I'm finding lately that when I go to the site that supposedly has copied my content that I cannot find it. Has this happened to you before? Does HubPages go back and check to see if the content is still on said sites?
Susan, I had copied content a couple of months ago. I sent a DMCA notice to the site owner and to the web host. They took it down but it still showed in cache. I then went into my Webmaster tools and requested the link be removed. Once Google verified it no longer existed, it was removed from search indexes.
It still showed a red C in my HP account after it was removed. I contacted admin and they informed me they do a sweep every 30 days. The red C should go away when they do the next sweep.
@bravewarrior is right, these warnings are not updated in realtime.
The content may also actually be there in the unrendered part of the page, so make sure to download the reported link URL and view the source in a text editor like Notepad++ to make sure the content is gone.
Noob here ('i'm going to hide under that moniker for as long as I can!) I have a few articles I have tried to published and they have been rejected as duplicated on some other site. These articles should not be posted up anywhere to my knowledge. How do I find out where they are duplicated? I have tried keyword searches and plagiarism sites, but have not found these articles duplicated anywhere.
You could copy/paste some of the sentences into Google search and see what comes up. If you have done what you have mentioned along with the Google search as I describe and find nothing, I would suggest you contact support providing them with the Hubs that you are getting the duplicate message on. Be sure to include the URLs of the hubs in question with your contact email.
You can also put the title of the article, using quotation marks at the beginning and end, in the search bar and see what comes up. Copyscape is another way of checking for duplicate content.
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 Paul Edmondson 4 years ago
We've heard several concerns about Hubs getting copied and losing traffic and we know how frustrating this is for the author. Google tries to identify the original content creator and show that in the search results. If you have a copied Hub that is getting outranked in the search...
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 Richard 3 years ago
I have had this warning on a few of my hubs for some time and, thankfully, have had the offending pages removed from the web.However, the warnings persist on my hub list. How can I get these removed now the problem has been dealt with?Thanks!
by Audrey Selig 7 years ago
There is so much of this going on that it may not be worthwhile to mention. Since I know that this site is not cooperative, I sent my DMCA complaint to Google. My hub is copied word for word with all the lovely photographs and even a link to another similar hub. It probably is my best hub with lots...
by Shirley Anderson 10 years ago
After me saying this afternoon that no one has stolen my work for online purposes, it happened. I noticed this evening that a copy of one of my hubs is in a forum called Spot25. Some guy by the name of Eric posted it in its entirety and put a line at the bottom saying the article came...
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