I've recently hired an article writer to produce a bunch of content to help with search engine promotion of a couple of websites.
I've uploaded some of these articles as my own hubs, and although they haven't reached a high 'score' yet, I'm hoping they'll benefit my sites and provide a nice boost to my rankings in the long-term. I consider all the articles to be of good quality etc.
Just wondering, has anyone does a similar kind of thing and did it make any difference?
(Oh, and 'Hi')
Hi, Bud. I think most people prefer to write their own content. Earnings grow rather slowly here, especially if you are just getting started.
If you are paying for content, it might take a long time to cover the cost. Are you paying for exclusive original content with all rights assigned to you?
If so, professional writers will be charging accordingly. If you don't have full ownership, the material might be posted elsewhere which will bring you a penalty of using duplicate content.
I do not know of others who do this, but there might be some. If some do, I doubt that many talk about it.
I agree, writing your own hubs is probably suited to hubpages and that's part what makes it so popular. It was more of an experiment I guess - just to see if they make any impact.
I do own all rights to the content so it wont be appearing anywhere else (with my permission) - that said, I'm not entirely convinced that the duplicate content penalty exists but I guess that's another discussion
I'm not entirely convinced that the duplicate content penalty exists but I guess that's another discussion
That's good, because I've already copied all of your articles and pasted them onto hundreds of other sites.
Weird seeing you in the forums dude.
The duplicate content penalty is very real.
It has cost me thousands over the years, cheapshot spammers stealing my content trying and failing to make a quick buck by putting my high ranking articles on their own sites. In the end though all that happens is both the articles get dropped from the rankings.
I have hired writers of my own (with varying success) to keep some of my sites up to date, it tends to vary in returns though. I would not buy content for Hubpages, Hubpages actually makes things so easy it leaves plenty of time for doing what I love!
I would strongly suggest writing your own stuff for Hubpages, it is a great platform that shouldn't be wasted!
Hey thisisoli, I should have chosen my words more carefully I guess. I agree that there is a penalty that affects mass duplication of content, where articles/content are syndicated across multiple websites - but in general I don't think the average content writer should be overly worried.
On one of the sites I own, I rank highly (1st to 3rd) for many keyword combinations and have retained these positions despite having the entire page content duplicated (by other people on different domains) multiple times (in some instances 30-40+).
I also see wikipedia scrapers ranking reasonably highly for certain keyword combinations.
What exactly cost you thousands?
I have had a gadget website and a celebrity website that were both cloned repeatedly. Each of these was earning me a decent amount, both of which faded in to nothing even though I tried desperately to keep them afloat.
I have also had a myriad of other sites and articles that have dropped due to clones.
Duplicate contents have penalty in hubpages. Even if you post your own Hubpages articles in other web sites.
I never used any content writer for writing my hubs. (Answering to original question) and do not know any one who is doing so.
As Rochelle said, if they are they probably won't be talking about it which I think is probably true - there are bound to be some here as it's one of the most common/proven search engine promotion techniques.
Are you saying that hubpages punish people for placing their articles on other sites?
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