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Welcome to my Squidoo blog, where I share my experiences, tips and thoughts on writing online (mostly on the Squidoo platform). You can use the links on the right hand side to explore the places (and profiles) I write under.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Best Fus Ro Dah Meme Videos

My latest lens is something alittle bit different. It still falls under my gaming niche umbrella but is less content and more community. The page is all about the best Fus Ro Dah Meme Videos (i scored a nice squidoo url for it aswell), the page is a collection of Youtube videos with various ways for users to interact with the page (both duel and poll modules).

I had a tonne of fun watching the countless Fus Ro Dah videos on Youtube and really enjoyed choosing my top picks (I've got 12 on the lens currently). The search term for Fus Ro Dah is huge and one of the biggest keywords I have ever targeted, I would be very lucky to hit the first few pages for this lens, but you just don't know unless you try and I am always up for a challenge.

If you don't know what Fus Ro Dah is there is also a description on the lens to learn more about the popular Skyrim Meme: Fus Ro Dah

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Make Money Writing Online - Places To Publish Your Articles

Squidoo has long been my favourite website to make money writing online with but it definitely isn't the only site I have used or had some success with. And thats the theme of my latest lens: Websites To Write Articles Online For Money - Make Money Writing Online

On this new lens I discuss my experiences and thoughts (along with the basics) of four of the article sites currently available; Squidoo, Wizzley, HubPages and Zujava. All of which have great earning potential and are a great way to diversify your earnings and promote eachother.

So if you are looking for a new (or first) site to publish articles on to make money online or a just looking for a way to draw more traffic to your Squidoo lenses then the lens is worth a read.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Games Like Wizard101

I decided to continue my latest stream of Wizard101 pages and combine it with my games like series. The latest edition is now hot off the press and is Games Like Wizard101.

I took a very different turn with this lens though. Previously in my games like series I had found as many good or at least decent games I could find like the game I was focusing on. This time I instead decided to keep it only to a top 3 selection of games like Wizard101.

I'm interested to see how it performs in the search engines because it isn't a massive search term like my other games like series lenses. And most of them are only successful because I offered something truly awesome (like my 18 games like Minecraft lens).

Nexon Makes The Switch To Karma Koin

Why am I discussing this on my Squidoo blog? Well mostly because I recently finished a lens on the subject: Free Karma Koin and its also something interesting to discuss.

I played MapleStory on and off for about 6 years and was even in the original Beta so you could say I've been with the game for a while (although I haven't played it for ages now). Anyway the game used to run on Nexon's NX Cash for premium items but more recently Nexon made the move to Karma Koin.

Nexon is behind the idea of Karma Koin, which in essence is simple; a small percentage of all the purchase of Karma Koin prepaid cards go to charity, which of course is great. The Karma Koin are available for all Nexon games, musicshake and fantage. This list is likely to expand to even more in the future as the idea attracts other games and websites.

From a business stand point the move by Nexon to move from NX Cash to Karma Koin is pure genius. Nexon makes a tonne of the micro-transaction market, it is after all Nexon's whole business model, but now they are donating a % of that to charity so aren't they losing money? Well no, theres probably going to be a small increase in consumption with more people willing to spend an extra $10 for a good cause or people who were sitting on the fence about the idea deciding its now worth it.

But more importantly it makes use of Nexon's reach, they can deploy and dispatch these cards to an incredible amount of retailers and thats where the other websites come into the fold. Many websites want an easy method for their teen audience to use real money for micro-transactions and setting up your own system is no doubt expensive and the idea of Karma Koin is also very attractive, so they approach Nexon, get added to the Karma Koin accepted list and Nexon pockets a nice difference.

My Experience With Wizard101 (2nd Zujava Leaf)

I created another leaf over at Zujava to further experiment with what the site has to offer and i am impressed with what I see so far although the website still has a long way to go with features and of course ranking in google and along with that income it provides, but its still a nice way to split up my online presence. The leaf I created though did get indexed extremely quickly, so I'm not complaining too much.

The leaf I created details my experiences with Wizard101 and is a simple wizard101 review about my brief time with the game.

Friday, 24 February 2012

I Got Over $200 Of Free Riot Points For League of Legends

I've been playing League of Legends on and off for the past year or so now and truly love the game experience it offers, sure that time probably could have been better spent making more lenses on Squidoo (I might have even been able to break 4 figures!). But the truth is that alot of Squidoo earnings come from League of Legends related pages that I wouldn't have been able to create with such depth if I hadn't spent all those hours playing League of Legends (and im talking 1000hours+).

