Duplicate content = ?

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  1. blue parrot profile image61
    blue parrotposted 8 years ago

    The  HubPages terms of use say that duplicate content is not permitted. I would like to take content of my own from a blog that I have somewhere, cancel it there and publish it here.

    I am afraid it would appear as duplicate content for some time, because it always takes the spiders some time to find out something has disappeared.

    1. Peter Hoggan profile image71
      Peter Hogganposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Leave the articles on your blog and use the canonical tag to let search engines know that the HubPages version is the version they should be using.

      Don’t use the remove URL option in webmasters tools or the robots.txt of your blog to remove the pages from search engine indices, by doing that you would lose any benefit of any links that point to the version on your blog. By using the canonical tag those benefits are transferred to your hub.

      Also in this instance I would forget about a 301 redirect because this has the potential of pulling people away from your blog.

      This way search engines can pick up the changes within a few weeks.

      1. blue parrot profile image61
        blue parrotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No, I would not leave them on my blogs. I have two of them and don't want them to get any bigger.  I keep taking out old texts and either throw them out or expand them to post them as new, and so I noticed that sometimes it takes the spiders a long time to see what happened.

        However, your explanations are revelations to me. I did not know about those "canonical tags". (Those geeks sure have a way of finding names for their thingies.)


        1. Peter Hoggan profile image71
          Peter Hogganposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That’s for sure, if you have ever had to read the manual that comes with a scanner you may have seen the acronym TWAIN which stands for Technology Without An Interesting Name, which proves that on their day even geeks can have a sense of humor.

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Then you would be correct. It is going to take a little bit of time, before you can publish the work here. wink

    1. blue parrot profile image61
      blue parrotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A little bit of time! Do you know? Sometimes it takes a year.

      1. G Miah profile image79
        G Miahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I would take the risk.

        I started hubbing with a different name, and when i got my google adsense account, i found out that my details were wrong. I then saved the 7 hubs i had written, which were on hubpages for about a month, then i deleted my account.

        Within days i pasted the 7 hubs into my new account and carried on. I haven't had any problems, as you might see from the number and types of hubs i've written.

        Good luck.

        1. blue parrot profile image61
          blue parrotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          But yours was a smaller risk because the  HubPages administration might well have guessed what you had been doing.

          Also, I think I saw HubPages FAQ instructions that stated you could do that. I think it said that you can't change your user's name, but you could close your present account and open up another one under your new name.

        2. Izzy Anne profile image60
          Izzy Anneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I need to do the same thing.  I guess you would lose all your comments though.  And do you have to create a new Adsense account?

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    You can ask the HP staff if you want to do it now!

  4. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Read the TOS guys, duplicates are not banned on hubpages, they just carry a warning is all. I have two hubs marked duplicates because they are words to famous poems. No problems, both are doing OK.

    1. blue parrot profile image61
      blue parrotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you are right. I found this:

      "You are allowed to post content on HubPages that is also published elsewhere, like your own site or blog - but you cannot place any promotional links on that hub.  Only you can see the alert message at the top of your hub. A pattern of publishing duplicate content will negatively affect your HubScore, as we like to reward authors who publish content unique to our HubPages."

  5. Izzy Anne profile image60
    Izzy Anneposted 8 years ago

    I tried deleting a hub and then publishing it under a new name, but I got the message that this hub URL already exists.  I noted that it takes 24 hours before a hub is finally removed.  Would it then be possible to post it under the same name or would I have to invent a new title for the hub?

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think you will find you can never use the same url again,  you could though add something on the end such as 'part 2' or something meaningless . also the url and the title do not necessarily have to be identical smile

      1. Izzy Anne profile image60
        Izzy Anneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you.  That helps a lot.


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