I have some articles published on my own blogs that I feel will do better on HubPages. I may combine two articles into one hub in some cases though. I don't want to run into 'duplicate content' issues so please can someone advise 1) if it is allowed and 2) if so, how to do it correctly to avoid any problems. Thank you.
You are correct. Hubpages has an automated check that looks for duplicate content. If it is detected anywhere on the web, your hub would be flagged and won't be published. The way to avoid it is to take down your blog and wait a few days before attempting to publish it on Hubpages.
It rather depends on how often your blog gets crawled.
If you're not getting a lot of traffic and/or Google doesn't visit that often you might want to wait more than a few days.
Take a look at how your blog is performing on Google (dashboard/analytics etc) and you should be able to work out how long to wait
You can speed up the search engine removal process by requesting its removal. It then usually only takes 24 hours to remove articles from the internet enabling you to transfer them the next day.
Copy your link.
Unpublish your article and then put the link into these two for removal.
https://support.google.com/legal/troubl … 4905?hl=en
https://www.bing.com/webmaster/tools/co … al?rflid=1
You can also check back to see when or if it is removed.
Follow the following steps:
1- Copy your articles from your blog into your computer.
2- Now remove that copied articles from your blog.
3- Now wait until it removed from google search results, you can verify it by typing your article link in the search bar.
4- When it removed from the google search (it normally take 2 -3 weeks to get removed from google search) publish your saved articles on the Hubpages.
Good luck :-)
Another thing to consider is to make sure no one has lifted that content and published it elsewhere too. If you get your content scraped that can also cause an issue. Check for any duplicates and place any DMCA infringement notices if you find any unauthorized copies. Not likely, but it does happen. I know a lot of my hubs get scraped and I have to hunt down plagiarists a lot. I've had my own blogs/sites scraped too - so that's why I mentioned it Not trying to further complicate your life lol.
You'd have to remove those particular articles from your site. You can de-index them through Google Webmaster Tools (if you have Webmaster Tools connected to your site). It's simple to get the articles de-indexed this way, usually takes about a day. If you don't use Webmaster Tools, you'll have to wait for the articles to get de-indexed. In which case, you have to keep checking it by Googling the articles and seeing if they are still in search results.
Thank you so much, yes - I have webmaster tools so that should be quite straightforward - I am assuming that once I take them off my site and ask for them to be removed in webmater tools, they will also disappear from other search engines and not cause a problem on hubpages with duplicate content?
That option was removed when the subdomains were changed.
If you log into your account via Google Search Console you'll find zero live hub pages
She can do it for her own site if it's connected to WMT. She's talking about posting her own blog articles to HP.
It is better to unpublish the content from one site and publish it on the other after a week or so. Hubpages itself will not publish the duplicate content and will warn you of banning the account. So be careful and good luck.
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