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Squidoo vs Hubpages

Updated on December 31, 2016

Huhpages?

If you're a Lensmaster you may have heard of HubPages.

What is it? How does it work? Can I make money? How do they pay?

This lens is a close look at HubPages, how it works and what's in it for you, looking from the viewpoint of a Lensmaster.

HubPages looks and works differently. But that doesn't make it any less of a web 2.0 vehicle.

And while there are a lot of differences there are also a lot of similarities.

We'll look at HubPages with Squidoo as our reference point. So you can quickly come up to speed by comparing and understanding the differences.

While I am pitting the two against each other this isn't about an opinion on who is better. Though there clearly is a winner. And the winner is...

Squidoo vs HubPages

A brief overview...

At Squidoo you are a Lensmaster.

At HubPages you are an Author.

Squidoo allows adult content. Though it is allocated its own category and only viewable if you've got your account setting set to show X rated lenses.

HubPages used to, but no longer allows adult content.

Squidoo, as you probably know, has an official forum: SquidU.com.

HubPages has a forum too. Though not as established or with as many active members.

Modules vs Capsules

At Squidoo we call modules... Modules!

At HubPages they call modules Capsules.

HubPages is quicker to add 'capsules' then Squidoo is with 'modules'. As well as rearranging them.

Squidoo allows html. If you're handy with the Hyper Text Mark-up Language then you'll enjoy adding text styles and formatting on the fly.

HubPages doesn't allow for extra HTML (currently).

It's quicker to fill content into a lens. Though when I say this it's because I do most of my work offline. I prepare my 'lenses' and 'hubs' in Notepad documents and then copy and paste the content. That means it is a little slower for me to add things like bold to my HubPages. Because I have to use the bold tool. Whereas with Squidoo I just add the HTML for bold while I'm typing. For a newb it may be easier therefore quicker, but for someone experienced it will slow you down somewhat.

The same goes for hyperlinks. No raw HTML means you have to stop and create the hyperlink using the tools. Some may see this as an advantage. But for me, not so much.

Squidoo limits the Text/Write Module to 2500 characters. Which I don't think is necessarily a bad thing. It forces the Lensmaster to think. And plan. Though to be honest if it were 3000 characters it would be better. The same restraints do not apply at HubPages. There is no character limit for a Text Capsule. Though I think it may be to the Hub Authors detriment. It will cause them create larger slabs of text. But seeing that we're self restrained well trained Lensmasters that shouldn't be a problem. We'll still carve up our content into easily digestible module sized bites, while reveling in the ability to splurge and get away with 2505 characters!

UPDATE: The character count of a Text/Write module has been lifted to 10,000 characters!

Lenses need at least 3 modules to be counted as developed for it to properly publish. Hubs need only one capsule (though it's not recommended). But if you've got a poem you want to publish and you're not interested in hawking products through Amazon then it'll suit you down to the ground.

Squidoo guestbooks have 300 character limit. Which I've always thought is far too limiting. HubPages guestbooks have NO LIMIT for visitors. This allows for (and I've seen it happen) visitors to really get detailed in their responses, and supply some really good meaty content for your hub.

Update: Squidoo Guestbook character limits have been increased to 1000 characters.

Default Template Setting

Squidoo gives four options

* I want to get the word out about CHOSEN TOPIC (easiest option)

* I'm gonna sell CHOSEN TOPIC stuff and earn $$, for me or for charity (money maker!)

* I want to make a list of my favorite things about CHOSEN TOPIC (most popular)

* I just want to do my own thing.

I usually go with "I just want to do my own thing". As I'd just have to rearrange what the other templates give me anyway.

HubPages also goes with the no frills approach and has one default which starts you with a text capsule, photo capsule and comments capsule. They do however, have written on their short list, plans for users to create custom templates.

It's quick and easy to add more Capsules too. We'll look at that in a moment...

Adding Extra Capsules/Modules

Assuming you are in edit mode...