My best performing lens by far has always been my Free Riot Points for League of Legends lens which enabled me to get about $230 worth of free Riot Points over the course of my year playing League of Legends. Needless to say it gave me a nice edge in buying champions and also allowed me to unlock 10 rune pages, a massive help in ranked games (see proof here)

I guess this post is remotely Squidoo related but more so its a way to say goodbye to League of Legends, I haven't played the game for several months now and my friends have also stopped playing giving me little to no reason to go back. I still have about $30 worth of Riot Points just sitting in my account as well which I wish I could gift away, oh well.

Also stop by this related resource to learn more: Free Riot Points - Squidoo

Thursday, 23 February 2012

My Experience With Wizard101 - Zujava

I published my second leaf over on Zujava today, and it continued with my recent Wizard101 theme.

The leaf details some basic information about the game, the trailer, some of my favourite features and then concludes with my overall thoughts on the Wizard101. So check out My Experience With Wizard101 over at Zujava.

On a side not while on the topic of Zujava I am very much looking forward to seeing how it shapes up in the future.

What Is Wizard101?

Seems that I have created a new series of lenses unintentionally after the success of my what is league of legends lens. I've got at least another dozen games that I plan to write about in the near future which hopefully will bring in some extra traffic to my gaming niche lenses.

Anyway this time around I decided to tackle the very popular online game Wizard101, this game has been growing rapidly over the past few years and is aimed to create a safe game environment for children.

So, What is Wizard101?

Wizard101 Crowns

I've been fascinated with the popular game Wizard101 for the past few months and I must say im really getting into it.

The game falls into the new popular kid friendly games that offer paid membership to create revenue, much like club penguin or disney's popular toontown online. Wizard101 definitely offers a fun and unique style of gameplay none the less. I decided to write about how to obtain the in-game currency of crowns most effeciently while also covering how to go about getting a month or two of free membership.

I'm hoping to eventually do a lens about what Wizard101 is and what it offers.

The lens is available here: Free Wizard101 Crowns, Membership and codes

Using Weebly

Backlinks are harder and harder to come by these days so I decided to take a shot at creating my own webpage over at Weebly. Sure the backlinks aren't going to propel you to the front page but by targetting a low search term with minimal competition related to the lens your backlinking to you can also drive some decent traffic.

And for some lenses it seems just that 1 or 2 extra simple backlinks (and by simple i mean from a blog or an article etc) can bump you up a spot or two which never hurts.

Anyway here it is: Free Riot Points for League of Legends

Monday, 20 February 2012

New Squidoo Account

I've created a new squidoo account: SamSeeelyon - Lensmaster

to split up some of my niches, i know alot of older lensmasters use multiple accounts and now that I have nearly 120 lenses I thought it would be a great time to set this up.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

February 2012 - Squidoo Payday

A very disappointing squidoo payday for me, recieving only $262.63, down about $100 from last month.

Reason being was this is Decemember's payout which is alsways poor performing for me because I simply don't have any sales lenses and all my educational school lenses (which sit in Tier 1) get knocked out because there aren't children at school.

Looking forward to next month though, hoping to break $500/month within the next few months (I have put in alot of work over the past few months, so results will start showing in the next few months).

Interlinking Lenses - What is League of Legends?

I finally got around to making my What is League of Legends lens today. The goal of this lens is simple, link my lenses together that are related to League of Legends.

Hopefully this will get some extra traffic and create an extra backlink.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

My First Leaf over at Zujava

I did some experimenting over at Zujava and created a simple League of Legends page. Overall the sites seems pretty good and im going to use it to compliment my lenses.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Games Like Club Penguin

I just love my virtual game worlds. Not only are they often playable inside the browser but they also offer a safe game environment for children, the most popular one currently being Club Penguin.

Of course not all children are going to enjoy Club Penguin, but there are many games and websites like club penguin to keep everyone happy.

Monday, 6 February 2012

The 25 Best Tycoon Games

I've always enjoyed my tycoon games ever since I played Rollercoaster Tycoon for the first time, so many years ago.

This lens has been nearly a week in the making but I had tonnes of fun playing all of these tycoon games, I even managed to find a nice collection of online free tycoon games, some of which were more fun then some of the paid tycoon games available on the market.

Anyway, you can check it out here: The 25 Best Tycoon Games

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

14 Games Like Call of Duty

Another addition has been added to my series of 'Games Like', this times its 14 Games Like Call of Duty . I really enjoyed creating this lens (like all the others), it allowed me to relive the days when I used to be addicted to the FPS genre.

Also hoping this lens can move me into more sales, something I have been lacking on Squidoo.