I am sure that I am not the only one who will find themselves or their work on this website. Remove space after the 7 to view.
I am burning in anger at once again having to fight a plagiarist who is most likely leisurely picking up articles and profiles to abuse because he most likely exists here at Hubpages.
If someone cannot write, or if they are suspected of having purchased content (which is usually pretty easy to spot), then those profiles should be removed and banned. Keeping them here and putting them into the HUB Pro program to help them in appearance as someone who can write, puts all writers here at risk of this type of profile theft happening again and again.
I am angry and I feel that I have every right to be.
Scroll to the bottom of their site or to the side and you will see many familiar Hubpage authors listed there. Profiles, titles, and articles stolen.
I am not sure this is correct, Lorelei. - "If you scroll through your traffic stats it shows you which people at hubpages are viewing your articles" .
I think it is showing a member of HubPages in the Traffic Stats when one of our hubs is viewed from Related Hubs from other members' hubs.
I am not positively sure, I can be wrong.
Added: That site isn't running ads, so what are they doing this for?
I am not sure why they do this but I hate having my name associated with this. They also steal your keywords and title. It may be to lessen your article's status or your credibility as a writer while they promote on another site a similar article. There are a number of games this type of individual play. I am now filing a DMCA.
You're correct colorfulone. When we see another hubbers url in our traffic stats it means a visitor came from their hub to ours, usually via the related hubs section.
"If you scroll through your traffic stats it shows you which people at hubpages are viewing your articles then you can view their profile to see which ones look like they have purchased content on their account or a very empty profile it is a pretty suspect". I had posted this further down. I already checked.
I tried to find the site with the url you provided and no matter how I tried it, the site that came up showed nothing whatsoever with regards to copied hubs. I must be doing something wrong?
After a tedious search I found what you are talking about. It does not appear that they stole your article, just your title and possibly an image or two. This site obviously was set up outside of the US by someone who has no clue about how to set up a website, let alone speak comprehensible English. In fact, the whole site is a joke!
I see no links to anything, nor do I see any articles. It must be so far back in Google's index that it would take days of searching to find it. I wouldn't worry about it!
This is what is referred to as article spinning and yes it is something to be concerned of.
1. My pen name (from Hubpages as stated on the site) and is now associated with this garbage.
2. If they have words from an article spun throughout a section it will show up intact in a search. I discovered this previously on a wood working article and wondered why the heck my anniversary article was showing up there. It was woven throughout their article.
This is something that the music industry has been dealing with for a long time, and have spent a fortune on to curtail, but without any satisfaction. On You-Tube I have several playlists there that I didn't upload, but I do own the songs on CD's or purchased downloads. You know, a song now is only a buck, so why not own it if you like it. Unfortunately, today we live in a society where many people think that you are a sucker for buying music. Today, plagiarism is really a tough nut to crack, and it is getting out of control. I wish you the best of luck with this.
This is so frustrating! I found a couple sites like this at the beginning of the year where they had portions of my hubs surrounded by their crap.
It appears they make money on the pages for GTA cheats. I notice one page had an amazon product on it though I neglected to see if the URL had a referral link. So, I guess what they do is scrape all this mangled content in hopes people will click on the GTA pages and then buy something through amazon.
As others have mentioned here, when another Hubber appears in your stats, that means visitors are coming to your Hub from one of their Hubs (usually from the Related Hubs section), which is a very good thing.
Most plagiarists are completely automated and often have never even actually read the articles they are stealing and posting, so stopping them, sadly, is extremely technically difficult until the stolen content actually pops up elsewhere online.
Everybody here should go to the search box and enter their username, or portions of it. Not sure what they're all about, but they're not helping us any.
Lady L -
I don't see anything that indicates these same people are here on HP - do you have information related to that? If so, go to the offending profile here on HP, 'report' the profile, and include the url to the site you referenced here.
From what I can tell, this is a site that scrapes content and slaps it up on the web. It's a free domain name, and you can find the information in Whois (dot) com on where they got the domain name. Report your concerns to the abuse as well as the copyright emails listed there.
At any rate, I don't know see anything that suggests the infringer has accounts on this site.
I have been writing online for a many years. It is pretty easy to tell when sites are being watched and there are many suspicious profiles here that I can easily pick out. I am sure the people at HP must be well aware of how it works as well. If you scroll through your traffic stats it shows you which people at hubpages are viewing your articles then you see which ones look like they have purchased content on their account or a very empty profile it is a pretty suspect.
Lady Lorelei, No the stats don't show all the hubbers viewing your hub. They show the vistors that visited one of their hubs and then went to your hub. Too bad we can't tell who visited our hub.
I used to think the same thing, but those aren't the hubbers visiting.
Thank you for that. I was looking at the traffic stats and it shows a number of hubbers who have visited and how many times they have.
These are visits from related hubs on those subdomains. That's how it shows in traffic stats. The more visits you have, the better!
I wouldn't worry about this site you're referring to. If the site address shows up in your WebMasters Tools account, you can use the disavow tool. Otherwise, forget it. It's not worth spending your time and energy on these kind of sites. Google knows they exist. One tip I will add is to make sure your hubs have related textual links to other hubs in your subdomain.
My name is being shown as the possible poster of horribly spun stolen material and I am not impressed and I do care. I am proud of my work and very much dislike being slandered.
Just received some help from a fellow hubber who says the host is http://www.dot .tk/en/report_abuse.html so the place to file your DMCA too.
I just went to the site mentioned in the first post and all I see is a seemingly endless stream of gibberish having to do with "cheats" for the game "Grand Theft Auto." Am I missing something?
I have filed a DMCA so hopefully by sometime next week this site will be down.
I´m already tired of filing DMCA. Why can´t hubpages do something about those cheaters. We should focus on writing other than checking our hubs if someone has plagiarized it.
I'm wondering if starting a blog with the listed thieves sites with the heading; MY STOLEN ARTICLES would help
Or listing the thieves on our profiles so readers understand that we're not writing that gibberish.
I used to put my copyright notice throughout my articles.
some thoughts from another frustrated thief victim...
A couple of months ago I found many of my hubs in this manner from those people.
My name, a title of one of my hubs and an image were there, but not real content. I don't get the point of putting my name and the title up.
Perhaps to discredit? I have not a clue why but I hate my name being attached to that garbage.
I clicked on my scrapped image of a grammar topic and it leads to an Amazon page selling Christmas decorations.
Which means this site could be reported to Amazon for abuse of their affiliate program. There are ways to fight these characters.
They took a few lines from my profile, but went to the trouble of taking out all the capitals out. How very odd!
Many of the scrapped images lead to that exact Amazon page selling the holiday decorations.
I don't think these people are very bright...
A few snips from my profile are listed, as well as my name. Most of what I saw, in general, is strung together in a way that makes it difficult to read - there are partial sentences, pieces of one person's name in the same sentence with another person's name, etc.
I doubt these were copied manually - we've had many 'scrapers' before this. They develop bots that scrape the entire site. This looks like a hodgepodge of many, many names and bits of content from a large number of writers here. People need to check for their usernames names (I had to enter my first & last name separately to find my information).
Just updating to say that I have heard back that his post is being removed as it violates policy. Not sure if this means just my page or all his garbage. Sometimes sites are great and remove the entire profile but other times they simply removed the post that the DMCA is filed on. I am just happy to have my name removed from his site.
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