With Squidoo you need to (assuming you are in edit mode) click on the Add Modules button. You're taken to a page for which you are absolutely spoilt for choice.

With HubPages there is a palette on right called "Add More Stuff". Just click on the ones you want and it will add them in the order in which you click.

Two down from that is a palette called "Capsule Ordering". You can "Drag and Drop" to organize the order. Double Click to make say the Photo Capsule half size and you can drop it onto a Text Capsule which will give you an image beside text or the wrap around effect. The same for Amazon and a few other Capsules. Be sure to click on Reorder Now to execute the changes.

You can also use the green arrows on the actual capsules to rearrange the order.

Probably the most fun module that Squidoo has that HubPages doesn't have a corresponding Capsule, is the Poll Module. But otherwise HubPages seemingly limited selection has all I need to adequately communicate my thoughts, ideas and articles.

The advantage HubPages has is you can upload and insert really BIG pictures (though I recommend not going larger than 500 pixels in width).

Downside... you can't insert images with a hyperlink.

Tags

There is a limit of 40 tags on Squidoo.

(Currently) there is no such limit at HubPages.

If you know how to use tags at Squidoo then the same applies to HubPages.

URL's

You'd pick your URL much the same way as you do at Squidoo.

Though while HubPages doesn't use the www, Squidoo does.

For some reason, HubPages has a directory name between the domain and your chosen article name.

Squidoo is like this: http://www.squidoo.com/article

HubPages is like this: http://hubpages.com/hub/article

User/Visitor Rating

At Squidoo visitors (registered visitors) can give you a score out of five stars. Whether one star out of five means it's an average lens or if 3 out of 5 means it's average is not known. As a one star rating can have a positive effect on Lensrank.

At HubPages people can give you a "thumbs up" or a "thumbs down".

That pretty much cuts out the confusion right? It's either good or it sucks. No middle ground.

Statistics and Scoring

Squidoo has Lensrank. A ranking system out of... however many lenses are in the system. 1 being the highest. And the lowest being somewhere near 250,000 (or however many lenses there currently are in the database). Being in the Top 100 is highly valued. In the top 1000 means you're doing something right. In the top 10,000 is nothing to be sneezed at. Making it into the top 100,000 is easy if you make half an effort to publish a lens with four modules.

HubPages has HubScore. A point system out of 100. 1 being the lowest and 100 being the highest. So there can be several lenses with a perfect 100.

HubScore is updated every 10 minutes.

Lensrank updates only once a day.

Squidoo shows the traffic for the last 7 days on the "Dashboard". It used to get hard after a couple of weeks to know exactly how much you're pulling in per day for visitor numbers. Thankfully a few months ago Squidoo HQ unveiled "Stats 2.0". Now the stastistics are far more detailed and you can see how much traffic you got today, yesterday, for the week just gone and for the whole month. As well as the life of the lens.

HubPages used to tell you stats for the last 4 hrs, 24 hrs, 7 days, 30 days and the life of the Hub in "My Account". Now it shows it for 1 day (the current day), 7 days, 30 days and the life of the Hub.

For quite a while HubPages had an advantage over Squidoo in this area. But Squidoo has made up for it with some killer stat tools.

Referrals

For referring a person to Squidoo you get a one off $5 payment. Which is credited to your account once that person has made $15 themself (as a means of avoiding fraud) and the referred person also gets a $5 bonus.

HubPages has a referral system. If someone signs up for a HubPages account via your referral link, you get 10% of their pageviews for the life of their hubs.

Which is the better system? It depends entirely on the person signing up whether or not they have the talent and ability to earn $15 at Squidoo or get plenty of traffic so your 10% Ad pageviews gets enough click-thrus.

If you sign up the right person then Squidoo will probably deliver your bonus quicker. Whereas HubPages can be more beneficial in the long term.

