Do you think it is still worth writing for Squidoo?
I signed up for Squidoo about 4 years ago but didn't really write very much there. Then I closed my account because I wasn't active there for quite a long time. Now I wanted to give it a try again but I would like to hear some experiences first- whether good or bad to make a decision.
I used it for a very short amount of time and didn't get any use out of it.
Personally, I found it full of distractions visually. I want to write stories, articles in a place where I can focus, surrounded by like minded people, in a community moving toward the same goal. Hubpages feels like that place to me. It just seems like a more family type of place and it's very easy to use. I always had issues with Squidoo for some reason.
I still have my account there but I write only about an article a year. I have one article that keeps providing a steady income, so I am happy with that. I suppose there are overlaps in Hubpages and Squidoo writers, but it is nice to have a following on both. Different people form an affinity with different types of pages, so it is good to keep a presence, especially when one is make a bit of money.
So, I think it worthwhile to have the account. It keeps paying for itself and reminding me that my time was a good long-term investment.
I signed up for Squidoo shortly after HubPages and felt I wasted a lot of time and effort. After a month, I had over 45 original lenses and a grand total of 8 views. Plus, none of my lenses were featured on Google, which is completely opposite to HP. So, after a month, Squidoo unpublished my lenses and I cancelled my account. This may be different for you but for me, it seems that the best lenses are saturated with Amazon products and hardly any text. Great if that's what you're looking to do on Squidoo.
While being able to use html is a plus for inserting ads and links, it's useless if you don't know what you're doing (like me!). Finally, the payout structure is geared towards the top people, most of whom have been there for many years. I prefer HP where everyone earns money for their content.
by Silver Rose 6 years ago
See this article where they say they are experimenting with staff accounts:http://www.squidoohq.com/2011/09/13/wer … -accounts/I think they are prompted by the fact that HP appears to be slowly moving out of teh Panda penalty (albeit with some accounts seeing wild movements). Here's...
by Writer Fox 4 years ago
According to Paul Deeds' forum post, transfers of articles on Squidoo are beginning today. Has anyone had their account transferred yet? If so, how did it go?http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/123836? … ost2621573
by James 4 years ago
Is it better to write for HubPages or Squidoo?Recently, I've heard a lot about Squidoo being possibly better than HubPages in many aspects. Which do you think is better to write for if you're looking for traffic and earnings?
by Katherine Tyrrell 4 years ago
I'm 100% on the side of doing a proper beta test and taking time to make sure every kind of lens transfers with ease - from the small simple ones to the big long complex ones - like mine! I'm less bothered by WHEN my lenses transfer to HubPages than I am about WHETHER they all transfer intact -...
by tamron 3 years ago
I think what happened was I had an email account on Squidoo that No longer works. The email was firstname.lastname@example.org I tried to change the email address to my new address but there was a glitch months ago and I could not enter my new email address so when I try to get directions to reset or change...
by Janet1221 4 years ago
So I got the email very late last night, about 11pm, that my lenses had imported to HP. 24 hrs later they are still displaying in Squidoo. I can click on them in Squidoo and they will go the a hub, but why are they still there? Does it normally take this long? Should I be concerned?
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