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I have come home from holiday to find my work has been pinched by some

  1. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    I am fuming and have reported to the site in question http://www.bukisa.com/articles/138862_h … n-progress this is the link to the thief he has stolen my work word for word is this common as it's the first time I have noticed it. What do I do?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Report them to Bukisa...they will definitely do something about it. Lol, I see you have already reported them smile

      1. Helen Cater profile image71
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I sent a really snotty email. I was so annoyed at the lazy bleep and I sent him a message and I posted a public comment on the google page. A woman scorned and suffering the holiday blues is not a good combination.

        1. Lady_E profile image82
          Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Welcome back Helen.

          The cheeky guy copied the photo too. I wanted to leave a comment saying the article was copied from hubpages but one can't comment without signing up.  Hopefully, it should be taken down. ((Tut tut)).

        2. relache profile image87
          relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'd suggest you actually learn how to send formal notices of infringement as described in the DMCA guidelines.

          http://hubpages.com/hub/Fine-Tuning-You … od_4175492

          1. Helen Cater profile image71
            Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks relache but nothing has shown up on mine.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image94
              Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Helen

              Relache didn't give you the link to explain about the copyright symbol.  She gave you the link because

              WEBSITES WILL NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT PLAGIARIZED HUBS UNLESS YOU SEND THEM A FORMAL DMCA NOTICE.

              There is no point in you all sending emails or leaving nasty comments.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just checked out the site and wrote down a few of the titles and entered them into the hubpages. search site, and they are from this site~~~ what a jerk.

      it needs to be reported to admin.

      it's good your started the thread, as others are affected also.
      someone made a good point here, to keep some things private.

      good luck and hope all will calm down for you.

    3. Envoy profile image60
      Envoyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ughh omg!
      I am so sorry I hope they can make the person take it down grrr. sad

      1. Helen Cater profile image71
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We are still waiting. The person has stolen 20 hubs mainly from hubpages. I have reported to the site in question and just reported to adsense so hopefully it will be gone soon.

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    Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago

    Sad. I hope they'll take it down. This person even left your link in the article.

    How was your Spanish holiday?

    1. Helen Cater profile image71
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It was fantastic thanks. I didn't notice the link was there. Does this happen a lot as I have reported it to the site in question and he doesn't seem to have had many hits. Some people are so lazy.

  3. Aqua profile image79
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    Helen - how did you know about this? Google alerts?

    1. Helen Cater profile image71
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No I came home and checked where i was in the google search engine .It's not just me he has pinched from other hubbers. Take a look the black stocking article is from a very good hubber I am sure she does not know. Should someone tell her or will hubpages check this out. There could be more.

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        Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think you should tell her.

  4. Aqua profile image79
    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    Yes, the bad news is this pilfering happens pretty frequently. I have google alerts set up for some articles I write. I have never used them for hubs though - maybe I should.

    1. Helen Cater profile image71
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How do you set that up is there a hub on it as I havn't even checked the rest out. I am too scared.

  5. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Yes and all the others they are all copied from hubbers I think. I tried to I was so angry he is probably an illiterate pig who can't read or write.

  6. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    http://www.bukisa.com/articles/138855_c … -stockings This is the other hub he has copied. I have left her a comment as I cannot see an email link. If anyone has her email please could you let her know this way too.

  7. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    I just checked the writer out -- there are other hub articles that have been copied word for word.  I suggest you check for yourself.  I've contacted one of the other hubbers regarding this. 

    Thanks Helen for bringing this up!

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I just checked myself, it seems like all of her/his stuff is copied from around the web...

  9. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Complete-Guide- … -Stockings the hubbers link is here for those that know her. Thanks Beth I am still trying to look maybe the others are from other sites.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I guess they don't check out the work too much at Bukisa. Too bad, I joined not long ago and just put up one of my own works that was published elsewhere. I thought they would question me that it was published already, I guess not.

    Some of her articles are copied without any spaces or paragraphs, etc. What exactly does "editorial" do at that site?

  11. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Well I shall not be joining there and anyway doesn't it harm your google rankings having duplicate content?

