When stuff you have written is copied by someone, what is the actual damage caused to the writer?
I barely earn anything from writing on HubPages, and wonder whether it is really worth the bother of chasing the person who breached my copyright, apart from the principle involved. What do you think?
Sadly your ideas and your very words are stolen. What is even more disturbing is the number of ideas you craft that are stolen - albeit rewritten.So for those hubs where the content is completely copied, word for word and sometimes with photos too, you loose traffic.
What is great about HP is their policing of the plagiarism.
The other thing that is problematic is they steal the best of the best.
All in all very sad but that is the world and we are apart of it so we must put on our amour and write on!
Yes, I suppose I would lose traffic, but even though my Hub score is quite good, I don't normally get a lot of traffic - strange, isn't it?
Even though my Hub score is quite good, I don't normally get a lot of traffic - strange, isn't it?
If your article is copied, then searchers are likely to land on that page instead of yours, hurting income from Hubpages.
To make matters worse, many search engines prioritize new content over older ones. So the copied content will sometimes get a higher rating than your own.
I would inform the web host where the content was stolen and get it taken down and the thief chastened by the IT service provider.
by Robert P 10 days ago
I have had about 5 of my hubs stolen. They have been shamelessly republished on over 5 sites (some hubs were stolen by more than one).They look to be low quality sites, so I don't think that they are making a lot of money off of my work. I am not sure if it is worthwhile to file DMCA complaints....
by Missy 3 years ago
I posted this hub about MOPS a few days ago: http://thatmommyblogger.hubpages.com/hu … S-Meeting. It took me hours to write, and I wrote it about a very personal topic. There is no chance that I plagiarized it, and I did not post it on any other site.I'm getting a duplicate...
by Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago
If you are seeing a drop in traffic, start checking for more stolen content. After seeing a nice surge in traffic following the latest Panda thing, I suddenly tanked. Stats were not updated quickly, so it took me a bit to realize I was indeed seeing a 'trend.' Sure enough - there...
by Penelope Hart 5 years ago
Please make a note of all of us in several forums that have found so many (or our) hundreds of copied hubs onto other sites. Read the threads because they contain so much information and then DO SOMETHING about it for all of us at Google. NOW.I've only just begun to look for stolen hubs and...
by Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago
I have just discovered that someone who is a google member has stolen the content of my Bird Pod Tutorial. I don't know how to contact him to ask him to remove it, could someone assist me please. I don't want to add a link to his work.ThanksSally
by Mary McShane 4 years ago
If you have noticed your traffic decreasing lately on some of your hubs, this Facebook page is copying content from several hubbers and publishing it on their FB page. The Facebook page is called OHealth atwww .facebook .com /pages ...
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