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  1. Brie Hoffman profile image54
    Brie Hoffmanposted 12 years ago

    Can I put my hubs on Squidoo or would that be duplicating content?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this


    2. SimeyC profile image90
      SimeyCposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hubpages doesn't actually penalize you for having duplicate content on other websites  - however Google tends to hide the results of websites with the same content so there's no point having exactly the same content in multiple places - you can though create a parallel article that enhances your Hubpage.

    3. relache profile image73
      relacheposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Squidoo is now starting to penalize lensmasters for having duplicated content.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image57
        prettydarkhorseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think so, I just wrote them a letter last week about one of my hub which was copied there and they responded to me saying that I have to check it out with the lens owner. There is no way to contact the lens owner and so I responded by telling them about it. They didn't answer my email. I emailed again and still no response. I don't think they are particular with duplicate contents on their site. I even told them that that the owner copied all his/her lenses. Guess google will get back at them in no time.

    4. ImChemist profile image58
      ImChemistposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You can modify it so its not appear like duplicate.

    5. kschang profile image89
      kschangposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I've read some Squidoo articles and I am not too impressed with the quality of stuff over there.

    6. Daisydot profile image60
      Daisydotposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Squidoo doesn't like duplicate content - and if one of the community stumbles on your lens and finds duplicates, they will likely report you and your lens will get locked.

      If you want to create a lens, why not write a fresh article? After all you've already done the research so it shouldn't take you that long.

    7. lakeerieartists profile image62
      lakeerieartistsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Bottom line, I wouldn't recommend it any not just on Squidoo but anywhere.

  2. Brie Hoffman profile image54
    Brie Hoffmanposted 12 years ago

    After having read some hubs about Squidoo I think I'll just stick to Hubpages.

    1. ChuckHuckaby profile image39
      ChuckHuckabyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I tried Squidoo a while back. I have been much happier with Hub Pages

    2. Christene profile image58
      Christeneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      What did you read that changed your mind?

    3. Flynn the Cat profile image61
      Flynn the Catposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'm a Squidooer who's trying to figure out Hubpages (just trying to diversify ;D I love my Squidoo), and I will say that most of the 'Squidoo vs Hubpages' articles I've read tend to have a lot of errors in (e.g. being 3 years out of date, that sort of thing).

    4. prettydarkhorse profile image57
      prettydarkhorseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      you're right and they don't remove duplicate contents in their site

      1. Flynn the Cat profile image61
        Flynn the Catposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        They do if it's reported.

        1. lakeerieartists profile image62
          lakeerieartistsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Squidoo's staff is small and does not always see duplicate content unless it is reported.  If you report it, they should take it down.

          It doesn't happen instantaneously though.

  3. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    It is hard to modify content so that Google does nto spot it, it is also bad SEO practice, especialy now Google is (or soon will be) expelling people from Adsense who violate copyright, removing sites from the Google rankings who use duplicate content, article spinners, etc.

    The sites that have been cheating the system for the last few years are going to be in for a real shock over the next few months.

    IM Chemist what is your background in Internet Marketing?

    1. Princessa profile image81
      Princessaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That sounds like great news, I am fed up of having hubs copied in other sites.  Sometimes it is easy to have them removed, but other times it is almost impossible, so I take this as good news.

    2. profile image0
      BRIAN SLATERposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      thisisoli- when do you expect google to start doing what you have said.?

      1. thisisoli profile image73
        thisisoliposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Over the next few months.  Google has already made the PR Release about how Duplicate content has no benefit to people searching, and how it is nearly always a promotional tactic.  Article spinners are also far from safe. Bad grammar is penalized by Google, and switching articles and words around is really not fooling anybody, especially not Google.

    3. Brie Hoffman profile image54
      Brie Hoffmanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thisoli:  Does that mean if we put links on other sites ..is that considered duplicate content?

  4. steffer profile image60
    stefferposted 12 years ago

    I am not approving duped content, but on the other hand, with millions of articles online, often it's hard to write unique content.

    has ever one of you written a hub, a half hour to an hour of work put into it, you tried to make it as good as you can, you publish it, and then get a dupe warning on the fly.

    Like Thisisolie says, it's hard to modify, on the other hand, expelling people who are using article spinners, seems stupid to me, cause you are creating new content, spinned or not, it's still unique.

    I don't know, i'm just thinking that it's getting all harder these days.

    yet, when people get banned from adsense, there are still plenty of alternatives, only to bad for so many people here on hubpages got banned from adsense and don't have an alternative like adbrite or chitika.

    1. snakebaby profile image69
      snakebabyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Searching for something about squidoo, and found your answer interesting. I've never experienced hubs being detected as duplicate after I spent hours on it to write myself. If your hub is identified as duplicate by hubpages, then you must have used too much of content grabbed directly from other sites, or no way it would be looked as duplicate. It never happened to my hubs, except for few of my own hubs that I duplicated here when I had no idea hubpages didn't like duplicates, everything was basically original, I use very little of other people's original words.

  5. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 12 years ago

    it sounds like people are "spinning" their own articles...
    Google wouldn't know the difference...

  6. profile image0
    Aleister888posted 12 years ago

    I write a lot of articles, but i can honestly say i have never spun one, i believe very strongly in quality, and if i want to write about a similar topic on another website, i manually just re write it... sure it takes time, but its always unique ^_^

    As for squidoo, i think its a brilliant website, but i have always preferred hub pages because of its clean website design.

  7. Singular Investor profile image74
    Singular Investorposted 12 years ago

    Squidoo is supposed to be useful for backlinks but I have always found it so slow that it becomes totally infuriating so I just go away and leave it alone

  8. brandonhart100 profile image80
    brandonhart100posted 12 years ago

    I use Squidoo for writing unique content that eventually links back here.

  9. mymagicview profile image67
    mymagicviewposted 12 years ago

    It would always be good to write unique articles anywhere over internet.

  10. Vcize profile image60
    Vcizeposted 12 years ago

    Just rewrite the same article again from scratch.  Even if you're not trying to make it completely different, it will end up different enough so long as you've left a couple days in between to clear your brain of what you wrote before.


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