Since when did Squidoo turn into Hub Pages!

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  1. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    If you search Squidoo, you get a block that tells you Squidoo is Now Hub Pages. Talk about misleading.

    1. Dale Hyde profile image85
      Dale Hydeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image74
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We are considering an update to how it is worded.

      1. Dale Hyde profile image85
        Dale Hydeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I see it has changed!  Amazing how one or two words can make a clearer and more meaningful understanding. smile

        1. Venkatachari M profile image29
          Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I also noticed. They have now changed it. Now it tells "Squidoo is now part of Hubpages". So this should give no confusion now. It clearly states that they have become part of hubpages.

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    I am sure the squids would rather have the traffic come over here than go away.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image29
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It can mean anything. Either Hubpages is acquired by Squidoo or Squidoo renamed as Hubpages. So it was utterly confusing. It is good that they have recognized their folly and corrected the wording.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    The thing is that Squidoo is no more Hub Pages than KMart is Sears other than the 2 merged.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      For curiosity, what would you say Linda?

      1. Dale Hyde profile image85
        Dale Hydeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Venkatachari M profile image29
          Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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?

        2. Sharlee01 profile image88
          Sharlee01posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          How about the truth. Your favorite Squidoo authors have found a new home.   Squidoo has been acquired by Hubpages.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      But didn't Sears take over Kmart but maintained the brand?   HubPages never had any intention of maintaining the brand.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image71
        The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        yes, Marisa, I believe that Sear's did take over K-Mart.

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Exactly Dale!

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Except that I think you mean 'and that Squidoo is gone'. lol

      1. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. LindaSmith1 profile image61
          LindaSmith1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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.

    2. Venkatachari M profile image29
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly correct, LInda Smith1. That is what I also tell them.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    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.

    Just sayin'.

    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This.

      1. Dale Hyde profile image85
        Dale Hydeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        A great and most intelligent response....one word... amazing.  Almost as unique as "just sayin'".

        1. Sed-me profile image80
          Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          If I were looking at this post, I would wonder who the combative one was.

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    That is what a merger is.   HP is not Squidoo but notice says Squidoo is Now Hub Pages which is False!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Dale Hyde profile image85
        Dale Hydeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Just a note here, Marisa, the wording has already been changed.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not seeing a change when I search.

          1. Dale Hyde profile image85
            Dale Hydeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image98
              Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Aha! thanks.

              1. Dale Hyde profile image85
                Dale Hydeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                You are welcome!

          2. The Examiner-1 profile image71
            The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. colorfulone profile image83
              colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Someone is reading forums? wink

  9. blujeanmomma profile image75
    blujeanmommaposted 3 years ago

    Right now I see -- Sorry, the page you requested was not found because the site Squidoo is now HubPages.

  10. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image81
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years ago

    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!

  11. profile image0
    Snakesmumposted 3 years ago

    The wording has now changed, and I have to say I prefer the new splash page, and appreciate the links on there.

  12. Sharlee01 profile image88
    Sharlee01posted 3 years ago

    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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