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Alas, my article has plateaued: “Books and Songs from the Rachel Maddow Show” is stuck in the mudd


Ok, I’m on my knees…

Books and Songs from the Rachel Maddow Show


One of the “fun” photos that are sprinkled throughout the article. This army major was one of Rachel’s escorts when she broadcast from Kandahar.

Getcher mind OUT of the gutter!  Not in that sense!  LOL

The article was going up and up and up.  But now has stalled and I need your help to get it going again.

There are almost 800 people following my posts, spread out among Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and Feedburner.

All I need is each of you to follow the link to the article and let it load.

That would give me almost 800 hits on the lens.  That will take you about 10 seconds.

If you have 3 minutes to spare, I would love it if you could hit all the “like” and “share” buttons up at the top of the article after it loads.

If you have 5 minutes to spare, I would name my first born after you if you could scroll through the article and take all the polls and quizzes.

If you have 6 minutes to spare, I will dance naked in the rain in your honor, which since I live in Texas, and rain is generally accompanied by lightning and thunder and tornadoes, well…   nonetheless, when the guys in the white coats show up I’ll mention your name prominently.

Hmmmm… scratch that last bit.  LOL  Anyway, if you have six minutes to spare, then please leave a comment on the article in the Guestbook which is down at the bottom of the article

Here are the stats:

Visits

TRMS listing

Sample listing of the books and songs.  You can see that the article isn’t just a bibliography, there is info on the author, links to the band or author’s homepage or Wikipedia article and links to Amazon and iTunes if you decide you want to buy the book or song/album.

“Visits = the number of people to land on your lens.
Pageviews – the total number of times your lens has been viewed by visitors.

Visits this period: 235 visits
Pageviews this period: 390 pageviews
Pages/visit: 1.66   Lifetime visits: 235″

Note from lil ole me:  What this means is that of the 235 unique visitors, some of you folks have gone there more than once for a total of 390 visits!  Woot! 

THANK YOU —  THANK YOU — THANK YOU!!!!

Today’s Rank:

#18 — “Books, Poetry & Writing >> Books >> Reading Lists

#63 — “Books, Poetry & Writing >> Books

#99 — “Books, Poetry & Writing”

#4,536 — Overall (out of almost 3 million)

And this ranking is the result of only 390 visits from 235 people!  IMAGINE what the rank would be if I got almost 800 hits on the page today!  Swooon!  *pant*  *drool*

Here is a screen capture that shows how many folks have hit those like and share buttons.  The #141 count is for Facebook.  Which means the 235 folks who have gone to the page, 141 of them have hit at least one of the “like” buttons!   THANK YOU —  THANK YOU — THANK YOU!!!!

TMRS like buttons

Here is a graph from the “stats” area of the dashboard/management area for the article:

TRMS Chart

You can see that after steadily climbing in the ranks it has leveled off and now is basically flat.

So… there you have it.

TMRS Quiz

Sample of one of the “Fun Fact” Trivia Quizzes sprinkled throughout the article

I now return you to your regularly scheduled workday or house chores or random Internet surfing.

This is going to be my last push for visitors.  I’ve done all the things that one should in trying to maximize SEO…  I’ve blogged about it.  I’ve posted on Blogger, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc.

I’ve gone to every Rachel Maddow Fan site and left messages and asked for cross linking.  The BIG spike in visits was the result of one of those fan sites Tweeting about my article.

THANK YOU —  THANK YOU — THANK YOU!!!!

But now that I’ve got all the books and songs listed back to Jan 1st it is time to put this article in maintenance mode, do the daily updates, and live with whatever level it comes to rest at.

But it sure would be nice to have a Tier 1 article (rank of 2,000 or less overall) because that is where the real money is *sigh*

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Three “Top 100” rankings!!! — Books and Songs from the “Rachel Maddow Show”


Drumroll Please…  I broke into the Top 100 in the top level Subject Category!!!!

First…  THANK YOU to everyone who has visited my newest article on Squidoo:

“Books and Songs from the Rachel Maddow Show”

Here’s the current stats:

#4,456 Overall

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#97 in “Books, Poetry & Writing”

This is the top level, broadest, subject category.

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#64 in “Books, Poetry & Writing >> Books”

This is the “middle” level subject category

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#19 in “Books, Poetry & Writing >> Books >> Reading Lists”

This is the “bottom” level, most narrow, precise subject category

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If you have visited the article, then please visit again, if only to let the page load and then you can hit the back button.  Visits are reset daily so if you haven’t gone there today, then your “new” visit will count.

If you haven’t gone there yet… Read the rest of this entry

It Keeps Getting Better!! Woot! — Books and Songs from the “Rachel Maddow Show”


The Stats and nothing but the Stats… STAT!

How’d you like the pun?   (I crack myself up sometimes)

Anyway, I’ve got a lot on my plate today so I’ll be brief.

I have a big dance event this weekend and I’m teaching downtown at a hotel for a convention and I have to get a haircut and  I have forms to fax for… and I have laundry to do and packing and leaving after the gig and …. aaaaaaaiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

So… Uhmmm.. where was I?  Oh yes, I was saying that I’ll just report the numbers for my article Books and Songs from the “Rachel Maddow Show” without my usual drama and that I would be brief.

