My hub I was trying to post is pulling this due to a forum post I made elsewhere.
If I were to delete that forum post, should this stop the duplicate error?
Obviously, there could be some issues with cached websites.
Looking for opinions on this as the hub I was posting is not really something I can revise too much without making the wording more difficult to readers.
Any other advice?
Are you saying that you posted the same content as your hub in a forum post?
If so, you could try deleting the forum post and see if that corrects the problem.
I'm just worried about them thinking I'm resubmitting a hub without fixing it.
And no, I posted this on a forum first where I am active in helping people. A person there suggested I should start writing hubs so I came over to give it a shot.
The warnings are automated and sometimes may not apply, especially if you fixed the problem.
If you're concerned, you could try sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and let them know what you have done.
Keep in mind that responses may take a while, as they are backed up with moderation issues. You might want to make sure you've read the official HP forum threads about new rules, etc.
Delete the original forum post.
Check when Google de-indexes it (either copy and paste the original address into Google or Google the terms you know it appears for.)
When the page no longer appears on Google (and when clicking 'cached' no longer shows the undeleted post), you can republish your hub as it's no longer duplicate content.
Anyone know how long stuff takes to get out of the google cache? I have an article that was in 2 other places but I have managed to get them deleted but am still waiting for them to exit the cache - it's been about 3-4 days so far...
It can be anywhere from a few days up to two weeks from what I've seen.
You can try using this page to get it removed quicker: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals?pli=1
Definitely e-mail Hubpages and have them take the forum post down for you. Explain why you are asking also.
I did the same thing with a Post in the Forums, and then turned it into a hub. Changing some of the words and phrasing can help to not be considered duplicate after the forum post is deleted.
Of course I made the hub over 1200 words where the forum post was about 400 words (I think). So, when I published the hub a few days later, it was OK.
I had a similar delete message and problem...twice. In one case I couldn't delete the previous post so I just re-wrote my hub (which is a bit of work, but it corrected the problem.) If you can delete, I would try that first. Good luck!
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