- Lens of the Day: My Mum’s Christmas Pudding Recipe
- New Amazon Link Limit
- Editor for the Day: RuthMadison – Inclusion for People with Disabilities
Posted: 27 Jul 2013 05:27 AM PDT
We’re quite traditional with our Christmas and the Christmas meal on the 25th is one of those traditions we stick to. Turkey, stuffing, roast potatoes and Christmas pudding. Yum!
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 11:11 AM PDT
We’ve reviewed the sales records of more than a million lenses and we’ve found that after the first ten Amazon links on a lens, further links to Amazon quickly drop off in effectiveness. In other words, your first links matter the most.
Based on extensive analysis and confirmation, Squidoo has determined that for SEO and conversion purposes, there is an optimal number of Amazon links per lens.
In the next few days, we will begin enforcing a strict limit of 20 Amazon links per lens. Any additional links beyond the first 20 will simply be hidden, while the content inside will be preserved. For example:
This limit applies to both Squidoo and custom affiliate links. If the Amazon link limit has been reached, any further official Squidoo Amazon modules will be hidden entirely. Because further Amazon links are hidden, lenses will not be unpublished as a result of this change.
We’ll also release a Workshop tool that, if a particular lens is over the limit, makes it easy to identify all the Amazon links on the lens so you can review them. And we’ll include a Dashboard notice so it’s easy to tell which lenses are affected.
In the meantime, you can use the the Score Card feature in the Workshop sidebar in order to determine if your lenses already have Good Amazon link usage.
Finally, because we’ve determined that Amazon sales can be a good indication of lens quality, and because the new Amazon link limit will help prevent lenses from becoming overly promotional, it may become a slightly more important factor of LensRank in the future.
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 10:03 AM PDT
These lenses do a great job giving tips for both people with and without disabilities to help those who have the disabilities connect. ~RuthMadison
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Thank you RuthMadsion for bringing these terrific helpful lenses to our attention.
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