I don't know about anyone else here on HubPages, but all of the these new hubs being moved over from Squidoo are inspiring me to write more hubs. Not sure why, but they are. Maybe I'm just a wee bit competitive and there are some really good hubs moving over.
It is really inspiring to see so many new articles and faces here. I'm seeing improved traffic and more red arrows than in a long while.
My traffic is going up and at the same time I am inspired to do a little better. Some of those in my niche are better than mine - more photos and more work put into them. I will be working on improvements.
After some of the flack we ex-Squids have been getting on one of the other threads, this thread gave me the warm fuzzies.
I'm very hopeful that the move will be a good and prosperous one for all of us, both new Hubbers and old.
Looking forward to getting cozy in my new home and to meeting all you great folks.
My largest account of transferred lenses is already drawing nearly as much traffic as the account I've had here for the last eight years, and I'm nowhere near done editing and adjusting.
It should make for an interesting fall, comparing the two.
That's because they are still positioned on search engine results pages by their rankings when they were on the Squidoo site. Because the 301 redirects are in place, the views are coming to your account on HP. Give it another 30 - 45 days to see how the transfer has affected your traffic by moving your articles to HP.
It really is nice to see some new faces here.
I am seeing some Squidoo lenses in my searches that I haven't seen before. When I click on them, they go to Hubpages. I think it might be helping everyone. It is to early to tell.
For what it's worth, my Greekgeek account's average daily traffic since the transfer is 164% of what it was the last full week on Squidoo.
So apparently there's some subdomain advantage associated with the swap. Which is impressive, since they came over with a ton of missing images.
My one worry is that we won't be able to tidy everything up fast enough. On the other hand, if Google sees lots of updating/improving of content, I think it will take note.
I have to admit, once we've had a chance to fix the layout issues and broken bits, I want to take old Hubbers by the hand and say, "See? There was junk on Squidoo, but many of us spent the past seven years doing a few things right, over there!"
So true, GreekGeek. Thank you for being one of the voices.
I'd like to see this too. Think of how much killer Halloween content just moved here.
On the flip side of this, let me say that my lenses transferred over last night, and I just finished editing one of my longest, most complicated, and most popular recipes. It looks BRILLIANT as a hub! I was worried that this transition would be painful, but seeing that content in its shiny new home makes me SO happy!
Now, I'm hovering, to see if its score rises from the lowly 50 all the transferred hubs have been assigned...
What was very odd was that traffic had started to go up at squidoo and both traffic and sales were very good in the last couple of months on Squidoo - including before the announcement about the transfer.
However all my traffic has gone up since moving to HubPages.
It was a very pleasant surprise.
I'd say it's pretty much as GG suggest about 50-60% up on what I was getting at Squidoo.
Given some of us have always generated a LOT of external traffic I should imagine that there will be a lot of other hubbers who will also get the benefit of all that extra traffic having a look around at hubs on a similar topic. It'll be interesting to hear whether everybody's traffic is moving up - from the site as a whole to individual hubbers.
I feel a Quantcast moment coming on.........
I'd be curious to know how your traffic is looking now. Now that my articles were deindexed from Google under Squidoo I am showing a substantial traffic drop. This might be temporary or simply a result of Google not wanting to show what now could be considered duplicate content on this site. Time will tell.
I know this thread is getting old but I'm just finding my way around in the forum and I was delighted to find this post.
It's so nice to see so many Hubbers who don't think everything associated with Squidoo is trash and lame ad-copy. Old lensmasters are honestly getting a better welcome than we had in Squidoo's official forums. There's almost no one here jumping on us to say we ruined the website without even looking at our content.
I hope experienced Hubbers will continue to bear with us as we slowly get our lenshubs repaired from the transfer.
Thank you for this kind thread!
It really has been fun seeing some of the articles moving over here.
Some of my articles have been moved here from Squidoo. Unfortunately they are under a different name. I'll have to find out how to consolidate them under one name. I am thrilled that they have been moved here.
by GH Price 3 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 Tony 3 years ago
There has been a lot of discussion in the last few days about HP changing the rules and people being un-featured or even un-published for spam and over promotional activity. So I just want to add my thoughts......Whether people (writers) like it or not most of their traffic will be coming from...
by Tim Bader 3 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...
by Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago
This drop in traffic seems to have affected the majority of us who transitioned here from Squidoo. After we updated our articles are traffic virtually stopped dead. The question is why? Was our redirect from Squidoo killed with the update? What the heck happened? Please try to figure out why the...
by Katherine Tyrrell 2 years ago
Squidoo seems to have died twiceThis is an absolutely fascinating hub http://hubpages.com/community/Google-vs-the-Hub-Pages if you have a penchant for analysing numbers. It records the number of hubs and followers on a daily basis since September 9th 2012.In September 2014, the import of Squidoo...
by Don Bobbitt 3 years ago
After over a month of careful watching, here is what I have observed as an HP writer;1- My "reads" on HP are steady at 400+ daily.2- Google (US, AU, NE, UK, CA, etc) have all but abandoned my articles with a dramatic decrease in Google Traffic. 3- All of my other sources of traffic are...
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