If you search Squidoo, you get a block that tells you Squidoo is Now Hub Pages. Talk about misleading.
It is pretty misleading. I just did a search. If I saw that splash page without knowledge I would assume that Squidoo simply changed it name to HubPages.
Edit: I am not referring to those who used to be on Squidoo, but as a webmaster myself I know that many people would be mislead by what that splash page says if they were randomly searching with no prior knowledge.
We are considering an update to how it is worded.
I see it has changed! Amazing how one or two words can make a clearer and more meaningful understanding.
I am sure the squids would rather have the traffic come over here than go away.
As I said on another thread, I'm not sure why it's misleading. I suppose it could imply that Squidoo has been renamed HubPages, rather than Squidoo being swallowed up by HubPages, but I'm not sure that really matters.
The thing is that Squidoo is no more Hub Pages than KMart is Sears other than the 2 merged.
For curiosity, what would you say Linda?
I know my name is not "Linda", but the splash page I would put up would be along the lines that would give a general idea of what transpired in a few short words.
Welcome to the "former" home of Squidoo. Squidoo has merged with HubPages.
Well, something like that.
I have put up splash pages for several of my sites that were absorbed by one of my other sites or simply moved to a new domain and site name.
Why? Don't you think that it can also mean that Squidoo has been renamed as Hubpages? And that doesn't mean any wrong information to public?
How about the truth. Your favorite Squidoo authors have found a new home. Squidoo has been acquired by Hubpages.
But didn't Sears take over Kmart but maintained the brand? HubPages never had any intention of maintaining the brand.
Examiner: When I saw it, I had to read it twice. Not knowing what happened, I would think Squidoo Is Now Under Name of Hub Pages and that Hub Pages is gone.
I agree. Except that I think you mean 'and that Squidoo is gone'. lol
But that would make it "Squidoo Is Now Under Name of Hub Pages and that Squidoo is gone" - which is exactly what the situation is.
Squidoo Is Now Hub Pages! That is what is displayed.
Facts: Squidoo is nothing!
Facts: Hub Pages has acquired whatever parts of Squidoo they wanted
Hub Pages Is Hub Pages just as it has always been Hub Pages.
What should be on there is something like: Squidoo has closed its doors. Many of our writers have had their articles moved to Hub Pages.
Exactly correct, LInda Smith1. That is what I also tell them.
Linda - did someone from Squidoo run over your dog or something? It seems like you've had it in for them ever since the merger.
That is what a merger is. HP is not Squidoo but notice says Squidoo is Now Hub Pages which is False!
A merger is when two companies get together. Sometimes they merge seamlessly to become one company with one name, and the other name just disappears. Sometimes they keep the subsidiary name because it has a good reputation that's worth keeping.
Kmart actually bought Sears, not the other way around - but Kmart chose to continue the Sears name because of its reputation.
I can think of lots of examples where that didn't happen. For instance, Allianz Insurance bought Mercantile Mutual Insurance and renamed all the Australian branches as Allianz. The old name was simply abandoned. Their adverts said, "MMI is now Allianz", to let customers know where to find them. HubPages is doing the same.
A better wording would be "Squidoo is now PART OF HubPages" but I really don't see why it's a big problem.
Just a note here, Marisa, the wording has already been changed.
If you click the link that you find on Google with the original wording, you will see the new splash page now has this text, "Squidoo is now part of HubPages." It will take some time for Google to switch that actual wording out on the immediate search results as it will have to index the splash page again before it is picked up.
I now see "Squidoo is now part of HubPages". When Linda started this it said something like "Squidoo is now HubPages". That is a two word difference.
Right now I see -- Sorry, the page you requested was not found because the site Squidoo is now HubPages.
I have often read other hubbers mention Squidoo in their questions yet I never knew anything about it. In 2006 I joined Yahoo360 as a blogger and that folded awhile back. Who knows where those earlier blogs went to. Thanks for stating that Squidoo is now HubPages. Have a pleasant and inspiring day!
The wording has now changed, and I have to say I prefer the new splash page, and appreciate the links on there.
I find it fascinating how the splash page is being dissected so thoroughly. Sears, KMarts, Hubpages. Squidoo. Perhaps any, and all members of HubPages should concentrate on why there are so many glitches on this web site. I am one of the "kmartdoos" and I can attest that Squidoo at it's very worst, did not have the internal system problems that this site has. Please, spend your energy on "things" that might just need fixing. I understand you take pride in Hubpages, but I had great pride in Squiddo.It was a good community, with many wonderful members. How about giving us a break. I guess I can sum it up by saying. "Take the good with the bad, as we have had to do"...
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