However HubPages referral system also rewards you for the traffic you send to other peoples hubs. If you refer other peoples Hubs you get a cut of the pageviews. 12%, or 9% if there's already a signup referrer involved (who is getting a 10% cut of the pageviews). This cut comes again from HubPages Inc's share of the pageviews. So it's a win/win situation when you promote or link to a fellow Hub Authors page. Their article gets exposure and you get a reward for sending them traffic.

Squidoo of course has no such system.

Money

Squidoo pools all the Adsense revenue and then splits it, according to Payrank. And Amazon, Ebay and the other affiliate programs are split 50/50 with the referring Lensmaster.

HubPages on the other hand has you using your own Adsense Publisher account. And your own Amazon uses your Adsense account. And your own Ebay affiliate account. And you get 60% of the pageviews. So if someone clicks on an Adsense ad or makes a purchase on your pageview, you get 100% of the commission.

Getting set up with an Adsense account is EASY. You can do it through HubPages without even having published any content. You sign up after you've registered at HubPages.

Using Squidoo AND HubPages

Should I have accounts at both HubPages and Squidoo?

By all means go for it.

Should I run my articles and pages consecutively on both sites? Can I make a Lens and Hub on the same topic?

You know what they say about not putting all your eggs in one basket? Avoid putting the same egg in two baskets.

Don't republish all your Squidoo content over at HubPages. And vice versa.

However if you write two articles, each different, on the same subject then by all means do.

Advantages Of Squidoo

Bigger community.

Far more lenses on lensmaking than hubs on hubmaking.

More active forum.

Using your Paypal account to receive payments can be less hassle then arranging for an Adsense Publisher account, Ebay affiliate account and Amazon Associate account.

Affiliate sales has you getting 50% of EVERYTHING, rather then a 6 in 10 chance of scoring the pageview if someone buys something. Also Squidoo moving more product means they're a premium Associate. The commission is double. Therefore you're still getting the same as if you operated your own account.

Advantages of HubPages

When you get the page impression the Adsense click or Ebay or Amazon purchase it is all yours.

Immediate income reporting. Though you have to wait for the likes of Google and others to pay out. But you do see an almost up to the minute live report of page impressions, click thrus and earnings.

The referral system continues for the life of the new member. Though a one off $5 payment may come quicker and be more then what you'd get for the months and months of it would take for 10% of pageviews to equate to $5 worth of click thrus. Long term though HubPages keeps rewarding. However be mindful that not all referred sign ups are going to convert into prolific publishers. Indeed they may be talented writers but might be hopeless at SEO and web promotion.

There is an incentive and reward to promote other peoples pages.

And the winner is... YOU!

Bottom line... do both. Even if you do one more than the other.

Being able to pick and choose given the different strengths has us spoilt for choice. If you keep your content original for both sites (no duplicates!) on any given topic then you'll have two chances of being indexed by the likes of Google and other search engines.

Sign up to HubPages.

What do you think of HubPages?

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      fargasch 4 years ago

      Are we allowed to link to an Amazon product within a text module using our own Amazon ID, like we are on Squidoo?

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      Fiona 4 years ago from South Africa

      Have found that that I seem to earn more at hub pages but I do like squidoos quests, etc. I will continue at both.

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      BarbsSpot 4 years ago

      @Lensmaster...Working at both sites with integrity has twice as much benefit for the writer. I've had no bad experiences at either site! Although Squidoo offers more options in Lens-building, I find it easier to follow and use Hubpages' templates. I like the colors and themes at Squidoo, but have no clue how to use HTML to add additional flavoring, even after reading about it! Hubpages serves up all the edit tools you need on the Capsule-building pages, but doesn't have the vast color and theme options. But that's okay -- I get enough to build either a nice Squidoo page or an appropriate Hubpage. It's the writing that counts for me, and any writer can build an attractive page!

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      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      I enjoy using both hubpages and Squidoo.

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      savmoy 4 years ago

      How can you modify the account setting in Squidoo to show X rated lenses.? I was not able to find any rating parameter in account settings.

