I have 176 hubs published (all featured). There are 10 copied hubs symbols on my account, BUT, when I do random snippets of my other hubs more than half have been stolen.
There is a website which appears to be a landing page. When I check most of my hubs they lead there but there but I cannot find the actual page. The URL is there by the landing page is where it ends. This person has most of my hubs.
This is what appears in search
This is what I am seeing - notice the URL
What do I do?
You won't find them that way.
Go to copyscape.com,
Enter the URL of the infringer.
You can put in up to 10 titles per day. Do one at a time. If you have more URL's, wait 24 hours to do 10 more, because the free version of Copyscape only allows you 10 a day.
When you get the URL of where they are from Copyscape, write them down.
Bookmark the Copyscape results screen and the infringer result screen.
That way you can go back to it as many times as you need to.
I had to do this with awordlover's hubs. All lead to an advertisement for ebooks and I couldn't find anything that looked like her work. When Copyscape gave me the URL (slight difference in the Copyscape URL than the HP url provided), only then was I able to see where they put her work.
I'm filling out DMCA on awordlover's account now. There are over 90 sites that copied the complete text of three hubs. It is painstakingly slow to itemize each for the reports because they didn't take the text in the order of her article. They mixed it up on their page by copy pasting it in between other sentences from awordlover's other articles, all different.
When I'm done, I check sample sentences again and each one leads me to five or more infringers that have not been listed on the reports, but will be in 24 hours because the checkers just didn't roam those pages yet. The 24 I just found this morning all were created since Monday night and I didn't redo my Copyscape since Sunday. So the 24 are new.
This is a weekly occurrence, I spend between 10 and 12 hours very week filing DMCA for her stolen work. This is getting ridiculous, but if I stop, then they won. So I won stop.
Remember to bookmark the page that Copyscape sends you to or you will have to waste another search to get back there again. The landing page is always advertisement and the infringing page is hidden behind the landing page and is only available to you when you either have a plagarism checker to itemize the text or if you become a paying customer for their products.
Thanks for reminding me of Copyscape. Now I found more hubs that have been copied. How depressing.
I got my first red C the other day and managed to file a DMCA and got it removed.
But don't rely on Hubpages to alert you to copied content.
I decided to check my most popular Hubs with Copyscape and found a respun article of mine, done with software I think as many words had been replaced with synonyms. It just didn't read 'right' but it was my content, comments included!
@Cardisa it Looks like the second image you posted is a parked domain. These many time result from the original domain lapsing and someone else buying it to use as a parked site for affiliate links and other such content.
It may be that 1hairstyle dot net originally had your content copied, but the new owner of the domain is merely benefiting from the ranking of that and other old URLs that no longer have your copied content. It could also be that the original domain owner removed the content as well.
If this is indeed the case, then there may no longer be any content on that domain for which to file a DMCA claim.
Here is the WHOIS info I found.
http://who.godaddy.com/whoisstd.aspx?do … id=GoDaddy
What URL is showing as the "copied Hub" location on your Hub? That's the one you want to report.
This person is putting your Hubs on a site, then 301 redirecting that page somewhere else - probably an affiliate page. It's not the fault of the person who owns that affiliate page, it's the fault of the person doing the redirecting, so that's who you need to go after.
Use Whois to find out their host and report it to them. Include all the URL's shown by HubPages as being copies - it doesn't matter that they can't see them.
Sorry Cardisia - the image is too small, I can't see the URL
Cardisa - What does the "copy symbol" look like on your hubpage account? Thanks.
So sorry that this is happening again! I too had a difficult time seeing the image Cardisa--because of its size--it seems that copyscape is the way to go
Cardisa, In case you are still having trouble with this, I just did some checking myself.
Interesting thing is that one of my hubs was also recently stolen and posted under that same domain ( 1hairstyle dot net ).
"HostMonster" is an alternate name for "BlueHost". BlueHost is the legal name of the service provider.
For plagiarized hubs posted under any of their websites, send your DMCA to Shari Dixon, Legal Compliance And Enforcement Specialist ( email: Legal@bluehost.com )
Source of info: http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp/agent … e-host.pdf
by Mary Wickison 4 years ago
How often do you check your hubs for copied content?If you have ever had your content copied you will notice a small red c in a circle next to the hubs title in your account. From my experience this doesn't appear until several months later. That being the case, how often if ever, do you...
by Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago
As hubbers, we know that our content can and will be copied. We file DMCA complaints. We try to use CopyScape. We try to sign up for Google alerts.Is there any other way to help protect our content BEFORE it happens, rather than suffering the after-effects of losing Google traffic and having...
by Kate Swanson 4 years ago
I notice that on the "copied Hubs" page, there's a column for "removed". I've never seen any Hub with an entry in that "removed" column and there seems to be no way to mark a copy as "removed". Is there meant to be?It would be an awesome...
by Arun Dev 3 years ago
Why are these HubPages subdomain urls being listed like this on Google search?jptrans.naver.net>Explore>Health>Health Care, Drugs and Insurance>Selecting a Procedure or Treatmentfcmalaga.ru>HubPages>Education and Science>Life...
by Kate Swanson 6 years ago
We all appreciate that it's our own responsibility to protect our own work, but it's a big job, and it's in HubPages interest to help us, because plagiarism affects the whole site's income.On another thread, there have been several suggestions of features HubPages could add. So far we have:-...
by Dorsi Diaz 9 years ago
I want to set up a couple websites, and am wondering the best and easiest way to set them up would be- I've got one that I set up through Yahoo, but I haven't really done anything with it.Any suggestions from my fellow hubbers?Thanks!
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|