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Travel Hubs Stolen! See if yours is among them...

  1. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 3 years ago

    http: //www. travelcloud. me/2014/03/how-to-make-marmalade-with-seville.html - Original hub http://viking305.hubpages.com/hub/How-t … sy-Recipes

    http: //www. travelcloud. me/2014/03/10-best-places-to-spend-your-holidays.html - Original Hub - http://thetravelguides.hubpages.com/hub … s-in-Dubai

    http: //www. travelcloud. me/2014/03/passenger-trains-and-railroad-stations.html - Original hub - http://pattyinglishms.hubpages.com/hub/ … ns-In-Ohio

    http: //www. travelcloud. me/2014/03/beautiful-sri-lanka-paradise-on-earth.html

    http: //www. travelcloud .me/2014/03/disney-characters-meet-and-greats-walt.html ORIGINAL HUB - http://isharkbait.hubpages.com/hub/Disn … sney-World

    There are a few more but i can't seem to find them on HP hmm

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the heads up.

      I reported my copied Hub to Google under Blogger category - they always remove these within 48 hours when I file the formal complaint. I lost many page views to the thief this time.

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome Patty. There is another Forum, bur not sure if some other hubbers would have ventured there. Can you share this on your feed please?

    2. merej99 profile image86
      merej99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I just went to the site and just about ALL of the travel ones have been stolen.  I found a few and left a post with some hubbers directly but it's rampant.  How do you go about shutting down a whole site for content theft?

    3. Stevennix2001 profile image84
      Stevennix2001posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      sorry to hear this happened to you.  hopefully you'll be able to resolve the issue.

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Steven, it wasn't my hub which triggered this. Another hubber complained about their hub being unpublished by HP for being duplicate when in fact it was stolen so I checked the site and found all this. I did not find any of mine there.....yet.

    4. Greensleeves Hubs profile image96
      Greensleeves Hubsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Cardisa;

      Thanks so much for that community spirited advice. I don't think any of my hubs have been copied, but I did look at two of the Travel Cloud pages and the corresponding Hub pages mentioned, and they are identical. I saw on Patty Inglish's copied hub about the railroads in Ohio, that she's posted a comment (thankfully the only comment the plagiarised copy has received!) asking for it to be removed at once.

      I sincerely hope she is successful and I hope your efforts to highlight the problem can be rewarded in some way.

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I first filed a DMCA complaint for Blogger with Google. That usually works pretty quickly.

    5. awordlover profile image91
      awordloverposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I just posted more from the same guy who posted on the site you wrote about. Here's the forum I made.
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/120914

  2. Heather Says profile image98
    Heather Saysposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for posting!  One of my recipes was on there.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry about that. I tried to find all the hubs on there but some I could not locate. Please file with Adsense using this form: https://support.google.com/adsense/cont … eport?rd=1

  3. JessBraz profile image94
    JessBrazposted 3 years ago

    holy moly!
    There's a TON of hubpages stuff on there!
    Even the one that's the HOTD right now (strawberry jello cake) ... I'm searching through them right now to see if any of my hubs are up there...

    There also seems to be a lot of HOTD Hubs copied onto this website. If one of your Hubs was HOTD recently, you might want to take a look.

    Should we post anything in the comments section to notify them that this content is stolen from HP? Is there anything HP can do directly? Considering it literally looks like these people just went and basically copied everything off of Hubpages...

    If I find any more links that I know are items from Hubpages, I'll post them in here to help let other Hubbers know so they can take action.

    1. merej99 profile image86
      merej99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It's their ENTIRE site!  I've been posting to people whose sites I've read here.  It's sickening!  Can HP do anything about this?

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Unfortunatley HP does not own the copyright to our content so only us, the copyright owners, can do anything.

        @JessBraz, that's a great idea, posting on their hubs that it was stolen.

        1. merej99 profile image86
          merej99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah but you know what, Cardisa - HP SHOULD care because if it's diverting views from hubpages it affects THEIR income too.  Just saying.
          Things like this make me so mad!

        2. JessBraz profile image94
          JessBrazposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I emailed a couple of Hubbers to let them know directly...
          Should we also post in the comments section on the travelcloud website that we know this content was stolen or should we leave that up to the hub authors themselves? If the people at travelcloud all of a suddent start getting comments galore on "their" articles that the content is stolen, maybe they might react?

      2. JessBraz profile image94
        JessBrazposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I sure as heck hope so. This is crazy and unfair to everyone who worked so hard to just have all of their stuff blatantly ripped off like this! I'm sending emails to a few of the hub owners whose stuff I've seen on there... Not everyone on HP is active in these forums, so they might not see this and know to look for their content.

      3. Sharkye11 profile image94
        Sharkye11posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the head's up. First time this has happened to me, that I know of. Grrr!

