I'm hoping someone will be able to tell me what is going on with my hub. I wrote an article about Harry Kalis passing away. This morning I was surprised to see the article coming in at #11 on the google search engine, right on top of page 2. A short while ago I searched the same words, Harry Kalis, again but this time it is #2, on the first page, but the website isn't hubpages anymore it is something called webhop.org, the exact url is: http://13xnews.webhop.org?p=ha
Does anyone know who or what this site is? I use Norton security and it warned me not to click on the site because it has 4 trojan viruses - addclickers. So I didn't open any pages. Has someone hijacked my hub? I don't believe it is possible, but how else could my hub end up on this other site.
Not only that, the site is claiming to be the Official fan club for Kalis, as of TODAY at 8:00 pm. It was alittle after 5:00 pm my time, when I first noticed the search result. I sure never started a fan club for Harry Kalis, nor do I know any thing about a fan club. I was just writing an article about his passing. Something sure smells fishy, but I'm not experienced enough to know for sure. I will await some helpful replies or suggestions from anyone around.
Thanks in advance,
Its great your Hub has hit a good spot in Google. Keep in mind that HubPages uses a lot of different factors in placing your Hub in its field of search on the site it's self.
Else, seems like you've got a great Hub. The more traffic Google attracts to it the higher you should see your Hub placed during searches on HubPages it's self.
And that website you stumbled upon...if memory serves me correct, Google (or another search engine) attempts to let you know if a website is filled with bad stuff.
Norton may be right, though, I couldn't tell you--I get around the issue by using Windows as less as possible.
And my advice as a computer tech...I wouldn't stick with Norton. Its been known to give a lot of false positives. I'd go with either:
Customers liked these a lot and they tend to go better..and they don't hog your system's resources as much as Norton.
Hope this helps!
Someone probably stole your article and posted it there.
Thanks for the help Genrique, sharif and uninvited.
Genrique, my score didn't show any significant rise until today. I figured that was because the only other article written on Mr. Kalas' passing was so much better than mine. LOL I figured my hub was just attracting local attention and I've been backlinking, as suggested here at hubpages, which I thought might be helping traffic-wise.
Do you think that other site will divert visitors from clicking on my hub since they are using my article?
Sharif, initially I didn't post the article at any other site but here about 5 or 6 hours after I heard of Harry K's passing. Since then I have been backlinking it, so maybe that is another way they got a hold of it.
Uninvited, Wow if someone wanted to steal a hub for their website, why not steal the best one? The hub, Harry K, has been nominated to the best of hubs and it sure is a lot better than mine.
Thanks again for taking the time to reply everyone. We newbies appreciate all the help we can get. (smile)
If they're ripping your content to place it on another page without permission...then yes, it will divert the flow of traffic to your hard work.
There's a thread here that discusses what to do when this happens:
Glad I could help. But basically, be on the lookout..and get help when you see people doing this. They're only making the internet more useless.
And thats my job, dammit.
I was hoping there was some place I could go to report this. Thanks for the link I'll check it out now. I've noticed I'm not getting any traffic now, BTW.
In the link I provided there should be something in that thread to help you...sorry, can't go through it point by point right now.
Have a most excellent day--and cheer up...tell your friends and family about your new exciting career on HubPages!
And get into our community...I've gotten a lot of traffic today just by interacting with other Hubbers.
And of course, I will, as time allows, reciprocate.
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