Squidoo will be closing its doors shortly. Seth Godin, the founder and the owner of Squidoo announced that HubPages has acquired the social content platform which was founded in 2005.
The interesting point here is that both these websites were hit really hard by the panda update. What we need to see in the coming months is that will transferring content from one panda victim to another be of any use?
After the acquisition the popular content on Squidoo will be transferred to HubPages. By September or early October, users will not be able to access Squidoo pages anymore. The content transfer from Squidoo to HubPages is going to be much easier and mostly automated.
Both Squidoo and HubPages are content publishing platforms and have provided a home for content creators online for nearly a decade. The two websites together have received more than four billion visits which host content from more than five million people.
Godin said that by combining the two platforms users will get a more efficient, stronger and generous way for sharing great stuff online. He also added that they have been building transfer tools to make it easier and automatic to move the content from Squidoo to HubPages.
If you are a Squidoo user and wish to start using HubPages right away, all you need to do is transfer your content by simply clicking on ‘Set Up Your Transfer’ in your dashboard. If you do not take any action, your content will be transferred automatically. You will receive a notification via e-mail on the completion of the transfer.