This site is stealing articles from us
If enough people rat them out via https://support.google.com/legal/troubl … 14905?rd=2 , hopefuly Google will deindex the whole site.
OMG he actually stole my article and reposted the same day I published it~! How do I prove that with Google?
It's not just stealing articles, it appears to be copying the entire site. I actually saw the HubPages logo complete with the copyright. You're right, clive, HP needs to intervene and report to Google.
I went to "that" site last night and viewed one of my hubs posted word-for-word and to make it worse, this site does not have a CONTACT US button. If they were on the up and up, why are they trying to be so deceptive.
I wrote Team Hubpages about it and hope to hear from them today.
They are scarping content from hubpages. What i think they do is follow a bunch of hubbers. Then when you write something new it pops up in their email saying a hubber you are following has posted a new hub. Then they copy it.
The next thing they do is visit hubpages and search for new content and scrape those too. I think .ga is a African domain, not quite sure. But as you said, there is no contact details so they must be shady thieves.
I found one of Eric's. It is listed on the third section. That's as far as I went. There are 94 sections.
.ga is the TLD for Gabon, Africa. However, it looks to be one of those country TLDs that anyone on the planet can buy and use, regardless of the buyer's actual location.
Today is May 9, and I still have not heard from Team HubPages on this hub stealing. I did find one of mine. I did not have the nerve to continue to search the site.
Karma is loading up.
Ha! Found the sucker! http://whois.domaintools.com/best-article-every-day.ga
IP Location: United States - Arizona - Phoenix - Cloudflare Inc. Registrant is in the Netherlands. Bunch of other info as well.
Interesting side note. This is the first time a Google search: "whois TheDomainName" did not work. Had to find it through some circuitous route that I've already forgotten. I have thus wisely bookmarked "http://whois.domaintools.com/"
I strongly suspect using the copyright @ freenom.com email would be a complete waste of time...
Update: Though it might be worth a shot anyway...
Am I missing it or is there still no response from HP on this? This isn't a case of one or two people having content stolen. I know that we all have a way to file a complaint. I know that is OUR responsibility, however it would seem staff who actually cares about this site would at least step in to let us know if there is anything they can do to prevent this from happening.
It's not like we are asking them to babysit us, but at least let us know for sure if there is or isn't anything they can do. You know communication?
This domain and website have been suspended because of abuse or copyright reasons.
It's really up to us to file DMCA reports when our hub content gets stolen. If you find a site that has a lot of hubs copied on it, send the HP team an email explaining the situation and they'll likely take a look at it when they get time, but I don't suggest waiting for a reply. They'll get to it when they get to it if HubPages proper is still a priority. Meanwhile, your DMCA report will result in the content stolen from you getting removed from the plagiarist site. If it does not, file a DMCA report with Google and it will be removed from Google search results which is almost as good as getting it removed from the plagiarist site.
HubPages is extremely vulnerable to copying for some reason. No other site I've ever published on is or has been as prone to it. I expect to see a new red copyright symbol every time I use the dashboard. The reason is a mystery, one it seems like it would take a bunch of time and money to solve and HubPages has neither. HubPages is so heavily penalized by Google that it seems unlikely that it would be worthwhile to throw time and money at fixing a problem they could never solve even when they had time and money and HubPages was profitable.
Keep in mind that HubPages is trying to save a dying site right now by creating the niche sites which, so far, do not have massive Google penalties on them. They have time for nothing else and HubPages' plagiarism problem has been around a long time. It's really up to us to deal with the plagiarism while they try to save the site.
Omg, thank you for the information. Never had any idea on it. Will look for my articles, if published here.
Good to hear, I just click on the link and it did not bring up any articles! Thanks for noticing!
Huge thanks to Clive for making this known and instigating a take-down of their nefarious site.
Super job. Well done Clive - and good riddance to the low life. Be vigilant, these sort of sites raise their ugly heads every now and then. YUK.
Thanks Guys, But it was a fellow hubber "Maya Shedd Temple" who alerted to me that she saw one of my hubs copied word for word on that site. Then when i browsed the hub stealing site, i saw hundreds of articles written by hubbers that i follow. Thanks Maya for helping in taking down these pirates. And by doing other searches for copied content, i realize that hub authors content is heavily copied across the internet. We do have some pretty good writers who should get much more recognition than what they are getting now. Well, all we can do is keep an eye out for each other and continue writing great articles.
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