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