I published my first hub and it was tagged duplicate. I figured it must be for a couple blockquotes of company statements that had been published elsewhere. I edited the hub to link to the statements rather than include them and it is still marked duplicate. I checked the rest of the text with copyscape and it found no duplicates. I'm not sure what else I can do to rectify the HubScore penalty. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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If your pages is considered duplicate and you make changes to it, after it was tagged duplicate, it will take time for a review of your hub, before the duplicate tag disappears.
I recently had to hubs tagged as duplicate, and I eliminated some text and rewrote some of the other text, so as to keep the content original.
When you quote a source and you put it on your hub, then there has to be more of YOUR writing to keep it original and not duplicate. I reviewed your hub and it looks like all the text is copied, simply by the way it was written.
That's just me. Since you are new, the chances you could write an original context in a hub, equal to that of professional status type advertising/marketing/news from others, is crazy to believe.
But, I do hope you get your situation straightened out.
I don't quite understand your statements. How is the hub written that makes it appear copied?
I think I understand what Cagsil means. Your article is very professional-sounding; you could take it as a compliment.
I suppose I will have to. As foolish as it may sound I have some very strong feelings on the matter and tried to be objective. Consequently I believe this is the reason it came off professional sounding.
Experience shows that in the majority of cases where a new member publishes something very professional-sounding (i.e. polished) and then has duplicate content issues, it turns out that they copied from somebody else. Cagsil knows this, but he doesn't know you or your background - so please don't take it personally.
Okay, I'll agree with WE and take it as a compliment.
My point with your article is that how much of the article is written by YOU and how much of the article was quoted?
As I said, I ran into this problem. I quoted too much from some other source versus writing my own content. It was the reason for the duplicate stamping. I in turn, wrote more of my own writing, and eliminated some of the quoted material, just as you did, to correct the problem.
However, it does create ONE problem for your article, it shortened it, which is bad. The average hub, a quality type hub, should have no less than 400-600+ words.
That's minimum. HubPages is an article publishing site, unless poetry or poems. The more words, information you give your reader something of value. Impact is everything.
I apologize if there was something wrong with what I said. I do have a tendency to expect people to understand the words I use.
So, with that said. Again, I do hope you enjoy your time here. It's a great community and many wonderful people for you to meet.
I would be curious to know whether the hub is a spun article.
Thanks, I had checked the faq compiled in the forum and the resolution wasn't listed there.
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