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A problem about duplicating. Please advise.

  1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image85
    Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 7 years ago

    I've received a warning on one of my articles that much of it is duplicated on another site. I then remembered that I had it posted 1.5 years ago on a site for writers, but not a blog kind. I hadn't visited that site all this time as it didn't interest me and I'd forgotten about it actually. 

    I think it would take awhile to contact the owner of the other site and get it taken down, so I'm going to delete the article here.  But I'm confused about the rules now because I have posted some articles on Ezine that I had first posted here. I didn't realize it was a problem. Then I asked someone once and found out there's a glitch, so do this or that....but I didn't and there was not problem.  In order to be following all the rules, should I be taking down my Ezine articles?  They were word for word of these articles, but no duplicate warning was given.

    And not that I'm making any decisions right tonight, but could someone tell me how to undo my enrollment here?  Thank you for your help.

    1. relache profile image90
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can read the rules about duplicated content in the FAQ.  There isn't a glitch about duplicated content, it's a straightforward policy.


      1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image85
        Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hello.  Thanks for providing the link.  I've read it and since I have some stuff on Ezine, according to this paragraph in the link, it's not my blog or website, so I'm concluding I should take it down even though I didn't get a notice saying 'duplicate.'  It still might have been affecting my hubscore -- do you think?

        I did delete the article last night here on hubpages that said 'Duplicate' but it appears on my 'account' that I've had four people read it today.  Since I did delete it, it will disappear from Hubpages within 24 hours -- is that right?

        If Relache is busy and anyone else knows, please reply.  Thank you.

        1. Arthur Fontes profile image82
          Arthur Fontesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Pamela as far as I have learned in my short time here.  If you own the content and it is duplicated on the web it will effect your hub's score.  It does not determine the potential earnings or traffic of the hub.
          It will be gone in 24 hours unless you undelete it.  The four views are probably you looking at the hub.

          If I owned the content I would not worry about duplicate, you still may earn well with it.  But again I am not an expert.

          1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image85
            Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks, Arthur. I appreciate the information.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Hi Pamela smile you dont have to leave HubPages just because of duplicates. I would suggest taking that same article and re-write it from a different perspective. No more worries of duplicates. big_smile but..if you insist..I think you just have to delete your account. sad Sorry you having mixed feelings with HP.

    1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image85
      Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for responding.  I'm not having mixed feelings about Hubpages -- but rather about me and whether I'll ever get all this stuff straight.  Rules, guidelines and adsense, etc.  I do enjoy this writing community, but I haven't learned to balance my other many responsibilities.  They're coming up short. I'll be giving it all some thought.

      It's a wonderful community this Hubpages and certainly very state-of-the-art.

      1. thisisoli profile image72
        thisisoliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I have always found that posting content in several places reduces it's value. You will get more traffic from one good article posted in one place, than one good article posted in a hundred palces.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    You can leave your duplicated articles up. I have about 3 that I have posted on other sites.

    1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image85
      Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for replying, Uninvited Writer.  I've read the link just now that Relache provided.   I think I've been doing it wrong.  Thanks for taking the time to reply.

  4. profile image0
    Janet Dosserposted 7 years ago

    I am also new to hubpages. (No hubs yet.) This is from the FAQ section on duplicate content:

    "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."

    Am I correct then in thinking that you can post articles you've posted elsewhere as long as you don't provide any back links on that hub?  I have a few articles and I can't decide whether to put them on Snipsly or hubpages. Ideally I would put them on both.... and Snipsly does allow you to post content you've posted elsewhere.

    1. 49lart profile image72
      49lartposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Duplication can have a negative effect on searches, because it does not add value to user experience and will not rank well in Google, who intend to supply unique and informative content to the end user. You will get your hubs high in search engine results if they are fresh and unique. If search engines have you listed as a duplicator you will struggle to rank well.

  5. Richieb799 profile image74
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    I had one and I edited a bit so that it wasn't duplicate..um because I wasn't sure if I was recieving a hubscore penalty because of it..because when I read the warning underneath it said I might recur one, so if you can alter it slightly might save this smile