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The article below was written in early 2013, as Squidoo was suffering massive loss of search engine traffic.
Squidoo is very user friendly, although the brightly colored graphics and drop-down “monsters” that announce when you get points, or when someone comments on a lens, are a little silly.
Update: It’s now mid-August 2013 and there’s talk of slight increases in traffic, as well as the possibility that Squidoo might be staging a bit of a comeback.
It was feared Squidoo would be hit hard because many of its lenses had thin content.
I wrote 80 lenses, I became giant squid and squid angel, I had one lens Lens of the Day and 4 purple starts, everything was fine until two weeks ago when suddenly I had all my lenses locked.
Many experienced and dedicated writers report some of their lenses being "locked" because they’ve been snared in a computerized quality assessment filter.
Traffic started dropping in November of 2012 and this trend has continued, prompting Squidoo headquarters, referred to by squids as HQ, to implement some drastic changes.
Only the top lenses earn anything from revenue-sharing ads on Squidoo.
I moved one pages from Squidoo that was getting zero visitors to Wizzley and it’s so far had pretty good traffic.
Recently, though, Squidoo headquarters announced that authors would be paid as long as their entire account is not locked.
No one would disagree that change had to happen, because the site had become overrun with "thin content" lenses that were a few short sentences of copy, followed by affiliate links.
I am new to Squidoo and have posted 2 lenses so far.
Since the mid-March Google update, search engine traffic at Squidoo has greatly slowed.
Before you invest much time over there, you might want to read the Squidoo forum and another independent forum called Squidoo yuku forum (I think that’s what it’s called).
I only have 3 articles left on Squidoo simply because I have sales on them and won’t see that income for a couple of months due to they hold back payment of sales for 2 months.
Hi rainmaker, Squidoo has gone through a very tough stretch and a lot of the good writers have left.
Squidoo is just so tough right now, but if your articles are making sales you might as well leave them as long as you see something positive happening.
I have also not been thrilled to see some of the changes there, as it makes me concerned that at any time, for any reason, one of my articles will be flagged, or my Lens locked.
Squidoo, has, in recent years, been a dominant force in revenue-sharing writing platforms.
Now with the mass email Sunday, about how people are reporting comments about Squidoo, and people being blocked from forums is another act of censorship.
Search engine traffic at Squidoo has dropped recently.
The first sign of trouble was a post on another writing platform alluding to problems at Squidoo.
I have just one lens at squidoo.
They spend time chasing comments by those not doing the Squidoo Happy Dance, yet can’t address or fix the real issues.
Update: As of mid-June 2013 some lenses are still getting locked.

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Hi thanks for all the info I started with squidoo in Dec 2011 so I am new to all this.Still trying to find my way.and learn all I can about making great lens like this one.
Hi thanks for all the info I started with squidoo in Dec 2011 so I am new to all this.Still trying to find my way.and learn all I can about making great lens like this one.
Thanks for a great lens with really informative and detailed information.
Great lens! I would also add wahm.com to the work at home forums.
Great lens! I’ve been wanting to get more involved in forums this year.
This is great resource! Thanks for the tips and the forum links.
Great tips and a wonderful list of forums! I’ve rolled this to some of my help lenses.
I have a Squidoo Tips lens the talks about using forums too.
great lens, will be back to check out all your great forum sites.

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I got banned! (Only from Squidoo’s HQ blog and forums, at a time when I hadn’t been posting on them for many months.) As far as I could tell, HQ thought my last Squidbits post “too negative,” according to the form letter I received.
Click that bookmarklet while you’re logged into Squidoo, and it’ll ask for a lens URL — just the stuff after — and then it takes you to the 90-day traffic pane for that lens.
As we revamp our imported lenses, the sort by “Changed” (last edit) is going to be the most helpful option, and I also highly recommend “export as csv” and plugging the result into a spreadsheet, which you can then use to cross off those you’ve updated.
Each grouped hub gets a “Next” and “Previous” link at the bottom, passing traffic to the adjacent hubs in the group like a webring.
They’re a nuisance, but it’s the first time since early 2013 that I’ve revamped all my Squidoo articles and have some hope that this will help them.
Ironically, my Squidoo lenses are now attracting approximately the same amount of traffic that they were drawing back in the halcyon days of 2012, although they only earn about 1/4th of what they did back then.
I’ve been trying so hard to focus on the transition to Hubpages and getting on with it, rather than rehashing what’s done and past.
So, the transfer from Squidoo to Hubpages has been a mixed bag.
Hubpages has set up a new help forum for Squidoo members making the transition to HP.
Posted in: Hubpages, Squidoo.
I suppose, since Squidoo is merging with Hubpages, a lawyer could argue that Hubpages is now, legally, Squidoo, in the same way that my old bank is now owned by and named something else.

The only people profiting from this move is HP, Squidoo, Acumen Fund, and "some Partners" who refuse to send "small payments" (whatever is small to them, I suppose – maybe $100).
I already donate to charity, so I don’t appreciate the fact that Squidoo is taking the earnings of writers (and those partners who "send small payments late") and giving it to the Acumen Fund (however worthy it may be).
They gave lensmasters very little time, and you cannot earn anything for August unless you let your lens be transferred to HubPages.
They gave lensmasters very little time, and you cannot earn anything for August unless you let your lens be transferred to HubPages.
They gave lensmasters very little time, and you cannot earn anything for August unless you let your lens be transferred to HubPages.