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      sue826 lm 4 years ago

      I do both but prefer squidoo - it seems to make the process more fun

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      WallDecalsforNu 4 years ago

      Hubpages is a collosal joke! They are content Nazi's trying to salvage a worthless content farm. They deleted my account with most of my Hubs being in the high 80' - low 90's and gave absolutely no reason for this action!Be very wary of Hubpages, upset any of admin and they will pull your account just to rub you up!Stick to Squidoo, they treat writers much better!

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      codex547 4 years ago

      Squidoo is more interesting. i have just 4 hubs till date.

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      FancyThatUSA 4 years ago

      Ive been a hubber for 9 months and love it over there, but heard such great things about Squidoo I figured may as well try my hand over here aswell. I think having lots of different sites is probably the best bet as you will reach a larger audience really. great Lens

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      Will give Hubpages a whirl!

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      arielazoff 4 years ago

      This was very helpful, thanks! I just looked at the HubPages site for the first time and it struck me as almost a duplicate, so it's helpful to have the differences illuminated. Although I do think for the sake of the consumers, both sites would do well to implement further differentiators.

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      Traveller579 4 years ago

      Amazing information about Squidoo Vs Hubpages. Very informative and style of cheap ways to travel link.

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      bofirebear 4 years ago

      I use both and have made money on both. I enjoy the people I have met on Squidoo and it seems more like a group of friends here then it does on Hub Pages.

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      Traveller579 5 years ago

      wonderful informative lens about squidoo and hubpages.

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      tophatpro 5 years ago

      I began writing at Hubpages first as it was so simple and easy to understand. I have only recently joined Squidoo in the hopes of diversifying the risks of writing on one site and the fact that Google keeps hitting HubPages with each new update. Squidoo is addictive, but harder to adapt to as there are so many options and html/css is almost vital if you want your lens to look nice. I am still learning the basics and have only been on Squidoo for a about a week so i can't say which is better yet.

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      Nikki Buell 5 years ago from Alexandria, Virginia

      Hi :) I'm new here, and I also made a Hub Pages account (but I haven't posted anything there). I write a lot of articles, and my husband does too when he is home. We review so many things! Are the earnings potentials on Hub Pages equal to what you can get here in Squidoo? Thanks! :)

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      Gaylesheerin 5 years ago

      hubpages is not allowed promotional links, that's the reason why i more like squidoo

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      cutethings 5 years ago

      I haven't tried HubPages yet, maybe some day in the future, for now I like Squidoo very much.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      For some reason I can't figure out HubPages. The money set up stuff sounds great but I can't set it up on my account and Adsense rejected me for no reason. I guess it's not as easy to set up as Squidoo but it looks more serious and academic than the whole monster theme thing on Squidoo. Which is good and bad depending how you look at it. thanks for this informative lens!

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      neoglitch17 5 years ago

      This lens is good, but... you DO need to update it!! A lot of things have changed, like Squidoo not allowing X-rated content anymore and the replacement of the star ratings system in favor of SquidLikes.It would be awesome if you update this lens to compare Squidoo with Hubpages in 2013! :D

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      ErikAlexander LM 5 years ago

      I prefer Squidoo, it's a lot easier. And looks a lot better!

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      Lorri123 5 years ago

      I think Hubpages is easier to use but I'm glad I read your article. I've been thinking of returning here to do more lenses, the article helped me.

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      MBCOnline 5 years ago

      We have never used HubPages, and we are still new to Squidoo. We really appreciate all the info!

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      nifwlseirff 5 years ago

      A good comparison! I've been on HP for about a year, and find it very useful for non-sales-oriented articles. I haven't been on Squidoo long enough to see how it compares earnings wise, but the community here is super-supportive! I also like being able to play with HTML (you can also do this in the text modules at HP, with very limited tags). I'll be sticking with both!

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      shewins 5 years ago

      I've been writing on HubPages for about 10 months, so I'm pretty comfortable with navigating the site. I'm just getting started here at Squidoo, so I have a lot to learn.

