Squidoo To Move Content Over To HubPages After Being Acquired

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Seth Godin, prolific marketer and founder of Squidoo, announced late last week that his content platform is getting acquired by HubPages. Popular content on Squidoo will move over to HubPages following the acquisition.

Squidoo and HubPages are both content publishing platforms that have been dubbed “Web 2.0” sites. As you’re most likely aware, those types of sites are prone to abuse, so both Squidoo and HubPages have had their run ins with Panda in the past. That makes this acquisition and content migration especially intriguing.

Godin says combining the platforms will lead to “a stronger, more efficient, more generous way to share great stuff online.” In a few weeks, all traffic to Squidoo will be redirected to relevant HubSpot pages. Transferring content from Squidoo to HubPages is said to be easy and mostly automatic. Squidoo pages will no longer be accessible in September or early October.

If you’re a current Squidoo user and want to get started using HubPages right away, you can transfer your content right now by clicking on ‘Set Up Your Transfer’ in your dashboard. If you choose to do nothing, your content will transfer over automatically and you will be notified by email when the transfer is complete.

Seth Godin had this to say about the end of Squidoo:

It’s never easy to end a project (sometimes it’s even harder than starting one), but the Squidoo team has always been focused on what’s best for you, our users, and it’s clear to us that Paul and his team have built a platform that will help you reach your goals even faster than we can do it alone. Moving these assets to HubPages opens the door for even more magic.

It will be interesting to see what becomes of HubPages after acquiring Squidoo. What do you think of this move?

Matt Southern

Matt Southern

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Matt Southern is the lead news writer at Search Engine Journal. His passion for helping people in all aspects of online marketing flows through in the expert industry coverage he provides.
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  • http://www.probloggingsuccess.com/get-social-for-blogging-success/ Jane

    Well, this is BIG news. I was a regular user of both Squidoo and Hubpages a while ago. Given that these two sites have lost their glory after the Google updates, this is an interesting move. Thanks for the update Matt.

  • http://www.imrdb.com/ Nizam

    Well, both these sites are great places to share interesting and useful content, but nonetheless it when these two power sites combine. But, currently this decision of merging the sites, seems to be a better choice for making a much better and powerful place for content sharing.

  • http://www.magnet4blogging.net Fabrizio

    Wow, I started my online ventures using both these sites back in the day. Squidoo was a fantastic site for creating and sharing useful content. These days I haven’t paid much attention to either site, especially since Google Panda, but with HubPages now acquiring Squidoo, that will make HubPages a content powerhouse for sure, and it will certainly be interesting to see what happens next.

  • http://marketingkeytech.com Sutradhar

    Although, their aim is to make their combined platform to be the biggest one around the web, content security is the main issue. But I’m little confused whether their unique brand image will be lost or not, until they pick out any one.

  • Alex

    All things considered, both these locales are extraordinary spots to impart intriguing and valuable substance, yet regardless it when these two force destinations join. However, at present this choice of consolidating the destinations, appears to be a superior decision for bringing about a significant improvement and effective spot for substance imparting.

  • http://seotrainingindore.com/ Amit Barfa

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for update, I have initiated transfer of my squidoo lens to hubpages.

  • http://www.marketingspiritual.com/ Katinka

    The branding is clear: it will all be ‘hubpages’. The Squidoo brand will be retired.