Another Site Copying the Entire HP Site

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  1. Judi Bee profile image90
    Judi Beeposted 10 years ago

    While searching for copied hubs on one of the sites already mentioned in the forums, I've found another one.  Again, it appears to be a complete copy, albeit a poorly executed one.  Worryingly, I found that in two instances, when I searched  a chunk of an article to find the original author on HP, it ranked above the HP copy.  That's not the case for all the articles there.

    The site is healthylivingbox (dot) net

    1. wowtgp profile image60
      wowtgpposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It's only getting worse. It seems as though we are more worried about fighting with these thieves than writing stuff.

    2. angryelf profile image88
      angryelfposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oh wow, of course. At least it will go down the toilet quickly though. Websites across the board are copied all of the time, and Google is well aware of websites plagiarizing material. I think it'll all work out in the end though smile

    3. Philanthropy2012 profile image83
      Philanthropy2012posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      What is the point of doing this, that site does not even have advertising? How does it get revenue??

      1. Judi Bee profile image90
        Judi Beeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Healthylivingbox has plenty of advertising - all Google Adsense.

        1. Philanthropy2012 profile image83
          Philanthropy2012posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Ahh I must have missed it, I felt uncomfortable being on the site since I was already providing undeserved views. Crooks!

          Also, am I allowed to file a complaint despite the fact my hubs (may or may not be) on there?

    4. Natashalh profile image75
      Natashalhposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      @$&$%@! Thanks, Judi. Three more of my hubs copied! Thank you for alerting us to the site.

      1. Judi Bee profile image90
        Judi Beeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        No worries Natasha!  There's another one too, this one in French (whole site!) - see this thread:

        Plus a site called cararticle (dot) net - now not just for car articles, but scraping health and business topics from here too.  Not sure if you'll find any of yours there.

        1. Natashalh profile image75
          Natashalhposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I already found 1 on that car article place. I haven't bothered to check the other one yet - it's kind of disheartening to deal with!

        2. melbel profile image93
          melbelposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          My stuff is showing up on cararticle. I'm unable to obtain whois information for this site.

          1. Susana S profile image93
            Susana Sposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            You can get all the info at

            Problem is that the host is in Turkey and a few people have said that they aren't responding to DMCA takedown's. (Not sure how many have actually tried though!)

            I've contacted infolinks who are providing advertising and to get the contact details of the website owner.


            1. melbel profile image93
              melbelposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              I ran a WHOIS, but no cantact information came up. Just some information about a Turkish server (no contact address for them, either.) I'm guessing it's a home brew server dealie, although there appear to be quite a few sites that server hosts. Maybe there's a way to pull the ISP and run a DMCA through them.

              Perhaps infolinks will pull their ads. I've also sent an inquiry to the privacyprotect. Perhaps they'll respond to at least one of us!

    5. donnah75 profile image92
      donnah75posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.  They stole mine too.  I feel like I am winning a horrific popularity contest among the content theives of the world.  Hubpages staff, when will you help us with this rampant theft?  I saw your last newsletter, but I wonder if there is more that you can do.  The theives are stealing your reads and revenue also.  Please help us!!!!!  I don't have enough time in a day to file all the necessary complaints. That is NOT an exaggeration.  All of my hubs have been stolen across multiple sites.  I don't know if I am filling out the forms correctly.  A tutorial beyond what is already on this site would be really helpful.  Maybe a video example taking us through what to write specifically to make the most impact on the complaint forms.  I almost want to remove my content, but then the stolen content will continue to float around and impersonate me.  So frustrated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please address this.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image95
        DrMark1961posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        These content thieves are certainly costing HP more than $100,000 per year. From a business standpoint, it would make sense for them to have someone go through and look for these sites all day, every day.

  2. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 10 years ago

    I'm considering setting up a temporary site and plagiarizing myself! big_smile My copy of my own work should do well! I'll file a DMCA against myself and then ignore myself!!!

