I have to admit a little trepidation when I first found out about the transition from Squidoo to Hubpages. I've had a different HubPages account for several years, with only a few Hubs in it, but I was familiar with the rules and quality assessment process.
I rather dreaded the thought of bringing 117 lenses into compliance with Hub rules, and waiting for them to transfer was rather a nail-biting experience. When they did come over, the long line of little red "violation" skulls was a bit intimidating.
It's going to take a little while to get all of them "up to snuff" - but I'm actually enjoying the process of reading, updating, editing, and just freshening up each article.
I think it's been good for me to look at my work with different, "HubPages" eyes.
And I'm very, very glad I have four months to get it all done!
Welcome to HP. From what I hear, HP is a little stricter but I'm sure you'll do fine. If you need any help, don't be afraid to ask questions here or in the answers section. There are a lot of great folks who are willing to help.
As a transplant from Squidoo myself, I don't find things stricter here. I do find things to be better documented, and clearer here, which is a welcome change.
There is an emphasis on length of content here that we didn't have at Squidoo. I've enjoyed the process of expanding articles on topics about which I could keep writing all day, and look forward to revisiting all that old content with fresh eyes and additional ideas.
On the flip side, I find the emphasis on length oppressive when it comes to bringing my recipes up to HubPages standards. I am one of those people who daily scrolls past all the errant crap people write on recipe pages, to get to the important stuff: ingredients and instructions. It sort of irks me to now have to turn my nice, concise recipes into long pages that will pass the word count quota here.
So far, so good! I spent quite a chunk of time reading the forums and exploring before "diving in!" Thanks so much!
by Solaras 4 years ago
Your arrival has eclipsed a new feature that we were discussing in earnest when the merger was announced.HubberPro is a new feature. In a nutshell, HP has hired 7 excellent editors to help bring our hubs up to snuff. They will be doing fact checking, editorial corrections, updating images...
by AnnaMKB 2 years ago
First off, my hubs are transferred from Squidoo, and I am aware of various issues there. I'd already checked and edited hubs after the transition, so this is all post transfer.What I don't understand is why some of my hubs get unfeatured after I've edited them? One even got...
by Lisa Vollrath 4 years ago
Fellow Squid refugees, as many of us come to the end of our first full month on HubPages, I'm wondering how those edits are coming. What's been your process for slogging through the old lenses, to turn them into shiny new hubs?
by Gary Anderson 3 years ago
I thought if a hubpage was listed in Google search it was featured. But apparently that is not the truth. I guess I will keep the hubs up and run my own check on them.
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...
by Marina 5 years ago
This week we will begin assessing older Hubs that haven't yet gone through the Quality Assessment Process. Instead of only holding newly-published Hubs to the heightened quality bar introduced in March, ALL published Hubs will need to meet minimum quality requirements in order to remain or become...
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