Does anyone have any experience with the website YouSayToo? How easy is it to get copied work taken off? At the moment it is not showing as duplicate content in my hubpages account but I believe it is just a matter of time. From what I can gather it is a revenue sharing site similar to hubpages or squidoo.
A person on there has copied my hub on the top 10 most expensive places in the world in which to live, including photos etc. Whilst they have defined the source as me and have put a link to my profile this is slightly annoying that they have copied everything across. In fact the only reason I discovered it was due to the fact that I started to get traffic to the linked slide show. This is because they have copied everything across, including the link from my page which says 'See all ten photos'.
What would people recommend I do about this copying? Is it worth taking it down as it will appear to be duplicate content in the eyes of the search engines and then my traffic to this hub will reduce? Or is it to much trouble to go about doing this and the backlinks to my profile/slideshow etc worth the problem anyway?
This can be classed as plagiarism, even though they used your name. Suggest contacting You SayToo and ask them to take it down. I've had blogs copy my work before and to compromise they cut the article to a few sentences and then place a link to read the rest.
As long as your still outranking the copied content and your links are live (as long as they are sites that are monetized) I wouldnt worry.
The duplicate content penalty isnt a myth, but it is blown out of proportion, especially here on hubpages, where many commentators experience does not extend past hubpages.
If you repost a PRL article with dozens if not hundreds of site already using it, you probably wont ever appear in search results and if you do it frequently,your entire domain may suffer in search rankings.
Publish the EXACT same article on hubpages,squidoo, your own blog, ezine, associated content and as a myspace blog (just examples) ...youll probably just have results 1-6 on google!
many many news aggregator sites are merely duplicate posts of other sites, anybody who has ever searched on google should have seen this to be true with their own eyes
and yes, I have tested this ....if one is battling for keyword superiority for "new york bankruptcy attorney", then by all means follow every rule and dot your i's to ensure your top ranked...but the concerns that people have about a single hub and the possible effects of "duplicate content" in their rankings is almost laughable.
I am referring to the effects on overall search results as duplicate content will lower your ind hubscore
Yousaytoo is very similiar to hubs, 50/50 split adsense/amazon but probably will never rank anywhere near as well as they dont have any rules about unique content...if you dont like the idea of some thief profiting from your work then contact site admin
If it was me and they had attributed me and kept all my links live, i would be annoyed but would prob leave it alone and hope to benefit from the links
Thanks for the advice sunforged - much appreciated!
Yeah I have decided not to report it. However I strongly suspect that person in question has produced a lot of hubs (well a lot more than me anyway) themselves. I do not wish to pursue it any further, but this is a warning to you if you happen to read this completely on the off chance then I recommend you cease doing it (I don't think i was the first) because next tiem someone could take great offence which could potentially lead to you being banned from sites/Adsense etc.
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