Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What is Cooking in the Food Topic

So, here we are folks!  Do you wonder, "What is Cooking in the Food Topic?"  Ah, the Top 100 of the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category! I don't know how many Squidoo lenses I might have authored which would fall into the food topic, but I can say that those have been some of my favorite. Favorite in the sense that I honor my grandma Julia Nagy for her love and for many of her famously delicious recipes. I've not shared ALL of those recipes yet, but may consider an ebook soon!

Take a look at these two Wordle tag clouds which image those Squidoo lenses occupying the Top 100 of the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category!  The Wordle on the left includes all the mentions of "recipes" and "recipe" in the titles of those 100 Squidoo lenses.  Now, simply put, on the right, that Wordle has the scrubbed list of titles for those 100 Squidoo lenses, minus "recipes" and "recipe."

Wordle: Squidoo Lenses in the Top 100 of Food and CookingWordle: Squidoo Lenses in the Top 100 of Food and Cooking 2

Can you zero in on the Food and Cooking buzzwords in that Wordle?  Yep, Best is the top banana!  Next up is Cake quickly followed by Cupcakes!  Then, more buzzwords are Absolute, Chicken, Best-Ever, Easy, Salad and Decorating among others.  Fun, wasn't that?


The one Squidoo lensmaster dominating the Top 100 of the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category is rms Robin with 13 Squidoo lenses occupying a treasured spot in that Top 100 of the topic. Congratulations rms Robin!

Next up is Squidoo lensmaster Laddoo who has 6 Squidoo lenses occupying a spot in that Top 100 of the topic. Bravo Laddoo!

Wordle: Squidoo Lensmasters in the Top 100 of Food and Cooking
Holy Moly Batman and Robin, but I finally made the line-up here in Top 100 of the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category with a "humble" 5 Squidoo lenses occupying a spot.  Oh, that’s JaguarJulie folks and also there is Treasures-By-Brenda with 5 Squidoo lenses.

One Squidoo lensmaster, beeobrien has 4, followed by enslavedbyfaeries AND The-Cooking-Mom each with 3.

There are quite a number of Squidoo lensmasters each with 2 Squidoo lenses in that Top 100 of the Food and Cooking Topic / Category. They are: chefkeem, clouda9, Craftyville, danthemans, EbizTaxTips, EverythingMouse, hlkljgk, JonitasKalimpo, AND MiaBellezza.

Some 43 Squidoo lensmasters each have ONE Squidoo lens in that Top 100 of the Food and Cooking Topic / Category. They are: chefkeem, 24websurf, cbs, CherylK, CoffeeBreaker, DessertLover, DMedley, Euryale, flighty02, giddygabby, GonnaFly, GypsyPirate, HorseAndPony, Intuitive, JackieLee, Janet21, Janiece, jeffwend, jkvkdailey, Jodi_k, kab, Kate-Phizackerley, KimberlyDawnWells, kiwisoutback, LakeMom, melody-thacker, msbaby, mulberry, NAIZA, naturegirl7, nDee, Noadi, relache, riff999, Rockett, Sojourn, sonis, splendidbaker, stargazer00, susannaduffy, Sydp, ThomasC, Victoria_Neely, AND Wednesday_Elf.

Gosh, I'll bet YOU didn't know that there were that many TOP chefs at Squidoo, did you?  I do happen to see my favorite chef in that list!  He knows WHO he is!

Ladies and gentlemen, may I tell you honestly that I put off looking at the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category because many of my lenses used to rank much better in that food category.  But, things change you know?  Whilst the traffic, sales, clickouts and other stats MIGHT seem to warrant better positioning for those food lenses, something else seems to keep pushing those lenses down, out of the Top 100.  Maybe it is the absence of Squid Angel blessings or something? 

Those 5 Squidoo lenses of mine that were lucky enought to hit the Top 100 of the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category are:
  • Stuffed Cabbage *
  • Eight Layer Salad -- A Delicious Recipe
  • What is Basa?
  • Healthy Sandwich Recipes
  • Chicken Red Curry -- Thai Style!
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This is just one in a series of spotlight blog posts showcasing the many Squidoo Topics in the Topicability blog:
Day in and day out ... I've profiled the top Squidoo lens and boy are my arms getting tired! You know jelly bean?  Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens ... Curious about what's been on top overall? Or, maybe you are wanting to participate in THAT crazy Hey Monkeybrain debate of mine about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?

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