How is DevHub Different From Single-page Creators? (Squidoo, HubPages)July 27, 2010
If you are a Squidoo Lensmaster or HubPage Hubber, you can easily attest to the limitations that come from the simplicity of these pages. Both Squidoo Lenses and HubPage Hubs are similarly formatted, long-scrolling single pages where users can place content (text, photos, links, videos) alongside ads from Google Ad sense and products from Amazon and eBay. Lenses or Hubs are subpages belonging to the greater Squidoo or HubPages websites and do not have much flexibility in appearance/styling.
While these pages are great for single topics, they do not have much flexibility beyond that. But what if you want to just as easily create a standalone, monetize website that goes deeper into subtopics and has its own look/feel?
DevHub provides you with this solution:
- Rather than a sub page on Squidoo or Hubpages, your actual DevHub site can be sub domained (yoursite.devhub.com) for free, or moved to an actual domain name (which can be purchased at DevHub or any other domain name registrar).
- DevHub sites can easily be edited using drag-and-drop technology and formatted with multiple columns, navigation, and pages. While the DevHub platform automatically provides you with a logo and theme that is ready for content placement, these sites can be further changed and personalized for color, size, and more.
- Lastly, DevHub's suite of monetization modules includes more than just ads and products, including local business listings, real estate listings, job listings, monetized video, monetized photos, and more! The DevHub team is constantly adding to this list of modules every week.
To boil it down: while Squidoo and HubPages allows you to create single, monetize pages, DevHub allows you to create flexible, even more monetize websites. Some users have started to create a Squidoo Lens or HubPage Hub for a specific topic, and then link that page to their actual website created on DevHub to provide their readers with more in-depth content on that topic and increase their own earning potential.
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