Is the Squid dead?

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  1. SpaceShanty profile image96
    SpaceShantyposted 4 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8598014_f520.jpg
    I just logged into my Squidoo account and all the views are in single digits!  There was a time when I was making $100 a month on just one lense!  How is it that I can make more posting rubbish on Bubblews in a day than in a month with multiple high quality lenses on Squidoo?

    Picture - CC Licence - Colin-47 http://www.flickr.com/photos/colinsd40/ … 4/sizes/o/

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I was trying to have a go of it at Squidoo, but it's going nowhere. I think I'm going to have to take my articles off of there and move them.

    2. KenDeanAgudo profile image83
      KenDeanAgudoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I was trying to write for squidoo and I find it really hard and till now I love hubpages more than squidoo. But i have read some lens there that they are earning thousands of dollars monthly.

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    How much brand-new content are you posting there?  Because if you aren't, that's your answer.

    1. SpaceShanty profile image96
      SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Before even when I was submitting new content views were falling, I moved lots of stuff here and it does much better.  Is Squidoo still good for you?

    2. KenDeanAgudo profile image83
      KenDeanAgudoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It was brand new and they just locked it up! So I am concentrating here on hubpages.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Does anyone have a good calamari recipe?

    1. SpaceShanty profile image96
      SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I just like it battered and deep fried with a chilli and garlic mayo. :-)

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That'll do.

        I only eat the rings. My husband has to eat anything that dangles. I can't bring myself to do it.

        1. SpaceShanty profile image96
          SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Your husband sounds quite a character!

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Dead squid, dead squid, what'choo gonna do? What'choo gonna do, what'choo gonna do with a dead squid.... ewwwwww!!

    1. profile image0
      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think they have enough handcuffs.

    2. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I just choked...lol lol

    3. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      lol

    4. CJGrace profile image77
      CJGraceposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  5. CJGrace profile image77
    CJGraceposted 4 years ago

    I wasn't getting anywhere with Squidoo either, even after three years! So just a few months ago I closed my account. Waste of time.

    1. SpaceShanty profile image96
      SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What did you do with the content? Move it or just delete it?

      1. CJGrace profile image77
        CJGraceposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Deleted it. I just got sick of my wasted efforts.

        1. SpaceShanty profile image96
          SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Shame, I just moved most of my content here and it does much better.

          1. CJGrace profile image77
            CJGraceposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Well nothing was lost...really. I just started over, but better!

  6. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago

    There have been many reports that both HubPages and Squidoo were dead, at one time or another.   Neither site is as good as it used to be, but they're not finished either.

    I believe that on Squidoo (unlike here), interaction in the community is essential to keep your account afloat.

    1. SpaceShanty profile image96
      SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Squidoo community?  Where? smile

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I don't write on Squidoo but I believe getting "likes" from the community is important.   Greekgeek wrote a good article on Squidoo which I think is still relevant:

        http://greekgeek.hubpages.com/hub/how-i … on-squidoo

        1. SpaceShanty profile image96
          SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I was kinda half joking.  I mean here on HP the forums give more of a community feel, I am starting to recognise people here (including you!) and have even had questions answered by HP staff.  On Squidoo if you have a problem or question which is not already answered on the site your on your own!

          1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
            Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            There actually is a forum there.

            1. SpaceShanty profile image96
              SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Really?  Is it new? Can you post the link.

              Thanks

          2. Marisa Wright profile image96
            Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            You're right.   I'm still here on HubPages because of the community - I haven't found anything like it on any other writing platform.   The difference is that community participation on HubPages doesn't help you make money, whereas on some other sites, it does.

            1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
              Kangaroo_Jaseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              and here I thought you just stayed for the bad jokes Marisa, lol.

  7. WriterJanis profile image76
    WriterJanisposted 4 years ago

    Bubblews is all about interacting within the community. It's easy to make some money if you "know" a lot of people on the site. Squidoo has gone way down in earnings because of their tier payments, but during the holidays I have been making some decent sales.

  8. dilipchandra12 profile image77
    dilipchandra12posted 4 years ago

    Users' participation within the site is very much essential for the site to grow. I lost my hope on Squid completely, deleted many articles from there.

    Even here on HP we need more users' participation for a better tomorrow, we can't just depend on outside promotion for the hub to raise and run better on SERP... I am glad, i can still see the active users here and their participation.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I dropped by my account for the first time in months. They must really be desperate over there. Not only is my one-and-only lens still featured, it actually earned 25 cents. Maybe if they were willing to give me some sort of enticement, I might be willing to help them try to get out of the Google doghouse.

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The corporate jet will be heading your way stuffed with gold (or at least a hang glider full of promises) to seek your wisdom.

      I think they need a name change for starters. The squid is off...

      1. formosangirl profile image81
        formosangirlposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I have one lens under 10,000 rank. I cross my fingers that it stays that way until the end of the month.  I went from over 50 lens to only 5 because Squidoo didn't like most of them. I didn't know why this one was any different. I have a wait-and-see attitude.

 
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