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I started posting stuff from Triond that hasn't done much in a couple of years. I definitely will not be posting too many duplicate articles. Actually, I think I am stopping after one smile

  13. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    I posted 3 articles on there then gave up. I couldn't cope with the 24 cent earnings. I mean the trouble it gave me deciding how I would spend it. A car, speed boat or a packet of gum. Me and Triond are no longer friends besides I have done so well on adsense I don't even bother with Amazon as I am not sure it helps much.

  14. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    Wanted to check, but the site seems down now!

  15. lrohner profile image86
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Sad to say, but I suspect the thief was someone from HP. Didn't you write a thread a few days ago telling the world that that hub was doing spectacularly well?

    Live and learn! smile

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately I agree with this. I would never disclose my highest earning hubs..... although I would suspect that any talented (but corrupt) hubber would rewrite a similar article and identify your keywords, rather than just copy and paste.

      But, there are 88000 registered users on hubpages, and unfortunately 20000 of them are probably wankers....

      So Helen, playing your cards close to your chest is the way forward wink

      Dont worry, its happened to me before, not on hubpages yet.... but it has happened.

      This may help you:-
      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Deal-With-Plagiarism

    2. Helen Cater profile image71
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      no not this one this is one of my worst but it is still mine and he copied it 3 days after i wrote it.

  16. sunforged profile image71
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I wouldnt worry about the why..you can always head over to "hot hubs" to see what topics are bringing in traffic..takes 20 more sec to see ifs for high paying keywords

    It happens a lot, Youve arrived! Congrats

    Now go for the jugular..that site is always profiting from stolen work ...if you contact them, tell them you have already made a complaint with adsense

    and then really do it
    https://www.google.com/adsense/support/ … nswer=9894

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to disagree with you again sunforged, but my two highest earning hubs get about 4 page views a day.

      I have a hub which gets circa 200 page views a day that hasn't even made me a dollar, I have another getting circa 100 day that has made me just over a dollar.

      Although yes, you would know why immediately.... they are 4p cpc keywords. But you certainly wouldn't find my highest earning hub in 'hot hubs'. You would need to run the keyword tool on 88 hubs to have any chance at all of guessing it.

      Even then...... my highest earning hub has probably the 20th or 30th highest cpc out of all of my hubs. The keywords are actually pretty modest, but the CTR is astonishing, so I stick by what I said..... you should play your cards close to your chest. Nobody would be able to guess a 60% CTR when writing a hub, these things are flukes.

      1. lrohner profile image86
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree completely with you Ryan. There's traffic, and then there's earnings. Totally different things. My highest traffic hub brings me almost squat in earnings.

  17. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Bukisa seems to attract a lot of plagiarists - Flixya is another one that's full of copied Hubs on a regular basis.

    Helen, you do know that you have to submit a DMCA notice, not just a snotty email?  The following instructions tell you how to submit a notice TO HubPages, but you can use the same format to send to anyone:

    http://hubpages.com/help/copyright_infringement

    Also, never leave nasty comments on the offending article.  You may attract a backlash - one Hubber lost her Adsense account after someone went on a revenge attack.

  18. sunforged profile image71
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    good example of the dupe content myth, for the title term Helen is first, the plagiariz(s)ed content is 5th..still first page

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I doubt that there are many articles with that precise title though, its not a keyword phrase...

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    How do you set up something like the warning so you know if someone has stolen your articles? I would love to set that up for my hubs.

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's built into the system here already.  You don't have to do anything.  If a red copyright symbol appears on your dashboard, someone's taken your text elsewhere.  And viewing the hub will show you where.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh cool thanks relache. I did not know that. Great to know though. thanks again!

  20. charanjeet kaur profile image60
    charanjeet kaurposted 7 years ago

    Oh so sad to hear this happen to you, have been there and ya it does happen. My two hubs had been copied to a blog. But an immediate comment to site and he had removed the content.

    The page still exists i hope that bukisa takes fast action.

    1. Helen Cater profile image71
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hope so to and I don't see any flags anywhere as realache said. Do you know where I sould be looking out for this.

