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Introducing New Social Connection Buttons

A new and improved bio page is coming soon, and we’re upgrading the way your social links will be displayed across your Squidoo lenses and bio page.

To give you a head start, we’ve added the new way to associate your social profiles with your Squidoo one. The social links you’ve previously added to your profile will no longer work when the new bio goes live in a few weeks.

The current bio requires you to copy and paste the links into a text field in your bio settings, like this:

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The new version allows you to connect your profiles and showcase your content and follow links for the services you wish to promote on your Squidoo pages. It looks like this:

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Our inspiration came from our work on HugDug. You can see how this works here.

We’re including many popular social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+ and more. You get to decide which ones you want to promote. Your lens bio will showcase them, like Corey’s:

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Visitors to your bio and pages will be able to click on the social icons to see your recent activity, ­­all from one convenient spot, like this:

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How to connect your accounts:

In the next week or so, log in to Squidoo visit your Squidoo settings screen and click on the “Profile” tab in the left menu:

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Under “Connected Apps”, click the “Add Apps” button and add the the social accounts you wish to share:

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Important: Be sure to leave your social links in place, since they’ll continue to show until the new bio page goes live.

That’s it! We’re excited about the new bio and we know you’ll love it too.

UPDATE – We’re adding new buttons too.

Bonnie Diczhazy is the Editor-in-Chief of the SquidooHQ Blog. Send her a Tweet at @bdkz.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/britflorida britflorida

    Yes! Love it!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/shay_marie shay_marie

    I’d love to see a Pinterest button :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/shay_marie shay_marie

    I’d love to see a Pinterest button :)

  • http://LifeInOut.com/ Susan Deppner

    LOVE this! Yep, love, love, LOVE it!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/mountainmist mountainmist

    Super great idea! If there’s room, I would suggest adding Tumbler and Stumbleupon. Also, I hope Pinterest will be retained.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/bdkz bdkz

      I’ll check into these.

      • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/dbodnariuc dbodnariuc

        I would love to see stumbleupon, but Squidoo doesn’t display properly in frames, and stumbleupon relies on frames for displaying content to users. Not sure if this could be technically tweaked. Frame displaying is blocked for legitimate reasons.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CherylFay CherylFay

    Very nice! I agree on with a few others about Pinterest, Tumblr and Stumbleupon being added.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DaveStone13 DaveStone13

    This looks cool.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/davidmoses1986 davidmoses1986

    looks so great, I will give double thumps up for that :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/poetvix poetvix

    Awesome!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TanoCalvenoa TanoCalvenoa

    Okay, it links to my personal page (I just did this for Facebook). How do I link it to my business page?

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/bdkz bdkz

      Let me check on this : )

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TanoCalvenoa TanoCalvenoa

    Is there no Pinterest app?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/partybuzz partybuzz

    Sounds like a winner to me! :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/goon70056 goon70056

    Looks like a good idea.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    neat, everything under the sun all in one place! I think we can all say “Good Job!”

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/susan-zutautas susan-zutautas

    This sounds great!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    They’re great – I’ll need to be reminded to do this though!!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      You can do it now. That way you’ll be all set when it goes live.

      • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

        Great all done! Thanks.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/GiftRepSandy GiftRepSandy

    Very cool! But was disappointed that Pinterest was not on the list!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rogeralyn rogeralyn

    Good idea. Way to be progressive!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/jsr54 jsr54

    Sounds like an upgrade to me, thanks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SriShunyata SriShunyata

    Brilliant Edition! I look forward to getting more Social inn Squidoo

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    This looks like a great improvement for the social links!

  • http://www.barbsbooks.com/ Barbara Radisavljevic

    Sounds wonderful. Love it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TableTalk TableTalk

    Great idea.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SgtCecil SgtCecil

    very cool!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Vicki_P Vicki_P

    I’m not sure I love it. When you go to add the app, it says that Squidoo will be able to follow new people for me and tweet for me, etc. Why would I want my Twitter page taken over, with new people added I don’t know or approve, and have tweets posted that I may not really agree with? I’d be happy to find out if this won’t be the case, but the app explanation seemed pretty clear.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/bdkz bdkz

      Squidoo can Tweet things on your behalf. However if you share a lens or win a trophy you can Tweet that via our interface.

      • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Vicki_P Vicki_P

        Hi Bonnie. Thanks a bunch for responding. Squidoo tweets are nice, yes, so I’m sure the Squidoo controlled tweets would be fine – though I don’t want followers I care about to think I’m spamming. I’m more concerned about followers being added, though. The vast majority of followers I have only want ME to look at THEIR stuff, and don’t interact with mine; I’m only a potential check to them. Twitter is generally very frustrating and I have to keep a serving sort-of attitude about it in order to maintain my sanity there. Lol. Maybe if Squidoo adds more followers I don’t know, I can just remove them manually. It would pretty time consuming to do this over a number of media sites, however. At my blog, I get the most views from google and other browser searches by having some niche content that remains in demand; I hope that happens here! Squidoo is a fun site, that’s for sure.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Deborah-Diane Deborah-Diane

    This is a great idea! You guys keep coming up with better and better ways to improve this site!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/dohuong dohuong

    good, thank you so much, i like linkedin

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/d-artist d-artist

    This will be interesting…hope it works for us in a positive way…I’m still struggling with scrapers…I find what Vicki_P mentions a bit of a concern as well.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/topclimb topclimb

    Great idea and very visually appealing. Nice upgrade to the system. Thanks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

