Take down request being ignored

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (13 posts)
  1. profile image0
    Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 7 years ago

    Hi Everyone

    Several weeks ago I deleted a lot of my work from another site. I want to bring it to HP. Despite having removed dozens of articles, it appears that many are still online at the other place. I discovered this when the dreaded "duplicate content" alert appeared on an article I posted here at HP the other day.

    I have contacted the other site yet again, but they are not responding. How can I force the issue with them, and get rid of the "duplicate content" alert?

    Thank you.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image90
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Which other site was it?   Have you checked their terms and conditions - some sites do not allow you to delete articles even if you leave.  That's something you should always check before you even start writing on a site.

    Usually, if a site allows you to delete your articles, you can delete them manually yourself and that's what you're expected to do (that's what you would do if you left HubPages).

    1. profile image0
      Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Marisa
      It is bubblews. Yes, I do have the option to remove my work there. Every post has a delete option, just like Hubs. I had been manually deleting, but they were still appearing. I spoke to another member there, who thinks they may be having tech issues.
      I have sent an email directly to the mods to find out.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Be aware that every time you remove an article from Bubblews you are expected to return the money you made from it.  You might be wiser to just leave the articles there, re title and reword them and post them as new hubs here.

        1. WryLilt profile image89
          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Really? If that's true, that's scary. Do you have a link to further info?

        2. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
          Phyllis Doyleposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          If that is true, it sure could cause major problems for many. Can you document that information, TT2?

          I have removed articles from Bubblews and have never been asked to return any money made on an article I removed.

  3. profile image0
    Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 7 years ago

    I have just received an email from them asking for my username so they can close my account. When I went to log in to verify it (I forgot about spaces in usernames here at HP!) I discovered they had deleted my account "due to spam."

    Spam?!?! To quote the greatest comic team ever put on this planet, "I don't like spam!" Nor do I write it, post it, or tolerate it!

    I have posted eight Hubs here in a fortnight, at least seven of which are featured.

    As far as I am concerned, they have done me a favour. Now I can bring my works here to a place that appreciates quality writing from quality writers.

    So what if I have lost $12.83US. I write for the writing, not the money smile

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      When you say "they were still there", do you mean they were on the site, or in Google reuslts?

      It can take a few weeks for Google to remove them from results and that's what Hubpages checks for duplicate content.

      1. profile image0
        Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi WryLit
        All of the articles I had deleted were still on the site itself. Now that they have been taken down I will wait a while before going through everything, rechecking everything and bringing them to HP.

  4. profile image0
    Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 7 years ago

    Thanks everyone for your help. This has been sorted out now. Could someone from the HP Team please remove the thread?
    Thank you smile

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Glad it all has been resolved for you, Bronwyn.

  5. NicktheNurse profile image64
    NicktheNurseposted 7 years ago

    How long does it generally take for them to not be indexed anymore?

    1. Jean Bakula profile image93
      Jean Bakulaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have had a similar issue with Infobarrel. I can't find a way to delete articles I wrote there, but also can't find anyplace in the TOS that says they have a right to keep my work.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)