My latest Hub published 2 days back How to be a Good Girlfriend to your Boyfriend was unpublished and later reviewed and re-published.
Problem: Duplicate content, including:
* Text that was previously published on another site, even if you wrote the text or retain the copyright.
* Text that already appears in whole or large part on HubPages.
* Text copied from multiple sources.
* Substantial similarity to another work. This includes close paraphrasing, among other forms of misappropriation or copying of content
Repeatedly attempting to publish duplicate content on HubPages will result in the closing of your HubPages account.
I panicked and felt humiliated. I checked to see if anyone had copied the Hub and published anywhere else. But could not find any such duplication. As I was sure that I did not copy anyone's content, I wrote to HubPages and they re-published the Hub saying, 'We apologize for the error. This Hub has been republished and certified original so it won't be unpublished for duplicate content again'. Now a red colored Note appears in my Hub which reads, 'CERTIFIED ORIGINAL: This Hub has been granted an exception and is no longer considered by HubPages to be duplicated'. Though I only can see it, it makes me feel as if someone has done some favor on me publishing my Original Content.
I am not blaming HubPages for their automatic content alerts, But I would really like to know why my Hub triggered a 'Duplicate Content' alert so that I can be careful in future. I would be grateful if my fellow Hubbers could have a look at the Hub in Question and let me know what you think.
Is this the first time you have gotton this violation in your three years on HP. If so you are very lucky. I am going over to your profile now to read some hubs.
The duplicate content filters are automated. It's possible for original content to use so many of the same words and phrases that from a computer point of view, the text reads as not being original. That's why if you really think a Hub has been marked duplicate in error, you contact admin, and they do a manual review.
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