their valuable time.......thanks for this reminder to help each other.

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      jolou 

      4 years ago

      Great idea! Can't promise I will be able to keep it entirely, but am definitely going to be more active here.

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      MGuberti 

      4 years ago

      @seth godin: I'm glad you like the challenge Seth. I wanted to help get Squidoo back to 1 million daily visitors, and this is my way of helping out.

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      Cherrylyn Moquete 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks a lot for this info. I'm only just two months old here in squidoo but I'm willing to take on the challenge. Thank you :)

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      alienbritt 

      4 years ago

      I am going to try this Squidoo Challenge! I love this site and want to help it get back to where it was!

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      seth godin 

      4 years ago

      This is a w e s o m e.

      Thanks for standing up and caring and making a difference...

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      Dawn 

      4 years ago

      My best lens are stuck in tier 3. Does this mean better writers will knock me out of that tier? Will tier 2 lens of others will become tier 3?

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      Kim Milai 

      4 years ago

      Yes!

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      Shanna Redwind 

      4 years ago

      I haven't been a huge Squidoo writer, and I've been away from it for a bit, but this challenge interests me. I think that I'll give it a try.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      @Elsie Hagley: Completed the challenge last week made my 2 lens, all ready made one lens this week.

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      Great challenge Marc!

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      Wendy Hughes 

      4 years ago from Charlotte

      I don't understand why lensmasters left Squidoo. In my days working for a stock brokerage firm, I saw my share of mergers, buyouts and rises and falls. You know who the best investors were? Those who didn't 'bail.' Who were the losers? The naysayers, the nonbelievers. While I know the grand scheme of things is more complex, it's this basic principle that rings true time and again. Ride the rough wave, take a tumble or two but keep moving--forward. I promise it won't be the end all; you won't drown. I DO see Squidoo making a comeback; it couldn't be viable much longer at that post-change pace. There was way too much garbage--mine stuff included--that needed overhauling. And I'm working on it.

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      Klaartje Loose 

      4 years ago

      You convinced me to come back to Squidoo... I have only 23 lenses, but I will write some more!

      Not sure if I can take the challenge though; 2 lenses a week plus all the other interaction is too much for me at this point in my life. But I will be back!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I am sure going to try. I usually don't create that many new ones in a weeks time but rather in a months time but I will sure try. Great idea.

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      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes I except your challenge,I'm all ready a very active person on Squidoo. Health and Aging Contributor on Squidoo. RocketSquid Greeter for a year or more now. I Pin on Squidoo Boards.

      Plus many more, like 1000's of comments on Squidoo plus likes. I'm in.

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      Giovanna 

      4 years ago from UK

      I have just hit 100 lenses - and I'm a Contributor on Squidoo. So I am very active. I will do this - 2 lenses a week you say - no problem -and they will be quality. I revisit 3 lenses every day to improve them, I am active on all the big social networks and I visit people. So I think I'm a super Squid!! lol. Thanks for this i"m definitely in.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      4 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I can't do two lenses a week until after I have foot surgery and recover, since I won't be able to write on a computer. I have to stay flat for at least two weeks. I'll do what I can until then, as I have a few minutes to pin lenses in the Pinterest Challenge, comment and like the lenses I'm going to pin, etc. And I do tweet. In fact, I will tweet this lens.

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      GrimRascal 

      4 years ago from Overlord's Castle

      I'm in! Hehehe. What I noticed is that the in-Squidoo interaction has also plummeted ever since the big change. Would be good if all that interaction would be back. :D

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      Alyssa DeBoer 

      4 years ago

      I am going to take the challenge! I have myself set up making 3 lenses a week with different themes. I think this is a great idea and very inspirational.

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      Linda Jo Martin 

      4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I'm in! I just added all seven tasks to my daily task planner. I'm looking forward to seeing where this will take Squidoo. Thanks for your inspired challenge!

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      Renaissance Woman 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      I am all for taking part in generous initiatives that support the good of all. Thanks for encouraging everyone to lift up the cause.

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      Virginia Allain 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      It does sound like a step in the right direction. I'd about given up on visiting other lenses and liking/commenting. Probably others felt that way too and if we all return to our former activity, it might help.

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      Tawnya 

      4 years ago from NE Ohio

      Thank you for the tips' I'm in. I already do many of the steps included on the list, but I need to make more time for updating older lenses. Thanks for the reminder.