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    Useful Knowledgeposted 7 years ago

    My Farmtown Hub has been copied and pasted word for word at this same site. Buskia.com

    I have contacted them via email and am awaiting a response.

    1. Helen Cater profile image71
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I have now sent two emails to them but had nothing back perhaps this is the way they work. If nothing is done by tommorrow I am reporting it to adsense. I would have done it sooner but I'm not too sure how to go about it.

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        Useful Knowledgeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I went ahead and reported it. I am searching all of my hubs now. I have found 2 of them stolen in the past hour.

  22. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    OMG! I hope you sort it out soon Helen, these people GRRRRRR!

  23. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    How are you searching them, just Google the articles?

    1. profile image0
      Useful Knowledgeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes. Google search and Yahoo search. The 2 that I have found this morning were on the first page of Google.

    2. Helen Cater profile image71
      Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yes me to I don't know where to look for the flag people talk about and i could have more stolen I am going to have a good look on goole now. Time consuming but worth it.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    oooo I better make sure no one is stealing my hubs too. I better start googling my hubs

  25. pageantgirl31413 profile image87
    pageantgirl31413posted 7 years ago

    I sent an email as well. Maybe if we keep sending emails, they will actually do something about it. I hope this gets fixed. I hope none of mine have been taken. Looks like I'll be doing some searching.

  26. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 7 years ago

    The Bukisa DMCA instructions are here.  Apparently, they do not accept notifications by email, which makes it a bit of a pain.

    http://www.bukisa.com/info/tos#dmca

    If it's easier for you, you could also file a notification with AdSense.

    http://www.google.com/adsense_dmca.html

    As others have mentioned, filing a DMCA complaint is the surest  way to have something removed.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I sent feedback to them too lol maybe if we keep doing something like that they'll start paying attention.

  28. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Do you mean the complaint to adsense. I did that already as I said earlier. Waiting for response but no harm in bombarding them anyway.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No.  When you see plagiarized content on a website, you have to notify them in a special way if you want it removed.  Just "bombarding them" or leaving comments is a waste of time.

      You need to notify them using a DMCA notice.  Paul has given you a link to their instructions for that.

      1. Helen Cater profile image71
        Helen Caterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes as I said I looked at all the links and have reported everyway I can including sending the site an email and the person involved. Are we misunderstanding each other as I stated earlier I have used the DMCA.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry Helen, I can see lots of references to sending emails but I didn't see anywhere where you said you'd used the DMCA format.  Also if you read Paul's post again, you'll see that Bukisa only accepts DMCA notices by fax or snail mail, so emailing them the notice won't work.

  29. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    One good thing is the idiot kept my links in so I am getting a little trafic to my other hubs. Tee hee

  30. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Yes I see.I was getting confused and posted it in another forum post. A few more have started thread because their work to has been kidnapped.

  31. sunforged profile image71
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    skip right to the adsense complaint form already posted in the thread...forward a copy to bukisa, they create a system that encourages plagiarizing, there is no reason to jump through their hoops

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are right about Bukisa, think I'll be quitting that site. I was worried when they allow you to post "your own" previously published articles but they don't check it out to see if it is actually yours.

      Faxing a complaint to AdSense is easy and they will deal with it quickly.

  32. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Thanks guys I had a confirmation email from google but now it is waiting in the in tray to be looked at. Oh well in the mean time I will hope to get some traffic from there but he only had 6 views so I think it has gone dark for him already.

  33. Ms Chievous profile image81
    Ms Chievousposted 7 years ago

    sorry to hear that someone "pinched your work Helen.  Hopefully you will get it resolved...  I found one of those copyright marks next to one of my hubs.  It seems someone copy and pasted a part of my hub for a Yahoo answer. go figure

  34. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Good Luck on this Helen.

    I guess we can all learn that when we go away... we should lock our doors... Hell they could have taken your groceries too! hmm

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      or worse ,ya beer

  35. Helen Cater profile image71
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Ha ha!!!! You are all very funny. Now if they would have taken my Jimmy Choos it would have been all out war.

 
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