If I were to write a Hub about--and featuring--famous quotations, would the quotes trip the duplicate content warning?
More than likely yes. Just get in touch with staff and explain the issue/topic and need for quotes.
Used in context, quoting quotations of famous (or not so famous) people with attribution is not duplicate content. If you wanted to list for example:
and list about 10 of your "favorite" quotations, then it would be fine.
If you wanted to write the all-time most used quotations of a particular person - example Mark Twain, etc. - that is fine.
Duplicate content is when you (or any author) has already posted the same work on another site (or another hub) and you repeat it in a new work.
Famous quotations are not viewed as not duplicate content.
Ah--thank you very much, Rachel! That clarifies it well. I can certainly see the difference, and I kind of thought as much; just thought I'd be sure to play the "CYA" game..... you never know what weird thing is going to trip you up.
Rachael is right and wrong. She's right you're talking about a general definition of duplicate content, but on HubPages it has a particular meaning.
Duplicate content is checked by an automated filter. It will flag a Hub for duplicate content if a substantial amount of the Hub is copied from other sources. That can be several sources, and the automated filter doesn't understand what quote marks are, and it can't read attributions, so those don't help!
The key is that word "substantial". There has to be more original text than quoted content. How much? I don't know, but I'd say the quotes have to be less than a third of the Hub. I seem to recall someone being flagged for a Hub that had a quote about that size.
Look at some of these:
http://hubpages.com/topics/books-litera … yings/5971
If you just copy a collection of quotes that mostly exist together somewhere else, it will be duplicate content even if they come from a few different sources. If you spend considerable time and effort compiling a unique and compelling collection of quotes drawn from many places, and also add some original content to tie it all together you should be fine. You do need to stay within the Fair Use copyright guidelines.
This response helps us all.
Presenting quotes should be done this way "Quote"
Thanks A Lot
I've done several hubs based on quotations, but my own content and provided context for the quotes. Also, the groupings of the quotes were my own. But there is one problem with this type of hub. There are upteen other hubs doing quotes and thousands on the internet.
I don't know but I have a couple of those types of hubs. I did them when I first started out here 4 years ago and they have remained featured.
I've recently published a hub on quotes and definitions of poetry using well known and lesser known poets - including those on HP - mixing the quotes up with my own original content and opinion. Google seem to be ok with this.
I also wrote a hub some time ago which included a letter from a writer to a family member. The whole letter was deemed duplicate so I cut out the bits I didn't need, wrote some original thoughts on that letter, submitted it for publication again and Google were ok.
You need to make sure you 'dilute' quotes already out there with your own original text.
I have a hub about Mark Twain that included many of his quotes, but because they are so well known it triggered a duplicate content warning and I had to delete all but a few quotes to have it restored.
II think we should take duplicate content and similar content in different sense. The first is copyright violation, the second has been published regularly as a topic and is not unique.
When you wish to use quotes in your content search and write about ones that have not been published.
I have a huge problem about what copyscape comes up with as supposed duplicate content.
I have written a few blogs that state it is not original content and yet I had done no research at all because it came from my head and first hand experience so how could it have been duplicated?
Can anyone advise me on this please?
Thank you Diana Harvey
You may have written (In your own Words) what has been written many a times. Some similarity may have crept in. A topic is unique whence no one or very few have written about it, else similarity does creep in. But duplicate content is usually a direct copy so you are bit unlucky.
Have you tried searching on Google yourself to see if you can find the "duplicate"?
Are you sure you absolutely positive you have never published the same article somewhere else before?
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