So I'm in the process of prettifying my (lens)hubs, and when I went in to edit one of them, I saw the message: "A Hub with an earlier publication date already used this title." at the top.
I found the other hub that has the same title, and it's quite thin (in fact, it's not featured).
Will there be adverse consequences for my hub if I keep the current title?
If your title directly reflects the content of your Hub and represents the terms people are likely searching for, there shouldn't be any downside to keeping it. If your Hub is better, it will likely rank higher than the other one in search engines, so you should have nothing to worry about.
Well, if the one that has the same title is not doing good/well, then chances are -- yours might/will perform better than that. I think it's okay to have the same or similar titles. Content/body is what matters after all.
I've run into this. I asked about it and was told it was up to me if I wanted to change it. Since the title matched my URL, I left it as it was. You're OK and you can make the decision to keep it or change it.
joanhall, I think you have raised a good issue here. I feel same when look for titles or a heading for my articles. And, sure on hubpages rules are like that duplicacy is not accepted. Yes, try a title with more words included in it. Or, may be a synonym would work wonders. I try this formula a lot.
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