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Illegal Use of HubPages Name-Attention Moderators

  1. Judy Filarecki profile image88
    Judy Filareckiposted 3 years ago

    I went to search the title of one of my hubs to see what comes up and I found something very interesting and probably illegal that maybe HP moderators should be aware of and advise what action we should take.

    The first listing is mine and the second is a site that is not only copying phrases from our hubs, but also is using the keyword, HubPage, several times especially in the last sentence.

    Here is a paragraph from them. The first three ?sentences? (up to plex Holbein) are a direct copy from my hub and then they switch onto someone else's. They also repeatedly use my title as a keyword.

    "Simplifying Mixing Colors Artists HubPages
            Having problems mixing colors when your paint Understanding color theory will simplify color mixing for you We start with the basics and move to the more plex Holbein oil pastels are unwrapped square sticks of soft creamy artist grade oil pastels Like artist grade soft pastels they are organized by pigment in groups of Preview Negative Painting Techniques Simplifying Color now to explore value changes and how value creates areas of interest by creating contrasts What Is The Color Wheel Simplifying Mixing Colors for Artists Mixing grays with acrylic paints The Importance Color Theory in Modern Design plementary What Is The Color Wheel Simplifying Mixing Colors for Artists How to Mix Colors with Holbein OIl Pastels Color Your World How to Choose and Use Color in Your Home Color mixing is one of the jobs that artists do that is often the most fun but can be challenging as well This article tackles how the neutral of gray can be mixed Wet Blending is the process of mixing and blending colors on the model or miniature while the paint is still wet This is a fantastic technique to learn and will give How to Use Color Pattern Texture in Home Decorating Simplifying Mixing Colors for Artists What Is The Color Wheel plementary Colors Red and Green A How to Paint Fire by adelaidewrites followers Painting fire can seem intimidating to the novice artist However with a lot of observation and mastering of All HubPages Tutorials and munity All Food and Cooking Health HubPages Tutorials and munity All Arts and Design Autos Books "

    Maybe you want to take a look and see if some of yours is plagiarized also.

    What do I or we do about it? Should HP do something since these people are definitely using HP to get their site up front by using HubPages as a repeated keyword.

  2. LongTimeMother profile image98
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    Judy, I have filed DMCAs where my content has been mixed with others, stating exactly which text was mine. It was removed. Don't know if the whole page came down, but certainly the result never showed when I completed a new search.

    1. Judy Filarecki profile image88
      Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I've filed when it was only mine that was copied, but this really disturbed me because they are using HubPages as a keyword also by putting onto my title and mentioning it twice at the end with no significant reason other than as a keyword. I think HP should be sending a DMCA ot them also or Google, Bing and Yahoo if it there also. We'll see if HP responds.

  3. Venkatachari M profile image78
    Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

    God save us from such dangerous people. I just went over their blog to see what is it all about. They are mostly photos with some description and broken phrases which they consider to be article or blog. I read one but could not understand anything except some broken phrases. There are no sentences at all which make some meaning. It appears that they simply copy some catchy words and phrases from the net but do not know how to put them into sentences.
    Hubpages should definitely file case against them. They might be spreading virus bugs also through their activities. We must be careful from such sites.

  4. misterhollywood profile image96
    misterhollywoodposted 3 years ago

    People will do anything to make a buck. What filthy scumbags. Sorry that happened Judy. We need to all check our stuff now.

  5. makingamark profile image60
    makingamarkposted 3 years ago

    ANYBODY can report spam, paid links, malware, and other problems direct to Google

    It doesn't have to be the owner where content is plagiarised.

    Have a read of Google's Help Page https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93713 about how to report any dodgy site you come across - using their form https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools … port?pli=1

    I've reported more than a few in my time - it feels like doing your bit to clean up the Internet! smile

    1. Dale Hyde profile image85
      Dale Hydeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      First time I have seen this page!  Thanks for both links, the one to the article and the one to the filing page. smile

    2. Judy Filarecki profile image88
      Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the links and article. I'll follow up on it. It is so aggravating when you see tings like this.

    3. Judy Filarecki profile image88
      Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I  just reported it as being Webspam. I'm not sure if that is correct, but it seemed to be the only applicable choice.

  6. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Judy, no moderators are going to respond to this because it isn't anything that falls under their responsibilities.  The moderators deal solely with the content on HubPages.

    1. Judy Filarecki profile image88
      Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe they will. You never know. I just thought that they should be aware the not only are their writers being used by these misfits, but so is HP itself.