Squidoo and article syndication

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I was reading a thread here:

http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...-hubpages.html

And instead of bringing it back from the dead, I thought I would make a new thread.

I write fresh articles for my website. I was wondering if is okay to use those articles on a squidoo lens also?

I couldn't find an answer at squidoo.
#article #squidoo #syndication
  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    Duplicate content on websites like squidoo and hub pages?? Please, don't turn these sites into content farms.

    Its better to create your own articles or not to get into content creation.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
      Originally Posted by C Rebecca View Post

      Duplicate content on websites like squidoo and hub pages?? Please, don't turn these sites into content farms.

      Its better to create your own articles or not to get into content creation.
      They already are content farms.....
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  • Profile picture of the author maruxz
    No duplicated content please
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  • Profile picture of the author missmystery
    Keen to hear from established warriors please if you know?
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  • Profile picture of the author akasheg
    You won't be able to publish used content on squidoo or hubpages they do not approve already published content, you can try it but your lens won't be approved. So, its better to write original articles for these web 2.0.
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  • Profile picture of the author missmystery
    ^ Thanks for answering the question. The other thread said squidoo didn't care, but they must have changed.

    I thought it might be ok as the article would only be published on my site, but oh well.
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    • Profile picture of the author akasheg
      Originally Posted by missmystery View Post

      ^ Thanks for answering the question. The other thread said squidoo didn't care, but they must have changed.

      I thought it might be ok as the article would only be published on my site, but oh well.
      Well now squidoo cares. But squidoo can be a really great resource to build links to your main site. Try to write informative articles on squidoo and if you can rank well in their top 10 list you can get lots of traffic and links from it.

      So its always good to be original beacause nobody cares for copy content.
      Hope it helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyanna
    Not only duplicate content but also Squidoo now has a very strict filer for spam. I can no longer create any lenses about gaming there, no idea why since my topics are all legit and they do in fact have a specific category for my type of games (online multiplayer) so it annoys me when I cannot publish.

    I have given up on Squidoo.

    So its always good to be original beacause nobody cares for copy content.
    Lol, Google loves duplicate content on Squidoo. One of my Squidoo lenses that I just copied and pasted content into is PR2 and was on top of the SERPS over exact match domains and authority websites that have 1 million pages in them.

    It's still 10th now even after I abandoned it and stopped updating/linking to it due to to recent changes in Squidoo. This is on a keyword that people are paying good money for since there is always 3 ads on top of the normal search results when I google it.
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    • Profile picture of the author akasheg
      Originally Posted by Lyanna View Post

      Not only duplicate content but also Squidoo now has a very strict filer for spam. I can no longer create any lenses about gaming there, no idea why since my topics are all legit and they do in fact have a specific category for my type of games (online multiplayer) so it annoys me when I cannot publish.

      I have given up on Squidoo.

      Lol, Google loves duplicate content on Squidoo. One of my Squidoo lenses that I just copied and pasted content into is PR2 and was on top of the SERPS over exact match domains and authority websites that have 1 million pages in them.

      It's still 10th now even after I abandoned it and stopped updating/linking to it due to to recent changes in Squidoo. This is on a keyword that people are paying good money for since there is always 3 ads on top of the normal search results when I google it.
      But things have changed a lot after the panda update Google does penalize duplicate content.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        You people are mixing up duplicate content with fantasies.

        You want to put your same article on squidoo? Do it.

        Squidoo is a powerhouse.

        So much stupidity on duplicate content....

        Just reading some of the replies is making me barf.

        Originally Posted by maruxz View Post

        No duplicated content please
        It's too early in the morning for this stuff.

        You ever see some of the squidoo modules?!?!?!?!

        They scrape..er....steal.....er...copy stuff from all over the place!

        They let you put your blog posts on a lens!!!

        Paul
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        • Profile picture of the author missmystery
          Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

          You people are mixing up duplicate content with fantasies.

          You want to put your same article on squidoo? Do it.

          Squidoo is a powerhouse.

          So much stupidity on duplicate content....

          Just reading some of the replies is making me barf.



          It's too early in the morning for this stuff.

