Love to write? Want the chance to win an Apple TV? Easy, just create a free account on Zujava here, write and publish your page (or pages since you can submit as many as you wish until the end of the contest on March 4, 2012). And cross your fingers.
Your page must include a 30 words or more intro, 8 properly credited images or photos and 8 sections (section are the “blocks” you use to build your page on Zujava). Once it’s publish, submit it to the contest.
I already have 2 pages in, I want to publish a few more.
I want to get more active outside Squidoo this year. No point in keeping all my articles on squidoo. I think branching out might be a good idea, especially because I am starting to loose faith into Squidoo. It still remains a great platform to earn money but the amount of spam seems to increase exponentially. I am afraid that eventually Squidoo might be clobbered by Google. So back to writing on other platforms. Platforms where spammy coloring pages and wallpapers don’t even see the light.
Today I published a first page about octopuses on Wizzley: Swimming With Octopuses: Octopus Locomotion It will be followed soon by 3 more pages on the same topic. Hubpages, Zujava and Squidoo. I will interlink everything and see if one of them gets decent traffic. Once again I picked a topic and had a hard time finding good keywords for it. keywords are not my forte. I just love octopuses and never really bother checking if it was possible to rank well with this topic. I know keywords are the basis of a page. I still don’t really “get it”. We’ll see.
I joined a new “squidoo-like” platform today, where you can turn your articles into revenues. Zujava was develop by Bill Nihill, a long time squidoo lensmaster (KiwisOutback), and one of his techie friend Justin Emond. This platform offers revenue sharing on every page that you publish (pages are called “leaf” there). The site is in beta, but still it looks good. I am sure bugs will happen, but the team seems to be reactive.
You do not need and Adsense account to earn there. Ad revenue is shared 50/50.
After 3 years of total inactivity on Hubpages, I finally published a first page there (make that two). Yes, really I did. For some reason I have never felt at home on Hubpages and was finding the platform a bit daunting. But for the “not put your eggs in the same basket” reason I decided to publish a couple of pages there. That will allow me to backlink some squidoo lenses at the same time. Both pages are about toys not made in China. I have many Squidoo pages on that topic, so lots of interlinking. I am a bit fed up with squidoo and all the cheating and gaming going on there.
Now, Hubpages. To tell the truth, publishing there is quite easy. Easier and much more user friendly than Squidoo. I didn’t get any warning about being “overly promotional” (I heard that Hubpages is rather strict on that and was afraid that linking to my own Squidoo stuff would send red signals). The pages look clean and professional.
As for backlinks I will have to be a little more active there because to get “do follow” links you need a profile score of 75 and individual hubs of 40 or more. Seems rather easy with unique content, a bit of traffic.