• http://insidemyviralmind.blogspot.com PaulReilly

    My lenses still rank, but my blog which was linked from my squidoo profile is back to the same position it was in before the link was powering it. I’ve posted details at my blog.

    Long story short.. it seems that Google have set Domain_Flow_PageRank=Null. ;)

  • delrond

    I always thought that Squidoo would fail eventually. It’s time to move on to pastures new… Hub Pages lets see how long this one lasts!

  • http://sethf.com/ Seth Finkelstein

    “Maybe it’s not a dark back alley as he accused Squidoo of being.”

    Of course not. It’s “in your face” :-)
    (or at least that’s the goal …)

  • crimsongirl

    No to sound cynical, but…

    when Squidoo started, it seemed obvious to me that it would be a breeding ground for spam. Early content was heavily weighted toward what is thought to be high CPC topics. The site was running AdSense and contributors got a share of the money from their “lenses”, right? How could it NOT turn into a spam center?

  • http://www.elixirsystems.com Fionn

    Cute Cat I wonder if Matt feeds his cat spam you know the Monry Python version. So what is next my vote is for “Linked In” its far too useful for getting your name high in Google results for Google to not slap it.

  • http://www.elixirsystems.com Fionn

    Cute Cat I wonder if Matt feeds his cat spam you know the Monty Python version. So what is next my vote is for “Linked In” its far too useful for getting your name high in Google results for Google to not slap it.

  • http://www.seobook.com/ Aaron Wall

    How can anyone syndicate Jason Calacanis’s public relations spin, with Jason appointing himself as a spam czar, when he was the guy behind selling links to “VoIP & Microgaming Casino” and “Scuba Underwater Blackjack”?

    See threadwatch.org/node/6312 for more comical spammy text links he was selling to make Weblogs, Inc. marginably profitable.

    If historical background is important this character should be painted as a hypocrite every time he pulls one of these anti-spam PR stunts.

  • http://www.tchirts.com oggy22

    The problem with Mahalo other than scalability is that its editors are not very bright. I submitted my tshirt web site there, and found that they had placed my link in the makeup page’s top submitted links. Here it is at the time of this writing: http://www.mahalo.com/Makeup

    I got a screen shot just in case.

    What does my site have to do with makeup??? nothing. The word doesn’t even appear once on my site. With Squidoo at least I could control where my website should be, and since I know what my website is about, the results made sense. Plus Squidoo has a scalable business model.

    In the end I had to report to Mahalo that my own website was in the wrong category. oh and I got 0 referrers from that link, so where’s the traffic Jason?

  • http://www.searchingdot.com/ searchingDOT

    There have been tons of theories on what is going on with Squidoo & Google . . .

    I had the opportunity to interview Seth Godin on the “Squidoo Slap”

    http://www.searchingdot.com/2007/07/17/interview-with-seth-godin-on-the-squidoo-slap/