I've just placed a short story I wrote many years ago on Hubpages. It's called "The Runaway Auster," and tells of a real life incident which occurred back in 1955. The same story, also written by me, was placed on Google by the Australian Storytellers Guild (of which I was then a member, and with my permission) on Google. It had top billing on Page One of Google then and, I think, still does.
My concern is that Hubpages automatically generated a warning that I had put on 'duplicate content' and it was 'over promotional.' This is certainly not my intent. And as I derive no income - or even intended income - from Hubpages, I cannot see what the problem is.
Please get back to me with your comments i.e. from a 'real' person.
Arthur Thomas Ware - Tusitala Tom.
It will be an automated message. And - "duplicate content" means it is duplicated somewhere else on the Internet - which it is.
Write to team(at)hubpages.com and they will respond.
Hi Tom, If you remove the link at the bottom of the hub the overly promotional flag should go. You're not allowed outbound links on duplicate pages. The duplicate flag will stay however, as it is a copy of another page on the web (even though it's your work).
its ok -
it is duplicate content - but that is allowed
and you get the overly promotional warning for having links on dupe content page
(edit - wow - i type slow- there were no responses when i began..am reading the story)
Thank you, Mark Knowles, Susana and Sunforged, for getting back so quickly. Will delete the link, and leave the rest as is.
I'm just wondering why would an author cannot publish his own work anywhere in the internet, but if you write a book you can sell the same copy to millions of people? If it's not your own work I would say it's wrong. So please tell me if you know the reason why. Like for example if you write an online article, you can sell the same exact article by downloads to anyone who want to buy it, or you can even give it for free to anyone in the internet.
Articles are indexed on google - meaning that if you post the same article on 15 sites on the same topic, then people will get cranky when they're trying to find a new answer and keep coming across the exact same information.
Google realises this and tries to avoid this issue by ranking what it considers the best version of the article highest (for instance if an article was on your blog as well as hubpages, the hubpages version would be first.)
For this reason also, writing sites don't like duplicate - in the end they make less money from them because chances are, the same article somewhere else is making the money instead, because it's older, and google respects age.
So that means if there is a duplicate the first one to publish, even if it's a new blog site it will get google indexed? Let's say first article is submitted in your new site, and second article is submitted in a big site like ezine, will your new website get the indexing?
Because the first one could be the original one.
It is a good idea to re-write the content you are sending to ezine.
It really varies lpeoney, if you backlink your own page you could probably rank higher than the duplicate. It depends on the site it is on, backlinks to it, and lots of other things.
But if you re-write an article you can put a slightly different slant on it, creating a whole new set of keyword opportunities.
Generally, the website with the most authority will rank the best, but if you do backlinking and seo on that particular page you have a chance to out rank it.
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