Did I violate a Hubrule here or not?

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  1. Escobana profile image71
    Escobanaposted 6 years ago

    I published a Hub with content I already had. It was published in a magazine and on their website. If I am violating a rule here, shouldn't I get some warning?

    I'm so new here that I honestly didn't read everything yet. I read a lot on how to write a Hub and spend a lot of time, reading articles in the learning center, but I'm confused now.

    Should I take my Hub down? -How many waiters can you meet in one day-

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image65
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      YES, it is clearly duplicate content and will violate the HP rules- please take it down.

    2. kschang profile image87
      kschangposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A little late, but here's the why (from what I can infer)

      Google earlier this year initiated the "Panda" update, which is an attempt to cull the obviously "gaming the system" SEO from their indices and make their searches more relevant. All "article sites" are heavily filtered by this update, and Hubpages is on the periphery of the hit.

      Hubpages decided that they need to heavily cull their content (I think every body called it "weeding"), instead of becoming an article farm  full of duplicated content that can be found elsewhere. Hubpages is out to make itself more relevant to Google results, and that can only help us.

      One of the changes is an automatic filter on 'thou shall not do" items, such as linking to "prohibited" sites, duplicate content, and so on. They want to get to the stuff BEFORE Google indexed it. Apparently sites that have bad articles are penalized in the search results.

      Thus, if you have what APPEARS to be dupe content, they are removed BEFORE Google can index them and thus hurt Hubpages and the rest of the hubbers. At least that was the intent. In practice, there are quite a few false positives that require manual review, but it's being improved.

  2. Escobana profile image71
    Escobanaposted 6 years ago

    Thanks so much for your answer. How come I didn't receive any warning? For newbies like me, there's so much to read about in the beginning.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Are you certain the original article is still up on the web for all to see?

      Take some text from your hub and put it into a Google search and see what results come up. If you find identical text, leave your hub unpublished.

      If not, you are free to re-publish.

      The reason I am mentioning this is that I tried to publish a hub a week or two ago that included a large tract of text that was duplicate - it was a joke about living in a hot country that suited the hub content to a tee.

      I also put a link back to the original source.

      That hub lasted 10 minutes after publication before the duplicate warning appeared.

      I immediately took off the offending text, but less than 10 minutes later, my hub was automatically unpublished and stayed that way for a week, until it could be manually reviewed.

      Your hub was published and no such warning appeared.

      Perhaps it is not duplicate after all?

      However, the other thought is whether or not you received payment for the article from the magazine, and therefore ownership issues.

  3. Escobana profile image71
    Escobanaposted 6 years ago

    Took it down right away:-)

  4. Escobana profile image71
    Escobanaposted 6 years ago

    Hey IzzyM!

    Thanks so much for that tip. I copied some text in google and it found the original text. I never got paid for the article though. I was nerdy enough to even put in a link to my original content leaving it at the end of my Hub.
    Duplicate it is:-)! Anyway...I'll be writing some fierce original content for my next Hubs, never forgetting about this Blond Action again:-) LOL!

 
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