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Declining my content

  1. Mhermann profile image61
    Mhermannposted 17 months ago

    So, hubpages has been sending me emails REPEATEDLY this morning saying that my content has been seen on other sites.

    Now, let's be clear. Since I have NO contact with hubpages or the editor, I'm doing what I need to do to provide for my family.

    Hubpages is NOT paying me for any of this origianl content or work so I don't think it's fair for hubpages to threaten me with banning me from their site.....

    1. Kylyssa profile image95
      Kylyssaposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      HubPages doesn't accept duplicate content because it doesn't pay to host duplicate content.

      Why not just write new things to post on HubPages or not bother with HubPages in the first place? The rules specifically state you are not to post content you've posted elsewhere. They can't profitably host content they can't sell ads on because other people are already selling ads on it elsewhere. Also, Google downgrades sites that contain duplicate content if those sites are not the original origin of the content.

    2. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 17 months ago in reply to this

      From the Terms and Conditions of using the site:


    3. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Hubpages is trying to help you keep that material published.  If you don't want those emails turn off the notifications and they will only appear in your account listing to deal with when/if you want.  I have my email notifications all turned off because I prefer to just get to it when I have time.

    4. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      By signing up to use the HubPages site, you accepted a complicated business contract of theirs, called the Terms Of Use.

      According to that user agreement, you said you understood all their  guidelines and would abide by all their conditions of using the site, and that HubPages was within their legal rights to take whatever actions they deemed necessary if your account violated any content rules.

    5. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      By signing up to HubPages, you agreed to their terms and conditions.  One of those conditions is that you will post ONLY content you have not published elsewhere.   That's just a fact.

      Besides, posting the exact same article on several websites is an old trick that used to work once upon a time, but doesn't work now.  You will still see "experts" advising you to do it, but if you look at the date of the article, you'll find it's a couple of years old (either that, or they are fake experts!).

      The reason it's a waste of time is that to make money, you need Google to include the article in search results.   When Google sees two identical articles, it picks one and ignores the other - so even if you have the same article on four different sites, Google will pick only one of them.   I'm sure you've noticed that different sites pay at different levels - so if you're unlucky and Google picks the lowest-paying of those sites, you've just lost yourself income.

      So, work out where you earn best, write original articles there and don't waste time duplicating them elsewhere.  If you want to create backlinks to those articles, create new articles don't copy existing ones.

  2. janesix profile image74
    janesixposted 17 months ago

    I think it's fair.

  3. colorfulone profile image88
    colorfuloneposted 17 months ago

    HubPages has the right to ban anyone from the site if they do not follow the rules. I would take it very seriously if I got a warning from HubPages by email giving me a heads up about my content.

  4. paradigm search profile image80
    paradigm searchposted 17 months ago

    Duplicate content means one is competing against oneself. And Google might end up deciding to hate one or more of the locations where you are posting it, thus essentially declining to index one or more of your entire accounts or websites.

    And my above statement is absolutely, totally, and 100% false. Just ask anybody that keeps having to file DMCA's day after day after day...

    Hark! I think I'm bored today... big_smile

  5. Indianstudent profile image60
    Indianstudentposted 17 months ago

    I had the same issue, even my content was original

  6. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 17 months ago

    Two issues here.  1) Are you posting duplicate content? Or 2), are the emails telling you someone has stolen and copied your original content?

    If you are being advised your original content has been copied elsewhere, you should be grateful for the email. You can lodge DMCAs to protect your work.

    If you are posting duplicate content (either written by yourself or someone else), you are breaking the rules.

    Either way, I think the email sounds justified.