I'm fairly new to this, and didn't expect the kick I got on this one. I have an article that was kicked citing Duplicate. I checked it with Copyscape premium, and it didn't show anything, can anyone help? Here's the address: http://dontilton.hubpages.com/hub/NZBMa … ternatives
Don, we can't see the article because it is unpublished. Email your concerns to email@example.com. They will be able to help you
I see, wasn't sure about that...sorry, I'm still a newb.
LOL, you don't need to apologize for being a newbie. We were all there once. It's just that emailing staff is normally the best way to solve this type of problem, as they see stuff we can't.
I would also suggest you take a section of your hub and put it into Google search, in quotes. This will throw up exact replicas.
Trouble about writing about anything at all online is someone may have written an almost identical phrase or sentence.
If your hub ended up with a few of them, perhaps because your writing voice is similar to others, you will raise a flag.
It sounds like an automatic thing, so asking a staff member to actually look at your hub might be beneficial.
However, HP staff don't tend to give much away when it comes to duplicate stuff, so your best bet it is to carefully check paragraphs in Google and re-word things as much as possible, and add something new.
Actually just the adding something new should get rid of a duplicate flag, if your stuff was original in the first place
Thanks a lot for the advice. I'd really like to know what they saw wrong, so as to avoid the same mistake in the future. I seem to be having real good luck with HP so far though. 22 out of 25 Hubs have been featured, with this being one of the three that isn't. Starting to get an author score to speak of. Like to keep the roll going...
I believed so...there weren't any other hubs about the subject.
I mean, is Hubpages the first place you published it? Or did you publish it somewhere else first?
No...I haven't published this article anywhere.
Hmmm, that's weird. I don't know then.
I did get a duplicate warning once for a hub, and it was a poem that I hadn't published anywhere else. Sometimes they mess up I think.
Being featured is just a normal hub. Non-featured hubs are in danger of being made 'no index' so search engines will not list them. I would suggest editing those hubs and keeping all hubs away from going no index.
I encountered this problem once.
I wrote a poem of my own. And when I published it, I received a message saying its a duplicate.
I was like, "What? A duplicate? I wrote it myself!!".
So I emailed hubpages back again and told them, it was one that I wrote myself, all by myself.
Two days later I received a message saying that they were sorry and they have cleared the problem and published my hub.
So you see, the only way is to email hubpages and say that you did not duplicate the article. But of course, if you've actually duplicated, then there's no point in arguing. If it is your original work, then you can say so to hubpages.
Hope this helps.
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