Well surprise surprise with this one. I was checking for plagiarism and clicked on a link that looked like it would go to Hubpages and instead it bounced quickly to Hubpages and then over to a spam website. This is something new and I presume I will not be the only one experiencing it. Be on the lookout for this crap with your own pages. Always something new and ridiculously offensive out there.
This is what I saw in the search engine.
Lorelei Cohen on HubPages
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Thanks for the heads up, Lorelei! There's always something new to watch out for, isn't there? You have to constantly be on your toes.
It looks like they are using a 301 redirection to your page, but the question is: how are they benefiting from redirecting to extremely popular websites like HubPages ? or Are they trying to destroy HubPages ?
I previously read others reporting similar problems, why isn't HubPages reacting to such issues ?
I'm on my iPad, so I can't check, but my guess is that they are using some sort of cloaking to trick Google into thinking it's visiting a legitimate website but then they redirect to another site to get them views (and they are probably billing that site for the traffic they're getting them).
As you can see, the "hubpages" bit is a subdomain of their main domain. It's essentially a cloned hubpages member profile with a sneaky redirect. If Google sees it, it thinks it's on a profile ite, but when someone else goes to that URL, they get forwarded to the site.
I'm not sure what exactly Hubpages can do about it. Maybe they could complain to Google directly to deindex the spam site.
Could be that many other profiles are there as well.
----- WARNING: THE FOLLOWING COULD LEAD TO THE CLONING OF YOUR OWN PROFILE! TRY IT AT YOUR OWN RISK -----
You can check if your profile was cloned, or perhaps if it's an automatic feature of their site by typing the following in the URL bar (or perhaps better to do it in google)...
Where you change the text after @ to the name of your proile
----- END OF WARNING -----
Hope this helps.
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