I have had hub work stolen, so since my traffic on canned biscuit appetizers is way down, I checked it out. It is on this site, and I never heard of it. (I have been a hubber for four months.)
Someone let me know!See below:
The site itself has a low ranking, little traffic, little monetary value. It seems to have been established in 2008.
http://hubpages.com/search/include:foru … bpages.com
These links all come back to the original on HubPages, but someone has helped themselves to your traffic by inserting their own URL tracker in every address. It's like a referral link, so they get credit for people who click to read your work.
I saw a pages full of stuff that were posted all on the same day - Nov 3rd
I am not sure what you can do about a site like this - maybe some more internet-savvy folk, like Cagsil or sunforged might have some idea what you can do. You can also check with HubPages staff to see if there is some remedy, or what they might have to say.
Hmmm The search functions don't even work on the site. Why would that be? Fine - it's a questionable site but shouldn't it at least be fully functional if it's ripping HP authors off?
its not ripping anyone off
it would have to outrank a hub in order to even begin to be considered "stealing" traffic
its a non-issue
its also a backlink
and the canned biscuit hub comes up real high in serps in the us - any lack of traffic is from lack of searchers for title term, not some benign site that is giving you a backlink
It doesn't matter if the site gets high traffic or low traffic, the content is ripped so it should be reported.
All the site is is ads, plus pictures and text excerpted from HubPages. Ergo, their content is hubpages content. But if it is reported and HP says they are cool with it, fine. Why *not* bring it to their attention and ask?
Please check my link above. Given the publicity to this issue over a period of time, I'd imagine HubPages is well aware of the site and have decided they can live with that.
I don't know much about this SEO and search engine ranking and all that stuff... seriously ticked tho' that the said site's search engine function doesn't work...
But what about this hubber's comments on this thread OVER a year ago?
Read what thranax says
Your reading out of context - that thread was about Docstoc
bestofhubs is a nonissue - its someone who has made an index site of hubs and hopes to get something out of referring traffic
its a plus not a minus
bayoulady, sunforged is giving you the straight goods on this. This site is not ripping or stealing content. They have merely made a list of other peoples work with links back to the original works. They are just trying to get something with the referral tracker they have inserted into the link.
When you insert URL tracker in a link to somewhere else or someone else's work, you hope to make a little bit off the referral - kind of a guide fee, or finder's fee. The referral tracker is what we insert in a link to any site where we refer traffic - like a "Follow Me on Facebook" link, where the words are a live link to that author's content on Facebook.
This particular site don't appear to be doing at all well for themselves with that referral links, though, do they?
They are, however, providing a backlink (good thing) to every hub for which they have made a link.
I just checked, i don't get traffic. thanks sunforged and redelf! I'm over it ,then. feel a lot less irritated now. just a backlink mostly...okay!
To anyone reading. ~~~~~~~~~I feel singorged and redelf's advice is good and I'm done with this thread. THANK YOU ALL for helping so quickly!
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