HubPages is Different than Squidoo
Time to Change Our Mindset
Giant Squid on a Mouse Pad
Are You New on HubPages?
According to my account here, I am new along with many people coming up from social media websites that are closing down. My name is Sandy and this is my new account on HubPages. (The crowd chants, "Hi Sandy!") As a former member of Squidoo, I would be overwhelmed coming into HubPages. The platform is so different. Many of the members (Squidooers) coming from Squidoo (since it has been acquired by HubPages) may find this as a frightening experience. Not knowing if any of your lenses (articles) will be accepted here, as these called hubs. Not everything that has been written on Squidoo will work with the HubPages format. You will have to find new homes for some of your articles.
HubPages has mentioned that they will be accommodating for all the new members coming on here from the Squidoo social network. We have a certain period of time to transform our articles to work with the requirements and format here on this website.
We are no longer called Squidooers, Giant Squids or lensmasters. Our articles and are no longer called lenses or a lens.
We are now called Hubbers and our articles are called hubs or a hub.
From a land called Hubpages
My Face on Squidoo
Formally Known as Sandyswriter-Review on Squidoo
I joined Squidoo as Sandyswriter-Review on Feb 24, 2012. This was broken off from my main Sandyspider account on Squidoo. There I had been a member since July 4, 2008. Two reasons that I had broken off into another account is that it was that once you have written hundreds of articles on Squidoo, it because hard to find a particular subject within one's account. The articles are listed according to how they rank.
Looking for book reviews from Sandyspider was like looking for a needle in a haystack. After a few years on Squidoo I broke off in several niche accounts. Yet coming into HubPages are two of those accounts. My main account from Squidoo, which is a new account here called SandyMertens on Hubpages and this one.
Sandyswriter-Review was a loose niche account with book, movie and entertainment reviews. Writing about software, online coupons and a little more. The hyphen part in my name did not work well in looking up my account in the search bar. Coming into HubPages, it became ReviewsfromSandy
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Not New to HubPages
I am not new to HubPages. In 2009, I joined as Sandyspider here as a Hubber. It has been one large roller coaster ride. With its ups and downs, good times and not so good times. But one thing about HubPages that I have always enjoyed (as with Squidoo) is the community of people here.
Things to Know About HubPages
- Two links maximum to the same website domain.
- Exception would be Amazon and eBay when using the capsules (modules as they were called for Squidooers). Then it is for every 100 words, one product can be shown.
- Some words cannot be used on HubPages. An example was my highly popular article here which had many, many comments to it. It is now on and moved to a another site which I am no longer on. Now it needs a new home. This article I had to move because I was not going to change the name to "How Did Ryan Reynolds Get His Alligator Stomach". Not the right wording but I cannot use those words here. Afraid to write it out but it begins with the first to letters of the alphabet plus S. Even though, I was not selling anything about A B S equipment or minerals.
- Selling products from places like Zazzle you will have to add a link and not the code for it to work.
- Above all read the rules and go to the forums for help.
Paper Squids Left Out to Dry
Squidoo and HubPage Friends are Here
All My Friends are on HubPages T-Shirt shown on Zazzle.
What Would Not Work on HubPages
Before the big Google Panda hit, we were taught on Squidoo to promote products. Promote Amazon, eBay, Zazzle and CafePress items. Then Squidoo had tried to make the adjustments and one change after another. Though the latest addition is those short product reviews. These are not going to work as they had on this other site. Promoting your Zazzle shop is not something that HubPages wants to see.
If these articles are brought over to HubPages, you will need to fine tune them to work.
That is all from this new (old) hubber ReviewsfromSandy and hope to see all my friends on HubPages.
Hello, my name is Sandy and this is my first hub.
Are you new here?
Are you new to HubPages?
Articles about media and displaying products on hubs
- Do We Need Mousepads?
Mouse pads are still going strong in the market place. They do keep the mouse and table clean and away from scratched surfaces.
- Retro iPad Cases
Retro iPad Cases is really cool or rad when seeing it on your iPad. It also adds that layer of protection.
- Romantic iPhone Cases
Enjoy a romantic taste of chocolate, beautiful flowers and lovely hearts on iPhone cases.
- Setting Up a Blog Post on RedGage
Use Redgage for back linking, articles, photos and making money. A fun site for social media and blogging about what you are enjoy.
- First Two Years on HubPages
Still riding the roller coaster of HubPages. It has it high points that lead up t something thrilling and then once down, the need is to go back to the too.
- First Anniversary on HubPages
My first year on HubPages had been bumpy. It still is, but I am hanging in there. Hard to believe that I have been year since June 2009.
- Amazon product capsules - what you should know
Amazon capsules are a way to make shared money for your and HubPages. But there is something that you may not know about these. New to HubPages this is something that you should know.
Summing it Up
Squidoo is a thing of the past and by now many of us know the difference between the two. But this can be helpful for anyone new to HubPages. Even if you are not new here, hopefully this will be of some help.
© 2014 Sandy Mertens