Squidoo vs Hubpage: Reversal of Fortune

Today while updating one of my old lens I saw some puzzling stats (at least for me): I was getting traffic to my lens FROM one of my related Hub.

Believe me when I say I was shock, because never ever before did a Hub sent me any squidoo traffic. Especially that my Hubs never did that well. So I went in and check the stats on 3 Favorite Manufacturers Of Toys Not Made In China. Oh wow, it is now getting in a week what it use to get in a few months…. while the related squidoo pages, that always did pretty nicely were just “hanging in there”. So thanks Hubpage for maintaining, among other, my Kathe Kruse Toys page alive.

I have to admit that I find this worrisome. Because yes traffic is down on Squidoo for many. Although lensrank is better in my case, traffic is down since the end of February. Before that, many said they experience a big dip in traffic, but I did not (compare to previous year). Right now I don’t even have to look at my previous stats to know I am taking a big hit.

So anyone telling you “diversify”, they are right. Listen to them. I am glad I did. Not all my eggs belong to Squidoo. Oh and by the way this is absolutely not a “OMG Squidoo is over”. In fact I am still standing by what I said here and elswhere: iIn a couple of months, maybe before, Squidoo is going to be back on track and hopefully really spam free….

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  1. says

    Thanks for the heads up. I just checked my own (largely dormant) HubPages account and traffic is about 3 or 4 times more than it has been of late.

    I certainly prefer Squidoo – but I might have to think about writing a few hubs again.

  2. says

    I don’t write anywhere else other than squidoo …..unless you count gather, which also pays.

    I have had more sales in the past 2 months than I’ve had in the past 2 years on squidoo. It’s a mystery to me! It’s still not many compared to what a lot of lensmasters get. In the past 3 weeks though I’ve had around 8 sales at least. Before I’ve been lucky to get 1 or 2 a month.

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