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Zujava vs Squidoo

Updated on October 13, 2014
Zujava logo, used with permission.
Zujava logo, used with permission.

What is Zujava?

Zujava is a new revenue sharing website where you can easily publish your content as well as make some money from your writing. It is quite similar to Squidoo, and even was launched by a veteran lensmaster.

This content publishing platform can be a great alternative to Squidoo, or a way to complement your online income and promote your lenses. I'll outline some of the biggest similarities and differences between these two sites on the page below.

How Zujava is Similar to Squidoo

  1. Ads: similarly to Squidoo, Zujava places adverts on your articles automatically. You don't need to use your AdSense account to make money!
  2. Payment system: Zujava has three payout tiers ("buckets") and ranks articles according to their ZQ score. Payouts are made via PayPal.
  3. Amazon commissions: you receive commissions on sales made via Zujava's Amazon sections. During the beta phase these earnings used to go into the general ad pool, but now they are attributed to you.
  4. Interlinking: just like Squidoo, Zujava has categories and tags which help your articles get found. There's also an automatic related article feature.
  5. Likes: Zujava also has an internal "Like" system which you can use to show appreciation to the articles you've enjoyed reading.

How Zujava is Different from Squidoo

  1. WYSIWYG editor: Zujava offers a visual editor for all sections, so you don't have to enter HTML manually. You can switch to HTML mode if you wish though.
  2. Referral earnings: this website gives you 25% of what your referrals earn (taken from Zujava's share), rather than a one-time bonus like Squidoo does.
  3. Modules: Zujava only offers 15 sections at the moment, although all the essentials (text, video, image gallery, Amazon, etc) are present.
  4. Communication: Zujava team responds to bug and spam reports very fast, although to be fair, they have many times less content to check than Squidoo does.
  5. Competition: since Zujava is so small, it's a lot easier to rank well if you have interesting content and a little bit of traffic.

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You can sign up at Zujava by clicking here. That's my referral link and Zujava will pay me 20% of what you earn. This is taken from Zujava's share, so you won't lose a penny.

Share your thoughts on Zujava, HubPages, Squidoo, and other revenue sharing sites in the comments below.


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      Donna Cook 3 years ago

      Great lens! Since we are being pushed over to HubPages, this might be a more friendly alternative.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I just became curious about zujava today. will look into this.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      I just heard about Zujava on Facebook today. I was curious, so here I am.

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      Bigwas 4 years ago from Philippines

      very convincing article there, I will surely join Zujava.

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      carny 4 years ago

      @HSP Connections: It's more similar to Squidoo than HubPages... You just get a "Zujava Quality" (ZQ) number instead of lens rank.

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      Peter Messerschmidt 4 years ago from Port Townsend, WA, USA

      It's a very "clean" looking site... and I'll certainly consider it, although I've barely had time to get anything much done here. I do like the fact that they (seem to) have pretty tight quality standards, although I am not sure whether they are going to adhere strictly to that. I wonder if their ranking system is as nebulous and mysterious as Squidoo's? One of the things I like about HubPages is that it's very straightforward... you get views, you get paid. Period.

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      athrunzala 4 years ago

      Just a question, does Zujava allow multiple accounts for the users?

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I love it over at Zujava. The community is amazing and for a young site it is certainly becoming a reckoning force on the web very quickly. It is a very reputable publishing website for writers to become a part of.

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      carny 4 years ago

      @linsm76: I had no idea. That sounds rather strict!

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      linsm76 4 years ago

      A lot has changed at Zujava.

      Referral earnings are now 20 percent.

      No earnings from eBAy.

      You cannot use your own Amazon affiliate link, or Viglink, or eBay, or Clickbank.

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      Carol 5 years ago from Arkansas

      Thanks for the info. Just read about Zujava on another Squidoo FB site and was wondering what it was.

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      goldenrulecomics 5 years ago

      Thanks for the information!

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      kcsantos 5 years ago

      I've been a Zujava user just right after signing up for Squidoo. And based on my experience, I earned fast here in Squidoo. The article making-process here is more neat (for me). Well, there's nothing wrong in sharing your passion and interest in different sites. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      Today's the first I've heard of Zujava. Might be good to get in while it's still small. Thanks!

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      I like the look of Zujava but don't think I have time for 2 similar sites.