That is going to bother a lot of people because some people are "big" into Squidoo and many people make tons of money with that site in book sales and stuff.
Yeah I just read about this and while Seth Godin seems excited and says that it will create new possibilities for Squidoo writers, I don’t think that’s the case.

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In other words is a reciprocal link between Hub and Lens the same as links back and forth between profiles on HP and Squidoo.  And also if by linking an HP profile to a blog does that mean I should not add links on my blog to my HP articles.
I’m a little cautious about linking as well, just based on what I’ve read in this forum.  I’m even a bit concerned because I find a lot of my Hub pics at one particular photo site, and of course provide a link back as required.  So I have a few links going back to one particular site, and I’m hoping that won’t end up hurting my subdomain somehow.
That would mean you could link from one post in your blog to a Hub.  Then you could link from a different Hub to a different post (two different URL’s).  But it would be a complete waste of time to put links to all your Hubs on the front page of your blog,and then link those Hubs to the front page.
But the bottom line is, to get the best results, you need link diversity.  So if you’re creating links to your blog, it’s far, far better to write one article on each of Infobarrel, HubPages, Wizzley, EzineArticles, Xobba, Excerptz, PubWages and ThisisFreelance than to write all eight articles on HubPages.
If you’ve got a Google profile, make sure you link your Squidoo profile to your Google profile and then add a link in the sidebar of your Google profile linking back to your lensmaster profile.  Done correctly, that can establish the authorship of all your pages and get Google to rank them on their own merits just like a subdomain.
Squidoo is a huge site, whereas my subdomain will always be tiny by comparison.  Maybe it’s smarter to link from Lenses to Hubs and use the Squidoo juice to give my HP subdomain a boost.
I would assume wikimedia is OK for unlimited links – wikipedia is, I know, as an authoritative site.  I always give credit, but seldom a link, so maybe that helps.  Just don’t really see the point of a link to a photo on wikimedia.
The point is that backlinks (i.e. links from other sites) increase your Google ranking.  That’s why you want to create them.  If your goal is to create backlinks, you need to avoid reciprocal links because they cancel each other out.  That’s all.
That’s a situation where site A links to site B and site B links to site A.  Google won’t penalize you for doing that, but it will probably ignore the links, so they don’t count towards your site’s rank.
Interlinking between sites is perfectly fine if it’s natural – i.e. you should only link articles or sites which are on the same topic.  But it is better if you can avoid the reciprocal thing – so for instance, you might link site A to site B, then site B to site C, then …..you get the picture.
Maybe, but you’ll make more money from new readers via the search engines than from a loyal body of existing readers (unless you’re selling something with repeat business potential).  So you need to rank well on Google, and for that, it’s better to link in one direction only.
The new rule says – you can’t have more than two links to the same domain in any Hub.  The restriction on linking to the same domain over several Hubs has been removed.
How about outside of HP?  Will Google have any issue with links connecting all over the place between one person’s work on two or three sites?  I was reading here a few weeks back where you guys were talking about Google penaliziing for circular links.

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The writer also forgets that there was a time when we used to have the option to take an eye on Squidoo lenses stats through Squidaholic.com. The site that was taken down one year ago so that we couldn’t get access to any kind of stats! From Squidaholic, we could see how many visits a lens would get, it was a gold mine of information.
Former Squids won’t fear going to HubPages’ forums and will dare popping up from time to time to take part to the hunts for site scrapers, copyright infringement, then just to share their thoughts about something – provided that they find the forums entrance which I am still looking for after 6+ years on that site.
Like many Hubbers I was quite surprised to see the site acquiring Squidoo lenses and was also a bit frightened.
However I don’t see HubPages sending me as much traffic as Squidoo did – and I don’t talk about the 2012 traffic but more about the overall traffic my lenses always got during the first 6 years I’ve been on Squidoo.
Though those people who posted weren’t actual lensmasters, but I suspect many of them were banned Squids (you know those that exploited the site and gamed the system) or people who’s virtual friend had a virtual friend who had a virtual friend who was a Squid in the past (probably banned for having gamed the system or whatever other reason as, sometimes bans happened).
After all, becoming the best online writing platform on the Web didn’t happen overnight and HubPages was sacrificing themselves and many writers to keep their site online and in Google’s good graces.
From the average Squid who never really cared about his membership to the one that got so much involved in the site that they sacrificed their entire life to HQ’s many silly and useless inventions, like the latest "Best of Squidoo" (hahaha) and their famous "Contributor Club" (where they exploited their faithful followers to death).
And then on Friday 15th August 2014, Seth Godin popped up for the first time in ages and let us know he SOLD Squidoo’s "key content" (without more details) to HubPages and if we wouldn’t agree with the move (and the selling of OUR work out of which we wouldn’t get a single red cent), we would also even lose the money Squidoo owed to us.
So seeing those lenses reaching the site at a huge rate, knowing Squids are allowed 4 months to modify the former lenses and make them comply with Hub’s TOS is beyond Hubbers’ understanding.
Squidoo was set as curation content site that would enable you to make money at the same time.
Never again will I see this ugly monster How glad am I for having deleted most of my remaining lenses before the transfer! This will enable me to repurpose all those lenses and possibly keep away from both HubPages and Squidoo – or at least what remains from Squidoo.
The biggest difference between both sites is that Squidoo had tier rank payouts added to lensmasters’ promotional efforts and sales made through their lenses.

