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From 74 to 0 in 24 hrs

  1. Eric Patnoe profile image79
    Eric Patnoeposted 9 years ago

    From near-prodigy to novice, 0 at that, in 24-48 hrs. How can this happen?

    I noticed on of my hubs has been penalized for "duplicate content" Granted it isn't a fancy recipe, but I stole nothing from anywhere else.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/A_big_pot_of_fl … nd_veggies

    Thanks, Eric

  2. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    Our duplicate content checker is not infallible, particularly when there are a lot of short common phrases as might happen with a recipe.   When you see that penalty appear and your content is original (or you've quoted another site in a reasonable way), you can submit it for further review (just click the learn more link next to the warning).

    1. Eric Patnoe profile image79
      Eric Patnoeposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I did that, but why has my score gone down so drastically? Would it change if I drove more traffic to it?

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Where does this warning show?

      What does it look like?

  3. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    The score went down on the hub where we (falsely) detected duplicate content  As soon as that was cleared up, it should have recovered to normal levels again (it sits at a thoroughly respectable 63 right now).

    The author score is derived primarily from the scores of your individual hubs, so when the hub went down it took your author score with it.

    Traffic is one of the major components of HubScore, so yes more traffic would be likely to raise the score.

    The most common way to get lots of traffic on HubPages is to make your content search engine friendly.  A lot has been written on that topic already, so I'll let other's elaborate.

  4. Eric Patnoe profile image79
    Eric Patnoeposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for your time and explaining it further. Have a good weekend.
    Eric

  5. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    If you are logged in it will appear on the hub just below the EDIT, DELETE, and VIEW STATS buttons.

    1. StuartJ profile image77
      StuartJposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I have had no messages, but I have duplicated my own content. I have wondered if this is a good idea...?

      I have used the same ariticles on both Hubpages and Squidoo, and worse some b*****s have pinched an article I wrote.

      1. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        In general the more something is duplicated the bigger the penalty will be.  If it's just on a couple of sites I wouldn't worry about it.  If you don't see the penalty appear, then it is not affecting your score.  If you do get a penalty and the content is original, just use the review feature and we can clear things up.

        1. StuartJ profile image77
          StuartJposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Paul (sorry to take so long to reply). I hope this hasn't been answered already, but what is the HubPages policy on simply posting information from Wikipedia on a HubPage?

          I see this done occasionally, and it seems to be cheating to me. It's especially irritating if someone doing a similar Hub to yourself gets a higher rating when they have just copy and pasted from Wiki, while you have used original material you have researched and written all on your little ownsome.

  6. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    I just had a hub drop to 3!  It is being called "duplicate content", but I didn't paste from anywhere.  I composed the entire thing myself, even took my own pictures, used a recipe I adapted from my grandma...

    I guess we'll see if the "review" works on this one.

  7. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    Wow...quick review...the score is up in the 80's now.  Crazy.

  8. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    I had a dream last night that all of my hubs were marked down and had low scores!  It was awful.  Only a dream.

  9. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    Well Stuart, if someone is using content from WIKI (or anywhere else), report it as duplicate content with the link to the source.

  10. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Why did someone restart a thread that had been inactive for twelve months?  Nice answer to his question though Eric.

 
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