  4. JessBraz profile image94
    JessBrazposted 3 years ago

    Here's a few more:

    12 things online writer's can learn from startrek:
    travelcloud.me/2014/03/12-things-that-online-writers-can-learn.html
    Original Hub:
    http://sharkye11.hubpages.com/hub/12-Th … -Star-Trek

    Travelling with your dogs without the hassle:
    travelcloud.me/2014/03/travelling-with-dogs-without-hassle.html
    Original Hub:
    http://hopes.hubpages.com/hub/Travellin … out-Hassle

    Funny test answers given by junior high students:
    travelcloud.me/2014/03/funny-test-answers-given-by-junior-high.html
    Original Hub:
    http://teaches12345.hubpages.com/hub/Fu … h-Students

    14 ways to stay focused:
    travelcloud.me/2014/03/14-ways-to-stay-focused.html
    Original Hub:
    http://silverq.hubpages.com/hub/14-Ways-to-Stay-Focused

    tips on bottle nursing a baby:
    travelcloud.me/2014/03/tips-on-bottle-nursing-baby.html
    Original hub:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Tips-on-Bottle-Nursing-a-Baby

    Getting a divorce:
    travelcloud.me/2014/03/getting-divorce-difference-between-at.html


    There was a couple others I found without even really having to look around too much. I emailed those Hub authors to let them know.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Please do NOT, give this guy a backlink. Notice my original post only had links to the original hubs. Please break the link to the stolen content.
      A PR 6 link or higher is a good thing for him.

      1. JessBraz profile image94
        JessBrazposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, I was trying to make it so the links to the travelcloud website wouldn't actually work, but still put the info in their so hubbers can find their work quickly.. I put spaces in the link figuring that would prevent them from being active links, but  it didn't seem to work?  I'm fixing it right now. My bad

        1. Cardisa profile image92
          Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          You have to put the space after the www and before the .com for them not to link. smile

          1. JessBraz profile image94
            JessBrazposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            duly noted! I'll do better next time. smile

            1. Cardisa profile image92
              Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              No problem mon big_smile

        2. JessBraz profile image94
          JessBrazposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          sorry guys. I changed it. My apologizes.

          1. merej99 profile image86
            merej99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I was contacting the authors directly and asking them to delete my comment so they wouldn't share the link.

  5. merej99 profile image86
    merej99posted 3 years ago

    Here's what I found about them: 
    http://www.whois.com/whois/travelcloud.me

    I also looked up the phone number that is listed on the above and found this:
    http://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewto … p;p=184422

    So - if they are known scammers and diverting traffic thereby stealing potential income do you think HP might intervene a little?  What say you Robin and crew?

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That's the phone number of the privacy registration service and it probably has tens of thousands of sites registered.  The registration service is not responsible for the content of a website.

  6. HopeS profile image83
    HopeSposted 3 years ago

    Thanks very much for the information. I'm filing a violation report. It's the first time (that I know of) that one of my Hubs was stolen. It's a weird, and not very good, feeling.

  7. Sharkye11 profile image94
    Sharkye11posted 3 years ago

    So, where is the best place to report this? To Google? I've never had to do this before so I'm not sure where to start.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Here is the form to use to report to Google: https://support.google.com/legal/contac … ct=blogger

  8. Hackslap profile image81
    Hackslapposted 3 years ago

    Report it to HubPages admin .. they might guide you next steps

  9. Suzanne Day profile image97
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    Found mine on there by typing my name into the search box. Will report to Google DMCA and Adsense as well.

  10. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 3 years ago

    We are trying to help with this as well and we have sent off notifications to our AdSense rep.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That's great Paul! A lot of hubebrs will be pleased. smile

    2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Paul, as was mentioned earlier in this thread, it's very helpful for HP to get involved in fighting the scrapers and thieves. Is there any possibility of getting ongoing monitoring and intervention?  We simply don't have the ability to fight this one-by-one. 

      The beautiful HOTD today with the strawberry Jell-O cake is there with photos & all, and even shows Heather's copyright notice. 

      Big props to Cardisa for letting everyone know this is happening.

      1. Greensleeves Hubs profile image96
        Greensleeves Hubsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I saw Heather's copyright notice too. How blatant is that, if the guy hasn't even taken the trouble to remove her copyright notice?! He's just copied and pasted - 10 seconds work. At least there can't be any dispute about the rightful owner of that article!

        1. profile image0
          Prosperity66posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I'd rather think they used a script or whatever other program for such a purpose. Copying and pasting would have taken too much time...

    3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Cool! You're superheroes to me about this.

  11. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    The list of links in the post on page one of this thread still show 'blue,' so maybe they need to be moderated from HP's end.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Those links are the actual hubs Marcy and not the stolen content. I have been very vigilant in trying to keep the thief from getting our valuable backlinks...lol What we have done is post the URL to the stolen content then post the hubs beside it so the hubbers have it much easier.

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Cardisa - I wasn't referring to your post - there's one by another Hubber that appears to have live links to the site that stole hubs.

        1. JessBraz profile image94
          JessBrazposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          that was me.. and i fixed it... you should only be able to see the URL for the links to the stolen content..the active links are to the hubs that are published here on HP.

  12. profile image0
    Prosperity66posted 3 years ago

    I'm sorry for not having been present in this thread as I was filing against those thieves and I'd like to thank Cardisa for her help and the way she handled that case.

    Just in case you need more info about them, here's what I found:

    Host: Blogger
    Domain registrar: Name Cheap
    Privacy: Whois Gard

  13. Noel Tanti profile image72
    Noel Tantiposted 3 years ago

    i got one of mine there too sad thanks for the heads up...

  14. Suzanne Day profile image97
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    Just to cheer everyone up (not) there are 102,000 results for "content scraping software" in Google. Wouldn't it be nice if this software could be removed from the web?

  15. profile image0
    Prosperity66posted 3 years ago

    I also filed to NameCheap, their registrar. They sent me a reply that they will look into the case as well. Normally registrars don't really mind such things but this time they seem to be interested.

  16. merej99 profile image86
    merej99posted 3 years ago

    Yet another round.
    Thanks to awordlover  at
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/120914#post2564613

    Mostly health related but not all - and some reposted from this list.  *sigh*

 
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