Can I move Hubs from one account to another?

  1. craftdrawer profile image69
    craftdrawerposted 3 years ago

    Can I move Hubs from one account to another?

    I have some Squidoo Hubs that were moved under another name and I would like to rewrite them and move them to my existing account.  Do I need to unpublish them first before I take the information and move them?

  2. Matthew Meyer profile image75
    Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago

    All authors who had an existing HubPages account and had content transferred from Squidoo will have two accounts.
    As you have observed, you have different login information for each of these accounts (email, password, etc.).

    We strongly considered allowing accounts to be merged, but after looking at the whole technical picture we decided against it. If you only have a Lens or two it may not be such a big deal. However, for people with substantial traffic, we felt migrating them to their own brand new subdomain gave them the best opportunity to carry over their traffic with 301 redirects. This also helps avoid any confusion in regard to impacts on their existing HubPages traffic.

    Accounts cannot be merged and manually moving your content is problematic for several reasons.

    1. It is likely to show as duplicate because the original publish date from Squidoo only exists for the automatically transferred content.
    2. It could have negative search engine results on your old account.
    3. The content will not be subject to the Squidoo grace period.

    Please make sure to not manually move your content to your old account if your would like to avoid the problems described.

    You can find more about the Squidoo transfer process here.

  3. CallMetalMan profile image84
    CallMetalManposted 2 weeks ago

    Matthew Meyer,

    I don't know if you still work here, hopefully you do, or somebody else who is capable will answer this.

    I have a #1 HubPages/Bellatory article in Google serp, for certain keywords. It has been #1 for a long time, and accrued numerous excellent links and 165+ comments. I created it several years ago on Squidoo.

    But when Squiddo became HubPages, my username was shortened, and there is no way to change it. HubPages has told me this twice. But my username is important for branding.

    (I haven't invested any time in HubPages because of this unresolved issue, though I have ideas for numerous new and useful articles.)

    HubPages reps suggested that I create a new account and rewrite the article. Of course, that's a big problem, because I would lose all incoming links and comments.

    While inspecting the incoming links with MOZ tools, I see that HubPages and Bellatory added 301 redirects from Squidoo. So here's my question:

    I have set up this new HubPages account and rewritten the article (but not posted it). I want to close the old account and 301 redirect to the rewritten article at the new location (on this new account). That way, I would at least retain the links, though all comments would be lost.

    So can HubPages add a new 301 redirect, and edit the old one, to the new location when I post the article in this account?

    I can provide whatever info you need in order to confirm that I own the old account too.

    Please let me know. Thanks.