I made the rookie mistake of creating a hub with too much informaion on it. I want to remove chunks of it and create more smaller hubs that will interlink. Will this be seen as duplicate content and will I not be allowed to create the new hubs?
No this is ok, because the hubpages separated will sort themselves out, I did this last month and there wasn't any issue at all.....no warnings whatsoever, but to be sure, maybe wait for a day or two and then publish the other hubs, could be an option....
Yes, you can split it up - but are you sure it has too much information?
Hubs are not blog posts, they're complete, magazine-style articles. A good Hub should be at least 400 words long, and some expert Hubbers claim that Hubs of 800 to 1,500 words do best.
Why not unpublish the longer, original Hub? Rework the information in it and then publish a series of new, shorter Hubs you have in mind, linking them together. Then nothing is left for you to worry about regarding duplicate content.
I don't see that strategy as making a difference as far as duplicate content. Either way, there will be only one copy of the content, but the search engines may have residual information from the old hub.
WE, maybe I didn't get my own words right and therefore did not make my point clear.
If Austinguy wrote a Hub that has too much information in it, and is concerned about leaving that Hub published, or portions of it, while creating and publishing related Hubs which might duplicate the content of the original Hub, then the solution is to delete the entire original Hub and start over.
I think Austinguy made a good observation after the fact...he had a lot to say, but it could have been presented, organized, in a better way. HP gives us the opportunity to do just that.
Thanks Sally's Trove, your point was clear to me. The Original Poster talks about "remove chunks of it and create more smaller hubs," so I assume there will not literally be any duplication.
Granted, what you are suggesting is prudent. However, I wouldn't bet that even that method could never trigger the duplicate content filter, since the old content may remain in the search engines for some time.
I understood your point, and am satisfied that I have also had the chance to express my opinion.
WE, that's where you are the expert and I am not.
I have no idea for how long a duplicate content trigger might be ready to be released. I speak from my perspective as a communications professional who writes for the purpose of making sense to readers. I would be fine with a duplicate content flag hanging around while I deleted everything I published on HP in order to arrange a new version in a way that made better sense.
From my perspective, it's better to get it right for the sake of the reader. Maybe good SEO things happen from that.
I agree Sally, that's the most sensible approach. However, if you go and look at Austinguy's published Hubs, you'll see they are all very short.
So the bigger question is whether he needs to split up his longer Hub at all. I believe he is misunderstanding the nature of a Hub, and we might do better to advise him on that.
Well, Marisa, we don't know what hub Austinguy was talking about. Maybe he deleted it.
Hey, Austinguy, tell us more about this Hub in question?
We're here to help.
I certainly hope so, because none of his existing Hubs are candidates for splitting up! I'm hoping he will come back and give us more information. However, if you take a look at his other Hubs, they are very short.
I agree. However, I would like to add that even in the worst case scenario, all that could happen with the duplicate content filter would be that you would see a flag on your account. You could still publish, then simply contact HubPages with an explanation and ask them to remove the flag.
Wow, you folks not only left a lot of good feedback, but got a great discussion going. Thanks to all!
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