How come is this possible!?

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  1. funride profile image70
    funrideposted 15 years ago

    42 hubs in 5 hours yikes and growing as I write this roll


    1. stormyweather profile image65
      stormyweatherposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I notice the hubs are quite short in general, and don't have lots of add-ons, like pictures and links. My hubs take me ages especially choosing/creating all the right images to go with the links and I couldn't do so many in so short a time - one per week will end up being my average if I am lucky.

      I don't know if this person's hubs are spam or not, but I for one don't much like to read hubs that don't have much else in them other than text . . .

      1. vreccc profile image60
        vrecccposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        I know exactly what he is doing. The length of the text and images he is using are dead giveaways. He is using public label rights (PLR) content from I have bought some of their content in the past. Any idiot who buys this stuff should know that you have to treat the content as research, and therefore re-write it extensively before you use it for your self. This clever bastard appears to be throwing the content up just as it is released and beating the other 199 people who receive the same content to the punch. At plrpro, there are 200 people in each group, so 199 others will receive the same content you do. That's why you need to treat it as research and rewrite the content.

        Benefits of PLRpro - you get 440 articles each month in 11 different niches for $97.

        Disadvantages of PLRpro - the content really sucks! I mean it bites it big time! Just go read some of his hubs. You really need to rewrite it extensively if you want to gain respect on hubpages as a good writer.

        If any of you are curious and want to check it out, email me and buy it through my affiliate link. However, I don't suggest it unless $97 is not a lot for you to satisfy a curiosity. really, all you need to do is read his hubs and you'll see what you get.

        1. quotations profile image89
          quotationsposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          Looks like we may have been invaded by a number of people using this method. Here is a new signup who has published 42 hubs in 22 hours, with groups of hubs all about the same thing:

          1. embitca profile image85
            embitcaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

            Since the username follows the exact same format "name.nameYear", I'm guessing that is exactly the same person as posted at the top of this thread LOL

  2. funride profile image70
    funrideposted 15 years ago

    46 right now.

    Well I suppose it must be 47 or 48 in this moment lol

  3. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 15 years ago

    It's called spam. smile

    It only takes 2 minutes to cut and paste something. LOL

  4. profile image0
    Hovalisposted 15 years ago

    I checked one of his hubs  but it didn't seem to be copied from anywhere. Maybe he had a pack of articles written for him or something, and he's posting them all at once. Maybe.

    I saw one guy recently who was writing hubs on insurance, marine insurance, I think. I thought they were all being posted under the same username and didn't give it that much thought, until I realised that almost each time he posted it was under a variation of that username. He was most probably creating a new username for almost each hub! I bet that's how he was getting around the algorithm for links etc. But I don't think that's actually against the rules....I'm not entirely sure. I had to shake my head at it, though. That's determination for you.

    1. funride profile image70
      funrideposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I´m not that fast big_smile.

      Maybe you´re right, I was just wondering how can someone publish so many hubs in that time. It must be a world record attempt lol.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Practice make perfect.

  5. profile image0
    terrygposted 15 years ago

    Spam or not about the content. I could do that too with the relic articles I have cluttering my hard drive.

    What is spam though is the amount of keywords in the tags of each hub. Now that is spam. One or two maybe three oh lets push it four keywords relevant to the hub and must be words written in the hub is normal seo practice, not twenty plus. Just think why is it, the tags capsule, there, because the programmer was smart enough to include it  knowing how important it is for good keyword ranking in search engines.

    So now go back to 48 49 50 hubs and fix the meta tags. It is a dead give away.

    I would be intersted to know if it is a record attempt and then ask why. I get bored but not that bored. hmm The post was good for a laugh so good on you. You succeeded.

  6. Bonnie Ramsey profile image68
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 15 years ago

    I guess this explains why I keep seeing the same topic over and over by the same author. After you read 5 titles with the same subject in a row, it gets annoying lol.

    1. vreccc profile image60
      vrecccposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      This guy is way over the bounds of moderation in using this PLR content.

  7. Hope Alexander profile image69
    Hope Alexanderposted 15 years ago

    If you actually read the hubs (which I wouldn't recommend) it becomes evident that grammar, syntax and spelling are serious issues here too. Shouldn't this user be removed from HP simply for publishing a load of rubbish? Hub Pages is supposed to be about writing your own content, not paying someone from a non English speaking country to write cheap, badly written articles which will also appear in 99 other locations on the web.

    It's pretty hard to flag all 60 something hubs though...

  8. Bonnie Ramsey profile image68
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 15 years ago

    LOL 12 hubs in a matter of seconds and all about the same subject...teeth whitening! big_smile

  9. darkside profile image70
    darksideposted 15 years ago

    Others will probably do the same (post their PLR articles as is) and it won't take HubPages duplicate filter to eventually find them and mark these ones as duplicates.

    Though I'm sure there are some who will speed up the process wink

  10. johnr54 profile image49
    johnr54posted 15 years ago

    I think at Ezine artilcles they do an editorial review of all articles before they are published.  As I understand it one of the things they do is a duplicate content check, and they subscribe to the major PLR vendors and add that to their content database. However, that takes time.

    It would seem that the only effective way to eliminate duplicate content would be an editorial review, which can add days to the publishing cycle.  Not something I personally would want to see.

  11. embitca profile image85
    embitcaposted 15 years ago

    Would the dupe content checker actually trip on those though if he's really the first to get them online?

    John's right, I think. Ezinearticles can take days to approve articles. I'd hate to have to deal with approvals before publishing on Hubpages. I think it would kill my will to live *g*

  12. Bonnie Ramsey profile image68
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 15 years ago

    I have several articles with Ezine and they are excellent but it does take time to get published because they actually have people who review the articles. While it helps on the quality of the publications, I enjoy the instant publications we get here at HP. Here, if the members help HP staff by reporting these types of posts, I think we can have it both ways. I think all these people doing this now will eventually realize they are fighting a losing battle against the hubbers who want to keep the site clean and we will begin to see less and less of this. Right now, people are seeing a new place to "test the waters" for their spam. They'll eventually go back to MySpace, I think.

  13. helpdeskian profile image58
    helpdeskianposted 15 years ago

    This blows! I have to work hard on mispelling and forming incomplete thoughts and this guy freaking comes in heare and lays down 50 bad articles in no time flat.  Atleast he is passionate about preventing tooth decay and what not. Will the staff be looking into this kind of spamming or is it the wild wild west when it comes to this?

  14. profile image0
    helenathegreatposted 15 years ago

    When I go to both those profile pages now, it says they each have zero hubs.  No doubt they've been flagged at large for duplicate content and/or spam and/or poor quality.  Yay!

  15. helpdeskian profile image58
    helpdeskianposted 15 years ago

    Woo Hoo! glad to see spammers get banned!


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