On one of my over 200 Hubs I keep getting a 'duplicate' message. There is nothing in my Hub which is not original or specifically tailored for it alone. I have pared it down and resubmitted it. I have asked for some specific feedback, but have not received it; just a reiterated 'duplicate' notice. I have been in publishing for over 20 years but I am still baffled how to proceed when I just don't know what is perceived as a 'duplicate'.
What hubpages has to say:
Are you getting a red C sign beside the article or has the hub been unpublished?
IF you are getting a red C sign, it simply means that someone else has copied your work and used it elsewhere. Click on the warning in the hub and it should give you a link to the site that is copying your work.
IF the hub has been unpublished, it is because some or all of the work in it is somewhere else on the internet. Even if you published it elsewhere, it's still considered duplicate because more than one copy is on the internet.
Thanks for the response.
It has been unpublished — twice.
There is nothing in the Hubpage that is duplicate. I don't know what to do.
My Hubpage articles are travel articles, over 200 of them, as it happens and they all have some information on how to get to the place described. There are not, however, 200 ways of saying that the traveller should please check with a travel agent for up to date information. If I don't put something like that, some lawyer will find a reason for saying their client acted on inaccurate information. I'm a travel writer, and on each Hubpage describe myself as such.
I wrote the first 200 or so Hubpages in this way, but now I keep getting the same 'duplicate' response, when I don't know what is meant.
How long is the piece you write about yourself? If it makes up a reasonable part of the article that could be triggering the filter.
There is only one sentence about myself, to the effect of: 'Jones Smith is a travel writer based in the State of Jonesville.'
I also have a sentence which says something like: 'Please refer to your travel agent for up to date information'. (If as a travel writer, with over 200 articles behind me, I don't say that, you will know what lawyers are like when looking for supposed evidence of failing to give due service. There are not 200 ways of saying this.)
Neither are there 200 different airlines which fly to every place: I usually mention an airline when saying how to get somewhere, and also referring to car hire at an airport. This kind of thing is exactly what readers of travel articles want to, and need to, know.
Up to now, the computer seems to have accepted the wording. But now the same article, submitted twice, has twice been judged to be 'duplicate'. It is clear I am acting in good faith, I hope. I have been in publishing for over 20 years and there is no reason for me to want to subvert the guidelines.
Since the start of March there have been many changes to the rules. I'd recommend emailing the team for verification.
I have already sent some emails, with no specific response.
I find it hard to believe that Hubpages doesn't want travel articles any more, or that Hubpages would let me spend months of business time following one set of rules but then afterwards try to insist I can't write in a way that is legally and professionally viable.
Or maybe the technology needs to be fine tuned? I suspect the latter.
I will continue to wait for a response. Thank-you for your time.
Have you tried pasting sections of your article in a search box to see if you find other content identical or very similar to yours? I'd do this both on HP and on the Internet at large. You might also try copyscape.com.
If you repeat the same phrases in every hub it will be flagged as duplicate. Maybe add more original text to each hub? You have to find a creative way around it I guess.
If you are indeed duplicating yourself only on the legal disclaimers and out of necessity, here is one way out: Use other software to create a PDF of it. Then drop the PDF into your hubs in a photo capsule. Those words will not be Googled as words, will not count in your word counts, etc.
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