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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bjdluna Premium
Hi rob3 and thanks very much for following me!
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uniqueone Premium
That would mean Pot Pie Girl and her number one ranking site( under I forget which key words or combination of them)that trashes us bigtime will be out of business with her One Week Marketing program that is supposed to get you up and running with squidoo. When I was looking for things to get me going making money online I saw her program (that was before she longer was with WA and put up the site mentioned above) and just something screamed squidoo temporary. I just didnt like the idea of it.It felt cheesy.
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rob3 Premium
Hi Meryl, I've known of PotPieGirl for years and in fact bought her first version of OWM, second version was too expensive!

I'm sure she has covered her tracks and has multiple income sources by now, but I know she did a lot of Squidoo promotional stuff. The web is like quicksand and always moving and changing. We have to learn to adapt.
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byrona Premium
I've never even heard of Squidoo! Or HubPages either for that matter. I guess I'm not very observant. It doesn't sound like I've missed much though..
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bjdluna Premium
I guess I'm not observant either because I have never heard or either of those sights except for one posting I read on WA somebody mentioned it and I didn't know what it was then either. So we were better off not knowing about these sites?
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Jen090 Premium
I joined Squidoo ages ago, but never really got to post anything, as I thought it was just a waste of my time. I didn't find anything of value reading any post from the members, except nice images. I still don't understand their system. Am I surprised they're closing? No.
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atlanticus Premium
Thanks for the info Rob.
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BIS Premium
It was obvious that it was going to happen. I have a lot of sympathy for the good writers but very little for Squidoo themselves. They left the mess they had created for a long time and when they did start to react, it was too little too late and they managed to antagonise many of their writers. :) Beverley
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rob3 Premium
That's just how I feel, thanks for your input!
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bazboy247 Premium
Thanks for this, I was about to go to them and set up a lens in my niche I will try hub pages then

Barry
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fairo Premium
Sorry Rob this not about Squidoo or Hubpages but about the inspitation I have got from visiting all your sites listed here. I am amazed and humbled. I will continue following. Thank you.
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rob3 Premium
I am humbled by your kind comment, Faith, thank you very much.
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Shawn Martin Premium
I am a member there and at hub pages.

There are a few here at WA who have done very well with Squidoo in it's heyday but sometimes things fall apart, and thus Squidoo is a thing of the past.

Thanks for the heads up and all I can say is Hub Pages is OK, and they have grown considerably. You can now do some really cool things there with your blogs, but I do not use them much anymore.

When I joined WA there were no free websites or such, and many members used both Squidoo and Hub Pages for our temporary sites until we could afford to buy our own domains.

I am glad WA has evolved into what it is today and still is evolving.

Shawn>>
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rob3 Premium
You're right! Squidoo is done, but WA has gone from strength to strength.

I joined WA 5 years ago, and there have been so many additions and improvements. It's a terrific program to be involved in with the best community interaction of any.
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Bill67 Premium
Thanks for the heads up
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GrahamS Premium
Interesting Thanks for keeping us up to date. Never did use them but was close once.
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garyrethford Premium
Yeah, I am with squidoo, but have not written any lenses in a long time. Got tired of their BS, I've got better things to do.
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rob3 Premium
I know of several top Squidoo writers who have done the same. They never got the message as their quality contributors jumped ship over the treatment they were being dealt!
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Sugarbird Premium
I never did deal with them but friends have told me they are a major pain. I guess it's true, huh? Poor customer service = poor return on your bottom line. I don't know the entire story, but it sure seems to me they have it comin'.
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graycarrot Premium
No surprise. I began affiliate marketing using Squidoo and walked away from them over a year ago. All my content was original but they said otherwise...impossible to deal with. My loss was a tremendous amount of time and effort.
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rob3 Premium
It's a shame because there were a lot of really good lenses made - but they were not commercial!
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tommydillard Premium
I am with neither
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BenORourke Premium
Never used it. Know absolutely nothing about it at all:)
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SowAndReap Premium
I never used them, but every time I came across a squidoo page, there were so many ads that I didn't want to even read 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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