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Stolen Hubs - Check Yours

  1. Kim Cantrell profile image61
    Kim Cantrellposted 4 years ago

    Discovered several of my hubs had been republished without permission at this site.  A further check revealed many more hubbers have been violated as well. 

    Check politics-socialissues [dot] com

    1. amygillhorton profile image61
      amygillhortonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I checked out that link and it appears the hidden admin is culling well written articles and aggregating them to make money with ads. I am a new hubber and not completely up on this topic but it seems like contacting Google Adsense may be helpful. Good luck!

  2. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for letting us know, but do break the live link to the offending site! You don't want to give them  organic links.

    One option you have, since the site has adsense ads displayed, is to file a report with google adsense https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/ … ;&rd=1

    1. Kim Cantrell profile image61
      Kim Cantrellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for reminding me to break the link. 

      I've already filed a complaint with Adsense and encourage others violated to do the same.

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Getting the ads pulled is wonderful, particularly if adsense cancels their account.  And it might even happen.

        To get the offending material removed, however, you must file with the site owner or the host.  And, ads or not, copies still pull traffic from you and hurt.

        1. Kim Cantrell profile image61
          Kim Cantrellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Wilderness, yes, filing with the host is also a necessity.  I've done that as well.  Thanks for reminding!

  3. monisays2u profile image60
    monisays2uposted 4 years ago

    Admin has mostly copied work from gaanderson and maandyms..

  4. ytsenoh profile image87
    ytsenohposted 4 years ago

    Kim, thanks very much for the information.  I'm emailing the admin on the site because they have taken one of my articles to.  Thanks for the heads up.

  5. ytsenoh profile image87
    ytsenohposted 4 years ago

    How do you find out who the host of the site is when the email address for the admin does not function?  Thanks.

    1. Kim Cantrell profile image61
      Kim Cantrellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Registar's email is fanglin610@gmail.com.  Hosting provider contact is abuse@ecommerce.com

      Knowing not everyone reads the forums, I'm going to start contacting hubbers directly.  Hopefully, if we ban together and flood his hosting with complaints, the site will be shut down.

      Additionally, I strongly believe Hubpages must have been hacked as many of my posts at this site were unpublished, so I'll be contacting them as well.

  6. Kim Cantrell profile image61
    Kim Cantrellposted 4 years ago

    I've noticed many of the postings there have unique features available on Hubs but are no longer showing in Hubpages.  This makes me fear what other information this creep may have obtained.  I hope I'm wrong in my suspicions of a hack but I have notified team@hubpages.com along with the names of other hubbers whose work I found there.

  7. LCDWriter profile image95
    LCDWriterposted 4 years ago

    Just from a bit of googling from the site, it seems that every article there is from a hub page.  When I followed one link on environmental fund raisers for school it showed up in google as belonging to weenie pooh, however the article doesn't appear on her actual hub page or at least may be unfeatured but still in the index.

    I'm curious, how did you find the offender?  Was it just luck?

    1. Kim Cantrell profile image61
      Kim Cantrellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      LCD, I noticed the site as a referrer in my Wordpress dashboard and followed the link.  I was shocked to see my entire article plus several others there as well.  But what struck me as most curious was all of the "stolen" ones, with the exception of one, were unpublished hubs.  They were copied and pasted in the Hub format, complete with Amazon and eBay advertising capsules plus sans editing I had done when I republished them on my own blog.

  8. ytsenoh profile image87
    ytsenohposted 4 years ago

    Kim, thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention as well has the Hubpages team, which I was going to do today.  I have a hub which is not unpublished there.  I have not checked every single one.

 
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