Original content - still a myth?

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  1. C.V.Rajan profile image61
    C.V.Rajanposted 7 years ago

    Have any of you who have re-posted your articles (originally written anywhere else) noticed any specific dip in traffic after recent Google change?

    I find something amusing. My traffic is never too great to talk about. But today, after a little dip for a couple of days, my total traffic to hubs is back to normal. Of the top 10 articles, 9 are actually duplicate ones that I had originally posted at Helium or Suite101! The topmost one (getting about 30 page views) is a duplicate post. It has no back links. The bulk of traffic has come only from Google.

    The only difference perhaps in those hubs when compared to the originals is that they have many pictures and of course comments are getting added. Further, though 9 are duplicate articles, Hubpages however has identified only three as duplicate articles.

    Any ideas?

    1. WebbyAvatar profile image58
      WebbyAvatarposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The system keeps checking. I think at times it finds the duplication much later.

    2. bgamall profile image83
      bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Did you delete the originals? Hubpages wants original content. Sometimes, Hubpages gives permission to use this original content elsewhere, but it has to be original from here.

      Am I correct on this Froggy?

      1. Froggy213 profile image59
        Froggy213posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Original content is always the best--not to say I don't have any that show duplicate. Sometimes when you post Bible verses or quotes or such, it shows as duplicate. I try to add more original stuff to those hubs.

  2. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Nope, none. Only that it's good for you and sucks for original content. 

    No offence intended, I'm presuming that generally you write original stuff and you just used content you already had, which is your right.

  3. Peter Owen profile image60
    Peter Owenposted 7 years ago

    I would guess that you will eventually get bounced off Hub and Suite. They don't take kindly to duplicate content

    1. C.V.Rajan profile image61
      C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Peter,

      My majority content in Hubpages is new, unpublished stuff. But I do have re-posts, as I mentioned. Hubpages do not encourage duplication, but they don't frustrate you from posting it. In fact, my top read article (duplicated) has a Hub score of 74. So, that does not seem to be wrong.

      Again, Suite101 permits you to re-post your content after a lock in period of 1 year in their site. That's what I have done.

      C.V.

      1. bgamall profile image83
        bgamallposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It likely hurts hubscore unless you write something original here and ask permission to post it on an authority site that you have the opportunity to write for.

      2. Peter Owen profile image60
        Peter Owenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        CV - I had one article that I had duplicated without knowing it. Then,  2-3 months after I posted it, a hub editor checked it and banned it. I was warned that if I do it several times, they would ban me from Hub. Hopefully that won't happen  to you.

        1. dingdong profile image59
          dingdongposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That's it. The duplicate checker may sometimes act slowly but it finds it at a point.

  4. Aya Katz profile image81
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    Interesting and enlightening. It makes you wonder what the purpose of the algorithm change really was.

  5. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    HubPages does allow duplicate content: http://hubpages.com/faq/#duplicate_content

    They don't allow it to have any outgoing links, though, and it will hurt your hubscore, but it's allowed.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I hit reply to a previous comment and then saw that you pretty much said what I was going to say but 11 seconds earlier.

  6. michifus profile image82
    michifusposted 7 years ago

    Well, credit to you for owning up and saying that you are blatantly disregarding the the rules of hubpages, especially when so many people on this site who only release original content have suffered a hit as a result of the algorithm changes.

    Still, if you can get away with it and devalue the site for others then who cares eh?

    1. C.V.Rajan profile image61
      C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      mischifus,

      I am afraid you have not understood Hubpages's terms about original content.

      I quote from Hubpages help section:

      "In some cases, you are allowed to post content on HubPages that is also published elsewhere, like your own site or blog—but you may not place any promotional links on that Hub.  That being said, a pattern of publishing duplicate content will negatively affect your HubScore, as we prefer to reward authors who publish content unique to HubPages. "

      As I said earlier in one of my replies, the top most read article of mine, though being a duplicate, has a hub score of 74. It is marked as duplicate by Hubpages. The score is still high, perhaps because the content keeps regularly growing, as I get lots of elaborate comments to the hub.

      C.V.

      1. michifus profile image82
        michifusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Apologies  C.V Rajan, I misunderstood the rules here on hubpages

        1. C.V.Rajan profile image61
          C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No problem, friend!

    2. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      you certainly will benefit from actually reading the rules you are referring to, especially before attacking others...

      1. michifus profile image82
        michifusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ah, my mistake. I must have confused publishing other peoples stuff with republishing your own! I stand corrected.

        I must say that that makes the next few hubs a lot easier. Not sure how Google will view them tho

  7. cindyvine profile image82
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    tres amusant

 
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