I'm sure this has been asked before, but I can't find the answer. If I have written on HubPages am I allowed to publish that hub on another site? I may alter it a little to make it shorter, but it would basically be the same and I'm unsure if this is allowable. Comments, please.
You'll get a "duplicate content" notice and a warning. If you don't remove the duplicate content, your hub will eventually be "unpublished." I had this problem when switching articles from another site onto HP--although I had removed them from the other site before publishing them here. HP wants the content to be original, so ... publishing the same article on HP and other sites isn't allowed.
You wouldn't have had a problem if you used Webmaster Tools to de-index your article from the 'other' site first. This only takes about 24 hours and is far quicker than waiting for an article to de-index naturally (which can take weeks). If you de-index it and then publish it on HP they will see it as original content (as long as no-one else has copied it from you of course), and this will not cause you a problem.
Thank you to both The Dirt Farmer and mistyhorizon2003 for your replies. I wanted to put a hub that is already on HubPages onto another site, but from what you're saying I guess that isn't allowed, either.
It's allowable, but it's never a good idea to post the same article on more than one site.
The reason is that when you post something online, most of your readers will find it via search engines like Google. When Google sees two copies of the same article, it chooses one and ignores the other one. Therefore even though you've posted the article twice, only one of them will receive any visitors - and you can't be sure which one will be chosen.
Oh, thank you. Well, is it OK to write on the same topic and use some of the same photos? I'm sure that most of the people on the other site would not bother to look me up on Google!
Yes, that is perfectly okay, but just remember to write the new article differently enough that it doesn't still generate a duplicate content trigger. It won't work if you only change the odd word here and there, you will need to re-write the article. Using the same info and pictures is not a problem at all though.
I think you're misunderstanding how most of these sites work.
If you're just writing for people who are "on" a site, then you won't get many visitors. For instance, there are a few thousand active members of HubPages, but most of them are here to write, not to read. When you first publish a new Hub, your followers will be notified and some other members may notice it, but after that it will get very few visits from other Hubbers (unless you are very, very active in networking).
Also, very few non-members type "HubPages.com" (or Squidoo.com or any other revenue-sharing site) into their browser, and come to the site to browse around. They come to the site because they've searched for something on Google and a Hub has been listed as one of the results. They may browse around other Hubs after that, but they may not.
So if you want more than a handful of visitors to your articles on any of these sites, you need visitors who have found the article on Google. If the article can't be found on Google, it will get virtually no readers.
So you can publish content to HubPages or another site, but not to both.
You can publish your Hubs to other sites, but you must first remove the content from HubPages, otherwise you risk it being moderated as duplicate.
For more information on what is considered duplicate content please visit our Learning Center:
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Mode … te-Content
If you published the hub on Hub Pages and now publish it elsewhere you will get a message next to your hub in the stats - © = Possibly Copied by Someone Else. You won't get flagged for duplicate content I don't think because you published it on Hub Pages first. Regadless, it is not a good idea to publish the hub elsewhere in exactly the same words because when people search for the keywords (the topic) on search engines you never know which link will appear - hub's or other site's. If you want to publish this content on another site I would reword it and maybe provide a link to the hub itself.
No Dearest Blossom, HP will flag your hub for duplicate content on another site. Now you can link it, as long as one can click on it and it takes you back to your Hub here on HubPages, of course. It is a violation otherwise to do so, unless you delete your hub from HubPages. God bless, Faith Reaper
I have moved articles here from my blog, but only with extensive rewriting. It may take a few days, but eventually Hub Pages will catch it. The content should be considerably altered. It is almost easier to completely rewrite.
I'm sorry. Hubpages will not allow you to republish it on other site. Even if it allows you to republish it. Hubpages will automatically detect that it has been republished somewhere else and will send you notice about it. I've already tried it.
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