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I did something daring today....

 
Prospero
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on 07/29/2011

....I updated my Simybio Squidoo lens! What's the relevence I hear you cry? Well, I haven't done anything like that for a year, and was amazed at how long and laborious it took.  I'm not that productive in lenses/hubs/wizzley's etc but I was fair pleased at the ease with which I made my three Wizzleys. Simple but effective. There's a lesson there.

No hard cheese, but I'm systematically removing my lenses from Squidoo. Shall I/can I put some here?

Due to popular demand "Simybio" is soon to become a serial e-book on Kindle. So visit now for free whilst you've got the chance! www.squidoo.com/simybio.

Blatant self-promotion I know....but heck. I've been at this game for four years and I'm very loyal to my supporters and I love you all...Muah!

 

 

Jimmie
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on 07/29/2011

Yeah, Wizzley is FAST. Squidoo feels like the Ice Age after working here for a while.

(Are you the lensmaster who was called The Bard or something along those lines?)

Prospero
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on 07/29/2011

I still am the Bard..... Bard by name, Bardy by nature!

chefkeem
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on 07/29/2011

Ay, Bard - we have a fairly large number of members who consistently move their lenses and hubs to Wizzley. We recommend having the previous pages first de-cached by Google, so they won't pop up as duplicate content.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
kajohu
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on 07/29/2011

Lately Squidoo has been very slow and glitchy to use, so I'm more inclined to focus on Wizzley (not that I've done too much lately).  

I hadn't considered moving any of my lenses over here yet, but it's an intriguing idea.


Karen
kajohu
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on 07/29/2011

ChefKeem, how do we de-cache something from Google?


Karen
chefkeem
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on 07/29/2011

The best way to get a page de-cached is to delete it on the previous platform and then wait until Google won't show it anymore. However, if you publish your content on Wizzley right after you've deleted the previous lens or hub, and it won't show up in our duplicate content checker...you should be fine.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
kajohu
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on 07/29/2011

Thanks for the info, ChefKeem.


Karen
chefkeem
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on 07/30/2011

I just wanted to add something to this conversation:

We don't necessarily recommend the moving of your articles from Squidoo or hubpages to Wizzley, unless you have strong, personal reasons to do so.

It's usually more effective to leave your pages in place, and then write a new article on Wizzley, perhaps with a different twist or new insights on your topic.

That way you have 2 pieces of online real estate, which you then can interlink for even better SERP results.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
kevinw1
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on 07/30/2011

I've moved a few lenses over from Squidoo - ones that were not performing there, partly due to just being buried by the volume of other lenses. I've been pleased that they are doing better here. 

spirituality
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on 07/30/2011

 

chefkeem: 30. Jul 2011, 11:20

I just wanted to add something to this conversation:

We don't necessarily recommend the moving of your articles from Squidoo or hubpages to Wizzley, unless you have strong, personal reasons to do so.

It's usually more effective to leave your pages in place, and then write a new article on Wizzley, perhaps with a different twist or new insights on your topic.

That way you have 2 pieces of online real estate, which you then can interlink for even better SERP results.

What Chefkeem said. 


I'm Spirituality aka Katinka Hesselink. Glimpses into my online marketing story :Marketing Spiritual - online marketing with integrity
Prospero
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on 07/31/2011

Prior to the advent of Wizzley I moved a few lenses over to Hubpages. I deleted them on Squidoo and reproduced them almost identically on Hupbages within a couple of days. I lost all the Squidoo comments which was fair enough, but they received much greater exposure and have thrived. I moved them because they were languidly collecting cobwebs.  My hubpage dashboard continues to tell me they are duplicate content, but they do not experience any detrimental effect. It occurred to me that  their exposure was directly related to Squidoo back-slapping and self promotion, and sycophoncy to the cause and community.

The community was god, ruled by an almighty overseer and god help you if you lost faith or questioned it. My lenses are prisoners and they cannot escape the Squidoo bubble and stand akimbo outside it without fawning with the key-holder. My freedom is to "blow the bloody doors off" and let those lenses breath fresh air. A recent visit to Squidoo tells me that a handful of "quality lenses" have returned to WIP because they have not been refreshed for some time and they have fallen in traffic.

This distresses me, for it implies that the work I produced is only of value if it produces returns to the host. My lenses were quality, they were not mercenary, they were not written with profits in mind. I feel shafted by Squidoo and they really don't deserve me. This is why I am removing my lenses. It is their loss - not mine. Of course they are a commercial entity - but there is a lot of crap on Squidoo, and the cream does not rise to the top, as once was their proud mantra. They have sold out. I for one am mighty pleased that I lost my faith with them long ago because it lessened the pain and I didn't waste valuable time with them.

 

 

 

AJ
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on 07/31/2011

Oh my dear Prospero (aka The Bard) I am chortling mightily at the expression "Blow the bloody doors off" but thinking that many of our friends from across the water wont have the first idea what you mean - reference is to the film The Italian Job and was also used in the modern version of St Trinian's but would not expect any discerning filmgoer to have heard of that either unless you have 12 and 13 year old daughters......

 

Prospero
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on 07/31/2011

I've been dying to use that phase for years. Never had an excuse until now! So glad you're around to appreciate it.  People may think we have secret messages! What larks! I'll stop putting them in the Times personal columns from now on!  I'm sending a bunch of coconuts to you -  lovely they are - with biodegradable packaging! They've got a picture of my chief sponsor Michael Caine on the front with the logo: "I told you the bloody typhoons would blow them down!" There's no pleasing some people!

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