Can I take a previously published blog post and turn it into an article on Hubpages. Basically, can I refurbish a popular blog post and turn it into an article? Thx!
To do this you would have to delete the original article and wait until it is de indexed by Google. Update it perhaps with a new title, different photos, etc and then maybe you can post it here. However, while you are waiting for it to clear the indexing, anybody can copy and publish it. Then, you'd lose it completely.
Best advice is to write about the same topic but start fresh and try not to use the same wordage when writing the hub.
TT2, if it's on a blog then it's very unlikely that it's been copied by anyone. It's always worth checking of course, if (as the OP says) the blog post was very popular.
HubPages and other large sites are targets for article thieves because they are SO large. Thieves don't bother searching through hundreds of small blogs, because they can come straight to HubPages and find dozens of articles on any subject they want.
Didn't know that. Thanks for the info.
Yes you can, provided it's been deleted from the blog at least a week ago.
My only caution would be that Hubs are generally much, much longer than the average blog post. Hubs should be at least 800 words long and ideally, you should aim for the "sweet spot" at 1,500 words. And you don't want to achieve that goal by padding out a blog post with waffle, you want it to be good information.
You can't submit anything that already exists on the web, even if you are the copyright owner. The duplicate content filter will catch it and it will be rejected. Your refurbishing would have to be so extensive that very little of the original post remained.
If the post no longer exists online you can use all or parts of it here, as long as you are the copyright owner and no other agreements prevent it, of course.
You could always write an new article about the same topic. You've already done the research, so it should be easy enough.
Duplicate content (even if refurbished) is not acceptable by anyone! because the same topic has been discussed before and with edit and customize will not offer anything new. So that's why it's useless
by Christy Kirwan2 years ago
Hi there, friends! Check out yesterday's blog post for the latest on HubPro plus tips on doing your own HubPro-style edits for those who are not yet eligible. Happy Hubbing!
by ryankett6 years ago
Right, so I've ultimately decided that I am going to start working towards adapting my 722 Hubpages to the requirements / suggestions set out in the Ren's blog post. The Hubpages team are going to have a better idea as...
by Jyoti Kothari9 years ago
Yesterday I had seen notice of duplicate content in my hub "Why Americans are in Financial Problem? Part I" that really worried me. This article has been in the first page of google and yahoo search for a very...
by Isabella Snow10 years ago
What's the hubpages view on copying free license text and passing it off as your own?Even if quoted, its duplicate content.. which I'm sure would be penalized.. but is it acceptable to do it in the first place?I was...
by Sherri6 years ago
If so, then please point me to it.
by rbe06 years ago
I awoke today to find that my 100% original work entitled, "A Forever Expanding Circle as an Analogy for Existence" was marked as DUPLICATE and had subsequently been UNPUBLISHED by hubpages.Is this because I...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.