Are we allowed to use the google translation tool and re-do a hub slightly and repost it as a new hub? I sent one of my articles translated to French and then printed out) to my French niece and she really enjoyed it, so this got me wondering.
According to their terms of service, Hubpages requires hubs to be posted in English. After all, how could they moderate multi-lingual postings without hiring several translators?
A manual translation is tends to be better than Google's Translation Tool anyway. But as has already been said, hubs must be written in English so it is not possible to have a French hub or in any other language.
I have a similar issue in that I want to put a lot of stuff in English and Chinese in my soon (hopefully) to appear inter-cultural website. I have decided to do this in my own website and I am not expecting any of it to labelled duplicate, even direct tranlsations. The hubpages issue means that I can do spin-off and shepharding articles here in English, and some of these will be direct translaitions of the Chinese in the site.
HP only allows English, Triond allows other languages. You can try there. Be aware of duplicate content issue, I an not sure how it would work for two different languages though.
Search engines do not consider translated article to be duplicate content. For example, if you translate an article from English to French and publish both, search engines do not think that you have duplicate content.
I can't find it at the moment, but yesterday I saw that non-English content was no longer allowed on Triond.
by Steve Andrews3 years ago
I have just had someone offer to translate a hub of mine into Polish so it can be posted on Polish sites with a link included to the original English version here. Would this be allowed under HubPage rules about...
by karthu7 years ago
Shakespeare has written many sonnets and you know it is hard to get what he meant.Here is the translation of his sonnets into modern english which anyone can understand...
by Dan Harmon5 years ago
I've received an email through HP requesting permission to translate a hub into Turkish and post it. I am inclined to grant permission (the hub gets little traffic in any case) if a backlink is provided.Would such...
by Nicole Pellegrini2 years ago
I just got hit by a duplicate content unpublishing of one of my articles. For the record, it is my own work which I had originally published on another platform and wanted to relocate here. After deleting the article...
by Fawntia Fowler6 years ago
Lately, a lot of hubs have been published on HubPages that are written in Spanish. Since we only allow English hubs on HubPages, Maddie has to find them and moderate them, which is a lot of work for her. We decided to...
by Aficionada6 years ago
A while ago I checked out one hub of a suspicious writer. I mean by that, a forum post seemed to indicate that the writer was one of the get-rich-quick,...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.