Not possible.  Too late.  LOL

Whoz da kitty#5,625 Overall

There are almost 3 MILLION articles on Squidoo.  Mine has gone from a raking of 263, 525 the day after I published it to under 10,00 which puts it in the Tier 2 category.  For it to make real money (as in I can use it to pay bills) rather than (I can use it to buy a pizza) I need it to be BELOW 2,000.  So keep sharing, keep visiting, and keep commenting!  Help a boy out!  😉

#130 in “Books & Poetry”

I broke into the top 200 in a BIG way today!!!!  Before today it wasn’t ranking in the top level category.  Woot!

#83 in “Books & Poetry >> Books”

It was at 99 yesterday!  Woot!

Squidoo has very broad subject categories sorted into sub-categories that go down three levels.  The longer the “category name” the deeper the level.

#19 in “Books & Poetry >> Books >> Reading Lists”

Books and Songs from the Rachel Maddow ShowIt was at 23 yesterday!!!   My article has been in the top 100 in the lowest level, most specific category for several days but TODAY  [drum roll please] It broke into the TOP 20!!!!!  Woot!

So there you have it.

Thanks again to all who have shared.  And if you haven’t shared, please do so.

See ya on the dance floor.

I broke the Top 100!!! in “Books” — Books and Songs from the “Rachel Maddow Show”


Folks, this is a BIG deal!  It is the TOP 100 in “BOOKS”

Cat Diva Kitty – I iz awesome! – with Watermark ©2012First…  THANK YOU to everyone who has visited my newest article on Squidoo:

“Books and Songs from the Rachel Maddow Show”

If you have visited it, then please visit again, if only to let the page load and then you can hit the back button.  Visits are reset daily so if you haven’t gone there today, then your “new” visit will count.

If you haven’t gone there yet…

Please visit the page.  (this takes about 10 seconds to let the page load completely)

Please click as many of those “Social Network Share” buttons at the top as you can (this takes about 1-2 minutes)

Please scroll through the article and take the two quizes and the one poll (this will take about 3-4 minutes)

Please leave a comment in the Guestbook at the bottom of the page.  (this will take about 5 minutes)

Why?

Because you’ll help out a struggling writer and dancer avoid going back to the 9-5 corporate grind.  And I’ll love you forever.  I’ll name my next cat after you.  I’ll erect monuments in your honor.  I’ll light incense and candles in your name and chant mantras praising your kindness and generosity.

Ok, ok, I’ll be grateful and you’ll get a warm fuzzy feeling because you helped me out.

And, it really is a cool, well crafted article.  I think so, anyway.

Today’s Stats:

Whoz da kitty#6,414 Overall

There are almost 3 MILLION articles on Squidoo.  Mine has gone from a raking of 263, 525 the day after I published it to under 10,00 which puts it in the Tier 2 category.  For it to make real money (as in I can use it to pay bills) rather than (I can use it to buy a pizza) I need it to be BELOW 2,000.

#99 in “Books & Poetry >> Books”

Squidoo has very broad subject categories sorted into sub-categories that go down three levels.  The longer the “category name” the deeper the level.  Until today, my lens (a.k.a. “article”) has only ranked in the Top 100 in the lowest and most narrow/specific category (see below).  TODAY HOWEVER, it showed up in the mid-level category for the first time!  Woot!  Uh-huh!  Uh-huh!  This is BIG DEAL!  (OMG!  I am typing in capital letters.  I should be ashamed.  I have sunk so low…  *sigh*)  OK, OK,  So, sue me LOL  I’m a little EXCITED here!  *grin*

#23 in “Books & Poetry >> Books >> Reading Lists”

Books and Songs from the Rachel Maddow ShowMy article has been in the top 100 in the lowest level, most specific category for several days but TODAY  [drum roll please] It broke into the TOP 25!!!!!  Woot!

So there you have it.

Thanks again to all who have shared.  And if you haven’t shared, please do so.

Hmmmmm…..

why do I suddenly feel as if I’m an announcer during a Public Radio or TV pledge drive?  LOL

See ya on the dance floor.

We’re not talkin’ “Daddy Warbucks” yet, but… One can hope, and you can help! –> My Songs and Books From the Rachel Maddow Show is a Chart Rocket!


Books and Music from the Rachel Maddow ShowMy New Article Books and Songs from the Rachel Maddow Show is a “Chart Rocket”!!!!

Ok, folks, something really cool is going on — I have a chance at a real, honest to goodness, money-making article!  Woot!  Yeeeeeeeee haaawwwwwwww!!!!!!

Those who have followed my posts here know that a little over a year ago I lost my job as a librarian.  Since that time I have been trying to switch from “unemployed” to “self-employed” and one of the ways I’ve been doing that is to write online articles over at Squidoo.

They say in the “writing business” that you should write what you are passionate about.  For me that mainly means dance, which unfortunately is NOT just a huge “money making” topic for writing.

BUT…  I do like books as well.  And, I do like the Rachel Maddow Show. And I noticed something interesting the other day when I looked at the “Top 100” lenses at Squidoo….  TWO of the Top 15 “lenses” which is what Squidoo calls “articles” are about BOOKS!  Now there is something that I can write about which I also can be passionate about.

I was a librarian after all.  🙂

So, I created a new lens:  Books and Songs from the “Rachel Maddow Show” (Current Season) and I published it on Friday the 12th in the wee hours of the morning.  Since that time here is how it has ranked: Read the rest of this entry

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