When I am hopping hubs and the content looks spun I often cut and paste a few paragraphs into Google to see if it has just been copied. Often it has been copied from another site. However I often find a Hubpages hub, my question is, is the content I am hopping already published and the Hub I find is the published version of the one I am hopping and published hubs are hopped and rechecked? Or is it that someone has just cut and pasted the content from a published hub? If you can understand my question and answer it that would be excellent!
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Ah Ok, I though the hub hopper was the quality check before it was published.
When you are hopping hubs it does not show the authors username so I cannot check to see if it is the same person.
You know, I was just noticing that. I haven't been on the hopper in too long, I guess. In that case if you Google the title in quotes, you can still find the author.
This Google authorship thing sounds interesting. About the photo - can you use the photo you have in your HubPages profile, even if it's not a person? And do you have to put your real name in Google plus or can it be your HubPages name?
Ceres, my profile photo cannot be used. That's why I am waiting to take a headshot photo. Name-wise, your name must match your Google+ name. More info at my hub, entitled "How to get more traffic with Google Plus".
Thanks. I'll check out your hub. But I think the restriction on what photo can be used can be a real turn-off to this. Aren't there other people who are not exactly interested in showing a headshot photo of themselves for many different reasons?
Thanks for your reply but this doesn't answer my question.
SpaceShanty, why are you so concerned about other hubbers' work? For all you know, all those hubs are not featured, and the respective authors have already been informed by the moderators accordingly.
I just don't want to flag people pages as copied when it is their work!
I like hopping pages as I find it helps me to be more critical of my own hubs and improve them.
Hi Space Shanty - Please understand that a flag is not a mark against the hub or the hubber. It simply tells a moderator to take a look You don't need to be concerned if it is copied. If it is spun or poorly translated, or low quality, flag & go