I want to delete a hub, rework it for better keywords and then publish it again. The hub text will remain pretty much intact, except for inserting the keywords into select capsules and adding a few new paragraphs.
Will the “new” hub get flagged as “duplicate content?”
I’d normally just edit the hub, but I want to work the new keywords into the URL. It’s my understanding that you can’t change the URL, right?
Why delete and not just use the edit function?
I want to work a new keyword phrase into the URL. The URL can't be changed. So I need to submit the Hub under a new URL. That creates two hubs with basically the same content. So the first Hub must be deleted or the second hub gets flagged as duplicate. So the question becomes: Will the second Hub be flagged as duplicate content?
Hope I'm making sense.
ya i think kidgas is right.i agree with him
As long as it is your own hub I don't see any problem. Even if the automatic dupe flag is raised, it can be cleared manually by mods per your request.
Was the content duplicate content before you decided to pull it down to rework it for keywords?
If so, then posting it will keep it duplicate content, regardless of keywords.
If you are worried that when you delete your hub, and HubPages removes it completely from the system. You might consider waiting a few days before republishing same or exact wording. That could trigger "duplicate content" tag.
Give Google time to de-index your hub as well. I would say a week, but then again, I'm new to the inner workings of Google and other search engines.
I hope that helped.
Btw- Yes you are correct, you cannot change the URL once it's in place.
Maybe wait a week before publishing the new hub, it won't really harm you in the long run though.
I've done it for sure after I realized something I wrote completely sucked or the title tag wasn't what I really wanted it to be. I usually would copy, paste, change stuff around to make it less duplicate, save unpublished, and then delete my previous other "similar" hub, reposting even a couple hours later...not saying this is the best way, just how I've done it. I didn't really care too much...
Write new hub and save unpublished, delete old hub, wait a few days, and publish saved hub.
Well, I think , The re-editing of a hub should never create problem as far as duplication is considered, because re-edited hub lies under the same URL ang google do not compare two written pieces with the same url for dulication checking. Problem only arises when two different URL contain same material.
So when we edit a hub basically we are just fine-tuning it and posting it under the same URL. HOw google can take us our ability to fine-tune our own webpages!
If I am wrong please correct me
Sorry being a bit off-target, Links to our hubs placed in the comments on different websites or blogs are counted as backlinks or not ???
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