    1. Judi Bee profile image90
      Judi Beeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm no longer sure if I'm not actually a copy of myself.  May be that French woman, Judi Abeille, from the French HP site, is the original me big_smile

      1. Philanthropy2012 profile image83
        Philanthropy2012posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Was that just a joke or is there really a French HP site? I've been waiting for one to crop up all my writing life :'(

        1. Judi Bee profile image90
          Judi Beeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          It's a site ripping off HP (it's translated into French, though it is owned and hosted in the US) - see this thread:

          Again, HP need to sticky these threads so that everyone can easily see the news on copyright theft.

          Also, see this thread (the site has moved beyond automobiles!)

          1. Philanthropy2012 profile image83
            Philanthropy2012posted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks, +1!

    2. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This idea has considerable merit. Since everyone else is allowed to plagiarize our work, we should be allowed to as well. Done properly, I think there is some money to be made here.

    3. tillsontitan profile image83
      tillsontitanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That might be a good idea.  If we copy our own work wemight start a new trend!

  3. LCDWriter profile image86
    LCDWriterposted 10 years ago

    Wow.  One of the categories on the site is actually "Hubpages Tutorial and Community."  Blatant copying.

  4. CraftytotheCore profile image76
    CraftytotheCoreposted 10 years ago

    I'm not a technical person by any stretch of the imagination.  So I don't know the proper terms.  But some sites seem to be "locked" from copy and paste.  Is that something HubPages can do?  For instance, say you post a photo to a photo hosting site and it's public.  If someone tries to copy the photo, they get an error message saying it's copyrighted.  A)  Is that what is happening here?  People are copying and pasting in to other sites and taking credit for hubs they didn't write?  B) Is there a way that HubPages can implement a block on copy/paste like the photo hosting sites I described?

  5. AmbitiousMarketer profile image61
    AmbitiousMarketerposted 10 years ago

    Makes you wonder why Google doesn't actually ban websites with over 50% of its content copied. The best that can happen is penalization but that doesnt matter for the one who isnt focused on SEO.

  6. Ben Freedom profile image60
    Ben Freedomposted 10 years ago

    I posted links to one of my hubs on several social media sites and news sites yesterday and my traffic for that hub went way up. Then, the number of views went down steadily, subtracting views already in the tally. Plus my earnings remain unchanged from before I posted the links yesterday. What is going on?

  7. Daughter Of Maat profile image95
    Daughter Of Maatposted 10 years ago

    I just did a google search for one of my hubs that was recently HOTD (I figured that would be the one they copied if any), and sure enough it popped up under my Hubpages article. The irony is, they copied EVERYTHING, including my copyright at the bottom of the article!!

    I submitted a DMCA takedown through Google. The only thing good about that company is they do respond to this type of plagiarism quickly, and always remove the infringing content. Now if their search algorithm was just as efficient, we'd all be making tons of money! lol

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      People just don't care. The thieves that do it for a living certainly don't care.  Others don't know that they simply can't copy something onto their blogs.  It is frustrating.  I just went through a seach on some of my hubs and found multiple sites with copied content.  One of the searches for words taken from my hub didn't even show my hub in the results!  A blogger took snippets of my content and used it for captions underneath the images.  The blog has awards posted.  I left a comment with the URL to my hub asking for the blogger to remove my text and write original captions! 

      It's too time consuming for me. I'm not going through and filing DMCA's on some of these c@#p blogs.  It's part of the risk of writing online, but it seems there should be a better way of protecting our work.

  8. Judi Bee profile image90
    Judi Beeposted 10 years ago

    Bump.  This site looks awful, but is a complete copy of HP, check out the Community and Tutorials section.  DMCA s needed here too, not just for car article net and rank08 com sites.

  9. Millionaire Tips profile image91
    Millionaire Tipsposted 10 years ago

    I found a couple of my hubs there, and have filed DMCA for Google websearch at least.


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