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HubPages keeps hitting me with Duplicate content on my very 1st Hub

  1. preferred profile image60
    preferredposted 4 years ago

    Hi, I wrote my first hub and finally published it last night. It "This Hub needs to be revised before it can be published"
    So I revised it, and got the same message, I revised it and revised it and still the same message so I reduced the size of the article to around 10% of the original size and revised it again and I just looked and it still says Duplicate content.

    This was originally written by me but since I've re-written this in my own words so many times in as many variations I can think of I to please hub pages, I now do not know what to do.

    Can someone please advise me? This is something I really wanted to write about on hub pages.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image94
      Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We cannot see it to help you.  Only HP staff can tell you what is wrong.  Contact them. smile


    2. mary615 profile image94
      mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You could try asking in the forum "Need Help?  Ask here".  There has to be a reason.  You could email HubPages team directly and ask.  I'd to the forum first if it were me.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So I think what you're saying is, you have written about this subject elsewhere on the internet, and you're now trying to rewrite it for HubPages?

      First just to clarify - HubPages does not allow duplicate content, even if the original was written by you.  This is not about plagiarism, it's about uniqueness. 

      Second - are you quoting anything in the article?  Even one identical paragraph can catch you out.

  2. preferred profile image60
    preferredposted 4 years ago

    Ok, I'd like to try to contact staff but not sure how to. I thought this was the forum. sorry, I must be in the wrong place.

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    If it is flagged as duplicate a lot of it appears somewhere else.  I would suggest Googling to understand where.

  4. preferred profile image60
    preferredposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the advice psycheskinner, I'll look but there's no way this will appear anywhere else as many times as I've revised it. It does say it can take up to 72 hrs to get approval after marked as duplicate so I'm waiting the 72 hrs out, then if no approval, I will attempt to contact someone in support to find out what exactly is going on and if they can show me anything at all that's duplicate content from another source.

    1. Jason Menayan profile image60
      Jason Menayanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "Submitted for Publication" means that the moderation team will have a look in the next day or so, and will publish it if it meets our rules. Thank you for your patience.

      I strongly suggest removing that bit at the beginning saying you were the author of the content of the Hub, since readers will find that irrelevant and distracting, and it might very well prevent your Hub from being published.

    2. Living Well Now profile image79
      Living Well Nowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If you're rewrite is done and you've submitted your hub for publication, the title  will appear as green until it's accepted for publication. Your hub will be checked for duplicate content and if it passes, it will be published.

  5. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    You can also rerun the scan (bottom of accounts age) and see if the warning goes away or not.

  6. preferred profile image60
    preferredposted 4 years ago

    Thanks everyone for the pointers.

    Marisa, I never said I wrote this content elsewhere on the internet and am trying to rewrite it for hubpages. Sorry I didn't make myself clear. It is original content that I wrote. I've reduced the size of the hub so small that it should be really easy to check for originality so hopefully they will approve it within the next 24 hrs.

    How long does it typically take for approval?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's why I asked, I wasn't quite sure what you meant.

      Size won't make any difference - they have automated ways of checking. Since longer Hubs do better, I'd recommend pasting the deleted sections back in (assuming they're not quoted from elsewhere).

  7. preferred profile image60
    preferredposted 4 years ago

    Hi Psycheskinner, I took your advice and did a manual scan. In a nutshell it said "Our automated filter has detected violations" and the violations are listed at the bottom of the scan but at the bottom of the scan it says "no violations found" So I think I just need to go ahead and contact the hub help team lol. Here's a copy and paste of what It showed.

    "Probable rule violations on your Hubs

    Our automated filter has detected violations among your Hubs, which are listed below. We strongly suggest examining each Hub and fixing any problems that you might have, so that your Hubs are not unpublished by our moderation team. Clicking the yellow warning in each Hub's author center (the black box at top of each of your Hubs that only you can see) might provide additional helpful information.

    Please note:

    This is not necessarily a complete list of potential violations that might result in moderating your Hubs. There are violations that our automated filter can not detect, but which can still trigger a moderator to unpublish a Hub upon review.
    Because the potential violations were detected by our automated filter, it is possible (but rare) that a detected possible violation might not, in fact, be in violation of our rules. If you have reviewed our rules carefully and are certain that your Hub does not violate them, then please contact us.
    We encourage you to review our Terms of Use and the Publishing Policies section of our FAQ. If, after reviewing these, you still have questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Hub Violations (last checked: 26 seconds ago)
    No violations found. You can recheck your hubs for violations here."

  8. webclinician profile image60
    webclinicianposted 4 years ago

    Look at copyscape. Also google plagiarism checker.
    They will tell you which part of your content can be already circulating around the net.