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Last but not the least, if you are a blogger and want to make extra money from squidoo, the best way is to head to squidoo and create an amazing lens; monetize the lens with money making modules and write a great article that others can it useful.
There are tons of experts who will respond and provide useful feedback which will not only help you create a better lens but also become a professional squidoo lensmaster.
Once you have created your first lens, make sure you visit the squidoo discussion forums, Squidu and let the other lensmasters know about it.
There are several ways to do this but today, I will mention the top 10 methods to get traffic to your lens and increase its ranking within squidoo community and also Google.
Tweet about your latest lens and also create a fan page where you can post and discus about your latest lenses.
Link the lens to your blog and create a blog post which is relevant and related to the topic of the lens.

That is going to bother a lot of people because some people are "big" into Squidoo and many people make tons of money with that site in book sales and stuff.
Yeah I just read about this and while Seth Godin seems excited and says that it will create new possibilities for Squidoo writers, I don’t think that’s the case.

I am facing a problem while publishing a squidoo lens.
I am facing a problem while publishing a squidoo lens.
I am facing a problem while publishing a squidoo lens.
I also reloaded many times but I am facing the problem again and again and lens is not publishing.
I also reloaded many times but I am facing the problem again and again and lens is not publishing.
I also reloaded many times but I am facing the problem again and again and lens is not publishing.
But when I publish it then it shows this error "There was a hiccup in publishing your Lens, but there’s nothing wrong with your content.
But when I publish it then it shows this error "There was a hiccup in publishing your Lens, but there’s nothing wrong with your content.
But when I publish it then it shows this error "There was a hiccup in publishing your Lens, but there’s nothing wrong with your content.

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I’ve always suspected that squidoo traffic was mostly other lens masters checking out your site for intelligence purposes or to get some links by leaving comments.
I believe my sale doesnt come from untargeted traffic that i bought but from surfer that click on my lens when it appears on first page for seo and internet marketing category.So for conclussion, sent as many traffic to your squidoo lens and hope someone will click and reading your lens when your lens appear in 1st page.
However, one benefit of a high lens rank is that you will be displayed at the top of a squidoo page called ‘Tag Search Results’ which gets indexed by google and is just a list of lenses sharing the same tags.
My primary strategy is to use a keyword rich Squidoo lens to quickly get rankings in Google and pepper it with links back to the site I’m featuring.
It’s been my experience that neither send quality traffic, but I was testing a theory that external traffic to the lens is what makes for good rankings in your Squidoo category.
But your tips on how to get a lens rank well is very insightful, and that if one focuses on creating a quality lens for monetizing within the Squidoo community of visitors, you can get a lot more quality traffic to the website you promote within your lens.
you’d pick up good search engine traffic, multiple prominent positions on Squidoo, and “lense-masters” (or whatever they’re called ) are always looking for ways to promote their lenses too, so you could do well promoting marketing related products to them.
I think you’ll probably find that your lense will attract free search engine traffic, which as you say should attract more income and more affiliate sales than Squidoo visitors, so I do think that building lenses is a worthwhile excercise.
I’ve made some sales with squidoo lenses that are totally isolated from the squidoo community but get traffic from the search engines.
Sites like Digg and Propeller have to have a “story” to point at, so what I do is create the lens on Squidoo, then submit it to these social sites and that usually gets a rank in Google at least for a day or two.
Ive done myself early of this week(visit my blog for detail)and its work and i got 1 sale from total traffic sent to my squidoo lens.
Keyword focused Squidoo lenses have worked great for getting traffic to my main sites (which is where I make my money from).
However, getting to the top in Squidoo seems to have little to do with the votes for your lens, and everything to do with the traffic you get to your lens.
Being #1 for any category on their site doesn’t amount to much! I’ve found the best success for Squidoo is to use it as a platform to either get backlinks to my sites or to get ranked using social bookmarking in the organic results.
As long as it performs the way it does now, I’ll always create a Squidoo lens or two to promote projects, products or sites.
I have a squidoo lens that I did not promote at all except to a yahoo group that I belong to, and I didn’t even get traffic from them.
I thought I’d give trafficzap a try but I cannot save the code in my squidoo lens – it won’t take the iFrame or the Javascript code.
So far, everyone who is posting about having success with Squidoo seems to be using the lenses to send traffic to a different site that has monetization.
As to whether or not Squidoo lenses rank well in Google, or make for a good source of backlinks to other sites, etc., I really don’t know.
So how your lens ranks with the SE’s is what matters and Google doesn’t care about your lens rank within squidoo.

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