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Becoming proactive in finding scrappers

In the HubPages forums, there has been talk of plagiarism, scrapping, re-mixing and other forms of intellectual theft. The volume of cries from Hub writers means there is a big problem. HubPages mainly relies on the community to police themselves, but it is not enough. We are going to have to go gangster on these thieves, and stop theft of unique intellectual property.

In July, I will have been on HubPages for 3 years. It was after my first year that other Hubbers would notify me that they noticed my content copied word for word in new Hubs. They were kind enough to report these violators, and I would also file a DMCA complaint against the Hubbers, and report them to HubPages.

There were other precautions I took, and every week I was checking vigilantly on Plagiarism checkers for my copied content. It put a sour taste in my mouth, and I cut back on what I wrote and published to HubPages. There is still stolen content on the WWW, but the websites are renegade, and almost impossible to stop.

When I started sharing my content on RedGage, I noticed they are very proactive about others attempting to steal content. You cannot download or copy a photos or content, and the community is good to bust out the thieves quickly. This made me realize there is more that HubPages can do, but they have chosen to leave it to the HubPage writers and community.

This is not a criticism of HubPages, it is just their policy to publish, not police.

In December of 2011 there was a contest, where I used a unique phrase, the next week, a Hub Elite who read my Hub a few times, used the same unique phrase, and took credit for it. That person visited my Hub 4 times, and never left a comment, or voted or anything. The taste in my mouth became bile, and I stopped publishing any new Hubs on HubPages.


How to find those other followers

On the top of your Hub page, there are three radio buttons

  • edit stats delete

The top radio buttons will change to edit hide stats and delete.

When you click on "Stats", there will be a row of tabs below:

Day Week Month Total Search Hub Metrics eBay


Under the Total Tab, it will show where your traffic is coming from:

If your Hub has been approved for publication, it will have been visited from at least 5 administrators on HubPages. These will simply say; Hubpages.com with a number beside it. Other Hubbers on HubPages will show the Hubber, like Lillygrillzit.hubpages.com.

It takes some weeks for the search engines to pick up your newly published Hub, but if you or others have shared it on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest, you will see visits/reads from those sources, and there will be a number.

After the search engines pick you up, you will see google.com, google.uk.com, yahoo.com, bing.com etc. This means that the wording that you used to write your unique content are items that people who use search engines are seeking. This is good.

As a Hubber, you will have at least a few fans or followers. Some follow your publicly, and others do so without leaving much of a footprint.

Your regular followers, or Hub Hoppers who may have found your work worth going to, will show up in the Total of visitors to your site. When your Hub gets a lot of visits, and few or no comments, either you have made a lot of people upset, or you have good content that is worth using.

It is understandable that writers can have similar content, but if your work is unique, it is easy to detect your work re-worded or scrapped.



How to File a Copyright DMCA Takedown Demand On Google - Real Case Study

There are certain of your Hubs or articles

There are certain of your Hubs or articles, where you notice your have 5 - 50 or more hits a day. There are no comments, no votes, no feedback indicating to you the writer that your content was well liked or found to be offensive, but then you notice new Hubs that are on the same subject you wrote on, coming up as "other articles" featured by HubPages.

When you go to your Total Tab you can see where the writer of the Hub published shortly after your Hub has visited one or more times... They have not become an official fan, or follower, but they really like what you have written.

These other followers like your content so much, they figure out a way to make their own Hub out of it. Sometimes they copy it word for word, or copy and paste, but mix it up. Then there are the scrappers. They take your unique content and figure out a way to reword it, or add cute little z's to the end of the same wording you use.

It is a good idea to check your Total Tab regularly to see who is revisiting your Hub or Hubs. I do not know how to stop this, but it is easy to follow them, and let them know in a nice way you are watching them.

If you are not sure, but you have documented reasons to be concerned, share your concerns with HubPages administrators without filing a complaint. Use facts, forget the emotions. The Hub Administrators are writers too, and they already know what it feels like. Build a case. Be a detective. Good Luck.

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MelissaBarrett 3 years ago

Hey Lilly (Cool name by the way, it's my daughter's name as well)

Just wanted to add that seeing another hubber's sub-domain in your traffic sources doesn't necessarily mean that they visited your hub. Often readers will go to one sub-domain then click on a hub in the "Discover more hubs" section. These will show as traffic from their domain, even if it isn't them visiting.

Also other hubbers may link to one of your hubs, that traffic will also show as coming from their sub-domain. They aren't viewing your hub, but someone who has viewed their hub is coming FROM their domain to yours.

In addition, the views you are seeing before your hub is published are most likely your own. Each time you edit a hub or "view" it within the edit screen it counts as a view. Rater views (from the hub hopper or the Mturk side of the hopper) don't count.


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LillyGrillzit 3 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

MelissaBarrett, thank you for you visit and comments. There is a way on Google, and HubPages to keep your own views from showing as a visit. This Hub is just another tool for a way to track those who may be using their content. I have found this to be a good way to find some copiers. Not all visits without comments are sinister. Thank you for your good information.


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BobbiRant 3 years ago from New York

Great hub! I stopped writing on here much anymore for various reasons, and this topic is one of them. I do miss people, like you, but I do stop by and comment once in a while. Enjoyed this hub. Great topic and addressed very well.


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LillyGrillzit 3 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you BobbieRant, for coming by with this feedback. You are a unique content writer period, so it is a loss to HubPages to lose your new work. I hope you are still writing and publishing though. You can find me on LinkedIn if you are there. Thanks again.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Interesting topic Lilly. I guess some people would rather steal than write. It is unfortunate that we have to police our own work. The information you gave us is useful. Thank you for sharing. I will share this hub, hopefully it will help stop thieves...


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LillyGrillzit 3 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

always exploring, thank you for your comments and thoughts on this. like a burglar alarm, big dogs and warning signs I think thieves will think a little more, but this crime does pay, and pay well, so we must be proactive to protect our work. Your work is unique content and that content came by blood, sweat and tears. You deserve to have it protected.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Such a useful hub!


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LillyGrillzit 3 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

AudreyHowitt, thank you for the read and comment. Hope this helps.


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msshandriaball 3 years ago

very useful information!

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