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I've been doing 6 of the 7 -- and need to work on #1 - writing more lenses. This is an excellent idea. Count me IN. :-)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I already do all of this and more and I like your attitude. Come join us on Facebook at Squidoo Positivity, the group that believes in Squidoo and in problem solving. Here's our link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/435328299848682/

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      thank you for creating this challenge. I'm up for it and though I ready do most of these, I haven't gone to my old lenses to update them. I will do that as well as spread the word. Team work makes the dream work!

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      Dawn Romine 

      4 years ago from Nebraska

      I'm on for the challenge, I do most of these already, my goal is one lens a week, since I work full time and have other online avenues. I believe the same you do, don't complain do something about it, learn how to do something better, more efficient and create change.

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 

      4 years ago from FL

      Yes I am taking on the challenge! Thanks Marc for putting together an organized effort to bring traffic back to Squidoo. I think it is a wonderful idea and a great way to help lensmasters work together for everyone's benefit. I learned of the challenge from Treasures-By-Brenda (thanks for sharing!).

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      ohcaroline 

      4 years ago

      I am thrilled to see such an encouraging lens by someone so young. Good for you. I am trying to slog my way back into doing more work on my existing lenses and trying to create new ones. It's an emotional trip for me as I got really discouraged with what has happened on this site as many others have. I am trying to update and ping. That's as far as I have gotten; but I will try to do this challenge as much as time allows. Thank you Marc for caring enough to write this lens and create a challenge to offer a solution.

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      Linda F Correa 

      4 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Been supporting other lenses through the contributor program. Pretty much been adding new lenses that are niche orientated as well as social media blogging on my niche. I too need to ping more often. Do like your goals and have been working on the challenge. I will get going on updating some of my older lenses. Taking on the challenge

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've pretty much been doing everything you've listed above except pinging. I'll try that. I'm getting really discouraged myself but hopefully things will be better soon.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      4 years ago from Canada

      Thanks, Marc for a realistic, achievable challenge, which by the way, I learned about from Susan52. She's doing a great job of spreading the word about your challenge.

      Are you any good with graphics? It would be great to have an image that said "challenge" to share...

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      4 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      This sounds really good. Thank you Marc for giving us this challenge. I love having a focused plan to work on. I'm in !!!

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      AnonymousC831 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      I am going to work on this challenge, fantastic plan.

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      I will certainly work on this challenge. I need to increase my numbers too. Thanks for the ideas.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 

      4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      I'll give it a try. Two new lenses and updating three older ones is a bit heavy for me. The rest, except for pinging, I already do.

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      DecoratingEvents 

      4 years ago

      Interesting concept and one that is easy to implement (if we will). I like it and I like your optimistic view of how to get Squidoo back on top!!

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      Jackson Thom 

      4 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      Wow, that sounds a bit heavy for me, but I'll give this a try. I've been needing something of a goal lately.

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      fullofshoes 

      4 years ago

      I'm in! Thanks for the boost Marc. I've always admired you and your ambitions not to mention that you're smarter than I ever was at your age. Oh wait... you're smarter than I am NOW. :) I accept your challenge.

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      Renee Dixon 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      Count me in! I love the ideas and the goals seem easy enough! Thanks :-)

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      Susan Deppner 

      4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      The part I like best about this challenge is commenting on and (especially) sharing other people's lenses. I'm seeing more and more of that with the Contributors program and would love to see it even more throughout the general population of Squidoo. Great plan, Marc!

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Yes, I'm in. Thanks for putting this together. It helps to have a list of what we can do to help Squidoo AND ourselves. Sometimes it's hard for us newer Squidoo-ers to know all the steps. Appreciate your time and your challenge!

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      Dawn 

      4 years ago from Maryland, USA

      I consider myself lucky. I came to Squidoo during the lull. I have found mentors that have much of this mentality already. I fully expect Squidoo to take an upturn and am glad to be a part of it. This is an excellent lens, outlining what we should be doing as a community. I move at a snail's pace, but I'm in.

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      opatoday 

      4 years ago

      Great Idea, I'm in

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      Stephanie 

      4 years ago from Canada

      I think this is a fantastic challenge. I know I don't have the time to create and update lenses to this extent, but I love the idea of promoting other people's lenses. If we all pin/facebook/G+/tweet the lenses that we visit and like, those lenses will get a boost in traffic, which means a boost to the site as a whole. Some people might think promoting other people's lenses is like promoting the competition, but if tier payments increased as a result, it would still greatly benefit everyone even if our lenses slipped in rank. The increased payout would more than make up for that. Great lens!

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