Rainbow Streams on Blogger is stealing articles relating to anything Native American.
Stealing articles / unique article ideas is running rampant on the internet. It is a sad day especially for up and comers.
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Thank you for the one-up on this galleryofgrace. Whats the best way to find Rainbow Streams?
Do a google search for "Native American Colors", the first link is hubpages link to my article the rest are copies, some have links , some don't.
Its a blogspot blog-rainbowstream
Just to let you know I demanded removal of my hub within 24 hrs.. I checked tonight and it has been removed. My traffic is back for that hub. They stole a few hundred in traffic. It only shows in google search as my hub. ( I told them if it wasn't removed in 24 hrs. i would remove the whole blog!) It worked.
This happened to me, once, and I contacted their site administrator. They were kicked off the site, cause they were doing it to others too. In fact, you can pretty much guarantee that if they're taking yours, they're taking others, so you do everyone a favor by getting them kicked off.
Thanks galleryofgrace for the info about this latest thief. Will have to check their site since I have quite a few hubs that have Native American sites in them. Appreciate it!
I'm glad you caught them. It's to bad there wasn't a way to protect our work.
Exactly- aykianink- no one else including HP is watching for copied work once it has been published. If traffic suddenly drops on a particular hub then it has probably been copied and they are getting your traffic.
Another site to check is Janine Marcasa on Fanbox.com, especially if you write about blogging, iphones or other technology. This person copied one of my articles, so it's quite likely she has copied other hubbers. (Especially check if you had a HOTD in the last few months.)
Michelle, I had a look for MyFreeCopyright and apparentely it has changed owners and the new owner deleted accounts and doesn't respond to emails. The site is no longer considered safe to use. There's a hub about it by MyWebs called How To Use MyFreeCopyRight - My Free Copyright com.
I don't know how the law stands in the Philippines, but in the USA and the UK, copyright is automatic and there is no need to do anything about it - all you would need to do is prove that you were published before the copier and since our publication date is recorded by HubPages that should be straightforward.
Thnks for the update, Yvonne. Actuaaly, it should be automatic. Guess that doesn't stop thieves, though.
All you need to do with thieves of your content is contact google who can see who published the duplicate content first. Obviously this will be you. They will take down the thread and site and penalise the web administrator by blocking them from using the same details to start a webpage. It is mightly inconvenient for them if it happens so most folks don't steal now.
If you want to go in a bit softer, you can contact the web administrator first and request they take it down. Sometimes, (if it looks like teenagers learning how to use the internet) I prefer to do that.
I think what you have to watch now is the link builder sites. They link themselves to your title, eg elizadoole.hubpages.com and then create keyword backlinks which they sell to clients. Kind of like jellyfish tentacles riding your quality score for their own gain.
I go onto these sites after googling my hubpages site and seeing where it is appearing. I then nick their keywords that they attribute to me and insert them into my articles. So far it has doubled my traffic. But there's not much science behind this method, just the urge to fight back!
Could you explain this one a little bit deeper please? "I then nick their keywords that they attribute to me and insert them into my articles."
Sure, they spam backlink to my hub because I have a good quality PR score. So when I follow the spam link, they've advertised my URL and connected a lot of keywords to it they recommend their client's adopt in order to drive traffic to their own site (and away from mine). So, if I adopt the same keywords they recommend totheir clients, I get the traffic back.
At least, that's my latest theory If it is wrong feel free to correct me. I don't object to learning more about SEO and how to keep my traffic!
But now that HP has removed tagging, how do you use their keywords? In your subtitles?
I put the keywords in the text I wrote, not the tags, but I can see how that would have been a good idea.
On that, how do any of us ensure we get high cpc keywords now? Any ideas? Perhaps still do KW Google research and weave them into your content's first 200 words?
I use AdWords research to choose title and subtitles. Seems to work well. I just checked yesterday to find that I'm getting some pretty high page rankings on quite a number of keywords. Unfortunately, not too many people are searching for those keywords, however sooner or later I'll find some good ones.
How do you actually find out if someone is copying your articles? Is there a tool for it or anything?
Try this site and insert whatever title you want to check: http://www.google.com/alerts
Then just do a regular browser search on your title. Also try entering an unusual combination of keywords or a verbatim phrase from a hub and do a search. I found the spammer mentioned above accidentally when I entered a title to see if my article was showing up on the search engines.
First, galleryofgrace, it is really sad that someone steals articles and cannot create their own content. Having said that, I wrote a hub about my own personal experience and how to detect and combat it. Glad you found out and made us all aware!
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