Can I use published content on my hub

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  1. profile image0
    Asma Ashfaqposted 14 years ago


    I have some articles published elsewhere like Helium & AC.Can I use the same on HubPages.

    1. profile image57
      Vanthemanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I am
      God this  is  difficult...i am  novice I would  say  if it's  your  own  stuff.......get  it  moving
      So yes! I say  Yes  than  again I am  new if  you  don't  try it you'll  never  truly  riding if you  fall  off get  back'll  never  know unless you take  the  risk.....we  learn  from are  mistakes

  2. Lissie profile image67
    Lissieposted 14 years ago

    Yes you can but you cannot then use the hub for linking to your own sites.  Also it wont rank well because of the duplicate content.  You are better off re-writing the articles

  3. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 14 years ago

    Hey,I have a question about that.. I have a hub that got picked up as an article in a magazine and a huge portion of it is now pasted on their website too.  Is that going to mess up my hub's ranking or do I get some kind of priority since I had mine up a month or two before?

    In fact, if it does.. what's to stop anyone from stealing content and just decimating hub scores by making content suddenly become "duplicate?"

  4. Inspirepub profile image75
    Inspirepubposted 14 years ago

    No, it won't mess up your Hubscore - if you see a flag warning on your Hub, you just email Maddie that you had it up first, and she will take the flag away.


  5. Lissie profile image67
    Lissieposted 14 years ago

    Jenny is correct I had someone steal one of my hubs and I knew because the score plummeted and a duplicate content alert - Maddie fixed that  and I have been using to track down the copies - I then write to the owners of the article directories and get the copy removed and the user banned - good success rate so far! You do have to pay for copyscape (5c a search) because the domain has always exceeded its 10 free searches LOL

    1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image67
      Bonnie Ramseyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Lissie! I tried going to copyscape to do a search on some of mine and when I typed in the url, it said that the 10 searces had been reached and I should purchase a premium membership. However, I have never used this site before today. Wierd! Oh well, I guess I'll have to do the old fashioned checks through search engines. lol. Looks like it may be a good thing to have but I can't even try it out to see sad

      I have several of my articles that have been posted to other sites with my permission, provided they leave the bio information in place. So far, I haven't found a stolen hub but I know that it can happen so I try to check occassionally!

      1. Inspirepub profile image75
        Inspirepubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Bonnie, you might not have searched for Hubs before, but lots of other people have.

        The same thing happens if you blog at or Blogger. A shared domain name with thousands of users makes it very unlikely that you are one of the first 10 searches!

        If you have your own blog on your own domain, you can always do 10 searches for free, because nobody else is searching pages on that domain.

        As Lissie said, you will need to pay 5c per search for pages on

        If it's not worth 5c to you to save the time you currently spend Googling for stolen copies, then carry on doing what you are doing ...


        1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image67
          Bonnie Ramseyposted 14 years agoin reply to this
  6. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 14 years ago

    Ah, cool, nice to know.  I don't have a problem with this particular incident, I told them they could use it.  Just wanted to know.  Thanks for the help you guys.  smile

  7. ngureco profile image81
    ngurecoposted 14 years ago

    I had several of my articles stolen from article directories and uploaded to  without the resource box link to my website. I had Google make them remove those articles. Check if your article is stolen by that site.

  8. Shirley Anderson profile image59
    Shirley Andersonposted 14 years ago

    This one is free.  You can either put in your url or copy and paste the text.

    1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image67
      Bonnie Ramseyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info, Shirley! I like the idea of being able to use the text since I also publish articles on many other sites.

      1. Shirley Anderson profile image59
        Shirley Andersonposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome, Bonnie!  It's a good way to find out if someone else is using bits of your articles and adding some words of their own.  That's what happened to me.  The other author used my opening few paragraphs and then finished it herself.

    2. funride profile image71
      funrideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Shirley! This was really helpful and I will give it some use big_smile.

      It´s much easy than going to google wink.

      1. Shirley Anderson profile image59
        Shirley Andersonposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        You're very welcome!  It's nice to have more than one option (Copyscape).

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    Asma Ashfaqposted 14 years ago

    You can also try
    It is also free and you use text to search.However I sometimes find that Copyscape picks up what this site missed.Maybe it is not as efficient as Copyscape.

  10. spuds profile image60
    spudsposted 14 years ago

    You can but I wouldn't recommend it.

  11. broalexdotinfo profile image57
    broalexdotinfoposted 14 years ago

    I have a question, and this has been a question for me for several months, how would someone know that duplicate content is penalised by the search engines, does anyone know the exact algorythm of Google? And for example if somebody copy/pastes one of my articles which has actually happened several times, we can not avoid that, how do I know I am not also penalized as my article would also be duplicate in that case. And as far as I know Google uses the semantic technology, some basic things about semantics can be found here.

    I have a friend that runs a search engine, and asked him the exact same question,what he told me is that his search engine does not work this way, and he can`t figure out either how exactly google really functions because it changes all the time,  what his search engine does is increase a site`s popularity by the number of incoming links from high page rank sites and better results in the SERP`s according to right keywords, via a complex mathematical algorythm that matches words/phrases, based on several dictionaries.

    And as a fact I have seen duplicate content all over the web with high page ranks, great results in the search engines and so on, how would that be explained?

    I think someone shoud manage to reveal these secrets as this has affected lots of published that don`t even know what`s good to do and what`s bad.

    Alex smile

  12. Jennifer Bowman profile image59
    Jennifer Bowmanposted 14 years ago

    How would someone know? Google tells you.

    Under each search result in any Google search, if you look, a lot of them have "Cached - Similar pages - Note this" - if you click on "Similar pages" it shows you all the results it DIDN'T place on Page 1 because they were too similar to the one that did appear.

    It's all well and good if your page is the one Google chooses to display - but who knows how to guarantee that?

    Safer just to make everything unique, as far as I can see, then it's not an issue.

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    gypsy10posted 14 years ago

    There are public domain articles that you are allowed to use but you will not score much if you just copy them as they are. I use them as reasearch as I do any other reasearch as I do any other information I get hold of. I have reused some of my own articles but I have rewritten them.


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