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      rambles123 5 years ago

      I am joining under you today.

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      Amelite 5 years ago

      I have read through a lot of "this vs that" articles, and they can tend to get confusing. So I really appreciate the way you laid it out with the "ways they similar" and "ways they are different" bullet lists. Made it a lot clearer. Thanks!

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      Rankography 5 years ago

      Great comparison Chadrew. Blessings to you.

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      I guess Zujava is my second home next to Squidoo. I love to concentrate there as well. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Excellent brief overview. Now I'm interested in finding out more about this site.

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      RedShoesGirl 5 years ago

      i guess it is a good alternative.i'll give it a try in the future.

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      belinda342 5 years ago

      I've started seeing this name pop up on some of my sites. Now I know what it is. Sounds promising. Kind of like getting in on Squidoo from the beginning. Thank you!

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      MGuberti 5 years ago

      I think Zujava is the place to go. Zujava is like Squidoo before it had 100,000 people.

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      BruceJackson1 5 years ago

      Referral sites like Zujava always are good bets, but Squidoo has some 'community" aspects that just don't seem to be beat by anyone lese.

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      iWriteaLot 5 years ago

      I visited a couple of your Zujava leaves and I like the way they look - nice and clean and professional. The Amazon modules look really nice, too. How is Zufava doing on indexing?

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      carny 5 years ago

      @iWriteaLot: All my leaves are indexed. Not too much Google traffic though :(

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      I found your lense throufh SquidUp - Zujava sounds interesting - maybe one day....

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      carny 5 years ago

      If anyone's interested, there was an update regarding payments... First payment will happen on May 15 :)

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      gamesngames 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info.

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      GOT LM 5 years ago

      Nice info. I will take a look.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I had never heard of Zujava before, but I'm going to check it out! Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Found this again today thru lensroll! Nicely done on marketing it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info!

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      GreenMind 5 years ago from USA

      hey I joined up through your link -- cool lens, thanks!

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      allenwebstarme 5 years ago

      Sound interesting, would love to try it soon.

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      I did not know about Zujava thanks for the info, Blessed

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      jinggaberseri 5 years ago

      good lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Interesting, it would help as a backlink to say the least and getting ranked higher due to less competition is interesting.

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      carny 5 years ago

      @dogface lm: Can't say - no one has been paid yet. Zujava pays 60 days late (just like Squidoo), and, as far as I remember, ads were added less than 60 days ago.

      I imagine Zujava will pay a lot less than Squidoo at first. They have less content, less traffic, and less ads (only AdSense at the moment).

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      dogface lm 5 years ago

      How much can one earn with Zujava? I can imagine the rates going higher with time as the site is still new, but currently, can you get any decent pocket money?

      Chadrew, wanna share your experiences? :-)

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      BDIMedia 5 years ago

      Zujava looks fun!! maybe will try it later

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      jeffersonline 5 years ago

      I was unaware of Zujava, and I'm off over there as soon as I've popped in the security word. Thanks for putting this lens together for us all.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      thanks for sharing.i will take a look and find out what's new in the market.

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      jenniferteacher1 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info!

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      Debra Lobel 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      I haven't heard of Zujava before. Thanks for the information.

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      sidko 5 years ago

      It's still in beta, looks like, which isn't necessarily bad but risky, especially if I am going to provide original content to the site.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      The problem I have is since both require new content, I would choose for each lens, or what they call their units. Every lens I submit helps my overall ranking, and I just bet that helps my lenses. So, to split my new work would take away from my Squidoo. And, Squidoo, to get higher ranked, takes time. How could I spend that much time on a second site? Yet I do appreciate knowing. If Squidoo is ever sold and migrates where I prefer to not go, it would be a viable option. As for now, Squidoo is my focus, along with my Kindle books and Zazzle and Cafe Press products.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Very interesting - I may try to get in on the ground floor there!

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      ezmedia 5 years ago

      Hey thanks for this. Great stuff, very inteesting.

      I must check this out.

      Could be very useful !!!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I might try this.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am not ready to join Zujava yet, although I know I will eventually. I am trying to make sure I dont bounce around too many sites at once like a pinball and want to work at establishing myself on one, before I start on another.

      What I am hearing makes me have great confidence that Zujava is a site that cares about quality and fighting copyright violations :)