What can be done about the 'Stolen content'? Is it the root cause of always reducing traffic?
In spite of everyone's best efforts, the traffic does not recover. Almost every second day we are finding, some one's content copied and stolen. I had two of my hubs copied earlier, now there are four, which I have come across. There might be more, I do not know. No favourable result, even after the DMCA. I wrote a direct message too, but that did not help. So, is it all the traffic which should come to HP, is directed elsewhere, because other hubbers have also complained before. Can HP do something to stop this?
It's easy to latch onto the idea that stolen content is the reason for traffic loss because it's simple and is kind of logical, but it very rarely is the reason.
At the moment it is NOT the reason for traffic losses on Hubpages. Traffic is not being redirected.
There is A LOT going on with Hubpages and Google right now and I'm sorry to say it's complex - there isn't a simple answer. Traffic may take months to return, or weeks, or might never get back to previous levels. There may be things down the line that you can do to improve your pages so that Google likes them better, there may not be. This is the downside of putting content on a website that you don't own and don't have any control over.
It is still important to deal with your copyright though (and you can be assured that HP deal with their copyright too). Who are you sending DMCA's too? The hosting company? Google search? Google Adsense? Are you using the correct format? Sending to the hosting company is usually the quickest way to get rid of copied pages.
I agree with Susana. I just did a bunch of research on this over the weekend. Writing to the hosting company of the offender is your best bet.
by Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago
As hubbers, we know that our content can and will be copied. We file DMCA complaints. We try to use CopyScape. We try to sign up for Google alerts.Is there any other way to help protect our content BEFORE it happens, rather than suffering the after-effects of losing Google traffic and having...
by Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago
Just found 2 of my hubs copied here by this blogger athttp://fatema-taher.blogspot.in/since some time I've been experiencing a loss of traffic in some hubs of mine that have been doing very well for a long period of time. Since the drop was a continuous one I put a paragraph of one of my hub in...
by Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago
I have just discovered that someone who is a google member has stolen the content of my Bird Pod Tutorial. I don't know how to contact him to ask him to remove it, could someone assist me please. I don't want to add a link to his work.ThanksSally
by Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago
I noticed that someone called guidepatternsdotcom were on my google analytics real time tonight so I went looking to see who they were. It turns out that they have a few of my flower felting tutorials on their site. They are using my images with links to my pages but what is in it for...
by Poppy 10 months ago
I'm so angry. Today I got the little red circled C warning me my content was stolen. A quick scan in the plaguirism checker showed that someone had copied one of my game guides word for word onto their site. Do they not realise that just adding "Source: (link to the LevelSkip article) doesn't...
by Jaye Denman 4 years ago
I've spent hours today tracking down a blogger on WordPress who has numerous blogs and stole one of my best hubs. This impacts my traffic and, thus, my earnings capacity. It happens so frequently (and to so many other hubbers) that it is not only time-consuming and frustrating, but makes me and...
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