Squidoo Is Soon To Be No Longer - I'm Not Surprised, Are You?

Last Update: August 19, 2014

Just heard the news that Squidoo will be closing it's doors very shortly. They are offering contributers the chance of moving their content to HubPages.

I'm not at all surprised, as I was one of the early members from 2008, and have not written a lens there for 9 months now.

In those days you got paid well and every month, but since Google slapped them last year, Squidoo has taken a long time in trying to clean up its act - they hosted such a lot of affiliate rubbish.

I felt I was writing useful and interesting content, but never earned as much as those offering useless tat on Amazon without ANY content. They have now paid their price! But there are so many genuine authors writing great stuff who have been left on the shelf.

Are you with Squidoo or HubPages at the moment?

What are your thoughts or experiences?

You may be interested in this: Squidoo And HubPages – Time To Move On?

We are fortunate at WA to have a quality program full of great content with so many high quality members, let's treasure it!

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steveo5770 Premium
Unfortunately, I was one of those people putting garbage out there too. I was new to all of this online marketing stuff and there was so much rubbish out there, I thought that was just how it was done.

When I could no longer keep my lenses from being demoted to WIP's, I gave up on them. I do feel for the people who were making money with them tough.

For me, this just confirms my argument that you're better off publish content on something you own.
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rob3 Premium
Quite agree!

One thing is, you didn't have any overheads which was a help to cash-strapped newbies.
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steveo5770 Premium
FREE was why I used them.
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Stonefox Premium
Thanks for letting us know. Best regards to you.
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CathyS Premium
Interesting, but you are right ... not surprising. Hey - does this mean there's an open door for a new provider? Not a serious inquiry, but it does make one wonder. God Bless! ~Cathy
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rob3 Premium
They are offering to transfer all content to HubPages, and if you don't like it - tough, it will be deleted! You will be able to download it and take it with you if you prefer to.

That's the thanks you get for supporting them with hundreds if not thousands of hours of lovingly-created content.

Oh well, we must move on...
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CathyS Premium
Hey - that's why God put eyes in the front and not the back ... keep looking to the future and never look back. You sleep much better that way! God Bless! ~Cathy
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HowardJaros Premium
Heard of it, never was impressed enough to use it.
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rob3 Premium
In its day it was a good platform which paid well. I suppose that's what attracted unscrupulous contributors.
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks for the heads up.
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