EEk! Went to re-publish an old article and found it had been copied.

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  1. Lionrhod profile image80
    Lionrhodposted 3 years ago

    I've been going through a few of my old articles from a previous website via the wayback machine. I went to publish it and was told it was duplicate content.

    I sent a DMCA notice to Yahoo, but I'm confused now whether my hub is published or not, and what I should do while I wait for Yahoo to take down my stolen content.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image99
      Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If you are referring to the Yahoo Contributor's Network, that was discontinued and all articles have been removed a few months ago.

      If you are referring to Yahoo indexing your article in Yahoo SERPs, then you are sending your DMCA takedown notice to the wrong place.

      You need to file a DMCA takedown notice with the hosting company who is hosting the site where you found a copy of your content.

      You can find the web host by using

      1. Lionrhod profile image80
        Lionrhodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I used these pages for yahoo - where so far two of my articles showed up in Yahoo Groups posts

        Argh! Since then I've found about 7 copies of another article scattered all over the web.from forums to websites to weird .php archives where I couldn't actually see the articles, but google is referencing them.

        The whoishosting this link will definitely come in handy, thank you! So far at least one of the website emails was dead.

        On the bright side, another person wrote me back right away, apologizing profusely and has already taken the page down.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image99
          Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Since you found it in yahoo groups, you can submit an online request to remove the listing from the SERPs on Bing and Yahoo search engines by using this form...

          Microsoft handles both Bing and Yahoo. But that's just dealing with the indexing, you still need to request the web host to remove it too, as you've been doing.

          1. Lionrhod profile image80
            Lionrhodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Awesome, thanks!

            Is there also a way to get google to remove it from  SERPS? (Which is how I actually found it.)

    2. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      i have some old hubs not yet published having problems too, I deleted them and redo the whole thing

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Isn't the Wayback Machine that has a bunch of cached articles.   I use Copyscape, after I used the Google URL removal tool.  It seems like the sites that have cached versions, keep them forever even after Google removed them but Copyscape will tell you if it is online somewhere live.

    1. Lionrhod profile image80
      Lionrhodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Google doesn't search the wayback machine, fortunately.

      I'm grateful the wayback machine exists - having lost all copies of my website in a house fire, I wouldn't have half this writing if it weren't for that.


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