Two of my articles have been flagged recently for quoting "too much" from other sources. These quotes have been cut down considerably and sources are ALWAYS given. If I'm going to be censored to this extent there's hardly any point in writing on a topic. It should not be a surprise if something noteworthy gets quoted on a lot of other websites. This is getting to be ridiculous!
Look at it this way. If they are quoted in numerous sites, why would anyone choose to visit your hub to read them? Adding unique content will help everyone in the long run.
If something is quoted on a lot of websites, the search engines don't put much value in it.
I see this a lot here on hubpages both in terms of complaints and as I read hubs. There is a great difference in writing original content and writing a book report type article. I do not necessarily mean you because I have no read the hubs that you refer to. This is very common. If I decide I want to write about a topic that has been written about a lot then I try to make the piece about why this is important to me, why this piece is important to the reader, etc. I try to avoid the he said, she said bit because it has probably already been written. ds
It only means that you need to ADD more creative writing. It's being flagged as duplicate. Write more unique content on the topic, aside from the quotes used and you shouldn't have a problem.
It's called research. It's necessary to quote from people to show that they said the things it's claimed they said. Additional commentary, of course, has to be added.
A rule of thumb for HP is less quotes or copied and more original. You can rewrite your research in your own words. like saying. "According to XYZ, their blah, blah blah is that that that"...rather than direct quotes or copies.
Always remember quotes ARE copied content and HP is not too keen on that. If you are going to be too stiff about changing your tactics then maybe consider another writing outlet.
One way to get around that is to do a snapshot of the text you want to quote and present it in picture form. I have done that at times,
Which brings up another question. Two articles have been resubmitted for publication, one of them six days ago. They're quick to flag them. How long before they review them?
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