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      joel7223 5 years ago

      I started off with using Squidoo first, and the main differences between HubPages and Squidoo that I've found are: Squidoo lenses are buggy, more confusing to setup, way less professional looking, and attract much less views than HubPages.It's still good to use both sites for the backlinks though.

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      QueenFarah 5 years ago

      Greater than Squidoo

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      missmayasari lm 5 years ago

      I love them both!!!

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      Timothy Arends 5 years ago from Chicago area

      Good lens! I learned a lot. One thing that differs between the two sites is the restrictions they put on you. HubPages penalizes you according to the number of links you make in different Hubs to an external site, such as your own. Squidoo doesn't. Plus they have different policies on placing your own affiliate links on your pages. HubPages considers such pages "promotional." Read the official FAQ of both sites and HubPages seems more restrictive and possessive of the traffic you draw.

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      FunWithSquidoo 5 years ago

      Great article on the comparisons . Thank you so much for writing it!!

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      Tobint44 LM 5 years ago

      I am a member of both also, but Squidoo's social side keeps you coming back!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Truth is I have one hub on Hubpages written shortly after I started on Squidoo, and it was well rated, but truth is Squidoo is very addictive.

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      Natashalh LM 5 years ago

      It's funny how your perspective changes things. I been using HP for 8 or 9 months and created just one lense a few months ago. I found/find the Squidoo interface totally confusing and the 'modules' difficult to add. In fairness, I only had a tiny netbook and an iPad, so maybe that's why. Now that I have a desktop my arsenal, I'm here to give it another try! Thanks for the comparison - it has helped me in a sort of 'backwards' way.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Really good information. I have done very little on HubPages, I may expand.

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      BlackSunflowerB 5 years ago

      I have never tried hubpages

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      sidmania 5 years ago

      Thanks for this article...its a worthy read and cleared a lot of questions I had...

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      MarkLim81 5 years ago

      I get a lot more traffic on HubPages, but Squidoo is a lot more fun (friendly community, Quests, ease of use).

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Going to check them out. Thanks for the info.

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      wedpittsburgh lm 5 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      MizzMary 5 years ago

      I like this lens, it has convinced me to sign up for HubPages. Thanks!

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      BowWowBear 5 years ago

      Thanks for a concise and clear comparison. After I get my first lens done, maybe I will take a look at hubpages.

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      I will give Hubpages a second chance. Thanks for this article. :)

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      sibian 5 years ago

      Great lens, clear and concise, showing a lot of common sense.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I appreciate you advice

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      evilsaigon 5 years ago

      Very nicely written. I always can't figure out the main differences between these whenever I see so many recommendations about them.

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      dywp515 5 years ago

      Nice Lens. I have been using HubPages for years and just recently stumbled upon Squidoo. Thanks for breaking down the main differences so I didn't have to spend the time playing around.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You've been a huge help! Thank you!

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Very interesting. I've been thinking of trying HubPages but haven't yet done so.

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      glutenallergy 5 years ago

      This is a great breakdown of these two sites. I have an account with both, but didn't know about many features that you have so kindly explained. Thank you!

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Sounds fantastic! I have been considering to move from Squidoo, and your lens actually is providing me with a great option. Certainly going to check out HubPages.

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      Forrest McKinnis 5 years ago from West Richland

      You offer a wealth of knowlegde on this lens. Thanks for sharing

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      zafeyry 5 years ago

      It seems cool, but it uses Adsense. I'm under 18 so I can't make an Adsense account, so Squidoo is my sole option. That's not a bad thing though, so far I really like Squidoo!

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      diyomarpandan lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for posting this, indeed; though initially the only reason I've come to consider Hubpages beside Squidoo, is when Squidoo unpublished an article of mine, saying it had duplicate content or plagiarized which in all honesty wasn't, and I took offense. Anyway, got to try Hubpages.

