I'm just wondering what everyone's best way to avoid duplicate content is. I feel pretty bad if I get flagged for it, as it's not like I'm trying to copy paste. I do mostly product reviews and sometimes I have to pull things from the page in order to give good details about it. Obviously I summarized the best I can, and maybe even change the wording. I'll even quote the page. But, veteran hubbers, do you have any better techniques?
It's really quite simple. "Don't use any text from anywhere else" works remarkably well. And if you must quote, do so as minimally as possible and make sure you write the majority of the rest of the content yourself. If you are getting a warning about duplicate content on a Hub, it doesn't have enough original material.
This is why it's best to only review products that you have used yourself. That we you can put it into your own words.
That's probably true. I'm actually getting some help now that's getting me to understand it better. It's hard for me to say without sounding like I'm making excuses for being lazy, cause that's not what I'm doing. I am really asking for help, but thankfully I am now getting that help. To be blunt, the schooling I got did not prepare me the real world like it should have. I guess I'll call this closed now as someone is helping me.
Except, what if I'm not an expert on the product? The money I make from affiliate links has actually helped pay my bills, it's just I'm not expert enough on the product to make enough original material. I mean, that's what I'm getting from your reply. I'm just trying to gather some advice that helps me make it so I'm not getting flagged in the future for trying to make a decent, informative hubpage, but needing to fall on the products original info because I don't actually know enough about it. I'm trying to follow the best selling trends to gather more hits. For me, when I'm writing these types of hubpages on products like this, I do go "cross-eyed" trying to make it so I'm not duplicating. 12 years of schooling has beaten the "no plagiarizing" into my mind, and of course I want to avoid it, but I always feel like there's something I'm missing that everyone else has managed to understand better than I do.
by Kate Swanson 10 years ago
I was reading a Hub on Hubpages, and was concerned to read the advice that the content we use in our Hubs should be unique, not something we've posted elsewhere on the net.I started out on Helium and have nearly 200 articles on that site. When I joined HubPages, I saw it as a great opportunity to...
by Andria 8 years ago
I still see this when hubhopping. I leave it alone as I'm always unsure of it. However I'm trying to work out, re duplicate content, as to whether this matches what I see.Often they're full of bible quotes, with the hubbers opinion interspersed. Largely, the main body of content is the Bible...
by Laurel Rogers 8 years ago
This sounds stupid, but there are no stupid questions, right? In that spirit, if you publish a hub here first, can you re-publish it somewhere else without consequence? I mean, will HP consider it duplicate content?
by Shana Hurt 8 years ago
I have several hubs about various quotations. All have been published without problems, yet since the change of subdomains 3 of these same type of hubs (on different subjects or different authors) have been flagged as duplicate. The quotes on all of the hubs under this subject are found from a...
by ga anderson 6 years ago
wanted to rant - but thought maybe I could br wrong, and some community feedback might show me the errors I am missingThe story:I had a hub unpublished as duplicateI did not think it was so I contacted HP teamfound out they considered the author's resource box as dupe - so I edited itresubmitted...
by Brie Hoffman 8 years ago
Does anyone know what percentage of a hub can be "duplicate content"? I have a hub that was unpublished because it had a lot of statistics on it...so I am wondering if I can add content to make it ok?
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