Is this a clone?
www . m i n u u te . com (remove spaces)
Our HP profiles are all found on it. Or is it some mirror site of ours?
Cyong64, why don't you high lighten the web address for us to click through? Certain novice or newbie will find it hard to get it I think? I'm going to check it out soon. Thanks for informing us.
Very weird. It even has the HP logo on the tab. How did you find that site, Cyong?
Strange! I was writing minute instead of minuute. Silly me. What's that?
This site has nothing to do with HubPages. It's just an attempt to copy content. If your content has been copied you should file a DMCA complaint. Please visit the FAQ for instructions.
Matt if the entire site has been duplicated, including the HP logo, shouldn't HP do something about it rather than each individual writer?
Be careful, the last time I questioned Matt in such a way he deleted it, banned me, then falsely claimed there was some sort of personal attack. Shoot, maybe this one will get me beaned, too. A fair public warning for everyone, anyways, because weeks later I received an email from HubPages admitting I was correct in the matter.
It inspired me to collect screenshots of similar comments that are never addressed, and start saving my own for use in legal matters should they arise. Too many Hubbers get away with murder, while others are perma-banned for minor behavior that isn't even against HP guidelines.
Something similar happened on this forum I created a few weeks ago
https://hubpages.com/community/forum/35 … ging-site-
The authors were asked to report DMCA. I'm not sure how many did it, but I did with SS proof on forums. It didn't help. That Blogspot was also using The HubPages logo, as well as direct links to original articles. However, the site was containing so many viruses that it was unable to view their homepage.
I believe, HubPages need to take some action
There's really nothing to be done beyond DMCA strikes. Most of these clones are hosted by shady companies. The hosts are also in countries that do not care about such things.
Even if HP starts an international lawsuit, nothing will change.
The only thing we can do is minimalize their potential revenue earning; a successful DMCA strike with Google will remove AdSense ads, for eg. Hopefully, they go away after a year of no earning.
That I agree. Individuals taking action alone seems not to help anyway.
It must have to do with Hubpages because it's the complete site...not individuals per se.
Take a look at it
whois doesn't show alot, but maybe there's some info there. Looks like "Namesilo, LLC" owns it
This form is on Namesilo to report bad websites. Namesilo looks like it's a domain hosting site which is hosting minuute.com. Report to them can be made here:
Wow! Never saw that before but it takes me right to Hubpages.
I posted a reply over there...let's see if it shows up here.
I've never seen this site before.
Couldn't locate this site from the web address given. Have you correctly mentioned it?
Emge: You have to add in your profile to the domain i.e. @emge
Bravewarrior: I ... google my name or profile handler regularly. It's a great way to find copycats.
When I visit my profile from that site, Google Analytics also displays a view showing source as direct.
I suspect the site previously had advertising, but these were removed after DMCA strikes, or similar.
That is, if not a mirror of ours.
The site hasn't been indexed, or the index has been removed, so it's a dead site. You can only access it directly.
I found it via Google. And it was listed high.
How. I keyed it in over and over again. And it wouldn't come up. What url did you use? Also, where are you?
I already mentioned this above. I search using my profile names. It's far more effective because my names would only appear on sites containing them and there are few.
I find this to be the easiest way to pinpoint where my writing and bios are used, because copycats usually copy wholesale, including my bios.
If you search using topics, the copied versions wouldn't appear because of their low ratings.
Well, that would be interesing for me. Have you ever tried googling me?
I google you, but it didn't come up. That has to be because of the different geographical location. I'm not going to try on my profile. When I gogole Cyong74, I get 812 results. And you have 6 pages to scroll through. When I google me, I have 471,000 results, and I'm not even going to attempt to scroll through that!
I don't just do it with my handler, TBH. I do it with my full name and other aliases too i.e. whatever has ever been used by me in the copyright statement.
Because I don't write on that many sites and I've long stopped leaving comments everywhere, the results are usually manageable.
But inevitably, some clone pops up. It infuriates.
BTW, I take location into consideration. So I always adjust my IP with VPN beforehand.
Ah, that's interesting. I am in Portugal right now, but when I use VPN, I usually use Chicago. Where are you using?
Cloning entire niche sites used to be a frequent problem years ago, now it's not so common.
There's another forum that talks about PetHelpful being cloned to PetRadardotcom. I haven't checked it out yet. Although I have articles on that niche site, I'm not worried about it. If the sites aren't indexed, we have no worries. However, how are these sites being discovered by our colleagues? If the suspect sites are duplicates of HP/Maven platforms, then it seems to be the responsibility of HP/Maven to take them down, not each writer who encompasses the original niche sites. Especially since it's not only our work, but the trademarked (I'm assuming) logos of HP and/or Maven that are blatantly being duplicated.
Is my logic off base?
Yeah. All the Delishably clones. I remember that.
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