I was not a big Squid, just a few lenses which I thought were pretty good quality, but I am finding with the transfer to HubPages that my lenses really did need some extra work. Initially, I was concerned about the format and so much of my material not organizing itself into the capsules the same as it had been at Squidoo. But, after tackling the organizing and adjusting to the size of the HubPages capsules, I found that I really needed to update and upgrade my material with more thorough research and resources. The updating/upgrading really has taken a good deal of time, and I've got about 2/3 of the work done. So all in all, I am happy I was somewhat "forced" into revisiting my lenses with a more critical eye. Has anyone else coming from Squidoo had the same experience? I'm just curious.
I've found the same thing.
The worst part is dealing with the 5 product lists of Amazon products. While they looked fine on Squidoo, they don't here. I've been adding text capsules between each, with more info about each item. This makes the hub look and read a lot better, and lets me flesh out my topic.
I have a few hubs that will take a long time to fix (Top 50 science fiction books), but they will be much better afterwards.
I spent all day yesterday editing about a dozen hubs and forgot to edit the topic categories. I had to go back to each of them today.
Remember that small detail while you do your edit work.
Same here .... I keep noticing details that really don't work on HubPages as well as they did with a Lens, and at the same time I've discovered that my text boxes could cover a lot information. A lot of my adjustments have been in editing my images too, because many of my images did not work as well in a Hub. I think the lack of flexibility of image size and placement on Hubs is the one thing of which I've been disappointed. But I'm adjusting and making it work. All is all, I do believe that my lenses/hubs will be much improved after editing.
I've done a few, but it takes a lot of time. I have to redo a lot of photos, remove all eBay capsules, because I don't have adsense and was rejected in my first attempt to get it.
I don't have a blog (yet), I don't live in the USA, all I had were my unedited transferred lenses of which lots still look like crap in their old outfit. I don't blame them for rejecting me.
I'm not a fast worker, I get sidetracked a lot, so it will take for ever to update all my 100+ squbs.
But....it's a good thing to clean up my Squidoo house, because I came across a lot of stuff that wasn't there anymore where I had pointed to.
by Anthony Godinho 4 years ago
Hi guys, just wanted to post my experience here with regards to editing my first Squidoo lens/hub.My lenses got transferred late last night and though I've not had much time to look at all of them, I did manage to check some random lenses. I noticed that the quiz modules have not transferred and I...
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 3 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 Marina 3 years ago
We have some exciting news, Hubbers! As of today, the Callout Capsule will be available in the HubTool for everyone. We initially enabled a limited version of the capsule to help keep imported Lenses from Squidoo as intact as possible, but we have also been listening to the numerous requests to...
by Horatio Plot 6 years ago
I awoke this morning to discover that some unscrupulous idiot had stolen my recent brilliant award winning Hub of the Day, "How to ride the Tube in London", and posted it to Squidoo. The guy goes by the same name on Hubpages as he does on Squidoo - Doh! - and infact has three seperate sub...
by Lionrhod 4 years ago
Understandably the community here is concerned about spammy lenses/hubs that might affect their bottom line. I've been deleting (or at least hiding) a bucketload of Amazon links. Yes, I've gotten folks posting dire warnings and complaining about lens/hubs that I haven't gotten a chance to fix yet....
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