Does anyone have any suggestions for getting something removed from Squidoo? Someone has copied one of my hubs, word for word and my original photo. I have reported it to them 3 times using their "report" feature but it is still there. I filed a DCMA and it no longer appears in Google's search results, but it is still in Squidoo. Thanks in advance for any help.
At the bottom of each Squidoo page are options - one of which is "report abuse". That might do the trick.
Hi Mark - I have done that 3 times and no response from them yet. I waited 2 weeks between each attempt.
Oh. Then I'd go nuclear on their forums. Plus comments on that page. And everywhere else - SQUIDOO DOESN'T CARE ABOUT COPIED CONTENT.
That sort of thing I suppose. Isn't it odd how Google bends over backwards to let Squidoo produce content that is essentially wall to wall Amazon advertising.
I don't think I can as I don't have an account with Squidoo. I was thinking that that might be why they are not responding to my reports. Thanks for your suggestions.
According to Kloth.net, squiddo's ip address is 188.8.131.52
According to whois.arin.net, the host is Peer 1 dedicated hosting, and the email address for abuse is email@example.com
Filing with the host as always worked great, in my experience. Have at it!
Right you are, Mark. I hung out on Squidoo for a while and couldn't find any sort of community and the wall-to-wall adverts... well, it was sometimes difficult to tell where the bits of article ended and the commercials began since authors have all those ad-type tools. On the other hand, last year Squidoo had twice the hits HubPages had, but at the beginning of this year, they were about even. Starting in March, Squidoo has been falling and HubPages is rising.
Perhaps email the Bonnie there who is in charge of "community relations"? Point out that Google takes a dim view of sites that get DMCA complaints lodged against them. This is her lensmaster page, which has a contact button on it.
They are very busy over there cleaning the site up after the latest Google panda.
One of the problems that HP also has with removing old hubs that appear to be duplicated elsewhere, is that it is hard to tell which is the original and which the copy. It's easier for Google to decide because it has all the caches, so it can tell which page was there first.
Perhpas have a screenshot of when your hub was created to support your point. But I would definitely mention that Google has de-indexed the lens on your request.
Glimmer Twin - I have had success with this. Too long to post the info here - I tried to send you a PM, but the link for that did not appear on your profile! Can you PM me?
Thanks to everyone - especially Marcy Goodfleisch. The matter has been resolved. Wow - the power of hub friends.
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