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What is wrong with Squidoo???

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by MayerL, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. MayerL

    MayerL Registered Member

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    Hello!

    What´s wrong with Squidoo? I registered a few days ago an account there because they do offer pages, so you can get a free website.
    Ok i designed a nice page, about the topic "Beauty" added some pictures, added unique own written content and added some affilliate links to it from clickbank.

    And whats wrong now? At the end of my work i wanted to publish my lense and it did´nt work cause Squidoo says that i violated some TOS or something like that...

    I hate such things because at the beginning i read the help page of Squidoo, how to do ect. and there they say that nearly everything is allowed
    on Squidoo even affiliate links!

    So i can not understand why i am not able to publish my content???

    I can not afford a domain now, nor a hosting and i don´t want to because there are many sources out there, that it is possible to earn money with
    clickbank, cpa or other affliate programs without having a website!

    Also why do Squidoo allow affiliates from Amazon and why not from Clickbank??? Or is it why i have shorten my aff links with TinyUrl?

    Another curiosity is that i was not able to secure my work with Squidoo. So when my lense gets deleted all my work is lost!

    I got an xml file which u can download from Squidoo, i opened it and there i saw nothing. None of my content is in there!

    So where could i publish my affilliate links now? If there are other sites like "Blogger" "Tumblr" ect. and they also have such TOS, then i don´t think it would be wise to waste more time on such networks...

    greetings,

    MayerL
     
  2. silentthunder

    silentthunder Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sucks balls right? :(
    Squidoo owes you an explanation and make sure you get it. Before you jump to conclusions find out. It may have been one little thing you did. No matter who you use one little mistake and a days work is gone so I always save copy of web text when creating a new site in open office word or notepad. Always. Too painful not to. Maybe Squidoo can even recover your work...

    Meanwhile http://www.weebly.com/ is one of scores of free alternatives. There are almost always free options for just about anything in IM. Google and bhw search functions are a must. :)

    Good luck.
     
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  3. ethanmitchel

    ethanmitchel Regular Member

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    Just make another lens and don't use tinyurl. I honestly think it should work.
     
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  4. MayerL

    MayerL Registered Member

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    Thank u for ur answer silentthunder!

    In the the meantime i saved all my content also my uploaded pictures. I hope too that they will allow my content, maybe there is only a small mistake i made i hope so.

    What i can not understand about Squidoo is, they say in there TOS that they do not like "weight loss" and "diet" stuff. And they say also that all affilliate programs about "weight loss" and "diet topics" are scammers?

    How could that be? I´m experienced in weight loss, nutrition, anti aging and much more and i know several ways to loose weight and to look even younger and i´am only a man! And these experiences are first-hand

    Besides i didn´t write my lense about weight loss or diet, i wrote about beauty thats not the same

    Weebly looks good i will check it soon, thank you!

    greetings,

    MayerL
     
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  5. erniedawg

    erniedawg Junior Member

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    Same crap happened to me! I refined it,made more changes, did all kinds of work to try and get it past their TOS. They still would not allow my content. I moved on. There's dozens of sites like Squidoo. Don't waste your time and move on if you can't get it approved. For me, I think the site is terrible anyways. Good Luck! :)

    -edog
     
  6. MayerL

    MayerL Registered Member

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    Hello erniedawg!

    Yeah it´s strange. I do not like their TOS. Sure if i am not able to publish i leave them.

    greetings,

    MayerL
     
  7. drywallrob

    drywallrob Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The problem is click bank. They used to allow click bank links and had a click bank module. I think the only way to use click bank is to use a redirect.
     
  8. nhinquattran

    nhinquattran Newbie

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    Don't use tinyurl, it should work.
     
  9. MayerL

    MayerL Registered Member

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    Hello!

    @drywallrob Yes but on Squidoo there i can not find anything that they do not allow click bank links

    @nhinquattran But what should i use instead of Tinyurl to mask the links?
     
  10. Stemar

    Stemar Registered Member

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    Just get rid of Squidoo. Even if you follow all their rules (Picture Credits, allowed links, unique content), they will still not publish your lens. I experience your feelings many times and finally I gave up. They will not publish your lens and call it plagiarized content if they detect somewhere on the web 4 words in a roll from your lens. Well, what about famous quotes? This is just one of their spam filter shits. I started to learn how to overcome it, but believe me it doesn't worth your efforts. It's really frustrating and you should go for - WEEBLY, TUMBLR, HUBPAGES, BLOGSPOT and other less fucking web2 sites.

    Pinterest and Blogspot can do miracles for you if you don't have enough cash for your own domain. Browse the forum for more info and just go ahead.
    Good luck and don't pay attention to Squidoo bullshit. They will lose at the end. Seth gets rich if we are active, maybe he will change his mind some day.