What would you do if one of your hubs is found as "duplicate"?
It is said that the issue of duplicate content at "HubPages" is completely separate from issues of plagiarism or copyright. All that it means is that we found text very similar to what is contained in this Hub elsewhere on the Web.
If this happened to you - will you still insist to edit and correct it - then resubmit it for publication and wait at least for 72 hours for approval? Or delete it from HubPages site and offer it to other paying publishing sites?
If its truly duplicate changing it shouldn't be that difficult for anyone. There are more then one way to "change" the body of a hubpage so its different enough to be considered as unique - it is done quite a bit by hubbers who write about politics and serious issues who have to paraphrase facts in the arguments they make.
I've only gotten the "duplicate content" warning once and it was sort of my own fault. I was a fairly new Hubber at the time and I re-posted an album review I'd written for an e-zine six or seven years prior. I made a couple of tweaks/changes to it before republishing it as a Hub, but I guess I didn't change it enough cuz it got banged for Duplicate Content. The e-zine I wrote the review for was long gone by this point but I guess there must still be a copy of that review floating around somewhere out there on the Web. Who knew? Rather than get all bent about it I just deleted the whole thing and started something fresh. Live and learn...
If a hub is seen as duplicate content that means it appears elsewhere online. A pay for publishing site would not accept it either.
I just experienced a warning about duplicate content. I had a Squidoo article that I felt could use the exposure here because it is packed with facts. Unbeknownst to me, it must still be on the web, despite its status as "work in progress." So, when I tried to publish it, I received the red "duplicate" warning and also the information that it was not going to be published due to duplicate content on Hubpages or elsewhere.
I immediately went to Squidoo to delete the article. About 3 hours later, I noticed that the word "duplicate" was gone. Then, I was able to publish the article.It is now pending for the "featured" status, but at least it can be read and found on Hubpages.
by Brett A Rogers 5 years ago
Got a bunch of duplicate content warnings and I am not sure if Hubpages found duplicate content in my Hubs or on the web. If Hubpages finds duplicate content, how hard is it for them to share with us where they found it and what exactly they found? It sure would save and lot of time and...
by shazwellyn 8 years ago
Hi everyone,I know there have been a lot of concerns about our hub content being stolen. It has been difficult for all of us to keep an eye on our hubs - plagurising is rife! However, I wanted to share a freebie with everyone (I like free!) that will search the Internet for duplicate...
by Jessica 6 years ago
I found out this morning that this site had stolen at least 2 of my hubs. The more I looked, the more I noticed that it appears every single post on the site is a stolen hub, completely copied in most cases (including the authors' names and copyright notes, ironically). I see lots of names of...
by pat2004 7 years ago
Hi. I am finally getting around here. Registered in Jan but JUST getting going. Life's been busy.Before I do something silly, is it permissable/acceptable to repurpose your own articles here? I've got about 70 some articles and I thought I would take some of my favorites or more popular and modify...
by Time Spiral 7 years ago
Hubbers,My latest Dexter review is being blocked, essentially, by HubPages. They are saying it requires revision for all sorts of reasons. I will post the exact warning below. But, it is a 100% original, handwritten article! WTF?! It is a review. Obviously things like the title of the episode are...
by Hub Star 3 years ago
I was on another thread and someone said many people sign up on HubPages, but very few go on to write a substantial number of quality Hubs.I wonder why this is and what HubPages can do to encourage people to stay on and improve their Hubs, which seems to be what they want.All my Hubs were recently...
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