If I do a Google search on a couple of lines from one of my Hubs (lines that have particularly unique wording), it shows up with two links to Tumblr pages. When I go to look to see if my Hub is there I can't find those two lines, or anything that at all relates to the subject of the Hub, on the page. It looks like some big, long, blog page with any number of subjects on it - but I can't find the lines that I used for the Google search.
I've tried searching the same thing or the subject of the Hub in the Tumblr search box, but nothing happens at all.
I don't get why my words would show up on Google that way, and it makes me wonder if there's a way someone on Tumblr can bury a copied Hub (or other article) - but then what would be the point of posting it at all? Or, do people have to be members to search?
Anyway, my question is does anyone know anything about Tumblr, or why this kind of thing may be happening when I search for my own lines?
I don't know anything about tumblr. One thing that could be the cause is if the web page that is coming up as having your content is very dynamic and changes often. You can always click on "cached" within Google to see the page as Google seen it when it indexed it. This should give you a better idea of what Google seen and why it is saying it is relevant to your search. It will highlight your search phrase on the cached version of the web page
I hope that helps a bit.
hmm, it may be that you have to be a member. i was going to suggest looking at the cache also.
p.s. that looks like an interesting site, i have to say
I have looked at tumblr and it supports automatic posting via RSS, which probably means someones Tumblr site has an RSS feed module attached which picks up a Hubpages RSS feed.
as Oli pointed out Tumblr is a GOOD resource for promoting your site via rss feeds. Its not monetized so their is no reason for anyone to maliciously copy your work. Probably just got promoted by a fan of your work.
Its displays like a dynamic feed on facebook or here ta hubs, so whatever day google indexed the page your content was visible, now its not..nothing to worry about
Try doing a site specific search using Google like
"hubpages" site:tumblr.com just replace the quoted term with your terms.
Ah - thank you, everyone. I pretty much know zero about a lot of how these things work. It just looked to me like a very peculiar thing that when I searched I came up with that completely unrelated page (and it's one of the Hubs that has been copied often enough before that I'm kind of paranoid about it). Thanks again. I'm going to read up a little on the things you mentioned. (Before this, I didn't know enough to look for those specific things to learn more about it, when it comes to how that type of stuff works.)
A RSS feed is basically an austomatically updated page which can be ready by other websites. It contains summaries of posts made by the user, or across the board on hubpages
Most websites, such as hubpages limit the amount of text shown on the RSS feed from each post to a couple of sentences.
The RSS feed then links to the original page, giving you a backlink.
some RSS scripts on third party websites change these links to no-follow (Dispicable tactic ) however you still have a link which people may see and travel through!
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