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    Squidoo harder to use

    Has anyone experienced their squidoo pages being moved from published back to draft? Now the list of things you have to do to complete your lens is so long that I'm wondering if it's worth using Squidoo.

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    Now the list of things you have to do to complete your lens is so long that I'm wondering if it's worth using Squidoo.
    I deleted my whole Squidoo account (3 going on 4 lenses) in frustration when they flagged a new page as spam, and then about a week later notified me that my 'money page' (big money, 39 cents in about 6 months) had been identified as a spam page. The original was how to use a WYSIWYG web editor to apply inline styles to your Squidoo pages. The new page was a how to for WordPress. I followed the links they offered and the links from those pages without finding anything that seemed to apply to my pages.

    However, their strict guidelines allowed them to weather the first wave of Panda in much better shape than most similar Web 2.0 properties. I suspect that any further tightening of their guidelines are to insure that they maintain their position through any future algorithm changes. While they may be a pain in the butt to deal with they may make your lenses be of greater value down the road.

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    I have hundreds of lenses and have never received a warning. Many of the top dawgs complain about the filters all of the time, so I can understand the frustration. But Squidoo is not the best site for most content. The aesthetics are better for visual content over written content.

    Articles dir's and wiki's are better and then of course, I prefer my various edu and gov blogs.

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    My 4 pages marked as spam. I'm not happy with that decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vengeance View Post
    My 4 pages marked as spam. I'm not happy with that decision.
    Do you have any advice for Bellasmom that could help to avoid the same situation?
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    Squidoo no longer use, any content I post is SPAM tells me that in reality, everything is quality

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    I outsourced my article so I’m sure that it’s unique and readable but Squidoo marked is as low-quality content and it can’t be published. I don’t know what’s wrong with their filter system. It’s now hard to build backlink by making post on Squidoo.

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    Two of my four lenses were recently taken down... And it has been published for over a year and just taken down like that? Squidoo s&%ks...

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    Two of my four lenses were recently taken down... And it has been published for over a year and just taken down like that? Squidoo s&%ks...
    When I encountered problems with their filters I checked all the links they sent as possible reasons, and followed the links from the linked pages hoping to see what the problem could be. There was nothing that seemed to apply to the lens. When I got notification that my most popular lens, and the one that pulled most search traffic to their site, had fallen prey to the same spam filter I deleted my lenses and my account and have not set foot (eye??) on their property again by choice.

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    I have done the same thing, more or less, but it was not about spam filters at all. I just went to the pages less and less and in the end left it be entirely. It just didn't seem to be going anywhere because of all the limitations.
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    I guess their spam filter is not justifiable at all... whew.. i just hated squidoo a lot!

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    Squidoo has been exploited too much for a long time...no wonder they're more careful approving new lenses.
    To me it's just another "spam source" and I don't think the backlinks from there still have the effect they might have had in the last few years.
    Same goes for the panda'd article directories. Probably better to create a few free blogs at blogger and WP.

    I'd rather find some good blogs to guest post or comment on.

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    My squidoo has been deleted, although I never made too much effort with it
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    Squidoo is tightening up everything because of the penalty, they are more like hubpages now where the content on the lens needs to be unique. I don't think is has much to do with spam per se, but the content that is poorly written or copied, spun, and place on Squidoo. This was in the making with Squidoo for sure since many other article content sites were hit with a bunch of junk content.

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    Squidoo lens is very efficient if you are creating according to its guidelines and rules.

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    So, final decision: Squidoo YES or Squidoo NO??

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    they blocked me from doing any lense but i don't know why. I get a message that my IP address is source of Spam, but it is a public IP!
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