For those who had content on Squidoo, will you be migrating it to HubPages or elsewhere?
It sounds like this was an asset sale, with HubPages purchasing Squidoo's content. I know that lots of people on Squidoo - having tried both platforms - weren't wild about HubPages. (I guess it's like the good book says - you can't serve two masters, because you'll love one and hat ethe other.) I was interested in hearing where Squidoo writers might be migrating to - especially if it's a place other than HP.
I am reading from lensmasters that some are going to try Hub Pages, at least for now. Some are going to other sites like Infobarrel and Wizzley.
Some are going to let their lenses be moved over to Hub Pages, and then sort out the mess they have, and then maybe move some of them to other places.
A big one is that Squidoo has left such a bad taste in the mouths of lensmasters that they are now afraid of this happening again, so their lenses will go to their blogs and websites.
Fortunately for myself, I smelled a rat over a year ago with all of the locked lenses, lenses being deleted that were written by good writers. The final straw was when the payment minimum was raised. I had already deleted most of my lenses anyway and was left with only 2. One I trashed, and the other I simply revamped and published it here.
I feel for the lensmasters who have a large amount of lenses. We spent so much time in reworking lenses, fighting the filters that were flagging good lenses, it was pathetic. Now lensmasters have to do it all over again, thanks to Seth Godin who didn't have the decency to let lensmasters know that the current situation may happen.
I opted in to the migration, but I fear that some of my top rated lenses won't translate well to the HubPages format.
I have been a squidoo user for a few years now and enjoyed my time there. That being said, I am looking forward to the transition to HubPages. Squidoo's payments have dropped over time and its become harder to make any money over there. Even my Tier 1 lens was barely making any money lately. I am hoping HubPages changes that, and from the traffic I have gotten on the one article I have published here, it seems promising. It will be interesting to see how some of my top performing lenses do here on HubPages.
by John Coviello 2 years ago
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by GH Price 3 years ago
I'm not knocking anybody (or maybe I am) but I have seen several "Hubs" that transferred from Squidoo that are composed of nothing more than very thin content and a whole bunch of merchandising links (and even one lady who pimped her own Etsy page multiple times in her "Hub")....
by LindaSmith1 3 years ago
I cannot believe the amount of lenses from Squidoo, strictly about Squidoo are not only on Hub Pages, but they are found at the bottom of other hubs under Related Hubs.
by Sondra Rochelle 3 years ago
I am wondering if the merger between Hub Pages and Squiddo will affect our standing with Google.All of us here have worked very hard to improve this site so that Google, finally, has begun to view us as a credible writing site.Now, there will be an influx of writers from another site that did not...
by Alli Rose Smith 4 years ago
Welcome Previous Squidoo and New HubPage Writers,I am rather new to HubPages myself, but I wanted to extend a warm greeting to HubPages. My question to all of you is: how do you like it so far? I myself was never a Squidoo writer so I am asking earnestly. Is there something's that we have that...
by Kylyssa Shay 3 years ago
I'm very timid when it comes to change if the change is not one of my own choosing, even if it is good change. Moving to HubPages was an upsetting experience for me, mainly because I felt the place we moved from would find a way to mess it up or that HP would treat us like illegal aliens.Only...
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