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Did someone make a blog page just to post my article? Link inside.

  1. peeples profile image89
    peeplesposted 19 months ago

    So this morning I had a spike in traffic on a hub. I looked to see where it is coming from and it shows http://takecaretc.blogspot.com/. I didn't make this. It doesn't appear to have any other articles yet. Not sure if I should be thankful or cautious. What do you think? Should I ask it be removed, or leave it alone?

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      With the post being only one day old, it is rather amazing that you are getting a spike in traffic already. I'd hold on. It looks like a brand new blog. I think more might be added later. I would count it a blessing since they haven't copied anything but just shared a link.

      1. Kylyssa profile image95
        Kylyssaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        In fact, it's almost the perfect way for a blogger to share a link, aside from in an original blog post that links to the hub in a sentence.

    2. OldRoses profile image85
      OldRosesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I would contact the author and tell them that they should ask permission before using other people's material.  I am having this problem with photos.  People think that if they provide a link back to my website, it's okay to use my photos.  It's not.  My website and photos (and hubs and photos) are copyrighted so they can only use them with my permission.

      1. Kylyssa profile image95
        Kylyssaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        This would be an awful idea in this case. It's just a tiny thumbnail and a backlink without even any quoted text. It would be like taking down a free ad while irritating the person who liked your work so much they made it.

        If you hunt up and shut down everyone who sends readers your way, you're shooting yourself in the foot. Full on copying or using full-sized photos is plagiarism, but this is just a thumbnail with a link, the ideal way I hope my readers share my work.

        1. relache profile image87
          relacheposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Kylyssa can tell you it's a bad idea to defend your photo copyrights, but I personally don't agree with her.

          1. Kylyssa profile image95
            Kylyssaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            You seriously think it's a good idea to track down people who post a thumbnail and a link to your site? An inch-wide representation of your image that links to your page really isn't the same thing as stealing photos.

            Or are other people seeing something different on that blog post than I am? I see a square about an inch wide on my monitor that is cropped out of the center of the image. What do you see there?


            A thumbnail isn't plagiarism; it's advertisement.

            http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12554579_f1024.jpg

            ^You'd seriously file a DMCA notice for something like that?^

        2. Billie Kelpin profile image90
          Billie Kelpinposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Exactly, Kylyssa!

    3. Kylyssa profile image95
      Kylyssaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Leave it alone, perhaps thank them for sharing.

      There's nothing harmful there, just a backlink. Someone was impressed with the article enough to wish to share it. As to it being the first and only post, people have to start somewhere. Also, there are a lot of blogs out there where people start something and never keep it up.

      1. Billie Kelpin profile image90
        Billie Kelpinposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Totally agree, Kylyssa.  This blog is called "Take Care".  This person is providing valuable information for his or her readers in a blog that is probably meant to help people.  It links directly to you, benefits you, and is flattering.  I'd LOVE it if someone wants to link to one of my hub articles in that way.  This person doesn't even have advertising on the blog.  However, if she did, that STILL doesn't harm anything for you.  The lesson I've learned here, and I think I do try to do this, is to write a little sentence with the reference and get the author's name and website out there for any article I might link to.  I'd write a little "thank you note" to this person, ask the direction of the blog,  and offer any other articles you have written that might enhance her site.  Cheers,  Billie

    4. bravewarrior profile image95
      bravewarriorposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Peeples, something is weird about that site. Although it looks like there's only a link to your post, check again. When I clicked on the title at the top (not the link, but the title over the thumbnail) a strip appeared at the top of the page that gives you the option of clicking on More or Next Blog. When I clicked on Next Blog it took me to a completely different web page. Hit the back arrow and click on it again and you get a totally different web page! This happens each and every time.

      I don't know what the deal is. I've never seen anything like it. Something seems fishy to me - very fishy!

      1. SheilaMilne profile image88
        SheilaMilneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        It isn't fishy. Most blogspot blogs do that, including my own.

        1. bravewarrior profile image95
          bravewarriorposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          They go to other people's sites? Why?

          1. SheilaMilne profile image88
            SheilaMilneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Just so that people can go blog hopping and find a random blog. Why not?

            1. bravewarrior profile image95
              bravewarriorposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              It just seems weird to me. I haven't seen that in any of the other sites I visit. Seems like a sneaky way of getting page views.

