Dear fellow Hubbers,
as a newbie (int this issue) I'd like to know what I am supposed to do in case I want to transfer my HP articles to my blog.
To begin with, is this allowed?
Do you mean,you want to copy your Hubs on your blog? Or do you mean you want to delete your Hubs and move them to your own blog?
If you wish to delete the Hubs and move them to your own blog, yes that is allowed.
If you wish to copy your Hubs so they appear on your blog and on HubPages at the same time, yes that is allowed but it is not advisable as you will lose traffic to one of them.
To answer the question directly, without questioning your motives etc:
You shouldn't copy your Hub onto your blog. You can if you wish, there is nothing to stop you, but there's no point in that and it'll flag up as "duplicate content" in your account here and Google will "see" it as duplicate content and might not look favourably upon it. But there is nothing (legal or otherwise) to stop you doing this. It'd just be "daft" to do it.
If you wish to delete your Hub and post your information on your blog, again, you can do this.
You own the copyright to your words. What you do with it is up to you.
It's your content and you can do what you like with it - but it's always advisable to only post any content on just one site (no matter what that is).
If you want to move your content off HubPages I suggest you first copy it to an archive. (I copy mine to Evernote and I also "save as a page" using Safari as this gives me a precise copy of the page AFTER it has been deleted from HubPages - with live links to any external sites.)
Once you've got your archive copy, you should then delete the hub from HubPages. It generally takes 24 hours to disappear and you can resurrect it during those 24 hours.
You can then put your content wherever you can do so legitimately eg. on your own blog or website
Hmmm. I guess I should mention you should check to see if any of those hubs have been copied and published elsewhere before deleting them from HP. (You might have thought of this before, but I fear you haven't.)
At the moment, you are the first publisher so you can file DMCAs against plagiarists. However if you delete the hubs and republish them, a thief who stole your work could look to google (particularly adsense) like they were the original author.
So copy a few short unique sentences from each hub and put them into a google search in inverted commas to check your hub is the only search result.
I do it all the time. After a while a thing isn't doing so hot, I hit 'unpublish' then copy/paste it to a blogger blog. Then I delete it from Hubpages.
Nope, I hardly ever make a dime from blogger. But I dislike the idea of deleting something I took the time to write entirely from the internet. Except for those which were truly awful. Some days are better than others.
It's probably literally a positive thing for Hubpages.com whenever someone deletes an unproductive page. But this artificial intelligence thing which we call 'Google,' makes up the rules as it goes along, and so who ever really knows?
I think you're making a big mistake in moving Hubs to Blogger, unless they've actually been unFeatured by HubPages. You're a good writer so it's highly unlikely your 'not so hot' Hubs are hurting your account or HP, so you'd be much better off leaving them where they are.
Like Makingamark, I'd say a specialist blog is a much better bet than HubPages long-term - but if you're going to move a Hub to a generalist blog amongst a random mix of topics, then it'll earn even less than it did on HP so it's a complete waste of time. Ditto if your specialist blog is small and rarely updated - you've got to commit to it to make it work.
In fact if you've got posts on Blogger that haven't done anything, I'd be looking at deleting them and moving them back to HP: new Hubs have a much higher chance of being moved to the niche sites.
A hub can be "unproductive" on HubPages and do very well on another site. HubPages has its own very particular idea about what makes a good article in Google's eyes. In my experience, that's not always the same as what actually makes for a productive article in Google traffic terms in practice.
Also just as HubPages moving hubs to dedicated niche sites has improved their profile, the same principle can work for moving hubs to other sites. Moving clusters of hubs on a theme to any niche site where they now get "more space to breathe" (i.e. not now isolated and 'buried' within Hubpages and swamped by the other topics) can be a very productive exercise.
You cannot have same content on two platforms since they would no longer be unique. The whole exercise is create unique contents to be visible. You can add links of your hubs to your blogs so that blog readers can read your hubs from there.
You can copy your hubs and then delete them. This is okay but why would you do that? Best is to create new content on your blog relevant to its topic.
The reason why you could copy your hubs to another site and then delete them is because they're not getting enough profile and traffic on HubPages.
Some topics do better than others on HubPages - it doesn't generate traffic for every topic. Horses for courses etc.
I guessed right on the content I moved and it is now getting an phenomenal increase in traffic - although that is in part because I also adopted the same strategy as HubPages of putting a number of hubs onto a new niche/very focused website.
I'm not sure how much difference people would see moving one hub to a new site which didn't have an underlying strategy for how it was going to generate traffic re depth of focus and quality of content.
Now that they've removed the ability for readers to comment, (most of my content is featured and one niche' sites), I still want feedback from my readers. I've tried a few things...making a new blog post on my personal site with a different title and then the link to the Hub in the body with a note that they can read and come back to my site to comment. I've tried downloading and uploading them as pdf's so they aren't searchable, changing the title, and making new graphics. I've tried posting the articles as jpeg, again with a new title. I'm frustrated because my articles get a ton of HP traffic...more than before Covid, yet I make a fraction of the monthly income I had before. I honestly don't know what to do because I can't get this kind of traffic to my personal blog. It's a toughie!
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