Hey, so I'm still confused and wondering of why would such a big site do something as such to its members? I've read many articles about squiders who are really desperate about this,,I think it's really sad! Imagine if someone had about 300 to 700 lenses, how on earth would he/she be able to transfer them? I hope this never happens here on Hubpages!!
If they have even one Featured lens, then HubPages will do the whole transfer for them, so they just have to be patient. What's more, HubPages will put 301 redirects in place so their lenses shouldn't lose traffic due to the move. I'd say it's a pretty good outcome and Squidoo members are looking a gift horse in the mouth - how much worse would it have been if Squidoo had just closed down their site and wiped everything? Other sites have done that.
Of course it's a very stressful time and upsetting for people who were naive enough not to understand the risks of writing on a platform they didn't own. Also, they all have a deal of work ahead of them to make sure their lenses meet HubPages' rules, but the alternative would've been a whole lot worse.
True, Marisa. It would've been much worse if it was shut down, with most of their lenses gone like how other writing sites did it. I guess the peeve of some lensmasters would be getting an Adsense account since Squidoo didn't require one.
Anyway, they've got great articles so their lenses becoming featured hubs shouldn't be difficult.
by Lorelei Cohen2 years ago
This drop in traffic seems to have affected the majority of us who transitioned here from Squidoo. After we updated our articles are traffic virtually stopped dead. The question is why? Was our redirect from Squidoo...
by pkmcr2 years ago
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by TIMETRAVELER22 years ago
I am wondering if the merger between Hub Pages and Squiddo will affect our standing with Google.All of us here have worked very hard to improve this site so that Google, finally, has begun to view us as a credible...
by Katherine Tyrrell2 years ago
I'm 100% on the side of doing a proper beta test and taking time to make sure every kind of lens transfers with ease - from the small simple ones to the big long complex ones - like mine! I'm less bothered by WHEN my...
by Georgianna Lowery2 years ago
I'm not knocking anybody (or maybe I am) but I have seen several "Hubs" that transferred from Squidoo that are composed of nothing more than very thin content and a whole bunch of merchandising links (and even...
by Uzdawi5 years ago
Without a doubt HP and Squidoo are large competitors, and both could learn a thing or two from each other. Since I didn't find a good debat on this topic on the web I will try to start one.I believe that HP has a lot to...
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