is squidoo deleting legit lenses?

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Hi,

I heard months ago that some 2.0 sites are deleting pages that are legit and obeying the rules, then at that time people are saying "better to build our own web property"...

Well, now do you know if squidoo or any other web 2.0 is still deleting lenses/ pages that are legit?

thx
#main internet marketing discussion forum #deleting #legit #lenses #squidoo
  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    I don't really hear about legit lenses being deleted. You can get your lens unpublished for breaking any rules including:

    - Using images you don't have permission to use or not attributing your images.
    - Writing about any of the many topics they consider spammy.
    - Creating overly promotional lenses or lenses with very little content.
    - Buying likes, blessings, or traffic.
    - Having duplicate content on your lens. If someone steals your content your lens may be temporarily unpublished until you file DMCA notices.
  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    thats the rumor. but then we have to get into what you think is "ledgit" and what squiddoo says is "ledgit"
  • Profile picture of the author IlaSchaudta
    Not that I am aware of - as long as your lens passes the filters, it should stay live, unless it gets reported.... The filters on the other hand can be a real pain - you can have 100% legit lens that triggers them and you will have to keep editing until it gets published
  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Loads of my HubPages got unpublished because they "changed their rules". You're asking for trouble by relying on 3rd party websites - make your own!
  • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
    All of my lenses are fine and have been since I made them. They get great traffic, too.

    Generally when I see people saying their legit 'this or that' has been deleted I tend to assume it's because it wasn't offering value, or was an outright scam. I've yet to be wrong.

    Nobody ever posts, "Help my worthless scamming drivel has been deleted!"
  • Profile picture of the author MaryPabelate
    I have also created some lens in past 6 months, I didn't see anything like this.
  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    Ok so, it seems like squidoo is reliable than hubpages... I had difficulty with hubpages too..
  • Profile picture of the author tylerlee2
    Not that I've seen. My clients' lenses that we build have never been deleted. Getting published, now that's another story.
  • Profile picture of the author jurky
    Just don't break their TOS, at least not that blatantly I have an account for 5 years, and although I now only have 3 lenses, none of them got deleted (I deleted them myself, because they were crap )
  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    what is a legit lense ?
    lens about gardening with 200 words scrappy content?
    if they deleted it then good...
  • Profile picture of the author vikashmunda
    Originally Posted by visimedia View Post

    Hi,

    I heard months ago that some 2.0 sites are deleting pages that are legit and obeying the rules, then at that time people are saying "better to build our own web property"...

    Well, now do you know if squidoo or any other web 2.0 is still deleting lenses/ pages that are legit?

    thx
    Sometimes people are not aware of posting rules and they unknowingly get their lens removed like one of my friend use to add images on his lens simply by searching on google images he didn't know about copyright and all that stuffs but when his lens got deleted then he realized his mistake.
  • Profile picture of the author PalmTreeJack
    Squidoo definitely deletes lenses... even very high-quality lenses with all original, high-value content. It sucks because you can spend weeks building a fantastic lens, get it ranked in Google, get it into a "Top 100" category list on Squidoo... and then have it get locked/deleted because of their horrible "spam" filter. If you even mention a phrase like "belly fat" (or even the word "belly" I believe) it triggers the filter and you can easily lose all the work you did up to that point. And it's obvious the people they have reviewing flagged lenses are complete idiots and/or too lazy to actually read and properly evaluate content.

    The bottom line: do NOT put a lot of effort into putting really good content on Squidoo. Save it for your own sites and just use Squidoo for backlinks.

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