I wrote a few articles on Squidoo a few months ago. None of them had been doing too well to be honest. I don’t even remember the last time I logged on to check on them. I watch their activity from Google Analytics, but that’s about it.
To my surprise when I logged in I had a notification that someone had purchased a book through through one of my links. I received 20 points and 40 cents for the purchase. I believe the book costs about $14.00. Meaning my cut was somewhere between 2-3% of what the book retailed for. Sadly the book had nothing to do with my article, but they bought it in the same session.
I had great hopes for my Squidoo articles when I first began writing them. I felt that they were pretty interesting and well written. My articles on HubPages saw a nice amount of traffic, I felt as though the same would come from the squid. To my disappointment they aren’t showing any positive change.
Who knows? Maybe my articles will pick up in the near future and Squidoo can be a potential earner for me. It is however sad to say that at this rate of traffic and the fact that Squidoo links back here are “nofollow” now, the articles won’t really do too much to help with seo, traffic, or expenses.