This is puzzling to say the least. One of my hubs, i.e.
Product Review : The Yamaha EF2000is Portable Generator
has been flagged for duplicate content. Yet ONLY the title, NOT the content, is anything other than 100% original work. In fact, it's a blow-by-blow account of our personal experience with that model; it's literally impossible that my writing actually duplicated any other page out there.
It's not the "somebody else copied your" copyright heads-up we get when somebody snags our stuff, either.
I didn't put the link in here, this being the Forums, but if anyone has has a clue about this particular bit of weirdness--if you've had it happen, or if an Admin member would be willing to take a "human look" at the page and try to figure it out, I'd be plumb tickled pink.
It may not mean that you've created duplicate content - it may mean someone else has copied you.
Click on the duplicate content message in the hub to read more details. Hubpages usually provides a link to the location of said duplicate content.
If that doesn't help or you want to keep track of people copying your work, I'd recommend using HubDefender, a duplicate content tracker created by Hubpages member Edweirdo.
I had a duplicate warning on one of my hubs once, and it was stolen and posted on a scraper site. I asked for help in the forum where the problem was solved by another helpful hubber. I managed to get it taken off the site by contacting them.
I just got the same thing and I created my content as well. The only thing I did was added a link to a book that I referenced. Did anyone figure out the problem?
If it is only the title that is duplicate, why not just adjust the title and be done with it?
No, it's not just the title. On the page itself, the warning wording stated that "substantial content" was involved.
When others have copied my pages prior to this, the result has been the little "circle c" copyright notice, not the big red "DUPLICATE" entry. Unless HP changed their protocol....
Not familiar with the term "scraper site". Time for research...when I can find the time!
Thanks for all the quick responses to my query.
I actually don't mind at all if people steal my stuff most of the time. "Scraper" sounds nasty, though.
I see, I misunderstood.
I will run your article through copyscape for you and see how many results show with percentage of duplicate... Or you may want to connect with copyscape youself. It is rather reasonable. I use it often when writers submit content to verify.
a second option would be to copy some of the content and run it through a search.
Sorry to here your news.
I don't see your stuff copied anywhere Ghost. Maybe the filter isn't working properly. Tried emailing team?
The ONLY results that show in copyscape is your hub... NOTHING else!
According to copyscape it is the one and only... nothing even similiar at all!
I just had a similar problem with one of my hubs. I'm wondering if the protocol has changed.
I'm not really sure what could make content that is not anywhere near having any results for copies suddenly show as duplicate here.
If it is not copied that is that!
Copyscape is the best and most thorough that I know of. I have recieved content that had been spun and showed many results.. with varying percentages of copy.
Ghost's hub is the only result in copyscape.. nothing even similiar.
If there are better ways to find copies... than I'd like to know.. I though copyscape was THE place.
I got a duplicate warning once on a Hub that was entirely my own, brand-new content, and it turns out what I had written had used so many of the same words as other web pages on the same topic that the filter got triggered.
Just contact admin for a manual review.
Haven't tried emailing the team yet; gotta go tackle a local politics battle for the next few hours. Back late p.m.
Relache, you're making total sense (as usual!). Now, if I can remember how to contact Admin....
I just emailed Admin (Thanks for the link, WryLit; I really was brain dead.) requesting a manual review as Relache suggested (Thanks, Relache).
Will pop back here and let everyone know when the problem's been resolve.
Really appreciate all the input, y'all.
I'm a bit late to the party here, but it looks to me like http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com … p2785.html has included your text on their page as a customer review. You can see it by pressing the "Reviews" tab on that page when it's done loading. It's not visible when you first load the page, which may be why you can't find it on Google.
If they copied this without your knowledge, you may want to ask them to remove it.
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