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.
I wonder if the redirects are gone, too. That would explain the drop off in Pinterest traffic (I think).
The squidoo.com URL still has to be online for redirects to work. So, no, redirects aren't working now. You can change the URLs for your pins, but others who have pinned your photos from the old Squidoo site will no longer have those photo URLs redirected to HP.
That is a real shame! I didn't realize the re-directs had an "expiration" date, but nothing I can do about repins regardless. Pinterest sends a lot of traffic to everything.
Thank you for the information Writer Fox and thank you for the Pinterest question too Susan.
The re-directs for individual articles on Squidoo were discontinued several months ago. And, even though the homepage for Squidoo.com is back online, the individual article pages do not redirect to their location on HP.
@writerfox, that isn't accurate.
Redirects for featured squidoo articles are in place.
Thank you for clarifying. Maybe what I was seeing were links to old Squidoo articles that were never moved to HP or were moved and no longer on the site. But I really thought someone posted on the forum a few months ago that the redirects didn't work. (I don't have any Squidoo articles to know for sure.)
I thought redirects were for ever... since HP bought the Squidoo.com domain.
At least that is what we heard last year.
Another fasle promise? After all those unpublished former lenses (not mine, though), the huge loss of earnings, the big changes we had to face after the transfer, the fact that our Amazon modules are still seen as ads and not as selling modules, which is detrimental for sales and thus for earnings, the fact that we can't cash out what's owed to us below the $50 threshold (which means months and monts losing money just to get the deserved payment). And now that traffic is next to zero...
Not the bright future that was promised at the time of the selling.
Really do appreciate your quick response, Paul!
One odd thing about the Squidoo transition, that I just realized, is that many of my best performing Squidoo articles were redirected only months before they moved to HubPages. These were put on reviews.squidoo.com and the original URL, at that time, was 301d to reviews.squidoo.com from squidoo.com. When the transition to HP happened all of that was lost and only the reviews.squidoo.com page was forwarded because the original squidoo.com links do not forward to reviews.squidoo.com. However, most of the links that actually pointed to the articles over the years were pointed to those original squidoo.com links. Anything we can do to remedy this?
I feel a bit behind the times, but I had no idea that HP acquired Squidoo. I never wrote for them, and I'm just returning to HP, too, so I guess it's not that surprising that I don't know a thing about it.
@tcwriter, HubPages didn't acquire Squidoo, it only acquired the rights to transfer and host the webpages from that site.
I don't think you are correct Tipi. HP acquired Squidoo and it's assets; we had a choice whether to come over here and be hosted or not. The coding and other assets that made up Squidoo are now owned by HP, and we know that they used at least some of Squidoo's stuff ie: Amazon module info.
I check squidoo page now. The message and link on HP is there.
Squidoo is now gone, it's been absorbed by Hubpages, but you can make money there too, the process will just be slightly different.
by Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago
I just checked a few of my former lenses, and it seems like 301 redirects from Squidoo don't work anymore.Does anyone know anything about this? I used to have some social media traffic, mostly from Pinterest and Google+. That traffic is lost now. Cheers,
by Sherry Venegas 3 years ago
Even with redirects for Squidoo why have the views gone down?Every lens shows a huge drop off right at the month of Sept-Oct. I imagine all of us have to rebuild each article rep all over again as a new article. Is that because of the new url? or what? What happened?
by Tanya Jones 4 years ago
I'm thinking, when my lenses all pop over, to unpublish them and work them at my leisure. I just need to know if they will be deleted after a period of time in non-pub status.
by kab 4 years ago
The redirects for URLs that were not the main URL for a lens are not being directed anywhere.These should at least go to the hub in question, if they can't go to the intended location.For example:http://www.squidoo.com/know-your-baldwi … other-Poll
by Debra Roberts 4 weeks ago
Aside from sharing my article links on Facebook, what are some tried and true ways of increasing traffic/reads to our articles? I'm new; 3 weeks in, have 10 published and featured articles so far. I'm trying to figure out what the number on my profile photo means exactly. I know...
by Blake Flannery 2 years ago
I did a comparison to the traffic I was getting a year ago between November and now and realized I have lost around 2 million views. At the time of my traffic crash, starting November 1st, I had reached out in the forums to see what was going on with others. HP leaders said to wait until content...
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