Writing for other sites???

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  1. Eiddwen profile image81
    Eiddwenposted 10 years ago

    I don't know if anyone has the same problem as me;in the past I begin to write for other sites;hoping to make a little more money and widen my reading following.
    However I post some work onto these other sites; but you can guarantee that in a couple of days I will delete each one ,edit,and publish them all on here instead.
    At this moment in time  I write on here alone.

    1. Dale Hyde profile image83
      Dale Hydeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Once deleted on the other sites, it will take some time before Google drops them. If you publish here too quickly, even after deleting the other articles, you will run into the duplicate content problem and you won't be able to publish the hub.

      One thing I have done is looked at a previous article of mine, found new ways to describe the topic/interest, and add new material to it. A new article at that point. Different title, different content, new material...while focusing on the same thoughts you had for the original article. Then I have published the new article here.

      1. Eiddwen profile image81
        Eiddwenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Dale;your comment helps a great deal;plus the fact about the duplicate hubs.
        I thought that if I deleted my hubs they could be republished elsewhere very soon;but I was obviously wrong!!!
        Your last pragraph about editing hubs but keeping the topic going in a different way is just what I need to do.
        Thank you Dale you have been most helpful.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I thought Hub Pages required you to publish work that has not been published elsewhere.   Am I wrong?

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        You need to be unique but you could also write in a different way and make it unique!

        1. Eiddwen profile image81
          Eiddwenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you lobobrandon this is just what I intend to do from now on ;this sounds a great way to keeping more than one site going.
          Thank you for stopping by.

          1. lobobrandon profile image88
            lobobrandonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Hi Eddy,
            If you have content on various sites just keep one place as your main and link back to it - this will help that rank higher. I see you got a good number of hubs and I assume this should be your top writing site as of now? I'm just getting ready to write my first lense checking things out at Squiddo (using it to get back links to my top hubs)

      2. Eiddwen profile image81
        Eiddwenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the replyTIMETRAVELLER2 and yes you are indeed right;I was delelting them but didn't relaise they could dtill come up as duplicate.

      3. SimeyC profile image90
        SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        It's OK if it has been deleted and de-indexed from Google etc.

        1. Eiddwen profile image81
          Eiddwenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Ok thanks SimeyC;thanks for the reply;we never stop learning do we??
          Thank goodness for that.

        2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          And how do you know if it's been deleted and de-indexed from Google?

          1. SimeyC profile image90
            SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Usually I do a simple search for the URL - if it comes up then it's still indexed, if not then it's been deleted.

            There are probably better methods!

    3. Alastar Packer profile image77
      Alastar Packerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Same here Eddy. Why, I've got my hands full trying to find the time to keep up with everything on HP and blogs, much less writing for other sites too. But, some manage it very well so it certainly can be done.

    4. WannaB Writer profile image88
      WannaB Writerposted 10 years agoin reply to this


      I have variations of the same topics on more than one site, and cross link them to one another. I then use another web site I just created to link to all my local topics on writing sites and my blogs. I also use my blogs to link back to articles on my writing sites. It seems to increase traffic on all the sites. I see no reason to remove work from the other sites unless I'm not happy with it. But HubPages and my own web sites and blogs will probably get most fo my attention from now on. I do think I get a greater return now from the time I put in at HubPages.

  2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 10 years ago

    That works...except that sometimes my hubs don't even make it to Google!!  thanks.

  3. glmclendon profile image61
    glmclendonposted 10 years ago

    I can not help you, because this is the only site  I have had contact with to this date.

    Stay Well

  4. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 10 years ago

    I haven't ventured outside of HubPages when it comes to online sites, Eddy.  I've explored other online sites (there are numerous ones, I must say), but I'm not interested enough to submit my work or build a platform using these sites.  There are other ways to make money as a writer, but since I am retired, making money is not my major goal because I have a pension to support me and my family.  If I'm not writing for my HubPages account, I am pitching articles and working on my first novel.  Yeah, everyone is working on a novel.  My goal these days is to earn my byline.  That's very important to me.

  5. Charlu profile image77
    Charluposted 10 years ago

    Hi Eddy
      I have written for 2 other sites before coming to HP and I have to say I don't write on either anymore and haven't for ages.  The one I still like, have excellent Google rankings with but don't make any money and the other I'm not even gonna go there.
      I have found that the community and support at HP is like no other. There is another site that I think about trying sometimes but then I think if I write an great article, get good rankings but don't have the support or guidance then I am not getting better just being complacent.
      HP challenges me to better myself and be competitive (not at the risk of hurting others in the process).  It's like this *#$@ contest which I love due to turning into a ? junkie.  But the thing is before I realized the contest was going on (hint read newsletters and stay updated) I never really paid attention to the questions/answers and now have found so many new inspirations for hubs I may even hit the Wondereds (100's) very soon.

    Sorry so long but I guess the moral of the story is if it's not broke don't fix it. 

    PS Please understand there are probably plenty of new great sites to write for I'm just happy where I'm at.

    1. WannaB Writer profile image88
      WannaB Writerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I was just venturing into HubPages when I first joined, with my main loyalty to another site where I was not really earning much. I had a few hubs, and didn't really hang around here much. But I got hooked with the first contest and the new HubPages Ad program. The contests motivated me to write more hubs, and when I wrote more hubs, especially after the HubPages ad program kicked in, I made more money, even though I may have to wait longer for a payout. So even if I don't win the contests, I'm still a winner because I have more hubs and earn more year round. Thus, HubPages will now be my first choice to write for unless I have a specific reason for writing somewhere else. I do belong to a couple of new sites I've as yet written little for. My strategy is to get to at least 50 pieces of writing before digging in to increase work on another site. I've now reached that here, and ought to increase work on Wizzley now to get it up to 50, but I'm not motivated. I make myself write something for at least one site each week, since I often have no more time than that when I get busy with my "real" business. Contests make me cheat a bit with this schedule and write more than one a week.


  6. Eliminate Cancer profile image61
    Eliminate Cancerposted 10 years ago

    I've have some writing on other sites, but this is more satisfying, in terms of getting feedback on your writing, and interacting in the community, and the info from hubpages is clear and useful.

    1. Eiddwen profile image81
      Eiddwenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks to each and every one of you;it is so nice that many others feel like me;HubPages isn't just a site ;it is a warm and supportive community.
      I may not have made much money but what HP and all the wonderful friends I have made on here have given me is far more important and is priceless.
      Thanks for all the replies;
      Take care and enjoy your days.

  7. profile image26
    Nomadic Viewposted 10 years ago

    That's right. My hubpage was rejected because I quoted (with proper attribution) another site. I also used a remix of my own writing from my blog and it was not accepted.


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