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Site Stealing Hubpage Articles

  1. clivewilliams profile image79
    clivewilliamsposted 7 months ago

    This site is stealing articles from us
    ht tp://best-article-every-day.ga

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      clivewilliams, thanks for the heads up.

      1. clivewilliams profile image79
        clivewilliamsposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        no prob buddy

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      If enough people rat them out via https://support.google.com/legal/troubl … 14905?rd=2 , hopefuly Google will deindex the whole site.

  2. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 7 months ago

    OMG he actually stole my article and reposted  the same day I published it~!  How do I prove that with Google?

    1. clivewilliams profile image79
      clivewilliamsposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      yours was published first. And they are scraping hub page content by the hundreds.  Maybe hub-pages need to intervene.

  3. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 7 months ago

    It's not just stealing articles, it appears to be copying the entire site. I actually saw the HubPages logo complete with the copyright. You're right, clive, HP needs to intervene and report to Google.

    1. clivewilliams profile image79
      clivewilliamsposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      yes. they definitely need to.

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        I went to "that" site last night and viewed one of my hubs posted word-for-word and to make it worse, this site does not have a CONTACT US button. If they were on the up and up, why are they trying to be so deceptive.
        I wrote Team Hubpages about it and hope to hear from them today.

        1. clivewilliams profile image79
          clivewilliamsposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          They are scarping content from hubpages. What i think they do is follow a bunch of hubbers. Then when you write something new it pops up in their email saying a hubber you are following has posted a new hub. Then they copy it.

          The next thing they do is visit hubpages and search for new content and scrape those too. I think .ga is a African domain, not quite sure. But as you said, there is no contact details so they must be shady thieves.

          1. always exploring profile image84
            always exploringposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            I found one of Eric's. It is listed on the third section. That's as far as I went. There are 94 sections.

          2. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            .ga is the TLD for Gabon, Africa. However, it looks to be one of those country TLDs that anyone on the planet can buy and use, regardless of the buyer's actual location.

          3. kenneth avery profile image82
            kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            Today is May 9, and I still have not heard from Team HubPages on this hub stealing. I did find one of mine. I did not have the nerve to continue to search the site.
            Karma is loading up.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    Ha! Found the sucker! http://whois.domaintools.com/best-article-every-day.ga

    IP Location: United States - Arizona - Phoenix - Cloudflare Inc. Registrant is in the Netherlands. Bunch of other info as well.

    Interesting side note. This is the first time a Google search: "whois TheDomainName" did not work. Had to find it through some circuitous route that I've already forgotten. I have thus wisely bookmarked "http://whois.domaintools.com/"

    1. clivewilliams profile image79
      clivewilliamsposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Mmmm....i know they don't want me turning up at their front door with my two best pals. smith and wesson.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    I strongly suspect using the copyright @ freenom.com email would be a complete waste of time...

    http://whois.domaintools.com/freenom.com

    Update: Though it might be worth a shot anyway...

    https://www.google.com/#q=freenom.com

    https://www.quora.com/Is-Freenom-a-fraudulent-company

    1. clivewilliams profile image79
      clivewilliamsposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Lets see

  6. Annsalo profile image85
    Annsaloposted 7 months ago

    Am I missing it or is there still no response from HP on this? This isn't a case of one or two people having content stolen. I know that we all have a way to file a complaint. I know that is OUR responsibility, however it would seem staff who actually cares about this site would at least step in to let us know if there is anything they can do to prevent this from happening.
    It's not like we are asking them to babysit us, but at least let us know for sure if there is or isn't anything they can do. You know communication?

  7. DrMark1961 profile image91
    DrMark1961posted 7 months ago

    This domain and website have been suspended because of abuse or copyright reasons.

    1. Solaras profile image91
      Solarasposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Precious!

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Happy Camper Day, May 10, 2016.

  8. Kylyssa profile image93
    Kylyssaposted 7 months ago

    It's really up to us to file DMCA reports when our hub content gets stolen. If you find a site that has a lot of hubs copied on it, send the HP team an email explaining the situation and they'll likely take a look at it when they get time, but I don't suggest waiting for a reply. They'll get to it when they get to it if HubPages proper is still a priority. Meanwhile, your DMCA report will result in the content stolen from you getting removed from the plagiarist site. If it does not, file a DMCA report with Google and it will be removed from Google search results which is almost as good as getting it removed from the plagiarist site.   

    HubPages is extremely vulnerable to copying for some reason. No other site I've ever published on is or has been as prone to it. I expect to see a new red copyright symbol every time I use the dashboard. The reason is a mystery, one it seems like it would take a bunch of time and money to solve and HubPages has neither. HubPages is so heavily penalized by Google that it seems unlikely that it would be worthwhile to throw time and money at fixing a problem they could never solve even when they had time and money and HubPages was profitable.

    Keep in mind that HubPages is trying to save a dying site right now by creating the niche sites which, so far, do not have massive Google penalties on them. They have time for nothing else and HubPages' plagiarism problem has been around a long time. It's really up to us to deal with the plagiarism while they try to save the site.

  9. sukhneet profile image52
    sukhneetposted 7 months ago

    Omg, thank you for the information. Never had any idea on it. Will look for my articles, if published here.

    1. sukhneet profile image52
      sukhneetposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      I think site already banned. Just checked it.

  10. Margie Lynn profile image84
    Margie Lynnposted 7 months ago

    Good to hear, I just click on the link and it did not bring up any articles! Thanks for noticing!

  11. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 6 months ago

    Huge thanks to Clive for making this known and instigating a take-down of their nefarious site.

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Three cheers for Clive! Hip! Hip! Hooo-Ray! Seriously.

    2. janshares profile image87
      jansharesposted 6 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, way to go, Clive. Thanks! And thanks to paradigmsearch for locating the bandits.

  12. rajan jolly profile image89
    rajan jollyposted 6 months ago

    The site's gone for good. Thanks Clive!

  13. chef-de-jour profile image91
    chef-de-jourposted 6 months ago

    Super job. Well done Clive - and good riddance to the low life. Be vigilant, these sort of sites raise their ugly heads every now and then. YUK.

  14. clivewilliams profile image79
    clivewilliamsposted 6 months ago

    Thanks Guys, But it was a fellow hubber "Maya Shedd Temple" who alerted to me that she saw one of my hubs copied word for word on that site. Then when i browsed the hub stealing site, i saw hundreds of articles written by hubbers that i follow. Thanks Maya for helping in taking down these pirates. And by doing other  searches for copied content, i realize that hub authors content is heavily copied across the internet. We do have some pretty good writers who should get much more recognition than what they are getting now. Well, all we can do is keep an eye out for each other and continue writing great articles.

 
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