I found another blogger using Hubs for content.
The blog is at secondsearch.blogspot.com. He's used three of my Hubs. I've had to report him to Google because he's got so many pop-ups on his site, I haven't been able to find a way to contact the blogger himself.
Marisa, evidently, my hubs are there, too. What should I do??
This is what Sunforged suggests:
"if one was so inclined they could click on the part that says "ads by google" and they will be brought to a page that allows you to report violations directly to adsense (and no, they dont make money from the click)
I have a Wordpress blog and one of the features is that it tells you when someone links to your blog.
It's actually not a very reliable feature, because I have lots of links to my blogs and Wordpress never finds them - but when this site reproduced my Hub including a link to my blog, it found that!
Thank you Marisa. I'll have to check it out. Much appreciated.
hmm.. pop-ups cant get me !..are you using IE?
plus an annoying auto -redirect
anyway - these are scraped and spun hubs
http://hubpages.com/_1ds7vvbju74gd/hub/ … ss-Results
either the person is using their own tracker so hopefully hubpages can at least combat and identify on their end via that stupidity, or they scraped content and kept existing links.
I saw an art related hub that i have read before...Ill try and contact the original writer
I'm using Firefox, sunforged. It's the auto-redirects that were getting me - is there something on Firefox to stop them?
the redirect caught me too
Its probably set to activate every nth visitor or after a certain viewing time.
Yes there are firefox add-ons to block such things, ill email you some links - really dont want such add-ons to become anymore popular
Thanks! I'm sure you could post them in the forum too, since they're not self-promotional, and I'm sure they would help others
Christ on a cartoon. Another one. They're like sneaky bloody farts. You never know they exist until it's too late.
Thankyou Marissa, I'm another that will check it/him/them out.
how do you look for bloggers? silly question, probably, but I haven't been online since before blogging!
Hmm, they have adsense on the blog and then they are promoting porn as well.
Cant see this persons blog lasting much longer.
People just dont get it.
Wow, I saw hubs from habee, Helen Cater, I even saw one about how to do well on hubpages with less than 100 hubs. Such a cheat!
What exactly is a scraper? Are they posting a comment and leaving their web address or how does that work?
Tis when they take a section of your Hub and paste it into their own articles or add to respun article. Least I think and does happen.
a little software bot crawls along a webpage and copies all the text(or more), than it saves it as a file.
Now someone can use that file to build their own clone of the page or its contents.
The site in question seems to be scraping and than spinning the content in an attempt to make it unique...if one was so inclined they could click on the part that says "ads by google" and they will be brought to a page that allows you to report violations directly to adsense (and no, they dont make money from the click)
Thank you..this needs to be shut down IMMEDIATLY!!!!!
My content is meant for this site ONLY!, as is most every other hubber here.
If they can not find their own content, then they should not bother having a blog site. period!
I've tried the link but end up on another hub pages site. Is that the redirect doing that? How do I get to the site to check, them? (I have other material to check out.)
I went to the site and just about got me some free MALWARE.
That blog has so many copied hubs...I wonder what hubpages can do about it?
It's not up to HubPages. Never expect HubPages to go after people who steal your content - it's up to each individual to look after their own.
So what do you plan to do? I imagine this is a problem for anyone who produces any content on the web. There are no copyright infringement laws in place to deal with this kind of problem? How does an individual look after this on their own? With so many Hubs copied, can hubbers as a group do something?
It's very simple, Wildiris. As Sunforged said, if the blog shows Adsense ads, you can click on the "ads by google" heading and you'll find a place where you can complain. If the complaint is upheld (which it will be if it's a blatant copy) then the blogger will lose his Adsense account. That'll shut him up!
Otherwise you can send a DMCA notice to the blogger - that sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't.
I know Marisa and I am sorry i could not explain myself properly. As I thought it is some software stealing articles at hubpages so I was wondering If HP would have any mechanism for that. Again I think that I have not explained myself properly, I am not at all tech savvy, So I apologise and I agree with you that it is upto the individual to protect their content.
The internet is setup to help share content. You really need to be concerned with which site (hubpages or the pirate blog) indexes your content first. As long as hub pages indexes your content first, the pirate blog will be put into the supplemental indexes and not receive traffic through search. I use custom tools I built to ensure this happens on my blog's content.
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