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squidoo: How to get lens off minus red

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by eforestal55, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. eforestal55

    eforestal55 Registered Member

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    Hey guys I was getting good traffic from this one particular lens and all of a sudden I checked a couples days ago, and there is a red minus next to it now... So I'm getting zero traffic from the lens now... I am freaking out since this lens converts well... what should I do.

    What exactly caused this... I am thinking since i haven't updated the lens in a while that could have been a reason but i'm not sure...

    What exactly can I do to get this lens back on the green quickly... Quickly is the keyword here. thank you very much.
     
  2. slim_dusty

    slim_dusty BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Older lenses can revert to WIP. If you try to republish an old lens that doesn't meet certain criteria the lens goes back to WIP. Main criteria are min. 200 characters in the intro (excluding markup) and an intro picture, minimum five modules.

    Low ranked lenses can revert to WIP. If a lens drops below 400,000 in rank it reverts to WIP - that's a sign to freshen it up and republish.

    I think the quickest way to increase back to green is to add new modules. Try adding photos, video, amazon, guestbook etc. Also add some new content. Try also visiting a few other people's lenses and leaving some comments on their lens page, maybe they will visit your lens and give traffic.
     
  3. jeancarlin

    jeancarlin Registered Member

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    Quick answer:

    Login to your dashboard, edit the lens.

    In the upper right corner there is a status bar xx% Complete.

    Click the "See your progress" link.

    Complete as many of the items as you can to maximize your percentage.

    If that does not work, your lens might have been flagged or reviewed. Check for any squidoo emails and if all else fails, try posting to the forum - squidu.com/forum/

    JC.

    p.s. The same thing happened to one of my lenses and if I recall, the above is all that I did (also fixed broken links, cleaned up the text, etc). It took about 48 hours and my lensrank bounced back.
     
  4. Getwhatchuwant

    Getwhatchuwant Elite Member

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    What is your lens title, I would like to visit and check it out
     
  5. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    Reported.
     
  6. stubo1903

    stubo1903 Junior Member

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    Just add some new content to your lens and it should come back the next day. As mentioned above it's just to remind you to keep it updated