I just came across an article at the competitor site Squidoo while I was researching a question. While the writing was fine, the layout and format provided by Squidoo was not very appealing. Very heavy on ads; even more so than HubPages. More commercial looking at Squidoo. Despite the ups and downs at HubPages, I am happy to be a Hubber! I like the new templates at HubPages, which I find very helpful when creating new high-quality Hubs.
I totally agree. I've tried Squidoo and never could quite get used to it, always preferred HP's user-friendly interface and look.
I've gone back and forth with Squidoo. I like the new lenslets, product reviews and recipe modules. At one point I decided that was it with Squidoo. Lately, though, it seems as if a lot of the long-time writers are testing the waters again with "lenslets."
I decided to try one, to see what happens. Last night I made a recipe lens about the apple crisp I made for dinner. It didn't take long to write. If nothing happens, no big deal, because it wasn't a huge time investment.
I opened and closed two account son Squidoo because I found their process to be extremely tedious.
The learning curve is too high for me...
HP is much easier to use.
Squidoo has several layout forms and specific variations. They have some new options that are extremely clean and streamlined, available only to users who are members of their in-house quality program.
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