Squidoo is Gone, Gone, Gone

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  1. Writer Fox profile image49
    Writer Foxposted 3 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

  2. SusanDeppner profile image90
    SusanDeppnerposted 3 years ago

    I wonder if the redirects are gone, too. That would explain the drop off in Pinterest traffic (I think).

    1. Writer Fox profile image49
      Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Sylvestermouse profile image83
        Sylvestermouseposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Writer Fox profile image49
          Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
            Paul Edmondsonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            @writerfox, that isn't accurate.

            Redirects for featured squidoo articles are in place.

            www.squidoo.com/stinging-caterpillars

            1. Writer Fox profile image49
              Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              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.)

            2. Jason Marovich profile image89
              Jason Marovichposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              And that's a cool article.

  3. SusanDeppner profile image90
    SusanDeppnerposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for confirming that, Writer Fox.

  4. profile image0
    Prosperity66posted 3 years ago

    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.

  5. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 3 years ago

    This will be fixed. Thanks for reporting.

    1. colorfulone profile image85
      colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is AWESOME!

      1. Writer Fox profile image49
        Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Squidoo.com is back online now: http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/squidoo.com.html

    2. SusanDeppner profile image90
      SusanDeppnerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Really do appreciate your quick response, Paul!

      1. Elsie Hagley profile image65
        Elsie Hagleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Paul for the quick reply.
        The traffic for my hubs have dropped to a third of what they were a week ago, (which is just about zero views now).
        Very sad.

    3. Sylvestermouse profile image83
      Sylvestermouseposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, awesome!!!  Thank you Paul!

    4. toptengamer profile image95
      toptengamerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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?

  6. tcwriter profile image67
    tcwriterposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. colorfulone profile image85
      colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      @tcwriter, HubPages didn't acquire Squidoo, it only acquired the rights to transfer and host the webpages from that site.  smile

      1. tcwriter profile image67
        tcwriterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, I see.  smile

      2. KathyMcGraw2 profile image76
        KathyMcGraw2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  7. nathalia27 profile image61
    nathalia27posted 3 years ago

    I check squidoo page now. The message and link on HP is there.

  8. profile image59
    hbgmysiteposted 3 years ago

    Squidoo is now gone, it's been absorbed by Hubpages, but you can make money there too, the process will just be slightly different.

 
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