duplicate content

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (14 posts)
  1. Leelin profile image60
    Leelinposted 13 years ago

    Thought I would ask here first since I think this will be an easy question.
    So here it is: I have a hub thats been decided is duplicate content, and says it needs revision. Does that mean there is another hub just like it or some other page online somewhere? I wrote the whole hub myself and didn't copy anything from anywhere. i just want an idea of how I can fix it in the easiest way. Any ideas?
    thanks guys for any help you can offer.

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It means the content of the hub appears elsewhere on the internet.  In your case, your hub bears a remarkable resemblance to this page on infobarrel that was posted 9 days before your hub.   Perhaps you posted your original work there as well.  If not, you've got some explaining to do ...

      http://www.infobarrel.com/Old_Wives_Tal … st_Popular

      1. Leelin profile image60
        Leelinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your response pauldeeds,
        That's what I thought. I write a lot of articles and once in a while I forget that I used it, as in this case. I'll just have to do what I got to do to make it right.

    2. shanekruger profile image61
      shanekrugerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      it's mean that your hub content has been copied from some other site and called duplicate content and duplicate content has no benefits for increasing your score.

  2. Leelin profile image60
    Leelinposted 13 years ago

    Pauldeeds, (or anyone) I decided to ask here rather than start a new thread. I have rewritten that Hub (although I didn't rewrite every word, just most) plus I added quite a bit of content (several hundred words all written by me and unique to this hub.) I'm hoping that is enough revision but don't know for sure and am a little scared to have it looked at again for fear of rejection, and having another strike against me (and losing my hubpage account?) I really like the hubpages community and don't want to rock the boat (if you know what I mean.) Any suggestions?
    Thanks for your response.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Leelin, I wouldn't worry too much.  People make the mistake of thinking the duplicate flag is some kind of awful negative judgment, whereas in fact, its main purpose is to warn Hubbers that (a) their Hub won't earn as well because it's not original or (b) that their Hub has been stolen by someone else.

      I have a few flagged Hubs which I wrote back when I first started here, and didn't understand about duplicate content.  They are Helium articles that I thought I could "repurpose" here (because Helium encourages you to think that's OK, and doesn't warn Heliumites about duplicate content!)

      I've never gotten around to revising those Hubs but because they're only a small part of my portfolio, they don't affect my score - and they still get traffic, and still earn money (although I realise they might earn more if I revised them).

      So I would go ahead and republish. If it's still flagged, you can always revise it again.  If that's difficult, you can decide - either "unpublish" it until you have time to work on it, or just ignore it and get on with writing more Hubs.

      1. relache profile image72
        relacheposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        A duplicate content flag is not what you see when your content has been stolen by someone else.  The two things are quite different.

  3. johnr54 profile image49
    johnr54posted 13 years ago

    To get some idea of how good a job of rewriting your hub you've done, run it thru copyscape.com and it will tell you if it has found duplicate content on the web.

  4. Leelin profile image60
    Leelinposted 13 years ago

    Thanks guys (and gals;o)
    My hub was accepted and published, so all's well. I just have to make sure I don't try to use an article I have inadvertently published elsewhere!

  5. tinarathore84 profile image67
    tinarathore84posted 13 years ago

    hello..I have two hubs that are flagged duplicate. actually, i posted the material i had on mouthshut. i don't know how to remove my content from mouthshut so that my hub is original. can i leave my hub like that?

    also, most of the content of my hubs was previously at my blog, because of the duplicate tag i had to remove it from my blog too...what if i now post the content of my hubs on my blog...will it still show as duplicate? i don't want to leave links to hubpages content on my blog. can you suggest something?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      If content is duplicated, it will be flagged as duplicate.  It's that simple.  You can't have the same material in two places at the same time. 

      You can either revise the Hub, or delete it.

      As for your blog - why don't you want to have links to HubPages content on your blog?

    2. profile image0
      PWalker281posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I explained to HubPages that my hub that they flagged for  duplicate content was originally written (and subsequently deleted) on ezinearticles.  It didn't seem to matter that the article no longer appears at ezinearticles.  The other important issue for HubPages was that the duplicate content NOT contain any outgoing links.  I asked for clarification but never received it.  So my assumption is that deleting the article from where it was previously published won't keep it from being flagged for duplicate content here.  You may want to double check with team@hubpages.com to be sure.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image90
        Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        The duplicate flag won't disappear straight away, because the version on ezinearticles won't disappear off Google for some time after it's deleted.  Once the ezine version is really gone, you'll find the flag eventually disappears

        That means you can publish duplicate content provided you don't have any hyperlinks to anywhere outside HubPages in the text.  It won't do very well, but it won't get unpublished by the HP team.

  6. forlan profile image60
    forlanposted 13 years ago

    Repair the content and check with copyscape.com. If your content similar with other content, copyscape will display similar content in first page. try it free.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)