long live hubpages -- until it sells to bubblews
It would be more likely for HP to buy Bubblews – Perish the thought!
Yes, and the writers would be called Hubbles.
I agree that HP would buy Bubblews but I think that they would keep their original name.
love it Patty... How about HubbleBubble?
I think the new site should be called HubbaBubba.
and may it keep up with the times, increase "market share," and continue to evolve so as not function as a dinosaur
I was thinking of taking a nap this afternoon but now I am afraid to hit the hammock. A hubpages/bubblews merger: what a nightmare!
I guess one thing worse would be a Pinterest-HubPages merger. Ach, what a visual!
It's time we "got on with it." I'm happy that the transition went relatively smooth, although I'm still working on a few old pieces. I want to be a respected Hubber, instead of an ex-Squid.
It must have happenned over night. I was just over there yesterday. Long live HubPages. Long live HubPages. *Tankards of ale go flying*
... the sound of a lone bugler is heard in the background ... playing taps ... .
Anyone have an idea why I still receive traffic from Squidoo?
The redirect. Anywhere on the net where the old links were used someone clicking on it will be redirected to HP.
Arachnea: Thanks for the reply about the redirect. I have been "trying" to weed through all my Pinterest boards and edit to reflect my HP URL. But, if another Pinner used my Squidoo lens URL, that would account for the traffic still coming from Squidoo.
HP takes over the world lol! Shame it can't take over Google though
What drives you to believe Bubblews is about to bust? I have approximately 13 posts on Bubblews. However, I sure hope HP would buy Triond. The site is so slow it’s ridiculous!
Bubblews has drastically cut back its pay rates (probably because it's previous generosity was not sustainable), and it has changed some of its features. That's likely to cause an exodus from the site. Google already hates it, and it relies on internal traffic to sell advertising - so if it suffers a drastic loss of members, it will lose advertisers and ultimately fold.
I am also on Bubblews. I think the changes I have seen are positive overall. If there is an exodus, let's hope it is of people who think I need to hear about their personal problems or don't want to check their work for mistakes.
All I can think of to say is . . .
"The web site is dead! Long live the web site!"
Don't mean to be a party pooper, but I just can't find any glee in seeing another site go down. There are people on Bubblews who are longtime friends, who ARE good writers, but when Squidoo went belly-up, they had to find a place to write to make money. Not all of them write mindless drivel, some of their posts are actually pretty good. The only reason I know this is because I became a member, never wrote one word there, other than comments on a bubble I felt deserved it. In any case, I can't find humor in someone's distress. So I guess that makes me pretty much a party pooper after all!
Nancy, I do not take pleasure in seeing good sites go down, either. No matter what anyone has to say about Squidoo, I loved it there, and am pleased to have been there. Through Squidoo, I met many marvelous people; most of them are here on HubPages. Had to chip in, and agree with you. I was sad to see Squidoo go down.
I agree, Nancy. If I had a wish, though, I'd like to see pages blocked that had excessive spelling and grammatical errors. The English language is being run into the mud in this digital age. ~~~
not necessarily. when i commented, i hadn't realized there was a problem brewing with bubblews. so my comment wasn't to suggest pinterest is on the fritz also. i find it amusing, however to envision a site which is a cross between say HP and Pinterest. so many similar websites started with a smattering of features they gleaned from one site and then another handful from another site.
I agree there are good writers on bubblews, many of them are my friends also. It's not the good writers, but the fact that the site isn't performing as it should, isn't paying some of the good writers and the changes in the policies are vague. I hate to see it go, but my account is so messed up through no fault of my own that they won't pay me.
Well, this is strange. This is what the homepage of Squidoo looks like now:
Now it's back to the 'Squidoo is HubPages' homepage.
Also, Squidoo is on a different server and it looks like HP has a different server IP address than it did a few weeks ago when it changed servers.
by Mark Ewbie 8 years ago
I earned a load of money by just writing stuff!It goes to show if you put the work in or lie through your teeth - you too can make money.If you want to know how I did it then send me some money or read my crap.I will change my profile picture to that of a young lady very soon.
by SocailGuy01 9 years ago
How's it going Hubbers? I just joined today and am looking forward to this. I thought it best to introduce myself. I'm Mike Smith. Shoot me an email and show some LOVE to my one POST as of yet! Thanks for the opportunity.
by Swope 7 years ago
Squidoo, Bubblews, or Hubpages?
by janesix 7 years ago
Do they make you as much money as HupPages?
by Writer Fox 6 years ago
I don't know if this has influenced HP traffic of late or not, but the old squidoo.com homepage, which used to show the message about HP's acquisition and gave links to HP, is now offline and has been down for more than a week.http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/squidoo.com.html
by John Mark 7 years ago
I had originally signed up for Bubblews for link building to my Hubs. I only created backlinks on Bubbles by creating a small synopsis of my HubPage article and then adding a link back to my HubPage. After only a couple of weeks I am seeing Google rank my position much high than my full HubPage...
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