The news of the merger came to me as a big surprise. Squidoo then was competing pretty well with Hubpages before Google sledge hammer. Infact 3 years I joined HP, I had the plan to publish some lens just for the sake of not putting all my eggs in one basket. Come to talk of the merger is like putting all eggs in one basket now. Or what's your take?
We just have to swim with the tide. Life goes on!
So what happens to all the lens that Squidoo made and all that hard work. Do they become Hubs?
Yes, the ones that meet Hubpages criteria do at least.
HubPages is taking all their Featured lenses - in other words, only the best content will transfer to HP.
People whose lenses aren't featured are being told to download and save them, as otherwise they'll simply disappear when Squidoo closes.
Squidoo had a cut off limit for lenses being "featured" of a Lensrank above 175,000 so approximately 175K of pages will be moved over as I understand it.
Well, I'm definitely behind on the news - what's going on?
Will our WIP lenses be imported as hubs too?
Depends on the overall status of your account, Calvin.
Only Featured lenses will be imported. It's probably best to use any WIP lenses to build your first hubs over here.
I try to find the good in all change. Helps me retain a dynamic outlook.
This move was really unexpected. I never thought a site as big as squidoo would close its doors. I am speechless at the moment. Now it is time to learn a new platform and meet some new writers. It will be challenging but hopefully worth it.
Don't think that way. It will have great impact on Google visibility as HP is getting stronger with a large influx of good writers from Squiddo. Hope you read of the comments in the forum on the merger issue. Let's hope the best.
Yes I am pleasantly surprised. I welcome the change as a traffic bonus to Hub-pages
by Sondra Rochelle 4 years ago
I am wondering if the merger between Hub Pages and Squiddo will affect our standing with Google.All of us here have worked very hard to improve this site so that Google, finally, has begun to view us as a credible writing site.Now, there will be an influx of writers from another site that did not...
by Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago
Welcome to HubPages. I look forward to meeting Squidoo members and reading your articles. It will be fun working together to help build an ever stronger community of writers.My name is Phyllis Doyle. I have been at HubPages for four years. I have a variety of topics I write on. I usually...
by Writer Fox 4 years ago
According to Paul Deeds' forum post, transfers of articles on Squidoo are beginning today. Has anyone had their account transferred yet? If so, how did it go?http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/123836? … ost2621573
by 3bagsfull 4 years ago
I just left a thread where the main complaint was that squidoo writers were going to bring the quality down. But what surprises me is not the complaining but the lack of analysis of the big picture. I started on hubpages years ago and left because of the articles that were being posted....
by GH Price 4 years ago
I'm not knocking anybody (or maybe I am) but I have seen several "Hubs" that transferred from Squidoo that are composed of nothing more than very thin content and a whole bunch of merchandising links (and even one lady who pimped her own Etsy page multiple times in her "Hub")....
by Tim Bader 4 years ago
Hi,I've got several hubs which have suddenly become un-featured "due to lack of engagement".On the one hand, fair enough, in that they haven't had a lot of traffic, if any, since they were transferred from Squidoo.However, on the other hand, these are hubs I just haven't got round to...
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