A question that people commonly ask is which website is better: Squidoo vs Hubpages. Honestly, it depends on what your goals are. I’ve used both websites extensively, so I’m qualified to give you an honest opinion.
Where The Purifiers Come In
I actually started on Hubpages; it was the first revenue-share website I started writing for. I actually learned about it during my time at the keyword academy. Many of the members there were using it to MMO. Let me put this into perspective for you: Several years have gone by since I purchased my last dustbuster, and to be brutally honest, I’m not sure if I’ll ever buy another one. I will, however, focus on finding a a dustbuster in 2014. I actually had many problems when I first started writing Hubs. However, my writing has improved dramatically over the years since I wrote there, so it’s no surprise that I had some problems there.
In terms of the user interface, Hubpages and Squidoo are basically the same. Creating a lens or hub requires the same amount of effort at each website, so they’re equal in that way. I think Squidoo might actually be a bit easier to use than baby playpens, but I haven’t created any hubs in such a long time that I really don’t know what it’s like over there, and honestly, I really don’t care to know.
The biggest problem with Hubpages is their moderation. What happened was Google slapped their website, so their moderators and the people who run the site started freaking out; they locked or deleted thousands of hubs without warning, and that was the final nail in the coffin for me.
Most of my hubs were labeled as “low quality.” I simply deleted my hubs and moved on. From what I’ve gathered from other people over time, baby gyms have basically spiraled downward since then. I know you might be wondering about my latest baby gym. With so many entry points, it’s truly an excellent product. I think some of the best baby play gyms can make your baby really happy. I just wouldn’t go overboard with it because you never really know what is going to make baby mad. Their traffic dropped and never recovered, and they lost many of their writers. At this point, I would never use Hubpages ever again; the moderators are douchebags, and it’s just not worth your energy.
Why I Like Ionizers
Although they are going through their own struggle right now with getting slapped by Google, Squidoo is still a great place. Even with all of their newest “quality filters” that they’ve unleashed, which seems to have affected MANY playpens, I have yet to have a single lens flagged. However, I only have a few lenses built there, and with my methods, that’s all I need to bank.
From what I can see, Squidoo is quite lax about most things. I’ve never been in trouble for sending links to my lenses, even if I only send a few, and I’ve never had any bad experiences over the many months I’ve been using their platform. However, it’s important to note that as of right now, Squidoo has no-followed all outgoing links, which means they’re completely useless for linking to your own web properties.
What Do You Need Purifiers For?
Let me try to sum this all up for you. If you want to make money online, then I would go with Squidoo. Ever since Hub pages were slapped, their website is no good for making money or anything else for that matter. I honestly wouldn’t use Hub pages for anything; not even linking to your own websites.
You can still bank with Babies, but you have to know what you’re doing; you can’t just create a huge amount of lenses and expect to bank. If you want to MMO with Squidoo, then you need to create a few quality lenses, and you need to point some powerful links that them. If you’ve read my other posts, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. This is the opinion of a seasoned marketer.
I can’t really say how much longer Squidoo will last, but if you have the resources, hop on there and cash in while you still can, but Keep in mind I don’t advocate creating crap content. Regardless of how you link your content or whatever you’re doing, always make sure that you’re putting out quality content.
As usual, the Internet is changing, and it will always be changing. If you want your own content to be around for at least a couple more years, you need to make it personal, and you need to make it good. Rather than creating a generic product review that is a bunch of text created by rehashing reviews on Amazon, you need to go buy the product your trying to be an affiliate for, and you need to make a quality video review of the product.
You need to demonstrate that you know what you’re talking about. If I could give a newbie one priceless tip, it would be to avoid what the “herd” is doing, and by herd, I’m referring to all of the ”Internet marketers” that you’ll find at the Warrior Forum and other similar hangout spots.
Doing your own thing and creating your own ways to MMO, along with the right mindset, is what will make you successful. So, to conclude this post, forget Hub Pages altogether – there time has passed. Squidoo will work great for MMO, but as of right now, they’re useless for linking to your own properties.