OK, It's great that HP has this service for us to see which of our Hubs have been copied, but there could be a few improvements.
First of all, I can't read the darn listing. They have selected colors (dark blue on dark gray) that make it almost impossible to read the text. I don't know why they picked these colors, but I really look silly holding a magnifier over my PC screen in an effort to decipher the offending site.
Then there are the sites that just never reply to a warning from you. In fact some of these site don't even seem to be managed by anyone, anymore.
Anyway, every time I go over to this section, I get so frustrated that I have to deal with these (often unknowing) thieves that I will often just give up and tell myself to come back later.
I agree with you about the colors. They are incredibly wishy-washy and do nothing to enhance the writing. I wish we could have a show of hands to see if everyone really does approve of them or not!
As for the thieves, I give up when it comes to them, some I have not been able to shift for years.
Don't waste your time writing to content thieves. Contact the hosting company and the content will be taken down immediately.
I've had pretty good luck by complaining to the hosting service. Most are quick to jump on copied material and will sometimes even close down the offending site completely if necessary.
The biggest problem is when the host is in another country, such as China. The Chinese are notorious for stealing material and the government is of no help, either. Sometimes the only thing left is to request of the search engines that the thief be taken from the SERP's.
by Lori J Latimer 2 years ago
Perhaps this is old hat and I didn't read the memo, but just wanted to let you know (I informed HubPages) that web host service dot org has hacked HubPages. http : // webhostservice . org/ They have inserted their url into every one of my Hubs.
by Ronald E Franklin 2 years ago
I just ran across a site, radikewl dot com, that had copied another hubber's hub that I had a comment on. The entire hub, including comments, is translated into Spanish. No author is named. That led me to do a search for my own hubs on that site, and I found many of them, also translated into...
by Kate Swanson 4 years ago
I notice that on the "copied Hubs" page, there's a column for "removed". I've never seen any Hub with an entry in that "removed" column and there seems to be no way to mark a copy as "removed". Is there meant to be?It would be an awesome...
by LiamBean 5 years ago
About once a week I peruse my hubs to check on traffic, comments, and just generally see how things are going. One of my hubs, "What Are The Benefits of Eating Bananas," had the copyright symbol next to it. I know from past experience that this means hubpages has found my content...
by Missy 3 years ago
I posted this hub about MOPS a few days ago: http://thatmommyblogger.hubpages.com/hu … S-Meeting. It took me hours to write, and I wrote it about a very personal topic. There is no chance that I plagiarized it, and I did not post it on any other site.I'm getting a duplicate...
by Barbara Bethard 7 years ago
I have been hearing a bit recently about work being copied///how do I find out if that is happening to my work?
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