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Advice on hopping hubs
When I am hopping hubs and the content looks spun I often cut and paste a few paragraphs into Google to see if it has just been copied. Often it has been copied from another site.
However I often find a Hubpages hub, my question is, is the content I am hopping already published and the Hub I find is the published version of the one I am hopping and published hubs are hopped and rechecked? Or is it that someone has just cut and pasted the content from a published hub?
If you can understand my question and answer it that would be excellent!
There are a couple ways I can see to interpret your question.
The only way to confirm which was published first, is to check the publishing dates.
The other way I see to interpret your question brings this answer:
HubPages puts hubs into the HubHopper. HubPages does not create a duplicate for the hopper. If you are seeing duplicate content, as far as I know, it's because it's been copied. Unless it is clear that the author of both pages is the same person, someone probably did a copy paste. I'd suggest checking the dates and report the one published last, citing the original.
Hope this helps. If not, pay no attention to the crazy person giving useless answers.
When you are hopping hubs it does not show the authors username so I cannot check to see if it is the same person.
You know, I was just noticing that. I haven't been on the hopper in too long, I guess. In that case if you Google the title in quotes, you can still find the author.
I think you are working too hard. If the content looks spun or poorly translated, then I suggest you just flag it and select "spun or poorly translated." The moderators are paid to figure these things out, and they do it all the time, so it's faster for them.
Also, hubs are put into the hopper when they are posted. So it is very unlikely that a hub would be copied elsewhere on the web without the author's knowledge before it is out of moderation.
Also, if it's spun or poorly translated, it needs moderation, whether or not it is copied content.
Flag it, and hop on! I say!
With Authorship markup, you can beat plagiarism of your hubs, since your hub will be pushed to the top of the search results over content scrapers. You can establish authorship of your hubs by signing up for Authorship at https://plus.google.com/authorship
However, you will need a headshot photo of yourself in your Google+ profile in order to be eligible to apply.
This Google authorship thing sounds interesting. About the photo - can you use the photo you have in your HubPages profile, even if it's not a person? And do you have to put your real name in Google plus or can it be your HubPages name?
Ceres, my profile photo cannot be used. That's why I am waiting to take a headshot photo. Name-wise, your name must match your Google+ name. More info at my hub, entitled "How to get more traffic with Google Plus".
Thanks. I'll check out your hub. But I think the restriction on what photo can be used can be a real turn-off to this. Aren't there other people who are not exactly interested in showing a headshot photo of themselves for many different reasons?
Thanks for your reply but this doesn't answer my question.
SpaceShanty, why are you so concerned about other hubbers' work? For all you know, all those hubs are not featured, and the respective authors have already been informed by the moderators accordingly.
I agree with Sid. You are working very hard and not getting paid. Flag the hub, note you believe it copied and move on. Hubpages has a vested interest in taking care of these things...they also get paid to do it.
I just don't want to flag people pages as copied when it is their work!
I like hopping pages as I find it helps me to be more critical of my own hubs and improve them.
Hi Space Shanty - Please understand that a flag is not a mark against the hub or the hubber. It simply tells a moderator to take a look You don't need to be concerned if it is copied. If it is spun or poorly translated, or low quality, flag & go
This is from Hubpages FAQ : "The Hub Hopper is tool that allows you to read and provide feedback on a random assortment of Hubs that have been published recently" . Link : http://hubpages.com/faq/#hop
So , Yes , the hubs that you are hopping are recently published .
Yes , your rating for a hub is factored in the QAP which decides if a hub will be featured or not .
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