The Meaning of this Warning: My Writing on Hubpages is Duplicate
Duplicate Content is Bad for Business
The answer to the question "Why is there a red word duplicate under one of my published hubs?" Is that you copied your own content on more than one website. You also either expanded on it but not enough. More importantly to Google and other search engines the writer had the same content on many different websites. Google has made it clear that duplicate content is a big mistake and if you want to earn money then you should not be lazy and cut and paste your content on another site.
Does duplicating content really a huge factor in quality? Will it change your earnings? Should you care about it?
It does matter. To many websites and to search engines, and also your potential readers. You want to earn more money and increase some income? You are smart enough to write and think of another part to the topic you have written about on your blog.
the biggest effect is less traffic and by default less money. The more traffic you can get on an original content hub,The more people are likely to give positive feedback and this can get a career in writing or on hub pages moving. So what is duplicate content then?
Duplicate content is a flag on hub pages that a writer of a hub will get when the hub has much of its content from another source. For example copying a portion of a blog you wrote would be duplicate content as someone would be able to find it elsewhere on the web, it was published sooner on a blog you wrote than on a hub. Make sense?
So how do you write original content? simple, I like to play what if games, if something happened to A what would happen to B? I'll compare something with something else, I'll answer a request (see answer section) I'll look in the Idea bank in my account.
Because there are a lot of ways to paste comments to a hub without getting the dreaded red mark on your hub, add more comments, show some insight, make it user friendly, with links and polls, but write different content. Also, duplicate content is not allowed here.
This will help but it's the content we need to think about. What is the right percentage?
The number factor in duplicate content-- it is all about Precentages
In terms of percentages I'll use a low number that everyone can understand 100 words; ( Don't write such a short hub, you'll get flagged for something else-- too short! a good hub has at least 400 words) Also, a hub is a website and not a blog, so something with 800 words is just right.
I go with the no more than 30% should be copied content, if that. So in other words: 30 words or LESS out of the 100 words you write can be found somewhere else. Especially not on a blog or website you have. There is also copyright issues, such as when you post parts of it on a website, say like e-zine articles, where people can use your work-- provided the link is retained-- which is your content?
Also think of this way, if you want people to go to your blog or website, what happens if they see the same content there? Well, they certainly won't go to hub pages or worse, to your blog that you've worked so hard on right?
So best idea: If it's something you want people to read, make it original, and take some time to write it. In the long run it will do two things for you: Increase your traffic and make some money for you. The fact that most website will not allow you to have duplicate content on them only proves that they see the point of original content being the most important thing to consider.
Writing Hubs is similar to Blogging, the more original content you have the better your traffic and potential for other things increases.
Duplicate Content? Do You Understand?
that Google Factor
Notice that your websites which have a lot of duplicate content don't seem to be doing as good, they have less traffic and their earnings are lower? Or the duplicate content you've got (or have found copied content of your work) isn't getting traffic-- that is the Google Panda factor at work and it will take your income away. We are not talking about simply one fine hub, but all of your hubs which have to have some sort of value to your readers. The ones who come from the search engines are the most important. To make money you need to get rid of duplicate content. You also need to publish quality content, which means going back and improving your writing.
It may not seem like much, but there is a Google factor. The search engine changed its formula and content is once again the most powerful factor. Not only that if your content is duplicate this is even worse in the eyes of Google. (as it is now on hubpages.)
The Google factor should not be your only reason for avoiding duplicate content, but also you will make more money online with original content than you would with duplicate content.
To your success.