Duplicate Content and Google

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (8 posts)
  1. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 6 years ago

    I've just discovered this, because it's taken some time for me to understand exactly what is the problem with duplicate content: It's not that you will immediately be penalized, only if there is deceptive intent to manipulate ranking in the search engine. But duplicate content is not wrong in itself. The only thing is, when indexing, an appropriate page must be selected for that content; might not be the page you want indexed. This made sense, because it would be odd to have content in only one place; for instance, What about syndication? So, it seems to me, you could write a Hub, say, and then put the piece on another spot (like Blogger), but link back to the original Hub. I understand it's wise to link to the original, even if you put the content elsewhere. But how would you make sure the correct page is indexed? Now, I'm not thinking of a piece with heavy prose, something more stripped down, like poetry; put poetry on Blogger, link back to the original poetry Hub. Here's a link to info: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bi … swer=66359

    1. Greekgeek profile image87
      Greekgeekposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There's one other real problem with duplicate content, and it's why sites like Hubpages require that we post hubs nowhere else.

      The Panda algorithm attempts to rate the overall quality and usefulness of a domain such as hubpages.com. It looks at many factors, but one of those factors is, "Does this site have unique content found nowhere else?" vs "Does this site simply regurgitate content found elsewhere?" If the answer "yes" to the latter pops up too often, the Panda algorithm may downrank Hubpages as a whole, which can depress the search rankings and traffic for every page on the site.

      Multi-user platforms like HP have to work hard to fight against the "content farm" stigma, and one of the ways they do this is by trying, as much as they can, to make sure they host original content rather than content from elsewhere.

      Besides, all other things being equal, the "elsewhere" copy is liable to outrank the Hubpages copy in the SERPs.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, that makes a lot of sense, and it's enough reason not to put the content elsewhere. This helps a lot. Especially considering the algorithms looking for unique content. Seems like the best thing to do is not put content in more than one place. I got it.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    Duplicate content is not allowed on Hub Pages. In fact, most article submission sites require ORIGINAL content, not spun content, not duplicate content.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, yes, I'm aware of that; except HP doesn't allow content published before you put it on HP, but you can do what you want with it afterward. That's how I understand it. Duplicate content and spun articles are not the same; duplicate content (check the link I provided) occurs all the time on the Net, even on the same domain. It's just it's used as manipulation of rankings sometimes, and then the fake spun articles too, which I consider absurd. I'd rather write. Also, content is syndicated, so unavoidably duplicate. This is why I brought it up; there's more to it than what is usually talked about.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 6 years ago

    A funny thing lol I had to re-title a hub that answered a Q from a few years back tongue which is fine but it did say - 'this title is in use and published on a hub earlier than yours' lol so, yes, got to watch out for that 'duplicate' .

  4. tussin profile image58
    tussinposted 6 years ago

    It's no secret that "syndicated" content does just fine in search engines.  If you own two sites, you can republish the same article (that you own the full rights to) on both without incurring a Google penalty, so long as you don't really over do it and essentially make a "mirror" site.   Haven't you ever Googled something and noticed the top results were the exact same article? (Happens with Bing and Yahoo as well)  I see this a lot with medical content in particular.  It goes to show you how overblown some of these Google penalty myths are. And even if it is something that Google frowns on, their algorithm is not powerful enough to detect it as my own two eyes have witnessed. SMH.

    Of course if you are publishing on sites you don't own, such as Hubpages or Infobarrel, then you have to play by their rules.  Hubpages doesn't want duplicate content because they don't know who really owns the rights; they don't want to have an open policy that lets copyright abusers have a free-for-all.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. This is exactly what I was wanting to get at; because usually people are just saying, "No Duplicate Content!" with a lot of scary undertones. I knew there was more to it, and what you're saying makes sense; I've seen duplicate content all the time.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)