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      Revenge700 LM 5 years ago

      Thank you very much for making a comparison, I will do both, as you have suggested and I now know there's strengths.

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      alspaulding21 5 years ago

      Wonderful breakdown. As a blogger myself sometimes i want to write about a different topic than what the direction of my blog is in and I was wondering which way to go in regards to hubpages and squidoo. Thank you for helping me make up my mind. Squidoo it is.

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      Laura Brown 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This was a great post to read by someone experienced on both sites. I tend to sign up for accounts and then only use one site I especially liked. I end up with accounts all over the place. I just decided to try Squidoo and do something wtih my membership here. I like the look of the site. It's very fresh and vibrant.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very informative lens, thanks.

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      VinceErrichiello 5 years ago

      I actually wrote my first lens on a similar topic. I am a member of both communities, so it is hard to say which one is really better. I agree with you, both have their distinct advantages and disadvantages.

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      I think Hubpages suks.. Squidoo is better..

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      UdeyJohnson 5 years ago

      Thank you for this lens. I love it when someone can sort out the trees from the forest. It's kind of a jungle out there sometimes - and a little vantage point clarity really helps. Bravo!

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      tinamahan 5 years ago

      I haven't tried HubPages yet, but I sure do love to Squidoo!

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      jiroo 5 years ago

      i am searching for which is best hub or squidoo, tell me which is the favorite of you

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      mjtaylor lm 5 years ago

      Haven't tried them yet ... will have to finish working on my lenses first!

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      glenbrook 5 years ago

      I've been trying it for about a year but I just can't seem to 'get' how to create decent looking Hubs.

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      rhadoo7 5 years ago

      Great lens! Personally I think that posting articles on HubPages is much easier in terms of formatting. I prepare all my articles in Microsoft Office, and there I can easily use the bold, italic and underline functions or add links. Then I simply copy & paste into the hub. On Squidoo I have to use those stupid , tags which take much longer!

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      allenwebstarme 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, opening new account in HubPages, Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful comparison information.

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      skitty100 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot for the info! I think I will get both!

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      surpriseitsme 5 years ago

      Thank you for this important information. I found you through the squidU forum. But, I've been googling "squidoo vs hub pages" for a few weeks and this is by FAR the exact information I was looking for. Thank you again.

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      Totus Mundus 5 years ago

      Very informative lens, thanks.

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      lensesbyjames 5 years ago

      Its ok their rules are a little bit tougher though

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      haerych 5 years ago

      Nice lense and nice comments. Thanks buddies. Please do visit my lense and give me comment on it. Thank you and cheers!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I do use Hub Pages, although right now I'm limiting my use of it for a particular series of articles about sustainability. My Squidoo content is mostly travel, some green living writing, and a bunch of miscellaneous lenses that will publish soon. I like Squidoo better, although I haven't made any money yet on either!

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      bluewren56 lm 5 years ago

      Really appreciated what you had to say here. I've learnt so much about HubPages. Thanks.

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      N376 5 years ago

      @metobi1: That's not biased. I go on to say "Long term though HubPages keeps rewarding."I've made far more money from HubPages referrals than Squidoo.

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      metobi1 5 years ago

      Lovely lens, loads of information on hubs, I think you were a tiny tinny biased for squidoo with "of it would take for 10% of pageviews to equate to $5 worth of click thrus", but it is understandable. But I love your detailed comparisons. Lens like this make me keep doing research and not being able to write even one lens since dec 29. This is def 1st tier material.

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      SimplyTonjia 5 years ago

      I just came across hubpages and was wondering about all the stuff you just answered. Great lens. Thank you.

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      I haven't tried HubPages, but had been wondering what it is all about. Not too sure if I will try it, since it doesn't seem to get very good reviews. Thank you for the comparison. It definitely helps!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have tried both and I tend to like squidoo alot better than hubpages but both are good websites

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      Wendy Leanne 5 years ago from Texas

      Squidoo gets my vote. My blog got click-spammed back in 2007 and Google blacklisted me from AdSense. :( So, hubpages is almost useless to me.

