I am pleased to share that an article that was plagiarized over a year ago is back in good standing! I reached out to Hubpages staff because this page was not moved to a niche site, even though it pulled good Google traffic.
I had to get the dressed red C off the page before it could be moved (at the time). I filled my DMCA and for some odd reason they sent my an email that I had to show ownership of the page. This was never a problem before niche sites. Either way, I made some major edits AND the offending page with my stolen content was removed.
I very nearly gave up on this article after a year of fighting to get rid of the plagiarism. I am so glad I was patient, and worked with Hubpages and the DMCA.
My article no longer has the red C and it is already on a niche site! Its traffic is returning!! I wanted to share my good news. I know many of you are active against plagiarism. There is hope with a little persistence and patience.
Good for you! Thieves are a big problem and it's always good to see someone fighting them.
l have one with that red c that's been on the stats page forever. The site that hosted the article closed just as I was filing my complaint, but the article was removed. However, I cannot get the team to remove that darned red c! However, the hub is on the niche sites and business is brisk...but the c still stands!
I've got several with the red 'c', and on niche sites as well.
Problem with them can vary; I can't find my hub of some of the sites at all. Some are very badly spun and HP is picking them up as copied, but I don't think I have the standing to say they're copied, they're so bad. Several are on Chinese or other national sites and don't respond at all to a complaint (I once got the Swiss govt. involved in removing a copy, but China doesn't care).
I just ignore them now. It makes it a little more difficult when I look at my copied hubs section as there are more of those than there are of something I can do something about, but that's life.
My other account has that problem. It is a gaming site so a lot of the people who caused the red c are not responsive at all. Now that this account is red c free, I am going to try to figure out what to do about the other account.
Wish me luck!!
Thats great. I had to do the same thing. I had 4 stolen reported and filed and now their site has been shut down. I wonder how long it will last. Editors here are good at tracking down offenders.
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