Squidoo is Gone - Long Live HubPages

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  1. Writer Fox profile image48
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    Here's the new homepage:

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/11907861.png

    1. profile image0
      calculus-geometryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      long live hubpages -- until it sells to bubblews wink

      1. Writer Fox profile image48
        Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It would be more likely for HP to buy Bubblews – Perish the thought!

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Would we be called HubBubble? lol

          1. Writer Fox profile image48
            Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, and the writers would be called Hubbles.

            1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
              Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              ...with telescopic articles. cool

            2. The Examiner-1 profile image70
              The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              I agree that HP would buy Bubblews but I think that they would keep their original name. smile

              1. Writer Fox profile image48
                Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                I think Bubbles is about to burst.

            3. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
              Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Or HubBub.  lol

              1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
                Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                That's a good one. smile

          2. Billie Kelpin profile image86
            Billie Kelpinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            love it Patty... How about HubbleBubble?

            1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
              Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              lol - like HubbaBubble Gum?

          3. colorfulone profile image84
            colorfuloneposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            How about SqHubbble!  smile

          4. lisavollrath profile image95
            lisavollrathposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I think the new site should be called HubbaBubba.

    2. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      and may it keep up with the times, increase "market share," and continue to evolve so as not function as a dinosaur

  2. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    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!

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image70
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Why?

      1. Arachnea profile image74
        Arachneaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Deleted

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image70
          The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Hmm.

    2. Arachnea profile image74
      Arachneaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I guess one thing worse would be a Pinterest-HubPages merger. Ach, what a visual!

  3. Shorebirdie profile image78
    Shorebirdieposted 4 years ago

    The Squidoo forum is still up, though.

  4. Nancy Hardin profile image59
    Nancy Hardinposted 4 years ago

    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.

  5. Arachnea profile image74
    Arachneaposted 4 years ago

    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 ... .

  6. shellys-space profile image60
    shellys-spaceposted 4 years ago

    Anyone have an idea why I still receive traffic from Squidoo?

    1. Arachnea profile image74
      Arachneaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The redirect. Anywhere on the net where the old links were used someone clicking on it will be redirected to HP.

      1. shellys-space profile image60
        shellys-spaceposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  7. CMHypno profile image95
    CMHypnoposted 4 years ago

    HP takes over the world lol! Shame it can't take over Google though smile

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image70
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Right on! Who knows, perhaps it will surprise us.

  8. Craan profile image68
    Craanposted 4 years ago

    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!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  9. Carola Finch profile image95
    Carola Finchposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Carola, Bubblews is not a writing site.  It's a social networking site like Facebook.  It makes its money by selling ads to advertisers based on the amount of social interaction on the site, so mindless chat is exactly what it wants!

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    robertzimmerman2posted 4 years ago

    All I can think of to say is . . .

    "The web site is dead! Long live the web site!"

  11. Nancy Hardin profile image59
    Nancy Hardinposted 4 years ago

    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!

    1. Shades-of-truth profile image89
      Shades-of-truthposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Marie Flint profile image87
      Marie Flintposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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. ~~~

    3. Arachnea profile image74
      Arachneaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  12. Beaddoodler profile image71
    Beaddoodlerposted 4 years ago

    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.

  13. Writer Fox profile image48
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    Well, this is strange.  This is what the homepage of Squidoo looks like now:

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/11908968.png

    1. Marie Flint profile image87
      Marie Flintposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think that means anything, Writer Fox. I see something similar when I sign into Book Country before it changes to a visual home page.

    2. Arachnea profile image74
      Arachneaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      might have been saved in your device cache.

  14. Writer Fox profile image48
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. Shades-of-truth profile image89
      Shades-of-truthposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      All that is constant, is change...

    2. Marie Flint profile image87
      Marie Flintposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Now that's interesting.

 
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