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What percent of a hub should be original to avoid duplicate content?

  1. scottyy11 profile image56
    scottyy11posted 8 years ago

    i was thinking about adding a few blurbs off another article will this cause a dupe flag?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I guess it all depends if you wrote the other article or not. I don't think a few quotes will get you a dupe flag. I got one for reprinting a speech so I just used some quotes from it instead of the whole speech.

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    HubPages has never revealed the exact percentage that triggers a duplicate flag, as they are really trying to encourage all original content.  You'll find out if you include too much.

  3. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Just do it.

    Don't include any outbound links to start with, and you should be fine.

    The flag is just a warning. It's not permanent. If you don't get the warning within 24 hours it should be fine. But if you have outbound links on the page you'll also trip the Overly Promotional flag. So add them after it seems that you're clear so as not to confuse matters.

  4. LondonGirl profile image84
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    I've quoted chunks of poems and speeches in hubs, and not had any trouble.

  5. scottyy11 profile image56
    scottyy11posted 8 years ago

    thanks for answers, sometimes i just have a list, paragraph or chart i think would be relevant.