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  1. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    We see so many hubs deindexed, yet this morning there is a pile of new hubs, published within 2 minutes of each other that is nothing but copied content, word or word, from another site where articles are sold. In fact this person sells their copied content from the site they copied the work from. How in the world does duplicated content get published?

    1. Cardisa profile image93
      Cardisaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's apparent that HP is not willing to invest the money into getting the best Plagiarism checker software in order to prevent such happenings. I am sick seeing so much duplicate articles on HP.

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I presume you flagged it?

    3. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If we've already crawled the source of duplicate content it will be blocked before it can even be published, but if we haven't it can take 12-24 hours to completely process a new Hub.  I'm not sure specifically what Hubs you are referring to, but I suspect if they are truly duplicates that most of them will in fact be caught.  Feel free to send me the URLs of those Hubs, or post them here.

      Every week we compare our duplicate content checker against Copyscape using a random set of new Hubs, and for years our checker has consistently located more duplicate content.  So I dispute Cardisa's claim.  Of course, if we had the sort of crawling and storage capacity that, say Google has, we surely could do even better.  But maintaining that infrastructure only for the purpose of providing a duplicate content service  would not be cost effective.

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        Rayne123posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Well I just heard recently about copied/stolen hubs and not sure how to check if any of mine have been copied.

        I also have hubbers that have no hubs and shows them as just joined or joined months ago. I have one hubber that has no hubs, joined 4 months ago and is only following me. Is there a way to block/not allow someone to follow you or delete this hubber. HIs hub name is soulhax and  another one named abhinavmk who is following 8 people but no hubs himself and he joined 4 months ago.
        Thank you