              1. SheilaMilne profile image88
                SheilaMilneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                There are millions upon millions of blogspot blogs.  The "Next blog" is always random so there is no way to engineer extra page views, and anyway, it's only once.  As you said yourself, if you click  Next again, you get a different blog.

                1. Kylyssa profile image95
                  Kylyssaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                  It's just a way Google is trying to keep traffic on Google sites longer. I think it should indicate it's random, but that's on the ISP, not on the blogger.

                  1. bravewarrior profile image95
                    bravewarriorposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                    That doesn't seem to be fair practice on Google's part.

      2. Kylyssa profile image95
        Kylyssaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        All blogspot blogs have that "next blog" button at the top. Clicking the title of the post takes you to the individual post URL. The post shows on the main blog URL because there's nothing else on the blog yet.

        It's a sneaky way of Google getting people to click on Google products (another blogger or blogspot blog) is all, nothing nefarious an individual blogger is doing.

  2. peeples profile image89
    peeplesposted 19 months ago

    Thanks y'all. I'm glad it's being shared. The increase in traffic was nothing huge, just enough to give me an up arrow on stats page. Any increase is good though. Thankful they shared, I guess my articles have been copied so much that I get nervous.

    1. calculus-geometry profile image86
      calculus-geometryposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      The weird thing is the page links to your hub using a HP tracking code; maybe the creator of the blog has an account here and is using a strange new method to earn with the referral program -- creation of lots of one-post blogs, lol.

      1. peeples profile image89
        peeplesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Hmmm, I didn't even notice that. I wonder if that in any way impacts my earnings? I guess not as long as they don't sign up. That makes it even more odd. I need to follow the blog so I can see if they post more articles.

        1. calculus-geometry profile image86
          calculus-geometryposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          It only affects the earnings if the tracking code is yours (which you can check in your account).  The code is _9m4pn9zwmbp1.

          1. peeples profile image89
            peeplesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Not mine! Thanks!

            1. Solaras profile image90
              Solarasposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              If they used YOUR tracking code, you would earn money from it (these additional earnings to you would come from HP's share of your revenue). Using their own tracking code, they earn money from it.  That money does not come out of your earnings, but out of HP's share of your earnings.

              Had they signed up for HP under your account referral (don't know the actual term) you would earn money from them forever on all of their HP posts, unless they were to grow irritated with you, and create a new HP account to prevent you from earning from their efforts. I think it all adds up to pennies though.

  3. Billie Kelpin profile image90
    Billie Kelpinposted 19 months ago

    ANY visits to your hubpage benefits you.  The ads you're running on those pages are seen by the people who read your article.  That's what an advertiser hopes for!   The tracking to THOSE ads on hubpages is to your account.  Really, this is only a good thing.  I'd be happy if my article appeared somewhere else.  If this blog continues to post meaningful articles, it's great for you because people will be scrolling back to yours for all time - It's evergreen - especially if that blog becomes an important, popular source of information. If it doesn't, no harm done. If you check your google adsense resports, you'll probably see an increase by a few cents already.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image90
      Billie Kelpinposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      oops, just noticed, you don't HAVE google ads on that page.

    2. peeples profile image89
      peeplesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Hp and google don't like the keywords, but that's ok because the article is more important than the ads. However people visiting it might click on more from the author so not too bad I guess!

      1. Billie Kelpin profile image90
        Billie Kelpinposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Peeples, we have had a software company providing online learning games on the web for over 25 years. This is nothing but good for you. Whether you're interested in making money or not, more visitors, the better.  You're writing is impactful and important. (Side note not related to topic: When I was your age, I wish I had accumulated all the money I could have while keeping my altruistic ideals.  It's possible.  So what I'm saying, is don't worry if a little money trickles your way on this, even try to make the most you can because there is nothing wrong with people appreciating your work through clicking on ads that might actually benefit them.   As you know from my postings, I live my life by feeling that 'the main purpose of my existence is that I  might serve as a warning to others'. )  I'm happy you posted this question and I think I"m going to check on hubs that would be pertinent to my bizblog and ask the writer if I could link back to them on hubpages.  That way we both benefit.  Cheerio, kiddo.

        1. peeples profile image89
          peeplesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks. I agree. I just had a couple of my hubs stolen repeatedly so my first reaction was worry! I agree, as long as people are clicking on it I guess that is all that matters!

 
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