People Using "my name at Hubpages" for their irrelevant websites.

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  1. Judy Filarecki profile image79
    Judy Filareckiposted 3 years ago

    I searched "Judy Filarecki at Hubpages" today and came up with four listing  using that title to their websites. I know there is a place to report this to google, but once again, I can't remember how to do it. Is it a DMCA report I make r something else? If anybody knows, I'd appreciate the instructions again time I am going to write them down and save them so I have them to refer to.

    1. makingamark profile image72
      makingamarkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Is it just your name or is it content as well?
      I'm not sure there's anything to stop people referring to another person by name

      1. Judy Filarecki profile image79
        Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        My name only so that it is putting my other link like pinterest and fineart america to the bottom.

    2. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      have you tried informing hubpages team about it?

    3. Judy Filarecki profile image79
      Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I took the time to file a DMCA report to google. I don't understand how just searching generates those websites and I don't know what the string theory is, but I appreciate you input. From what I've read previously telling HP about doesn't result in any resolution.

  2. Kylyssa profile image94
    Kylyssaposted 3 years ago

    Don't visit those sites without serious virus and malware protection on your computer! I learned my lesson the hard way on those things and now I use a tablet I can wipe back to factory settings to look at questionable sites. I recognized the style of scraping from your screen capture immediately.

    It's just what happens when you use HubPages, people scrape and spin your work and sometimes use it in this odd way that seems to involve wooden furniture plans sometimes. They scrape your popular hubs, use your HubPages profile name and information, spin your content, and insert malware and sometimes spun woodworking plans into it. At one point, there were close to a thousand of them for each one of over half of my hubs!

    Eventually, your own material will outrank those sites because the sites are gibberish and people also report them for the viruses, adware, and malware they give their readers. If you have hours and hours of spare time per day, you can report them to Google as spun. HubPages isn't worried about them.

  3. mattforte profile image91
    mattforteposted 3 years ago


    They aren't using your name for their irrelevant websites.

    That content is reactive, and was generated directly from your search. Had you not searched for that exact term, those pages wouldn't exist.

    1. Kylyssa profile image94
      Kylyssaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Wait, so you are saying that the mere act of typing your hubber ID into Google instantly generates sometimes hundreds or thousands of pages of your hub content spun together with other content with your hubber handle in the URL? Google will beg to differ.

      1. Solaras profile image96
        Solarasposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        String Theory explains this phenomenon lol

  4. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    I have the same problem Judy and don't want to contact these sites for fear of viruses.

    1. Judy Filarecki profile image79
      Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'll be curious to see if I get any results from my DMCA filing. I'll post when I get  the results.


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