When I publish an article on hubpages, am I allowed to use my articles in other places, such as magazines, school publications, or other websites?
Hubpages duplicate content policy does not allow you to publish your material on another website. Also as Marissa's points out, it wouldn't be a good idea anyways.
Concerning print publications, I sold one of my Hubs to a print publication. When I contacted Hubpages about it, they told me that their duplication policy only applies online. So I was able to publish the hub in print and on Hubapges.
It would be pointless to publish them anywhere else online.
When you publish the same article in two places, Google looks at them and chooses one.
Say you publish an article here and then publish it again on your blog. Google might decide to ignore the version on HubPages - which means you'd earn virtually no money on it, because Google is your main source of visitors.
You are free to publish the article in hard-copy magazines.
I always feel it's unfair of Google to do that. They should choose the one with the earlier publication date as anything published later must be a duplicate. I was getting good traffic on one hub and then suddenly it dropped to zero because a bigger site stole it. Google featured the stolen copy prominently and demoted me to that hidden corner of 'omitted less relevant results' that nobody ever goes to. I took action and got it fixed but I wouldn't have had to do that if Google had penalised them instead of me.
What they said!
Online: Big no-no (though you can always un-publish your Hub if you end up putting it somewhere else).
Offline: Go ahead!
If you really want to put it somewhere else, then delete it on hubpages and then try!
A potential problem I see with publishing offline in magazines, etc., in addition to HubPages is that most magazines also have an online presence. Having paid for an article, they may feel they have the right to publish it online too, or even a part of it for promotional purposes.
You will need to specify that you are NOT granting the publication the right to publish the article online. Otherwise, if publishing it online is one of the condition of the sale, you would need to unpublished it on Hubpages. You will need to work out these terms before agreeing to the sale.
Duplicate content is a scary idea to online publishers. Hubpages for one does not allow this. Although many seasoned writers will tell you that duplicate content is a bad thing. content curation has been happening for quite some time and is utilized by almost all of the big publishers online including Yahoo news and the "Huffington Post". This, in a sense is STILL duplicate content yet it will rank high if done properly.
If you plan on publishing content elsewhere, I would suggest using a blog for your original pieces and then re-publishing this on the other sites of your choice. Don't let the duplicate content forces scare you, it's always better to have original but at the same time, many news organizations find useful articles and re-publish them giving credit back to the owner of said content!
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