Anyone can share writing experience with Squidoo and Hubpages?

@scheng1 (24688)
Singapore
October 15, 2009 10:34pm CST
Squidoo and Hubpages are quite similar but there are certain differences. I joined Hubpages a while back, and find that the Hubpages writers are very merciless in flagging the Hubs for minor grammarical mistakes. Some of these writers are sharing their experiences in flagging the hubs for all kinds of mistakes, such as overly promotional, grammar mistakes and whatever. The thing is that they are also good at sharing the earning experience and i have learnt a lot from them. They are very encouraging to the newbies who find it hard to earn from the hubs. I dont know anything about Squidoo. Anyone likes to share their writing experience with Squidoo and Hubpages?
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@AD1970 (116)
• Canada
16 Oct 09
I just joined hubpages a few days back..I think it is a great site and the people mostly supportive...About earnings, well, it is too early right now... And squidoo seems a little difficult to get into..A a bit over the top...
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@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
16 Oct 09
That's so cool that you have joined the Hubs family. I'm not new there; but I have only a few hubs there. Will have to write more but I'm loving the place so much..
@AD1970 (116)
• Canada
16 Oct 09
Yeah, I signed up for affiliate...But I don't know whether I will get anything in return...oh well, a penny for my thoughts perhaps?? haha....
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@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
21 Oct 09
That depends on the traffic that comes to your hub, so you have to concentrate on getting your hubs ranked on search engines..
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
I too am learning to use squidoo. Hubpages? Is that something new? I will have to search more about hubpages before any comparison can be made.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
12 Nov 09
Really? Now I am interested! Do you have a link I can sign up to? I wouldn't mind signing under you if you can send the link to me via PM. Hmm... if I can get to earn a little more from my online writing, that would be just sweet!
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
13 Nov 09
I see I see. I will be exploring the hubpages you mentioned if the coming weeks. If there is a need to put in a referral name, I will be sure to put yours in. Thanks for the educational tip!
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
14 Nov 09
I think it's much better for you to concentrate on one blog, and then use hubpages to link back to your blog posts. After your blog has a higher page rank, and more traffic, you can think about monetizing the blog. In fact, you can backlink from the blogs by millionaire bloggers. Their blog post usually attract 50 to 150 comments. You can make comments without joining hubpages. However, you can make comments in the forum, only in the hubs (articles).
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@mommaj (22870)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I wrote a couple of lenses on Squidoo but so far I have not earned anything from there. I think you have to be a social butterfly to earn money. It's more about promotion than the actual product (your writing.). I haven't heard of any flagging on squidoo, not to say it doesn't happen. Good luck in another venture. You sure are busy!
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
17 Oct 09
Actually most people use Squidoo and Hubpages for affiliate marketing, and to provide back linking to the articles. Maybe you can check if any of the articles in Associated Content has not been indexed, then you can use your Squidoo lenses to link back to the articles. Just copy and paste the URL.
@mommaj (22870)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I wonder if that would help any? There are quite a few of my articles that aren't getting the page views I would like to see them get. However, I haven't gotten any page views off of squidoo lenses either. If you do squidoo and get traffic send me a link to your lens so I will study it to see what to do with mine.
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
18 Oct 09
Hi Mommaj, actually creating back link is more to get the attention of the search engines. I have done that for all the recent hubpages articles. The key is not just to get traffic to the articles, but to provide back links to my blogs. When search engine index the articles in Hubpages, it will follow the link to index my blogs too. I can see that my backlinks are yielding results, and even mylot is a good place to get back link. If you check my profile at Hubpages, you can see what I mean. My profile name is Siew Cheng.
@iakulchen (615)
• Singapore
19 Oct 09
I haven't been all that active on Hubpages for quite some time now. As for Squidoo, my list of freelance writing sites is on a lens there, and my lensrank tends to remain in tier 2 without me having to do any promoting, which nets me around $1 to $2 USD per month. If I do update regularly and promote that particular lens within a month, I can expect to hit tier 1, which I have done before. Then, it's around $12 or $13 USD for that month.
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
21 Oct 09
That's awesome..
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I haven't used Squidoo in a long time. I've used HubPages but have never really thought linking some articles to AC though only once when it came to picking out a console as it was asked in a request. I have thought about it though using some of the web site basic building tips making a hub out of it though the articles are on Ehow.
• United States
17 Oct 09
That's not a bad idea. I think I will do that in that respect. It should work out fine. I just hadn't thought about it completely. Perhaps I will do so in order to see if I can get some more page views.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I haven't witten for squidoo and I don't quite understand the workings of it. I signed up at hubpages way, way back but I have yet to post amything there. There are a few myLotters who are on both sites so you should be able to get some decent feedback in this discussion.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I have seen some writers post a summary of articles on one topic with links to these articles on their blogs. I think this is an effective way to use hubpages to draw readers to your other content.