          You ever see some of the squidoo modules?!?!?!?!

          They scrape..er....steal.....er...copy stuff from all over the place!

          They let you put your blog posts on a lens!!!

          Paul
          I don't care about duplicate content. Many warriors have explained that it means on the same domain. I care about squidoo not wanting to keep the lens there because It's been published to my site first

          All I can find here is this: http://www.squidoo.com/originalitypact and it doesn't say you can't re-publish articles that are yours. It just says it's better not to.

          If someone can link me to any more squidoo rules, it would be appreciated as I can't find any.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lyanna
        Originally Posted by akasheg View Post

        But things have changed a lot after the panda update Google does penalize duplicate content.
        I made all my lenses after Panda and they rank very well. I only copied content from my website and articles.

        But this was before they put in a weird filter thing on Squidoo, as I said now it cannot be done. Note that it is Squidoo and not Google that doesn't want your republished content. Lenses with the same content as your blog/website/articles will often outrank the original.
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        • Profile picture of the author paulgl
          Originally Posted by Lyanna View Post

          Note that it is Squidoo and not Google that doesn't want your republished content. Lenses with the same content as your blog/website/articles will often outrank the original.
          Squidoo could care less if done right. But your second point about squidoo outranking
          other stuff is spot on. I have several lenses that rank very high and I use them to
          funnel traffic and get backlinks. They funnel very targeted traffic.

          You kind of contradict yourself by saying squidoo does not want duplicate
          content, but then say the duplicate content on squidoo can rank higher.

          Right the second time.

          Squidoo is nothing but copied content, from blogs and images, to news and youtube.

          You even make money from stuff put out by amazon, ebay, etc.

          Seth Godin has taken "duplicate" content to the max and made zillions.

          Paul
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          • Profile picture of the author Lyanna
            Paul,

            Have you been on Squidoo recently? They have made massive changes.

            Old squidoo - I made lovely lenses with republished content. they rank well

            New squidoo - they put in weird filters and stuff. you can no longer publish your old blog posts or articles now

            However, they did not remove the old lenses that have what Squidoo calls "duplicate content." That's because it would wipe out 99% percent of all lenses!

            You kind of contradict yourself by saying squidoo does not want duplicate content, but then say the duplicate content on squidoo can rank higher.
            Squidoo doesn't like duplicate content. Google likes duplicate content on Squidoo and ranks it well. Squidoo is not Google. No contradiction.

            Squidoo doesn't want duplicated content. This is not my opinion. Read their blog and terms of use. They have also put in a new filter that gives you warning if you copied a few lines of text from somewhere.

            As for the duplicate content outranking the original, this is pretty common and you yourself said you have seen it.
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            • Profile picture of the author paulgl
              Originally Posted by Lyanna View Post

              Paul,

              Have you been on Squidoo recently? They have made massive changes.
              They have no made no changes, just like google. But people seem
              to think google has changed. Stepping up the police force maybe
              considered change to some, but not me.

              I am a giant squid, level 60+, etc. Yes, I know what I'm doing.

              They have changed about the number of outbound links to the
              same domain, but there are countless ways around that.

              Okay. I err. I do know they used to allow adult content, but now
              frown on that. But again, numerous ways of getting around it.

              Check out the top lenses. Tons of scraped content. As stated,
              you could make a lens using nothing except scraped content.

              Well, you would have to put a picture (stolen even) and at least
              200 characters in the intro...That has not really changed. To
              get a lens green lighted before, similar guidelines were in place.

              If they were worried about duplicate content, they would delete
              virtually all modules. They mostly steal content across the web.

              Paul
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              • Profile picture of the author akasheg
                Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

                They have no made no changes, just like google. But people seem
                to think google has changed. Stepping up the police force maybe
                considered change to some, but not me.

                I am a giant squid, level 60+, etc. Yes, I know what I'm doing.

                They have changed about the number of outbound links to the
                same domain, but there are countless ways around that.

                Okay. I err. I do know they used to allow adult content, but now
                frown on that. But again, numerous ways of getting around it.

                Check out the top lenses. Tons of scraped content. As stated,
                you could make a lens using nothing except scraped content.

