I was moving a hub of mine that is a low performer here over to Squidoo and had as far as I was concerned deleted it here, however, now after republishing it at Squidoo, I have found it has been locked as duplicate content that already exists. If I look in my account files here it says it is deleted and I do not have this posted anywhere else!
I can see this is going to be a new source of problems for me if I decided to move other hubs.
Your hub will exist in Google for a few weeks after you remove it.. you could also have copies out there on the internet if someone had copied it...
Just take a couple of full lines from your hub and search them on google and you will see if it is just your hub (which will eventually vanish) or another copy..
If it is just your hub you can delete it from google using webmaster tools.
It all seems an awful lot of hassle just to attempt to get some traffic for my writings! Thanks for the info! I suppose I have been lucky so far with others I have moved!
I don't know anything about Webmaster Tools or where to find them!
Webmaster Tools is a great thing to explore and learn how to use. Below should get you to the starting point:
This is the link to Google webmaster central . You will need a Google account which you can create.
The hub link given below explains how to link your hubpages subdomain to google webmaster central so that you can keep tabs on your traffic . Also it will provide you with tools to remove your hub from the google results and google webcache .
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/How- … ster-Tools
But prior to that you might need to set up a google analytics account. Link below tells you how to do it .
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/sett … -analytics
If you do not want to link HP and google analytics then you should just request removal of webpage at google webmaster central.
These links might help
http://support.google.com/webmasters/bi … wer=164734
http://support.google.com/webmasters/bi … er=1663660
http://support.google.com/webmasters/bi … er=1663691
Thank you for this info! It seems very complicated to me though. I just tried adding my site and verifying it and it failed. I don't see how I can add the meta tag here anyway if that is what is needed.
That is why you should link your HP subdomain to Google analytics account. Then there is no need to add meta tag .All you have to do is enter the url of your subdomain in webmaster central and your subdomain will be verified. Under optimization you can request for removal of url in your sub domain .
Alternately you can just wait for some time and your deleted hub might disappear from google results
Also if you do find copies, you can still file a DMCA using the wayback machine.
Izzy, I am so fed up of having to do this for hubs on my other sites and I just had one guy being rude about it and, after taking down my stolen work, posting on his blog saying "has the spirit of friendship between bloggers become extinct?" I just answered that saying I am just trying to make some money and have had enough!
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