Hubpages Acquires Squidoo

In a move that has left many authors scratching their heads, Squidoo has been acquired by Hubpages.  While at first glance, this may seem like a good thing, many authors are finding it not to be the case.  Squidoo will be transferring what they consider the best articles over to Hubpages and the rest will be discarded.  Once again, it is completely up to Seth and Hubpages to determine what is good content and what is not.  This means that many authors will lose their content unless they act quickly and move them elsewhere.

The thing that is infuriating a lot of authors is the fact that this deal is in complete contradiction to Squidoo’s terms and agreements.  They have no right to sell their authors works, or transfer them, without their express permission. 

Squidoo Announcement of Acquisition

Let us know what you think. We are a little shocked by the blatant disregard for author’s rights.  Many of us have spent a considerable amount of time developing pages over at Squidoo and have to endure a couple of years of pages that had been fine for years being suddenly banned from the site and then not being paid the funds those pages had generated.  Now they are just out right selling our property.  The fact that Hubpages would agree to such tactics is a slap in the face to authors as well.

One thing SirGo will guarantee is that we will not play any such games.  In fact, we have made a point of not falling to the pressures of others and still maintain a free to use site that is open to all kinds of writers.  Our authors range from Internet Marketers to Work at Home Mom’s.  We will always welcome people here at SirGo and as long you are not some spammer, you can rest assured that your property will remain yours and that we will not ban it nor sell it out from under you.

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