8 ‘Squidoo.com’ Reviews
Run, run far away! They have locked a bunch of my lenses, and now have locked my very best selling lens without giving me a reason. Just that it doesn't meet their TOS standards. I started on Squidoo back in 2006!
I sent them a request asking them to unlock it, they send me a automatic reply saying that most lenses won't be unlocked, and that my pending earnings will be sent to charity!!! I spend years working on this site, and thousands of hours!!!
My pay has gone down dramatically in the past year on the site although my lenses have been ranking higher. I have several tier 1 lenses which now only pay approximately $10 each per month when a year ago, they would have paid around $50 each. Waste of time!!!
They give you a lens page to slave over to build content and they put ads everywhere and take 50% of amazon and ad revenues, payouts are 3 months after a sales, and they have the power to lock your lens and steal the commissions entirerly and delete your content.
A girl I know spent 6 years building a lens, had over 50 likes, a 100 score and got her Squidoo lens deindexed and squidoo kept the money.
Squidoo is a con/scam/fraud.
They use your findgers to write content, then take the tiny bit of money you can ever make on the site,
Start a blog, at least it's yours.
Squidoo is a loser.
Nothing to do and want to waste some time? Create some lens on squidoo! I spent hours creating interesting lens with pictures, helpful decorating hints. I was getting good traffic and good response to my lens and then Squidoo "unpublished" them. Couldn't get any response from them why they had done so. No communication whatsoever! I read all their rules carefully many times, careful not to have many backlinks, not self promote etc. I was always puzzled though by lens that only purpose was to sell a product on Amazon and linked right to it. I didn't think Squidoo was a selling vehicle but maybe that was my mistake. Try Hubpages.
locked lenses - NO communication whatsoever - just stupid, stupid management - they have lost many great ppl, as well as my trust and efforts
I spent hours writing and researching 2 lenses that I wrote for squidoo which were published and eventually had good results in google searches for certain keywords
My lenses were both taken down with no warning or reason why from squidoo
Very unprofessional and I recommend to stay away
This thing about the lenses is very cool, but I thought that that this was a survey company, one get paid for taking surveys, I thought , maybe I could do both, get back to me [email protected]
SO I decided to make a few lenses - spent hours arranging all the "modules" as they call them, connecting to my video, editing text etc. etc. Finally, PUBLISHED! As they invite people to do in their booklet, I let them know about the lens I made. Next morning I log in to find my lens kicked off the published list and in "in progress" category again. No hint on what they reasons may be. WTF? This is the worst that can happen with sites like this, as far as I am concerned - you put in all the work and they just treat it as if it was theirs entirely to do whatever they please. I asked for an explanation, let's see how that goes - but still, the first impression will stick, I suspect
Squidoo offers an internet marketing platform like no other. It's free to sign up, and create new lenses. Great way to build a reoccurring passive income online that will grow and grow!
A lens is a simple page that focuses on one topic. The key is to write about a very particular topic. Take as an example, "soccer" well soccer is a very broad topic. A better topic for soccer would be "best youth sized soccer balls." The key is to write about something you love or would like to sell. The more focused and narrow the topic the better search engine rankings you control. People don't buy soccer, but they do buy "youth sized soccer balls."
You can write about anything you like on Squidoo. Each day your lens is ranked against all of the lenses on Squidoo and the goal is to get to #1. The higher your rank the better your income at the end of the month.
You can also add to any of your lenses, anytime you like. The longer the lens and more links, pictures, and content the better the ranking. Google loves fresh new content. It's like owning a blog that comes out of the gate ranking well for search engines!
At the end of the month Squidoo takes all of the adsense and other marketing profits and divides it up to pay all of the lens owners based on where their lenses have been ranked for the month.
The higher the rank the better the monthly payment.
As you build up a portfolio of lenses you will see that monthly reoccurring income grow, and grow!
You also have the option to add affiliate marketing links to your lenses! Not many websites give anyone the ability to build a total global business that will rank high in Google from day one and all you have to invest is your time and passions!!
Each lens you make can have Amazon.com products added, or E-Bay, or Zazzle!
These modules are already built and can pick the products for you to sell based on the content of your lens! The payments and tracking is all handled for you; all you have to do is add more lenses to expand your business!!
If you refer others to Squidoo; you will get $5.00 referral fee once the other person that you referred makes $15.00!