I have never had this happen to me but I noticed today that I had a hub unpublished because of duplicate content it says... The written content in the hub is NOT duplicate. I wrote it myself. It does have photos in it that are probably other places like Pinterest etc... but this has never been an issue before. Can a hub be marked duplicate for photos? If anyone can shed some light on what is going on here, I would sure appreciate it
If the text shows up anywhere else online it's considered duplicate - even if you wrote it elsewhere too.
The other possibility is someone stole your work and posted it on another website. You might do a Google search for some key phrases and see if you can find it and ask them to take it down. (If they refuse, you can contact their web host and most will disable their website if they don't take down the duplicated material.)
Thank you for the reply.. I only write here at HubPages so it's not because it's written somewhere else or at least not by me it isn't written anywhere else. I did try and search Google for parts of my hub to see if it comes up but so far I've had no luck finding anything. I guess I'll keep looking. Thank you for your help.
You could try checking a section of your hub on a site like Copyscape to see if it reveals any duplicates of your work.
Oh, that's a great idea. So that is what Copyscape is.... will definitely give that a try. Thank you!
Shoot! I went to Copyscape but it said something about the maximum number of scans per month had been reached from this site... I guess they only allow a certain number of scans from HubPages each month. Oh well, it was worth a try anyway.
Sorry Jamie, I never knew it was calculated like that. I thought it was based on individual search.
Oh, don't apologize.. it's not your fault.. I'm just grateful you suggested it. It seems like it's a bit unfair for it to be calculated like that.. I mean, it's not really fair use but it was at least worth a try and know we know. Thank you again for your help. I've emailed HP staff.. I'm hoping to hear back from them about it. I just don't get what is going on.
Thank you so much for your help... I had searched for a while yesterday and found no duplicates either. I really feel like it must be marked duplicate by mistake. I've been writing here for 2 years and have never had this happen. I hope HP Staff gets back to me soon. This is stressing me out.
I just wanted to let you guys know that I just received an email from HP saying the hub has been cleared for publication and republished but with no explanation about why this happened. I guess it was a mistake. Anyway, just wanted to let you all know and thank you all again for your help
I'm pleased that it is back up again... but of course, factually it should never have been ripped down for that anyway! I hate that we are expected to accept what appears to be such arrogance without so much of a by your leave.... I hope no one took advantage of your keywords... keep an eye on that sort of thing... it is prevalent... good luck
Thank you Pearl Diver, Yes, I hate that the hub was unpublished.. I had just published it and I fear that people may have come to read it and got the "this page does not exist" page. Also, I know that HubPages takes duplicate content seriously so I'm hoping this does not count against me even though it wasn't my fault. Thanks again for your reply.. best of luck to you as well
I wouldn't worry about HP dinging you for it. I've got a hub that was marked as duplicate over a year ago. Like you, they finally released it, but it still carries the duplicate tag on the stats page. I even questioned it once more a couple of months ago - no problem, ignore the duplication indicator was the answer.
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