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A hub included in an Ebook

  1. Thelma Alberts profile image81
    Thelma Albertsposted 2 weeks ago

    Hello Guys! I need your advice. I have just read a message from Ireland asking me if they can include my hub Advice on Moving to and from Ireland in their ebook especially  made for Filipinos. I want to but I am not yet sure if I am allowed to do that as it might be a duplicate from my hub here at Hubpages.  Is there something I want to know if in case I would  allow them to put it on their ebook. Please share your experiences and your advice. Thank you.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
      Christy Kirwanposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      You can't publish anywhere it will be available online to be indexed by search engines because this will cause duplicate content issues (meaning Google will see the copy as stolen and potentially penalize any site it appears on other than here at HP). But if the ebook requires purchasing to read and/or is simply not made available to Google and other search engines, it shouldn't cause any issues.

      1. Thelma Alberts profile image81
        Thelma Albertsposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thank you very much Christy for the heads up. That was what I thought. Have a nice day.

    2. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
      LuisEGonzalezposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      You can use any article published on HP or anywhere else for that matter in an ebook. Even if you are giving the ebook freely. It cannot be considered a duplicate unless it is published on a platform similar to HP

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

        Luis:  I think you need to read Kristy's response as it directly opposes yours.  I have been told what you advised by others here, but have never thought it would be wise to do.  Google is Google, so anything online can be seen by them.  My gut tells me Kristy is correct.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image93
          DrMark1961posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

          I published one of my articles about dog breeds on my blog since I thought I had deleted it already from HP. I had not, and I am pretty sure Google penalized my blog because of that. I am not sure of course but....
          I think you are right and Kristy┬┤s advice in this area is correct.

        2. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
          LuisEGonzalezposted 13 days ago in reply to this

          I have over three hundred articles from HP on my ebooks and I have never had an issue with Google. However, and I don't know or think it matters, my ebooks are not free.

  2. Glenis Rix profile image84
    Glenis Rixposted 2 weeks ago

    I believe that anything that you publish on Hubpages can't be published elsewhere at the same time.

    1. Thelma Alberts profile image81
      Thelma Albertsposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      Yes, I  thought about that Glenis. That is why I  was not sure if I allow it to be published elsewhere other than in HP. Thanks and have a nice day.

  3. Julie Nou profile image84
    Julie Nouposted 2 weeks ago

    Duplication is not an issue as long as it is properly credited. At first, google may see it as duplicate, but when they manually check that there's proper accreditation (meaning with your name and source url), they would lift the penalty (if they would in the first place). However though, if you are not aware of syndication, news or not, like press releases, it is not entirely against Google's policy, seeing these sites that are syndicating articles word-for-word, aren't penalized as well. How do I know? I am an SEO analyst and I have a lifehack account where my articles are syndicated without my control - well, Lifehack hasn't been penalized at all! An ebook also is a good exposure.

    If you are too concern still (probably you don't wanna break the rules of Hubpages), then you can tell that someone who approached you to rewrite/re-word your article and you can still ask for a link back or copyright your name. But the thing is, it may not work; this person might've been too lazy to write his own article, otherwise why bother asking your permission to use your article. He could've just rewrite using your article and brand it to himself.

    Hope that clears or helps out...

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

      Sorry, but this is not god advice, regardless of the personal experiences you have had.  HP's rules state that you must produce original content here.  Google penalizes duplicate content, aka, work you have written that appears elsewhere on the internet.   You can ask for a link back to your work, but you cannot simply allow someone else to publish it online.  It's pretty simple, really.

  4. Julie Nou profile image84
    Julie Nouposted 13 days ago

    It is not personal experiences; It is the fact. Go and ask around big SEO company people or individual icons. Google doesn't penalize syndicated content, and especially if it has proper accreditation.

    And even if it's just personal experience, well, there you have it - a proof that Google don't penalize if they see duplicated content. Aside from that, I have blogs that partially copies some sentences and both websites (the source and my site) are alive and healthy and wasn't de-indexed.

    You are merely going along among the assumption of the vast majority and all the BS info they come up.  Matt Cutts from Google says "I would not stress about that" (See the video here: http://searchengineland.com/googles-mat … mmy-167459)

    And here's a more recent info for 2016 about duplicated content. Watch the video also, just scroll down a little bit: http://www.hobo-web.co.uk/duplicate-content-problems/

    I guess it is more of a Hubpages thing that you are concerned about more than a Google thing.

    Also, if the ebook is not going to be published online, why fret out?