What I want to know is, since it is idle will the search engines view it as copied content if I publish it on my blog immediately?
I would like my answer from people who are sure about this.
Cardisa the answer to this question should ideally be yes. However, the google crawler fails to crawl all your hubs often and even though it's listed as ideal and contains the no-index tag there's a probability that it's still listed on Google. So, go to webmaster tools and get it deindexed first - then all will be fine. Don't risk it.
I would first search it on Google before adding it to the blog. One of my idled hubs was nowhere to be found but another one took a couple of days to disappear.
Google isn't bothered about copied content despite what they might say on the matter, else they'd never allow those news stories to be copied word for word across the web.
So you can put any of your idled hubs straight over to your blog anytime, whether the original is still in the index or not.
It is other plagiarists you should worry about.
If your hub had already been stolen, it will be hard to prove who published the article first once your HP hub has been removed from the cache.
The best way to check Google to see if your content has been stolen is to put the title in quotes, especially long-tail titles, in search.
These people who steal seldom bother to change the title.
A secondary check would be to take a section of text that looks unique, put it in quotes so that Google only throws up exact matches.
If your hub has already cleared the cache, use the wayback machine to find your hub and use that URL when you file a DMCA.
I had to do that with one hub, and it worked!
I hate to let anyone away with stealing my property, even if their copy is not harming me.
Izzy is absolutely right.
Your sequence should be:
1. check to see if the Hub has been stolen. If it has, go after the thief and get the copy taken down before you move the Hub anywhere.
2. if it hasn't been stolen (or if you've got the copies taken down) then you can unpublish here and republish on your blog immediately. If you want to republish it on another revenue-sharing site, then you'll have to wait for it to clear the cache.
As Izzy says, Google doesn't care that much about duplicate content. The disadvantage of duplicate content is that Google will look at all the duplicate copies of an article and make a decision to feature just one of them - and you can't control which one it picks (it's supposed to pick the original but it doesn't always work). That's why rev-sharing sites don't want dupe content, because the copy they've got may not be the one that's chosen.
"2. if it hasn't been stolen (or if you've got the copies taken down) then you can unpublish here and republish on your blog immediately. If you want to republish it on another revenue-sharing site, then you'll have to wait for it to clear the cache..."
Sorry, but what means to"wait for it to clear the cache..."?
I' want to unpublish one of my hubs and move it to another site. How long it will take to be de-indexed my hub?
Google stores pages of your site for a while, they store these pages in case you can't access a site live. So if you made changes to your site today and the site goes down, the cache may not show those changes depending on the time they were last saved. A site can still be accessible even after being deleted through the cache so when Google empties it's bins of pages it cannot get a hold of, that's when the cache is cleared
Your computer and browsers do the same thing, store webpages of site you have visited, that's why it is recommended to clear you browser cache for better performance.
That's actually true, Google seems to give newer content preference even though it's totally copied in some cases and there have been various tests by people all across the web proving this sad truth. The algorithms aren't perfect yet and they never will be.
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