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I think Google has been removing duplicate content from the internet!

  1. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 3 years ago

    I found several URLs in search that would have contained copied hubs from my account but when I click those links the pages no longer exist.

    These copied hubs I never filed DCMA complaints for so was confused as to why they no longer exist. What I did was go through the Google removal troubleshooter and chose the option that says "A piece of content I am concerned about has already been removed by the webmaster but still appears among the search results". It takes you to the Google webmaster dashboard URL removal page. I insert the URL in the slot and a page comes up telling me that the page seemed to have been removed by Google and they will remove the search results. This happened more than once.

    I have been finding my hubs, even small snippets of some articles are being posted around the place. I also found one of my hubs on Fanbox.com.

    1. Suzanne Day profile image95
      Suzanne Dayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I noticed the same thing on a few websites last time I did my duplicates search. But I don't think its Google because it is not flushed from search results. I think it's big scraped sites that have already been reported by others.

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thats another explanation Suzanne. Thanks. It does lesson the work and stress for us..lol. But That also means we had content out there we had no idea had been stolen. hmm

        1. rebekahELLE profile image87
          rebekahELLEposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Of course we do.   I hardly check anymore, it's too time consuming.
          So many of those kind of sites/blogs never see the light of day.

          1. Cardisa profile image91
            Cardisaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Whenever I find my work stolen I lose so much energy from the stress.

          2. Jayne Lancer profile image96
            Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Absolutely agree!

  2. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 3 years ago

    Should we start to rejoice? Or not?

    I stopped filing DCMA's because i just couldn't cope (or keep up) with the thievery any longer. I've spent more time on that than writing fresh content, and i guess i'm fed-up!.

    1. Suzanne Day profile image95
      Suzanne Dayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well Google says that the duplicate content should theoretically appear far lower in search results than the original. But to me, it says that we still lose traffic from copied articles.

      1. zsobig profile image82
        zsobigposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Google says that, but sadly, it is not true.
        At least not with my articles.
        I have several hubs that have been completely stolen, copied word-by-word, sometimes even with all the pictures it includes - and the best is, that these pages all rank better than my own, so the ORIGINAL articles. I don't know what causes this and how, but it is just simply ridiculous. And the best is, that once I report a blog on Blogger that stole at least one of my article Google gets back to me in a week stating they are sorry they have no support in my language (WTH?! - I have sent an English report, if it is not their language, what is?), but they did not find any copyright infringement on the site that I have linked.
        So loads of people behind these support responses are simply stoooooopid. Or they can't read. Or can't see. Or I don't know...
        It is incredibely fristrating and I just wish Google would invest more money in actually checking the crawled content whether it had been stolen or not. And if it seems they were, it should simply not appear in search results... Basically I would welcome everything that can help. I'm sick and tired already sad.

    2. greatstuff profile image94
      greatstuffposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Likewise here. It gets very frustrating and just like you, I have given up filing the complaints and now concentrate on writing fresh articles. I wonder if this will backfired (since I do not file in any complaints on my stolen articles)

      1. viryabo profile image87
        viryaboposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I have given up caring really. Why should we be the ones chasing the theives from here to Timbuktu and back . . . I doubt it will backfire, but then i am long past caring about that too.

  3. grand old lady profile image85
    grand old ladyposted 3 years ago

    I was shocked to see an article of mine totally stolen word for word, (not a hub pages article), with no accreditation to me. I sort of wished the person at least changed it up again. I didn't file any complaint, however, because the cause I was advocating was more important to me than accreditation and if they read about it there or from me, that would be fine with me.

  4. Suzanne Day profile image95
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    Oh I am still checking out the copies and giving them comeuppance. Just only do it once a month and the rest of the time I don't look and get on with writing!

    1. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Its just that its a never ending task!

  5. Just_Rodney profile image80
    Just_Rodneyposted 3 years ago

    When this occours, maybe we should bypass Google, who afterall suposed to protect our articles.
    Wat we could do is in the comments section of that hijacked section is post a comment. In it state the This is not their work, the origional was posted by you and is available on your site, please read the origional and post a comment there!
    Maybe that might deter, and also then give us the amo to bounce the whole shebang on google.