Why I am Thinking about Moving from Hubpages to Squidoo

I am recently considering to gradually moving back to squidoo from hubpages. By gradually I mean that first I delete my low traffic pages at hubpages and upload them at squidoo. By moving back to squidoo, I mean to revive my existing account there, which although I have registered a few years back, never did much with it.

If you compare the alexa.com statistics of squidoo and hubpages, squidoo pages (they call it lenses) started to outperform hubpages in September of this year (2010), for the first time in a long time. Squidoo pages do better in the categories of pageviews/user, bounce rate, time of site, and search rate (lower percentage of visitors come from search engines alone). Go check the stats at http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/hubpages.com.

Another reason why I am thinking back to moving to squidoo, is that they pay in PayPal; I am getting tired of having to clear checks, which is also really expensive (about 30 USD to do so here in Hungary). Also thinking about moving to another country, so PayPal residual payment settings are much easier to change, than with checks.

Final reasons why I am thinking (just pondering; haven’t made up mind yet) to move from hubpges to squidoo, is that squidoo lets much more customization to your pages that hubpages does. In squidoo, you can even change the HTML or CSS coding (some basic ones only), whereas hubpages doesn’t allow custom coding at all. The squidoo firefox addon is also a plus, although recently I use Google Chrome much more than firefox (Firefox crashes way to often). The content page in Squidoo is also slightly wider than in hubpages. I know they are for small monitor screens, but most internet users are not using the small ones, most notably netbook screens.

Please Share your Opinion:

Which do You prefer to use?

  • Hubpages.com
  • Squidoo.com
  • both
  • neither
  • other site
  • my own blog/site
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By the way, those of you who have not done so, become a Verified Personal Pro account with PayPal, its free to do. If you just stay with the basic account, you have a total transaction limit of about 3000 USD or so per year. Note that this is ALL transactions, so the sum of incoming- , outgoing payments and topups.

So what’s your opinion? Do you use both hubpages and Squidoo? Do you wan to move or stay on hubpages? What do you think?

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spirituality 5 years ago from The Netherlands

Personally I would never delete the pages I had on hubpages. I'd recommend simply writing on squidoo about the topics that bring in most traffic on hubpages, and then linking FROM the hubs to the lenses.

I'm an active lensmaster and a much less active hubber and make a living online.

From an SEO perspective it's just not a good idea to give up the URLs you've built over here.

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