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Advice on hopping hubs

  1. SpaceShanty profile image94
    SpaceShantyposted 5 years ago

    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!

  2. coleikerd profile image79
    coleikerdposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. SpaceShanty profile image94
      SpaceShantyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi,
      When you are hopping hubs it does not show the authors username so I cannot check to see if it is the same person.

      Thanks

    2. coleikerd profile image79
      coleikerdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. SidKemp profile image94
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    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!

  4. WalterPoon profile image80
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Ceres Schwarz profile image22
      Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    2. WalterPoon profile image80
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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".

    3. Ceres Schwarz profile image22
      Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    4. SpaceShanty profile image94
      SpaceShantyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi,

      Thanks for your reply but this doesn't answer my question.

    5. WalterPoon profile image80
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. SpaceShanty profile image94
      SpaceShantyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi,
      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.

      Thanks

    2. SidKemp profile image94
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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

  6. profile image0
    ateinposted 5 years ago

    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 .

    1. SpaceShanty profile image94
      SpaceShantyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ah Ok, I though the hub hopper was the quality check before it was published.

      Thanks

 
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