Plagiarism is killing my traffic, you might want to check your hubs!

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  1. wrenfrost56 profile image78
    wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago

    I had one hub that was doing extremely well for views and then suddenly it seemed to be getting less and less traffic by the day. I decided to check if it had been copied and guess what, it had, word for word!
    The site that it was copied on is called 'Digital academy the film school wordpress', and I am betting that other hubbers have been targeted too.

    If you have been someone who has also experienced a drastic loss of traffic I'm guessing this maybe the problem. Just thought I woud let the community know.

  2. tamron profile image68
    tamronposted 6 years ago

    Which hub got copied?  I tried to find your hub but I am not sure if I am on the right site or not.  Is your copied article out ranking your article in search.  Give us more info so the community can help you.

  3. wrenfrost56 profile image78
    wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago

    Hey tamron, it is my hub on acting techniques and although they did a bit of article spinning (not much though only the title, the opening section and a few sentances) however the vast majority of it is my work. I left a comment and sent them a message letting them know, that I know and asking them to remove or change the content thats been copied, so hopefully the issue will be dealt with swiftly.

    Thanks for your concern, I just wanted to inform others that this might be why they have experienced traffic loss also. smile

    1. tamron profile image68
      tamronposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for posting this because chances are if they copied your article they more than likely copied other hubs.

    2. tamron profile image68
      tamronposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I forgot to tell you use "Google alerts" to catch people coping your content.  I usually copy and paste 4 random sentences in my article or pick sentences I think they might copy!

      1. quicksand profile image73
        quicksandposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        How does that help?

        1. Don Fairchild profile image77
          Don Fairchildposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It does work.  I wrote a hub about checking on your hubs for plagiarism, Check out this article, http://hub.me/acbnI

          It explains catching the copying and it runs automatically through google alerts.  Hope this helps.

 
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