Squidoo what isWhat is Squidoo?

Squidoo was a commercial web 2.0 platform, which basically means that the content on Squidoo (which are referred to as a squidoo lenses), was user generated by folks just like you and I (called lensmasters).

Squidoo launched it’s website back in October 2005 and the platform was designed to make it really easy for anyone to share information and news on topics they care or are passionate about.

How popular is/was Squidoo?

It was very popular between 2005 and 2010 with over 1.5 million Squidoo lenses being built during that period. After that it was not as popular due to changes in the way Google (in particular) ranked Squidoo lenses in the search results, and in 2014 was sold to Hubpages.

Can I still use Squidoo?

The original Squidoo platform is no longer available, but you can use Hubpages in a similar way to Squidoo.

What are the best alternatives to Squidoo/Hubpages?

My best advice would be to look at building yourself a WordPress website.

There are many ways to do this, but I reccomend using the free WordPress website builder at Wealthy Affiliate.

You can find out more about Wealthy Affiliate and what’s included by reading my review here.