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Squidoo Writers Sorry for the Disappointment

  1. incomeguru profile image89
    incomeguruposted 2 years ago

    The news of the merger came to me as a big surprise. Squidoo then was competing pretty well with Hubpages before Google sledge hammer. Infact 3 years I joined HP, I had the plan to publish some lens just for the sake of not putting all my eggs in one basket. Come to talk of the merger is like putting all eggs in one basket now. Or what's your take?

    1. Gloriousconfusion profile image86
      Gloriousconfusionposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      We just have to swim with the tide.  Life goes on!
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9181592_f248.jpg

    2. Hezekiah profile image87
      Hezekiahposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      So what happens to all the lens that Squidoo made and all that hard work. Do they become Hubs?

      1. KL Klein profile image88
        KL Kleinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, the ones that meet Hubpages criteria do at least.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        HubPages is taking all their Featured lenses - in other words, only the best content will transfer to HP.

        People whose lenses aren't featured are being told to download and save them, as otherwise they'll simply disappear when Squidoo closes.

      3. pkmcruk profile image71
        pkmcrukposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Squidoo had a cut off limit for lenses being "featured" of a Lensrank above 175,000 so approximately 175K of pages will be moved over as I understand it.

        1. relache profile image87
          relacheposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          More content will be coming over other than just the Featured lenses, but what comes over active and what comes over unpublished will vary.

          http://hq.squidoo.com/hp-faq/

    3. bethperry profile image89
      bethperryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I'm definitely behind on the news - what's going on?

    4. Calvin Gunter profile image60
      Calvin Gunterposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Will our WIP lenses be imported as hubs too?

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Depends on the overall status of your account, Calvin.

        http://hq.squidoo.com/hp-faq/

      2. lisavollrath profile image92
        lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Only Featured lenses will be imported. It's probably best to use any WIP lenses to build your first hubs over here.

        1. lisavollrath profile image92
          lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Wait. I'm wrong about this. According to Paul, this is being done on an account basis. If you have one featured lens, your whole account is being migrated. I guess that means non-features and WIP lenses are being moved here as well.

    5. Arachnea profile image85
      Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I try to find the good in all change. Helps me retain a dynamic outlook.

  2. bettyshares profile image77
    bettysharesposted 2 years ago

    This move was really unexpected. I never thought a site as big as squidoo would close its doors. I am speechless at the moment. Now it is time to learn a new platform and meet some new writers. It will be challenging but hopefully worth it.

  3. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image63
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 2 years ago

    Don't think that way. It will have great impact on Google visibility as HP is getting stronger with a large influx of good writers from Squiddo. Hope you read of the comments in the forum on the merger issue.  Let's hope the best.

  4. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image88
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 2 years ago

    Yes I am pleasantly surprised. I welcome the change as a traffic bonus to Hub-pages

 
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