I was diligently searching for content that might have been copied from my Hubs and published elsewhere, and I noticed a couple of my hubs were reproduced in their entirety on www.answers.travel. Even the ads, the links, everything, plus some additional ads they add at the bottom.
Clicking links to other hubs results in those hubs loading within the same container frame. For example, just by clicking around I brought up this one (not my hub, someone else's):
http://www.answers.travel/?page=amanthk … ersonality
I sent a take-down notice a few days ago, citing the first of my Hubs that I found there, but it has been ignored. Next step I guess is the Internet Service Provider. Any other suggestions?
Hi jponiato, with my knowledge of website design, I think the site just embedded your whole hub without changing any of the words or content as the ads and all your comments and links are all there. I can say it may be to your own advantage if the site will have many visitors that will visit your hub from their site and probably click on the ads or click the other links to visit your other hubs.
Such embedded tools are not counted as copying or duplicate as they simply take your page/hub as it is and give it a special place in their page just to attract people to visit their site instead of your page. The only thing that can make people searching for your content to be attracted to their site instead, will be if they have used popular tags based on your hub. Anyway, keep your eyes on it and see how it goes.
One more thing, you can track from Google Analytics if this hub visits is being counted from this very site. If the visits are counted, why worry as they are helping you to market your hub, just sit back and earn.
I appreciate your insights. I too am familiar with website design and coding. They are doing a bit more than just embedding our hubs in their frame. Yes, the ads, comments, and links are all present, but altered, so that all linked content also loads in that frame. As for harm, well as we know, Google penalizes what it sees as duplicate content, and searches I perform with snippets of the article are showing both sites - HP and answers.travel. Yes, I may be getting a 'hit' counted every time someone sees the article on their site (it is still counted by HP's server as a 'read') I'm concerned about it being seen by Google as duplicate content. Also, who knows what kind of caching mechanisms they may have in place. They may have only to load the hp article once and can re-serve it from their domain multiple times.
It is so alarming that some people are copying your own work, that's intellectual property theft. I guess I better check mine. Yeah, I agree, the next step should be the ISP. But maybe you should also talk to a lawyer, a pro bono one, just to find out how you can pursue this case if it gets worse than it already is. We can all find lots of information web-wise on copyrights and intellectual property, but a real lawyer can give us all a different perspective worth considering.
Maybe you should also re-read the TOS of Hubpages to see how we are all protected. I'm going to do the same.
This is what Google says about duplicated copied content. Hope this helps!
http://support.google.com/bin/answer.py … er=1386831
http://www.seroundtable.com/google-stol … 13243.html
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