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The Alarming Rate of the "Duplicate" Flag

  1. fishskinfreak2008 profile image29
    fishskinfreak2008posted 7 years ago

    "Duplicate" alerts are coming up way too fast. MACHINES ARE NOT PERFECT. EVEN IF you have a machine checking for duplication, it shouldn't be in one tenth of a second.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's an alert, not a punishment or a criticism. 

      You should be grateful to HubPages for alerting you to the fact that you're quoting too much material, which (as oli says) is going to negatively impact you.

  2. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

    I looked at your most recent article, and you are quoting very long passages from original news sources.  It is good that you are giving a source credit, but if you're interested in writing an opinion piece in response to another article, you can cite the source without reposting most, if not all, of it in your writing.

    Look into other political blogs and how they respond to topical news or opinion pieces.  It will help you avoid duplicate flags and bring you better traffic.

  3. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    The duplicate flag is a sign that you are not producing original content, or enough original content.  If it's coming up right away, you need to rethink your Hub building practices.  After all, in your profile, you say that you feel quality is more important than quantity when it comes to writing Hubs.  The duplicate flag is a sign of waning quality...

    1. thisisoli profile image54
      thisisoliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And lack of original content = lack of search engine traffic = lack of earnings.