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Can I Make 2 Hubs out of 1 I had published?

  1. Nare Anthony profile image80
    Nare Anthonyposted 4 years ago

    I have a long hub and would like to separate things. Can I?

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If your hub has been published and you use the same text to make another hub it could be moderated for duplicate content. You may want to add at least three times the information to make it a new hub..
      - copy pasting text may get you into trouble...
      you may have to get your previous hub recrawled by the bots.. after deleting the required text.. I was wondering if it is worth the trouble.. you might as well write a new hub.. IMHO

      1. Nare Anthony profile image80
        Nare Anthonyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I meant to delete the parts from the main hub and use them in another hub.

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, but only once the original content has cleared from the Google cache.

          1. Nare Anthony profile image80
            Nare Anthonyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            How do I know that it is cleared from google cache?

            1. WryLilt profile image87
              WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Put the URL of the hub into Google search and when it pops up in Google results, click on "cache". That will show how Google has saved its latest view of the page.

              1. Nare Anthony profile image80
                Nare Anthonyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                WryLilt Thank you very much.

                1. WryLilt profile image87
                  WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  A quick way to get Google to recrawl the hub once you've removed the extra content is to ping it (free) at Pingler.com

                  1. Joseph041167 profile image60
                    Joseph041167posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    how often are we allowed or would it be wise to reping it? is it advisable to do that as often as you like, what harm could come of it? I am in a hurry to put out several hubs. thanx.

          2. Joseph041167 profile image60
            Joseph041167posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            How long does it take for the original content to clear from the Google Cache?

            1. sofs profile image88
              sofsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Go to webmaster tools and click on HP.  Go to site configuration on  then click crawler access, in crawler access you will find  "remove URl".  paste your URL and it will be removed in hours...

    2. To Start Again profile image84
      To Start Againposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Something to consider when making a two part hub, aside from what has already been discussed, is that you want to make sure both parts flow nicely with each other and you have enough info in both to be a decent length/good standalone hub. Treat each hub as just that, a piece that can stand on its own two feet if readers miss out on the other one. Without being repetitive thought wink
      I would make sure to state at the beginning as well as the end that there is a second part to the hub and maybe even give readers an idea of what will be in the next one. Links to the second hub (and vice versa) within the first are also a great tool to use.

  2. Polly C profile image87
    Polly Cposted 4 years ago

    I have republished several hubs from one account to another with no problems, some up to five months ago with no comeback smile

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Polly, I guess the implementation of  these rules for duplicate content wasn't so strict earlier... and you seem to have got away with that smile

      1. Polly C profile image87
        Polly Cposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I first deleted the original before republishing though, so didn't have duplicate content - is that not ok to do that then?

        1. sofs profile image88
          sofsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Ha! Now you say that... Yes, that was the right thing to do...to avoid being slapped with duplicate content warnings.. smile  Have a lovely day smile

  3. Journey * profile image88
    Journey *posted 4 years ago

    Hi, I think Nare Anthony might be ok if she makes sure to unpublish the first hub and perhaps even leave it unpublished for a few days. You can do all the separating in drafts before republishing.

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      In that case she may not be able to use the same URL...
      Me thinks ... all this would depend on how long the original hub is and how much text would be drawn from that to the other hub...
      Personally speaking, I would rather leave things as they are and write another hub.. that is my opinion of course.

    2. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      All she needs to do is remove the content for the second hub from the first hub. She doesn't need to unpublish anything, as republishing the first hub would remove all content.

      As long as Google sees that the duplicate content is gone (once they recrawl the hub) it'll be fine.

      1. Nare Anthony profile image80
        Nare Anthonyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Very sensible answer. Thank you smile

  4. Joseph041167 profile image60
    Joseph041167posted 4 years ago

    hey yaw'll, i am fixing to try all of this out. I had this "paper" which is what I call Hubs, that was becoming an epic novel, with all kinds of branches and tentacles. I decided to break it up. I left 90% of the material hidden to the viewer. All of that material is going into new hubs, several. I plan to delete it out of the original hub after copying it elsewhere into the new hubs. I am worried about getting flagged for duplicate content. I am going to try, perhaps, these steps. How long does it take for the cache to clear, or the hub to be recrawled, on it's own? do I have anything to worry about? Thanx.

 
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