We are covering a live war of hubpages vs Squidoo. Both are free article hosting services and they offer lots of other features which is incomparable to any other article hosting service. They both belongs to web2.0 and are world recognized company in their field.
In Squidoo we call article as lens and in hubpages we call it as hubs. A lens are articles which are generally focused on one particular topic or niche, but there is no such limitations. The best part of both of them is, they are do-follow and give quality back links to our blog or website. Once you write a lens you can link any keyword to your blog. But on the other hand, in hubpages you have to earn 75 points in order to get do-follow link-backs.
Both of these services also allows its users to earn little money from their lens and pages. You can either chose to donate your income or can ask to transfer to paypal. They both allows you to write article on any affiliate product, any kind of online service or just your experience. You have options to upload videos, images as an additional in hubpages. Over here we call all those rss, text and image widgets as capsules. But In Squidoo you cannot upload videos neither you can upload images for future use, and it also apply limitation to the use of tags ( just 40 per lens ) but it’s too much. Here we call the widgets as modules.
WAR going on : Hubpages VS Squidoo
Below are the factor to which we will be considering and we will put focus.
- Provided Modules
- Stats and Earning
- Base and expose
Provided Modules and Capsules : Lets first talk about speed. The speed of Squid workshop ( place where we edit our lens ) is very slow whereas hubpages editor loads within a second or 2 seconds. Reason : It allows very good arrangement options, but Squidoo is far better in this case. It has one complete area filled with modules. You can add text, images, big picture, polls, videos, feeds, custom links and many more. Both of them allows use of Custom HTML formats. But Squidoo also give option to choose theme for lens and you can set different for different lens.
Stats and Money Making : Squidoo have two options to share your revenue. One is to get into your pocket and the other is to donate. It doesn’t allows any integration of Adsense ads additionally. They have their own account and they show their own ads. But you have full control on the advertisements. You can even allow text link ads like infolinks to get maximum profit. Making money with squid is little hard. You also get options to display amazon ads in each of your lens. Here also you don’t have to get affiliate account. You will get 50% of income.
Hubpages wins here. You have options to include amazon ads with your own affiliate id. You can also display ebay affiliate products. You get option to include your own adsense ads with your publisher id. You get 70% of whatever you earn.
Stats : Now lets talk little about stats. In squidoo we have squid likes, rating and other social media options. But in order to rank in squidoo directory, we have got maximum of likes. and remember that these likes are updated every 24 hour. If you get into 100 then your lens will be published in the front page of squidoo.
In hubs stats are updates every 10 minutes. There is no like buttons but we have thumbs up and thumps down buttons. The more thumbs up the more your lens get popularity. But every new hub gets promoted in the latest page. It’s sure that every new page you create will get at least more than 10 views on that very first day. It also allows you to integrate Google analytic with your account. There is also rating, 1 to 100. You will get backlinks with do-follow tags only after your hub popularity on total is more than 75. To get more popularity, you have to get more visitors. This option makes every hub users to publish latest articles on regular basis since once your ranking goes below 75, do-follow will change to no- follow.
Base and Exposer : Both the platforms are very powerful. Both gets more than ten millions of pageviews every month. So it really doesn’t matter when you are just going to promote your product or when you just need backlinks. But if you are real article marketer then the difference will really affect your thoughts. Remember that they both are best place for article marketing.
Squidoo receives around 25.9 million page views globally and12.3 page-views from US. Its quantcast rank is 71. Hubpages also receives more than 25.5 million page views per month globally and 12.2 million page-views from US. Its quantcast rank is 73. It’s really very close combat between both of them. Both of these services are trying their level best to present and provide maximum features to their publishers. Remember that both of them are just as good as they are individually.