Should I be happy or annoyed that people are posting links to my hubs?

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  1. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Should I be happy or annoyed that people are posting links to my hubs?

    I've noticed links to one of my hubs in several foster care forums. I'm thankful for the traffic, but this same hub gets stolen and copied all the time. I also have no idea when these are being posted. So should I be thankful or bothered?

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    TXSasquatchposted 5 years ago

    Frankly, I don't post anything anywhere on the Internet with an expectation that no one will copy it.  I don't discount the problem of plagiarism, but the only way to prevent it is not to post at all.  In general, if people feel that your Hubs are worthy of sharing the information, I'd view that in a positive light--plus, it increases traffic.

  3. Billie Kelpin profile image84
    Billie Kelpinposted 5 years ago

    Thankful, thankful, thankful.  Always be sure to put a byline on your pieces with a link to your website or blog. (I forget to do that).  To me the whole copyright thing is not worth worrying about.  Be prolific. I would be honored if I saw my link on important sites such as foster care.  That's wonderful!
    Just get your name out there more and more and everything will all take care of itself.  You might remember the story I told about the guy in New Jersey who got the same idea for re-publishing the card game, "American Authors" at the same time I did.  He had the resources to redo that game in the four color process.  He legally changed only one author's image and copied the others on the counsel of his lawyer.  I changed all of the authors images.  He had the same idea I had (I talked to him) about making that card game with other categories.  You can now find his card games in any game store in the country.  That taught me that you just have to be your absolute best, produce your absolute best work, and people will follow you.  Someone wrote on my ebook ques. today something to the effect: 'until I'm Hemingway I'm not going to worry about it.'  Just become a "Peeples Hemingway".

  4. wqaindia profile image42
    wqaindiaposted 5 years ago

    At least I will feel happiest if someone links my hubs. Rather I will reciprocate the gesture in case the hubs of individual providing links to my hubs are co-related and directed towards the same subject. The reader will feel delighted to find answers to the questions coming to his or her mind, which are not covered in a single Hub. No one article on any subject can be considered perfect and complete. If a group of people with the same subject provide cross linking to one another's hubs, then the group hub will become a Mini Wikipedia of the subject within the Hub Pages. Do not delay conveying thanks or reciprocating in your own way.

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    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    You should feel honored. I'm sure people are posting the links because they found your hubs informative and helpful. With the links posted at the forums, more people can read your hubs and that means you're helping more people.

  6. ChitrangadaSharan profile image68
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    There should not be any problem in that, as far as I know. I have seen hubbers doing that here, as it gives more exposure to both.
    The stealing/ copying can happen even otherwise, if it has to, as this is unfortunately a part of Internet writing. We on our part can take the necessary precautions, as some of the hubbers have mentioned here.
    Good luck!

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Happy, happy, happy my sweet friend. This is basically an honor peeples. Hope life is good!

  8. MizBejabbers profile image92
    MizBejabbersposted 5 years ago

    I am very happy when someone links or shares any of my hubs. I am not happy when someone steals my hub and posts it without my name on it. I am also not happy that when someone reposted one of my hubs, Hub Pages took my hub down and accused me of stealing my own hub from this site. I mean, why do they put a Pinit button on our hubs. If this hub had been pinned  on Pinterest, would they have accused me of stealing it? By the time I proved it was mine and they put it back, the interest from the notification had worn off. So, as long as it is just a LINK or a Share, be happy, my friend.

  9. stricktlydating profile image83
    stricktlydatingposted 5 years ago

    Yes you should be happy about this! It means possibly more readers!  I had some Hubs copied earlier this year and have since added a text capsule into most of my Hubs requesting the page not be copied but provide the Url if they wish to share, or use the share buttons on the page.


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