    Looking good. How about adding Tumblr to the mix?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/patgoltz patgoltz

    I know Pinterest isn’t really a social site. It’s a curation site. But will you be allowing us to connect? Thanks!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Scindhia Scindhia

    Awesome idea!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artyfax artyfax

    Good to see this

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MarathonRunning MarathonRunning

    Nice & very cool!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/im2keys im2keys

    Yes to the Pinterest button as well, thanks for the info :o)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CountrySunshine CountrySunshine

    How about one for our personal blog, or will that link go away?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/KateHon KateHon

    Wonderful!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CosmeticMom CosmeticMom

    Love the new social media buttons!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CreativeArtist CreativeArtist

    Thanks for the heads up. Will Pinterest be included?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/katiecolette katiecolette

    Awesome! Thanks :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/poddys poddys

    Definitely Pinterest, but similar sites like Pin It, Scoop It etc might be useful too.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/GardenHarbor GardenHarbor

    Exciting!! Definitely would love Pinterest too :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RenaissanceWoman2010 RenaissanceWoman2010

    Very visually appealing. Keep on instigating, Corey, and team.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DebMartin DebMartin

    Love your button approach.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/faithfuljim faithfuljim

    Great idea!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Ramkitten Ramkitten

    Will we have a choice whether things get posted to Facebook, tweeted, etc? Like, if I publish a new lens, will it ask me if I want to post it to Facebook? There are things I don’t post to my personal Facebook page and other social media. I’m pretty selective, so I like to have control over that. So I want to be sure that no posting or tweeting, etc. will happen automatically.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/The_Micro_Farm_Project The_Micro_Farm_Project

    Fantastic. And I concur with others in suggesting a Pinterest button.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/favored1 favored1

    Thanks for listening … Will there be a spot for blogs and other sites we have as well?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TheCureForYouthMinistry TheCureForYouthMinistry

    Awesome!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/NemanjaBoskov NemanjaBoskov

    Sounds great :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MissyLee MissyLee

    It’s about time

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artbyrodriguez artbyrodriguez

    I always need help with social media. I like Pinterest, too!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/guiajo guiajo

    wowww :-)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/mark-smart-77920 mark-smart-77920

    Great idea!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/nateb11 nateb11

    Cool!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rauspitz rauspitz

    Looks like it could be productive. Nice work!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/holisticwriter holisticwriter

    Pinterest is a must, if you ask me!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/jhofman jhofman

    Great idea…thumb’s up!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/NEOman NEOman

    Okay, that would be a different exposure. I can try it too…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/scarlettohairy scarlettohairy

    That will look a lot nicer than the existing social media buttons. Nice!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/divinenutrition divinenutrition

    Everything looks good. The new interface will be a nice addition Squidoo.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Debs Debs

    Wonderful…this is hands down one of the best improvements of late. Makes our Squidoo profile the go-to point of reference…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Debs Debs

    Just set up a few – Flickr is asking for way too many permissions though “Upload, Edit, and Replace photos and videos in your account” – Woah! Cheeky!! You need to change that maybe? Also YouTube asked for too many…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/spahi992 spahi992

    Awesome, can’t wait.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/hutch87 hutch87

    Great idea!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kasman kasman

    Why not Pinterest?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Tracy1973 Tracy1973

    Hoorah!!! Whoo Hoo! Super excited about this!!!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ColonelAntilles ColonelAntilles

    I agree with many of the others – a Pinterest button would be great as I share the Lenses that I like with my Pinterest account.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/shr189 shr189

    Useful article, I should start using these buttons

  • cercis70

    Looks great! And I agree about needing the Pinterest icon.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/nancycarol nancycarol

    A great improvement over the present system I think. Squidoo always comes up with great stuff!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/WriterJanis WriterJanis

    I also vote for a Pinterest button.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aidap aidap

    Thanks! It looks so professional!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tracysmith159 tracysmith159

    Love it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/miriamyentraccm miriamyentraccm

    Thanks, Bonnie, for letting us in on the news! I’m looking forward to adding my social links!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Protasker Protasker

    Just wondering how far this site will go, to give out all of our personal information. This seems like a lot of information maybe I don’t want people to see?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Vellur Vellur

    Great!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/RubyHRose RubyHRose

    Oh this is exciting, thanks for all you do at Squidoo to get us excited and working out with our lens!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/shermanmorrison shermanmorrison

    This is definitely the way to go, so… way to go!

  • ChocolateLily

    Nice! I agree about adding Pinterest.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/sha-ron sha-ron

    sounds great

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/mala1963 mala1963

    marvellous, we await your launch, thank you

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/0ctavias0fferings 0ctavias0fferings

    looks great

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/3QuartersToday 3QuartersToday

    Great, love the new updated addition

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Upon-Request Upon-Request

    Pinterest and Tumblr buttons please…

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Emmanuel_Kigen Emmanuel_Kigen

    awesome addition

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TheTravelGal TheTravelGal

    cool

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Anonymous831 Anonymous831

    I love this idea.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/knowledgetoday knowledgetoday

    Thank you, this makes my techno life so much easier.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/teriann teriann

    excellent! It just keeps getting better and better. Thank you like always Squidoo HQ

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/massagetechniques massagetechniques

    Excellent, I love this idea.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/dbodnariuc dbodnariuc

    This is an awesome idea. I can’t wait to start using it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/denimexpert denimexpert

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  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StuartJ StuartJ

    Great way to help publicize lenses.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/flinnie flinnie

    Thanks for the head up.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/bgadams bgadams

    thats awesome

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