I posted a hub and was flagged for duplicate content, a large portion seen elsewhere on the web. The only thing I can think of is I went into my hub and revised it because of grammatical issues and republished it in a different category. I went from relationships to inspirational in the poetry category. Is it possible that's what makes it appear as a duplicate?
How do I rememdy that? I already asked the hubpages team but I forgot about the changes inside the hub as well as category switch. Thanks
Changing categories just moves the hub, it does not create a duplicate.
Too much of your content has been determined to not be original. If you can't figure out what that is, you will need to contact the moderators who will explain what they think you have duplicated.
I found the problem with my hub. I used the web to check for duplicate content and I found myself, published on another website, Helium. I have a pen name .I found the poem and of course. I had forgotten I published it. It is under a different title and it was in 2011 that it was published . When I published it for hubpages I edited large amounts but some of the words are of course exactly the same. I notified hubpages. I just wonder how I can use my own work and what to do now. Any ideas?
I'm afraid you are stuck. The only way round it would be to rewrite the poem to such an extent that in effect it becomes a totally new piece.
Of course, the best solution would be to remove the original piece from Helium and publish it here. Unfortunately, Helium is a charlatan site, which steals work from people writing there by refusing to let them delete anything they have ever submitted.
Notifying HubPages isn't going to resolve your issue. The moderators will just wind up pointing out to you that the site guidelines clearly state that even if it is content you wrote, republishing material already present on the web is a duplicate content violation.
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