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I am stumped and need assistance....Please!

  1. Cardisa profile image90
    Cardisaposted 2 years ago

    I have 176 hubs published (all featured). There are 10 copied hubs symbols on my account, BUT, when I do random snippets of my other hubs more than half have been stolen.

    There is a website which appears to be a landing page. When I check most of my hubs they lead there but there but I cannot find the actual page. The URL is there by the landing page is where it ends. This person has most of my hubs.

    This is what appears in search

    This is what I am seeing - notice the URL

    What do I do?

    1. RachaelOhalloran profile image93
      RachaelOhalloranposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You won't find them that way.

      Go to copyscape.com,

      Enter the URL of the infringer.

      You can put in up to 10 titles per day. Do one at a time. If you have more URL's, wait 24 hours to do 10 more, because the free version of Copyscape only allows you 10 a day.

      When you get the URL of where they are from Copyscape, write them down.

      Bookmark the Copyscape results screen and the infringer result screen.

      That way you can go back to it as many times as you need to.

      I had to do this with awordlover's hubs.  All lead to an advertisement for ebooks and I couldn't find anything that looked like her work.  When Copyscape gave me the URL (slight difference in the Copyscape URL than the HP url provided), only then was I able to see where they put her work.

      Good Luck

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks. I'll try that.

        1. awordlover profile image92
          awordloverposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I'm filling out DMCA on awordlover's account now. There are over 90 sites that copied the complete text of three hubs. It is painstakingly slow to itemize each for the reports because they didn't take the text in the order of her article. They mixed it up on their page by copy pasting it in between other sentences from awordlover's other articles, all different.

          When I'm done, I check sample sentences again and each one leads me to five or more infringers that have not been listed on the reports, but will be in 24 hours because the checkers just didn't roam those pages yet. The 24 I just found this morning all were created since Monday night and I didn't redo my Copyscape since Sunday. So the 24 are new. 

          This is a weekly occurrence, I spend between 10 and 12 hours very week filing DMCA for her stolen work. This is getting ridiculous, but if I stop, then they won. So I won stop.

          Remember to bookmark the page that Copyscape sends you to or you will have to waste another search to get back there again.  The landing page is always advertisement and the infringing page is hidden behind the landing page and is only available to you when you either have a plagarism checker to itemize the text or if you become a paying customer for their products.

          Good Luck

      2. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for reminding me of Copyscape. Now I found more hubs that have been copied. How depressing.

    2. SpaceShanty profile image93
      SpaceShantyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I got my first red C the other day and managed to file a DMCA and got it removed.

      But don't rely on Hubpages to alert you to copied content.

      I decided to check my most popular Hubs with Copyscape and found a respun article of mine, done with software I think as many words had been replaced with synonyms.  It just didn't read 'right' but it was my content, comments included!

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      @Cardisa it Looks like the second image you posted is a parked domain.  These many time result from the original domain lapsing and someone else buying it to use as a parked site for affiliate links and other such content.

      It may be that 1hairstyle dot net originally had your content copied, but the new owner of the domain is merely benefiting from the ranking of that and other old URLs that no longer have your copied content. It could also be that the original domain owner removed the content as well.

      If this is indeed the case, then there may no longer be any content on that domain for which to file a DMCA claim.

      Here is the WHOIS info I found.
      http://who.godaddy.com/whoisstd.aspx?do … id=GoDaddy

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Matt smile

    4. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      What URL is showing as the "copied Hub" location on your Hub?   That's the one you want to report. 

      This person is putting your Hubs on a site, then 301 redirecting that page somewhere else - probably an affiliate page.  It's not the fault of the person who owns that affiliate page, it's the fault of the person doing the redirecting, so that's who you need to go after. 

      Use Whois to find out their host and report it to them.   Include all the URL's shown by HubPages as being copies - it doesn't matter that they can't see them.

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Marisa. I kind of felt helpless.

  2. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years ago

    Sorry Cardisia - the image is too small, I can't see the URL

  3. vocalcoach profile image95
    vocalcoachposted 2 years ago

    Cardisa - What does the "copy symbol" look like on your hubpage account?  Thanks.

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      This is it ©. When a hub has been copied by someone else it shows up beside the hub title on your hub list page.

  4. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 2 years ago

    © That's why mine looks like.

  5. AudreyHowitt profile image68
    AudreyHowittposted 2 years ago

    So sorry that this is happening again! I too had a difficult time seeing the image Cardisa--because of its size--it seems that copyscape is the way to go

  6. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 2 years ago

    Cardisa, In case you are still having trouble with this, I just did some checking myself.

    Interesting thing is that one of my hubs was also recently stolen and posted under that same domain ( 1hairstyle dot net ).

    "HostMonster" is an alternate name for "BlueHost". BlueHost is the legal name of the service provider.

    For plagiarized hubs posted under any of their websites, send your DMCA to Shari Dixon, Legal Compliance And Enforcement Specialist ( email: Legal@bluehost.com )

    Source of info: http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp/agent … e-host.pdf

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Glenn. Were you having the same problem? Did your article lead to a parked domain?