One of my hubs was noted as "duplicate material". I assume that is because it is also on the...
webpage of the newspaper it was originally published in. The notice said that the score would be penalized for this. My question is, If I either unpublish it or delete it will it no longer have an effect on my overall score? I tried this , but the score was still there, averaged in with my others. I undeleted it and changed the status to "publish" and the score has dropped even lower. What should I do?
I would just leave it as is. One of my hubs is the same thing, but it doesn't affect your score as much, it's mostly because they are checking to make sure you didn't take someone else's work.
You delete that hub and create it again, but it would still flag the duplicate content, even though you wrote it yourself. That's a toughie.
Since you have deleted and undeleted it, I would suggest you just let your hub remains. What you can do right now is to write more hubs to increase back your score.
I also suggest that you don't try to improve your hub that give you this problem because it might do you more harm than good. Your score might go even lower even though you try to improve it. I have faced this problem once before and it was frustrated. I simply write more hubs to increase my score.
Hope this helps.
This happened to me when I publish my Pandora article. I wrote a blog post on Integral Life. There was so much traffic and response to it that I decided to publish it as a hub on Hubpages. The traffic here was amazing, but it was marked as a duplicate and the score was dropping and dropping. In order to save it here I deleted it at the Integral life. But the score went down again. I re-wrote it and published in a new shape. Only then the label "duplicate" disappeared. The score reflects the traffic now. You probably have no choice, but to re-write it. Since you probably cannot remove it from the other page, changes, including the title, will have to be considerable. I would probably save the text, delete the article, and publish a new one, with new title and the altered text. It looks like much work, but this is probably the only way to receive credit for a good work.
Good luck! Dominique
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