I just wanted to know whether hubpages allows the authors to publish their own hubs in other article directories under their own name. I just wanted to promote my hubs by submitting them in other article directories. Those articles will be found under my author name "Jubair Ahmed". So is this allowed?
Kindly let me know.
Thanks in advance.
No HP only allows unique content created exclusively for Hubpages, If you publish content published elsewhere on the internet you may have your hubs moderated and unpublished.. it is not worth publishing content that is already there online.
It may help you to read the FAQ and the learning center info
Many thanks for your response. Just out of curiosity, don't you think allowing the authors to publish their own work in other directories should be allowed particularly if they publish them under their own name? Sometimes confusion may arise if the same content is available in different places under different author names because in such cases there is a possibility that the author who has published the hub might have copied someone's work. But when an author is actually publishing them under his/her own name then it clearly shows that the same author or someone on behalf of him/her is posting the article in other directories.
No, it doesn't work. Because Google devalues duplicate content, meaning that allowing it may hurt HubPages' search engine position as a whole.
Well actually I have done some research on the issue and have learned that according to many as long as you are using the same Author name, it should not be a problem if you are submitting your articles in different directories. Also I have seen Google puling out the same article from multiple locations based on a specific keyword. So I am not entirely sure how duplicate contents actually effect your ranking or visibility. But many thanks for your response.
It was interesting to hear your opinion. Until recently, HubPages actually allowed duplicate content, but penalized it. As a reaction to Google's change of it search engine algorithm, HubPages has now changed its policy and prohibited duplicate content.
Well that's true. Also just consider the case of some of the top article directories like Ezinearticles, Articlebase and others. People do launch their article marketing campaigns in these directories where the same article is submitted in all of them. Yet, have you noticed any collapse in their PR? I didn't. The whole point is, as long as you are submitting your own work to different blogs, directories and other sites, it should be allowed unless you have sold the copyright of your work.
As I posted below, why would people read another article the same if it's already available in front of them? Basically you have the same article competing for the same keywords.
Ezinearticles got heavily penalized by Google in the Panda update, and lost a huge amount of traffic. So did many other article directories. Many have changed their policies as a result - Ezinearticles used to actively encourage articles which had already been published elsewhere, now it doesn't.
Thanks for your response. Could you kindly let me know that when did that happened? Like when did they got penalized by Google?
Like every other article site, it happened in January/February when Google introduced the Panda update.
You can see a lot of discussion on their blog:
http://blog.ezinearticles.com/2011/02/s … more-11693
You can see their traffic dropped by 35%.
You can see on this post that they were considering changing their policy, so they would accept ONLY unique content which hadn't been published elsewhere. In the end they didn't do that, but they have stopped actively encouraging writers to re-post existing content.
What you can do however, is submit your links to :
Shetoldme, Redgage, IMAutomator, Facebook and Tweeter
How would publishing your whole hub in another location, help your original article? The person would simply read it there, and not need to see your original article.
First of all thanks much for your interest to this topic. Well you see in general each renowned site has its own reader base. You will find that many people are actually reading and gathering information from a specific site or simply enjoy reading articles from that particular site. i.e. the loyal hubpages readers. Same thing is applicable for Ezinearticles, Articlebase, Squiddo etc. The more you publish the more you get the opportunity to cover a bigger audience. Also submitting your articles in the high PR sites is a great way to create backlinks for your website. I have seen backlink checkers tracking links of certain sites from Hubpages as well as from Ezinearticles and both are high PR sites. So there are mainly two benefits that you need to take under consideration, having access to different audiences for your articles as well as gaining valuable backlinks. Both are important. And as long as you are using the same author name, I don't see any problem with submitting the same article in multiple directories.
When I'm Googling for an answer I don't care what site it is - I just want the answer. And I still don't see how the same article can bring traffic to the same article on a different site. Why not write two or three SIMILAR articles on slightly different aspects of the same topic.
Well your searching pattern might vary, quite natural. Also I have explained how submitting the same article to different directories can be advantageous. Please check one of my previous posts. But yes, the last option that you have included can be a useful one despite the fact that it will be more time consuming.
Jubair Ahmed, thanks for your response. I can see you have given the issue some thought. I will leave further discussion on PageRank for the experts.
You are most welcome. And I apologize for not responding to your post earlier. Actually I have been working as a professional article writer for some time now and currently dealing with article marketing campaigns in some of the top article directories. I have done a whole lot of research on this topic and came up with my decisions based on that.
Excellent. PageRank, that is too technical for me, but I find it interesting to follow this discussion.
Ezinearticles have a manual review process for every single article. HubPages does not. By not permitting duplicate content, HubPages can save some time to automatically filter out low quality, mass produced articles. Also, I cannot immediately see how permitting duplicate content will benefit HubPages, even though some writers might appreciate such an option.
Well I have no problem with the directories rejecting low quality spammy articles. As a matter of fact it is good for people like you and me who are manually writing our articles and putting all the hard work and time for that. But I guess as long as the content is maintaining the standard and is available in other sites under the same author name, they should be accepted. I am sorry that my statement might look like a repetition but since my issue is that-allowing the authors to publish their own work in different directories- I would like to emphasize on that over and over again.
There is this forum for suggesting new features, in case you want to try going that route. However, the topic tends to draw some heated arguments. If ever you get HubPages to change its policy, that would be a major accomplishment.
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