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Last updated: Jul 19th, 2013

Squidoo: A Review:

Rating: Happy FaceHappy FaceHappy FaceNo Happy FaceNo Happy Face (3/5), previously 4/5

Squidoo is a self-publishing website that has a very different format from most other websites that allow self-publishing. Highly flexible in features and format, and providing numerous opportunities for direct income-earning on the site, Squidoo has the potential to appeal to casual users, to side-income-earners, to marketers looking for a free platform on which to promote their businesses.

I have updated this review because of recent changes in Squidoo's policies that I found made it highly frustrating to work with as a publisher. I downgraded my rating from 4 to 3 out of 5.

My Experience with Squidoo:

I maintain quite a few pages on Squidoo; you can find them through my squidoo profile, or, for a more detailed summary, About Alex Zorach on Squidoo. My experience with the site has been generally good. In particular:

Downsides of Squidoo:

What would make it 4 stars?

I think that Squidoo would be back to a 4 star site (and I would start publishing new works on it again) if they would make two changes:

What would make it 5 stars?

Squidoo is a very good site, and it is in that zone where it would be tricky to improve it substantially. But I feel it is not quite yet at the 5-star zone. Here are some thoughts of what could place it there:

A Sampling of My Work on Squidoo:

I recommend checking out some of these pages, to get an idea for what you can do with Squidoo.

Alternatives to Squidoo

My preferred alternative to Squidoo is Wizzley; for an in-depth coverage you can read my article on Wizzley: A Review and Comparison to Squidoo and HubPages, in which I explain why I prefer Wizzley to both of these two other sites.



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