I've decided to start migrating some of my business blog content to HubPages (all content on the blog is original and was written by me.)
Because I wanted to avoid the duplicate content issue on HubPages, I did three things:
1. Added 'NoIndex' tags to all the pages that I wanted to move, so Google wouldn't index them in future
2. Had the blog url for the content removed from Google's search results and cache via Webmaster Tools
3. Setup a 301 redirect from the original URL on my blog to the hub on HP
Despite doing this, one of the articles that I moved has been flagged for having 'Substantially duplicatre content'. I have checked and the article is not published anywhere else online or showing up in Google's seach results, so my questions are:
1. Have you come across this, if so, how did you resolve it? (I don't want to have to re-write the whole hub!)
2. Generally, how long did you wait before unpublishing content elsewhere and publishing it here?
3. Is there anything else technically that I can do to get my hub published?
Any help much appreciated!
We say it's best to wait at least a week before transferring over articles. It should be OK if you wait a couple more days and then submit your Hub for publication. If there are more complications, I'd send exactly what you posted in this thread as a reply to the email issued by HubPages notifying you of the moderation so that our support team is in the loop.
Thanks for the advice Simone, I'd actually already sent what was in this thread to the support team! I'll leave it a week before transferring the other articles across.
by Eric Dockett2 years ago
Over the past couple of months I've been slowly reorganizing my content by niche. This means moving Hubs from one subdomain to another, as well as moving content from elsewhere on the web to HubPages. More often...
by Person of Interest3 years ago
1. I don't want to.2. HP is cute and fuzzy.3. What say you?
by Michael2 years ago
Greetings fellow Hubbers, I am currently in the process of a mass exodus of my content from Squidoo to Hubpages. My question is, how long should I wait after deleting my posts at Squidoo to re-post them here on...
by Katherine Tyrrell24 months ago
In order to extract all moneys owing by Squidoo, lensmasters had to agree to transfer their lenses to HubPages where they became new Hubs with a grace period of 4 months to lick into shape.It's reasonable to assume -...
by GAbaptist5 years ago
I am starting to get some decent traffic here, so I am moving some of my articles from another site over to HP. The problem I am having is that my other articles are indexed by the search engines, and even though I have...
by Hogan Quick5 years ago
One really frustrating ordeal is trying to move my content from my other blogs onto Hubpages. What always ends up happening is that I am accused of posting duplicate content (even though I have removed it from my...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.