Another scraper - check for your Hubs

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  1. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I found another blogger using Hubs for content.

    The blog is at secondsearch.blogspot.com.  He's used three of my Hubs.  I've had to report him to Google because he's got so many pop-ups on his site, I haven't been able to find a way to contact the blogger himself.

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Marisa, evidently, my hubs are there, too. What should I do??

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        This is what Sunforged suggests:

        "if one was so inclined they could click on the part that says "ads by google" and they will be brought to a page that allows you to report violations directly to adsense (and no, they dont make money from the click)

    2. profile image0
      WildIrisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Marisa,
      How did you discover this?

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I have a Wordpress blog and one of the features is that it tells you when someone links to your blog. 

        It's actually not a very reliable feature, because I have lots of links to my blogs and Wordpress never finds them - but when this site reproduced my Hub including a link to my blog, it found that!

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Thank you Marisa. smile  I'll have to check it out. Much appreciated. smile

  3. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    hmm.. pop-ups cant get  me !..are you using IE?

    plus an annoying auto -redirect

    anyway - these are scraped and spun hubs

    http://hubpages.com/_1ds7vvbju74gd/hub/ … ss-Results

    either the person is using their own tracker so hopefully hubpages can at least combat and identify on their end via that stupidity, or they scraped content and kept existing links.

    I saw an art related hub that i have read before...Ill try and contact the original writer

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm using Firefox, sunforged.  It's the auto-redirects that were getting me - is there something on Firefox to stop them?

      1. sunforged profile image75
        sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        the redirect caught me too wink

        Its probably set to activate every nth visitor or after a certain viewing time.

        Yes there are firefox add-ons to block such things, ill email you some links - really dont want such add-ons to become anymore popular

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks!   I'm sure you could post them in the forum too, since they're not self-promotional, and I'm sure they would help others

          1. sunforged profile image75
            sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            lol, I dont want to propagate the use of anti-ad software in any way! its my bread and butter and all and the major motivation for most of the quality information being provided on the web.

  4. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Christ on a cartoon. Another one. They're like sneaky bloody  farts. You never know they exist until it's too late.

    Thankyou Marissa, I'm another that will check it/him/them out.

  5. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    how do you look for bloggers?  silly question, probably, but I haven't been online since before blogging!

  6. Dale Mazurek profile image69
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    Hmm, they have adsense on the blog and then they are promoting porn as well.

    Cant see this persons blog lasting much longer.

    People just dont get it.

    Dale

  7. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Wow, I saw hubs from habee, Helen Cater, I even saw one about how to do well on hubpages with less than 100 hubs. Such a cheat!

  8. profile image0
    troseposted 8 years ago

    What exactly is a scraper?  Are they posting a comment and leaving their web address or how does that work?

    1. Dame Scribe profile image59
      Dame Scribeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Tis when they take a section of your Hub and paste it into their own articles or add to respun article. hmm Least I think and does happen.

    2. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      a little software bot crawls along a webpage and copies all the text(or more), than it saves it as a file.

      Now someone can use that file to build their own clone of the page or its contents.

      The site in question seems to be scraping and than spinning the content in an attempt to make it unique...if one was so inclined they could click on the part that says "ads by google" and they will be brought to a page that allows you to report violations directly to adsense (and no, they dont make money from the click)

  9. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for valuable info.

  10. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up, gonna check it out!

  11. profile image0
    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 8 years ago

    Thank you..this needs to be shut down IMMEDIATLY!!!!!   

    My content is meant for this site ONLY!, as is most every other hubber here.

    If they can not find their own content, then they should not bother having a blog site. period!

  12. ConradM profile image56
    ConradMposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tip!

  13. profile image0
    Imelledaposted 8 years ago

    I've tried the link but end up on another hub pages site. Is that the redirect doing that? How do I get to the site to check, them? (I have other material to check out.)

  14. flread45 profile image78
    flread45posted 8 years ago

    I went to the site and just about got me some free MALWARE.sad

  15. englightenedsoul profile image60
    englightenedsoulposted 8 years ago

    That blog has so many copied hubs...I wonder what hubpages can do about it?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's not up to HubPages. Never expect HubPages to go after people who steal your content - it's up to each individual to look after their own.

      1. profile image0
        WildIrisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So what do you plan to do? I imagine this is a problem for anyone who produces any content on the web. There are no copyright infringement laws in place to deal with this kind of problem? How does an individual look after this on their own?  With so many Hubs copied, can hubbers as a group do something?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It's very simple, Wildiris.  As Sunforged said, if the blog shows Adsense ads, you can click on the "ads by google" heading and you'll find a place where you can complain. If the complaint is upheld (which it will be if it's a blatant copy) then the blogger will lose his Adsense account.  That'll shut him up!

          Otherwise you can send a DMCA notice to the blogger - that sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't.

  16. englightenedsoul profile image60
    englightenedsoulposted 8 years ago

    I know Marisa and I am sorry i could not explain myself properly.  As I thought it is some software stealing articles at hubpages so I was wondering If HP would have any mechanism for that.  Again I think that I have not explained myself properly, I am not at all tech savvy, So I apologise and I agree with you that it is upto the individual to protect their content.

  17. buzzyblogger profile image49
    buzzybloggerposted 8 years ago

    The internet is setup to help share content. You really need to be concerned with which site (hubpages or the pirate blog) indexes your content first. As long as hub pages indexes your content first, the pirate blog will be put into the supplemental indexes and not receive traffic through search. I use custom tools I built to ensure this happens on my blog's content.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'd rather it wasn't there at all.  I don't mind if the articles have links to my sites, but otherwise I will pursue them.

 
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