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 Andria 7 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 Liz Elias 3 months ago
Hypothetically, suppose I made a longish comment on a Facebook post, and subsequently decided it would behold material for a GO article. Would I then end up getting dinged on the "duplicate content" trap?(Considering it would amount only to about a paragraph of the entire final article.)
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 Iðunn 10 years ago
I would appreciate if Staff would tell me whether GamerGirl and Whitney, both of whom have chosen to crawl through all my output (output which staff courteously restored after I had totally deleted it on my sabbatical) and repetitively downthumb and flag me, have been assigned by staff as my...
by Jacob J Morris 4 years ago
Hubbers, I am struggling with duplicate content and need your advice. Sorry for the length, just really frustrated, and need some advice.All my articles are original. I've been blogging for years. I have my own blog, have done well with, and decided I'd like to migrate my content to HubPages (I...
by Aficionada 7 years ago
A while ago I checked out one hub of a suspicious writer. I mean by that, a forum post seemed to indicate that the writer was one of the get-rich-quick, I-can-teach-you-everything-you-need-to-know-to-make-a-million-online types. That was my assumption, but I could be wrong.Anyway, the...
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