Flagging Duplicate Content

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  1. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    I have a question.

    After all the arguments recently about publishing duplicate content I wondered about this hub:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/2008-Forex-Mark … ading-desk

    I am pretty sure I flagged it some time ago as being copied almost word-for-word from here:

    http://www.gaincapital.com/forex-market … tions.html

    Along with another hub by the same author, I think.

    This hub is currently sitting at the top of the list of hot hubs and the author is claiming to be very happy with the amount of money he makes from adsense ($100 a week was what he was claiming I believe)

    After having several religious hubs removed over the same issue, I wondered what the deal was with this? I wouldn't like to think that the religious ones got any different treatment to the financial ones and I have no problem flagging these for exactly the same reasons I flagged the religious ones.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this
  2. Inspirepub profile image75
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    Plagiarism is plagiarism, however noble or mercenary the motives.

    Flag 'em, I say, flag 'em!

    Maybe HubPages will need to hire new staff just to follow up on all the flags ...

    Jenny

    1. Peter M. Lopez profile image84
      Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      So, what is the practical solution?  Is there one? 

      Jenny, I wouldn't wish that job on anyone.

  3. funride profile image78
    funrideposted 10 years ago

    They can hire Mark lol

    Thank you Mark wink, I would not have seen this one. Already flagged!

  4. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    There does seem to be a lot of this going on at the moment.

  5. vreccc profile image61
    vrecccposted 10 years ago

    I flagged one yesterday that was taken from Wikipedia word for word and it's gone now. It was on this Chinese guy that lived to be 200. It didn't take long for that hub to come down.

    1. Hovalis profile image80
      Hovalisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You've got to wonder why people do that, but quite a few do. I've seen more than one article cut and pasted directly from wikipedia, or sections of an article, where they didn't even bother to remove wiki's links and citations and notations where additional information was required. I don't usually flag them, I must admit, because the dupe checker catches the author, and their author ranking is almost invariably below 75.

  6. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Well, dupe checker gives 63% similar, which may be not enough for the penalty...

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm. That's interesting, because Mark's eyeball result, i.e reading the text, with the exception of the opening line, gives almost 100% similarity.

      I will certainly like to hear what the team says.

  7. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    There is more to a webpage than just the text. All menus, disclaimers, titles, widgets, etc. And that dilutes the duplication

  8. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Ahah. So if I want to copy someones text, I just add a load of other stuff?

    is that how the hubpages checker works?

    1. Misha profile image71
      Mishaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Only Paul can say for sure, but most of dupe checkers I know work this way... I can't even check my main site duplicates with copyscape, cause every site that uses the same platform immediately goes into duplicates sad

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        What do you mean? Sorry, not very technical with this stuff. smile I just write it and have no idea how all the other stuff works big_smile

  9. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    There is a site, copyscape.com, that searches web for the copies of URL you give it.

    It can be pretty useful, but not for me. I am using CMS called PHP-Nuke for my main site, and when I tried to check one of my pages for duplicates, it just plain started to serve me all other sites that use the same CMS...

    1. profile image0
      terrygposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      If it helps I use this for dup content checking. Returns very good results and does not restrict you to ten searches like copyscape.

      http://www.articlechecker.com/index.php … a0c0b0c907

      Enjoy

  10. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Ah, OK.

    I have tried copyscape and found it to be rubbish. I just add a bunch of links to my own site in my posts and when I see a strange inbound link, I take a look. That's how I found the blogger who was stealing all th hubs. I have found several instances of my work copied like that. smile

    Where is your main site anyway?

  11. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    LOL I thought it was obvious - I have links to it in every other hub big_smile

    Disclaimer: It is not a shameless self promotion, it is answering the request big_smile

    http://www.funandsafedriving.com

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You should try promoting it some. smile

      Thanks. I was just wondering. Deaf, dumb and blind sometimes. big_smile

  12. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Mark, are you talking to yourself? wink

  13. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    No - I was hoping for an answer from the men upstairs LOL

  14. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    You know - The Gods of HubPages. big_smile

  15. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Ah, OK, it can take some time then big_smile

  16. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    Mark,  all we do with what we've identified as duplicate content is lower the HubScore.  The more heavily duplicated it is (ie. the more sites that have the same content), the bigger the effect.

    It's considerably more work than flagging, but if you really want to put a stop to it you should contact whoever you think the copyright holder of the content is, and inform that their content has been stolen.  Give them a link to the hub, and to this page:

    http://hubpages.com/help/copyright_infringement

    and they can file a DMCA complaint with us.  If they do that, we'll yank that hub immediately and probably ban the user as well.

  17. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    Ah, OK - I was under the impression that a certain religious hub smile  had been removed by yourselves and wondered about this one.

    Thanks.

  18. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Nice tool, thanks Terry!

 
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