                Well, you would have to put a picture (stolen even) and at least
                200 characters in the intro...That has not really changed. To
                get a lens green lighted before, similar guidelines were in place.

                If they were worried about duplicate content, they would delete
                virtually all modules. They mostly steal content across the web.

                Paul
                Hey Paul,

                Since you are giant squid there I have to ask you a few questions if you don't mind.

                Does squidoo do not allow any more posts on SEO and related stuff, coz most of the lenses I write don't get approved. Also, how much traffic and links does squidoo drive you.
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              • Profile picture of the author missmystery
                Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

                They have no made no changes, just like google. But people seem
                to think google has changed. Stepping up the police force maybe
                considered change to some, but not me.

                I am a giant squid, level 60+, etc. Yes, I know what I'm doing.

                They have changed about the number of outbound links to the
                same domain, but there are countless ways around that.

                Okay. I err. I do know they used to allow adult content, but now
                frown on that. But again, numerous ways of getting around it.

                Check out the top lenses. Tons of scraped content. As stated,
                you could make a lens using nothing except scraped content.

                Well, you would have to put a picture (stolen even) and at least
                200 characters in the intro...That has not really changed. To
                get a lens green lighted before, similar guidelines were in place.

                If they were worried about duplicate content, they would delete
                virtually all modules. They mostly steal content across the web.

                Paul
                Well, how recent are the posts that are duplicate, like someone said, they may just slip through the cracks.
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        • Profile picture of the author akasheg
          Originally Posted by Lyanna View Post

          I made all my lenses after Panda and they rank very well. I only copied content from my website and articles.

          But this was before they put in a weird filter thing on Squidoo, as I said now it cannot be done. Note that it is Squidoo and not Google that doesn't want your republished content. Lenses with the same content as your blog/website/articles will often outrank the original.
          Well that is very surprising if it happened because at one side Google is cutting down on republishing of articles and on the other hand it gives more authority to the copy pages. Strange! what do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    Recenly, I added my article on hubpage then few days later hubpage send me an mail regarding my article.They told me that your article was duplicated so kindly revise your article then submit again....
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  • Profile picture of the author trevord92
    Squidoo doesn't like duplicate content nowadays.

    Their spam filter has got twitchier as well, but that's probably a good thing for the site overall. Certain topics are now off bounds completely but Squidoo can get and provide nice traffic so I think it's still worth jumping through a couple of hoops with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyanna
    Squidoo Link - Original vs. Unoriginal Content: How to tell the difference

    Simply put, our clinical definition of duplicate content is: content that exists on a Squidoo lens AND on several other sites on the web.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyanna
    I don't scrape content. I use my own content and apparently that is no longer allowed on Squidoo if it has been published before. I know because I tried.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dentist
    Not sure about Hubpages but do know for sure about Squidoo. I had lenses that had 70% duplicate content or less and they were removed. They were there for a few months and then were removed. So my advice would be even if you want to use duplicate content make a lense in Squidoo first and ping it (similar to what you should do for EzineArticles). Then after few days post in on your blog. Now if Squidoo gives you a warning that your lense will be removed due to duplicate content you can always communicate and claim that your content has been in Squidoo first and get your lense back.


    Originally Posted by missmystery View Post

    I was reading a thread here:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...-hubpages.html

    And instead of bringing it back from the dead, I thought I would make a new thread.

    I write fresh articles for my website. I was wondering if is okay to use those articles on a squidoo lens also?

    I couldn't find an answer at squidoo.
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    • Profile picture of the author missmystery
      Originally Posted by Dentist View Post

      Not sure about Hubpages but do know for sure about Squidoo. I had lenses that had 70% duplicate content or less and they were removed. They were there for a few months and then were removed. So my advice would be even if you want to use duplicate content make a lense in Squidoo first and ping it (similar to what you should do for EzineArticles). Then after few days post in on your blog. Now if Squidoo gives you a warning that your lense will be removed due to duplicate content you can always communicate and claim that your content has been in Squidoo first and get your lense back.
      That would decrease credibility for my site.

      Thanks for the answers though, people. I guess all you can do is try.
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