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      webstatsart 5 years ago

      @TheLastResort LM: hubpages seems to be a place filled with immature people. They ought to grow up and learn something about being nice. I'd hate to work in that company knowing what goes on from all the blogs I read about hubpages being a scam

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      TheLastResort LM 5 years ago

      I tried HubPages but was discourage by all the bureaucracy to be done before publishing...On another note, check User/Visitor Rating module, I think you switched Squidoo with Hubpages there.Cheers!

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      nightbear lm 5 years ago

      Great comparison. I like Squidoo best too. Hubpages is okay, I just can't get into the community like I do here.

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      I may have started something on HubPages - for whatever reasons it didn't hold my attention. I prefer Squidoo :)

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      PedroMorales1 5 years ago

      I like hubpages and have one published hub. This lens you've made is a great resource, thanks.

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      AskPat 6 years ago

      I was wondering how HubPages worked and how it compared to Squidoo. Thanks for the information!

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      bowfishing lm 6 years ago

      Nice read on all the pro's and con's.I've been looking at trying HubPages recently. Thanks for the info.

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      stalwartcbian 6 years ago

      I came from HubPages, and I loved the community there. I'm new here in Squidoo so I'm having a hard time finding and connecting with the community here. Anyway, this lens helped me locate the Squidoo forum (SquidU.com). Thanks for that. In HubPages, you need to be really good at SEO to earn good. But I believe this same concept applies here, too. What I love about Squidoo is that you can choose your threshold payment, $1 to $10. And it pays directly through PayPal. The drawback with HubPages is that it doesn't allow affiliate links in the content. I found out many successful internet marketers make from $2,000 to $8,000 monthly promoting products from Clickbank alone. So this is something really, really great! I am just not sure if I can earn a good royalty here if I write good and quality content on various topics. I am a person who loves to write about anything I have come across and thinks about.This lens does a good job of pointing out the differences between the two platforms I love. Thanks.

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      uktvbrackets lm 6 years ago

      just started using it and I do like the ease of editing and adding new models. I love squidoo tho.

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      carcamping lm 6 years ago

      Very helpful. I use both and don't really have a preference. This pointed out some things about each that I wasn't aware of. Thank you!

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      Fiona 6 years ago from South Africa

      I found that Squidoo was a lot easier to use.

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      bhavesh lm 6 years ago

      Great comparison! Just wanted to point out that HubPages' quizzes allow much more flexibility than anything I have seen, which is great for the kind of content I write. It's also easier to create and use tables there which are great for certain kinds of articles, such as comparisons and reviews of multiple things, like this lens. :-)

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      PurplePansy LM 6 years ago

      Thank you! You've provided a lot of great information here.

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I was gaining a lot of traction on Hubpages, but Panda smacked my subdomain to about 95% less traffic. I can't say Hubpages isn't worth it, because some of my other subdomains weren't penalized. I've been slowly moving around some of the penalized content, which is a pain.

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      WayneDave LM 6 years ago

      Good reviews. I'm personally on both, but my focus is Squidoo really. I barely write on Hubpages. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Tenzho 6 years ago

      Haha, I like the simon cowell picture on top!

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      MichaelLewisWhite 6 years ago

      Never considered hub pages, I think I too will give them a try. Thanks for the lens!

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      NorDac LM 6 years ago

      Nice comparison, I use both but I'm made quite a few more lenses then hubs.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I wasn't aware of hubpages. Thanks for this, I'll be checking it out.

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      Shari O'Leary 6 years ago from Minnesota

      I tried Hubpages, and I wasn't very successful at it. I may go back and give it another shot some day though.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      interesting reading between the 2 types ... I had heard of hubpages too but liked the way squidoo sets up lens a little better. If you ever browse lens, feel free to check mine out, mine are to help educate people on what cystic fibrosis is.