So THIS site:
...copied one of my best traffic hubs full text, but put a link to mine on the top.
SO, is it actually better for me to have the backlink since I get Google love, or will I lose Google love over time?
Should I try and get them to pull it?
Did you get flagged yet for duplicate content?
If not, then I would say it is up to you. Have them pull it or leave it there. If left, then it's a backlink and hopefully a solid one.
I do not know about the love Google gives hubs or whether it would hurt you long term or not. Sorry. Still working on learning it myself.
We need Sunforged on this one......but I didn't see any ads on that blog.
Ethically why would you accept copying of your work?
Surely you don't need help in making the decision?
I would let it stay. But then nobody copied my hubs so far LOL, so I am unsure about ethics of the thing
I think the proper way to to it is to just use a snippet and a link to the original article. They way he did it, there's no reason for anyone to click the link to yours.
Ask them to cut it down to a couple of sentences, or a paragraph or paraphrase it. It's still copyright infringement if you don't want it published anywhere else.
I think I'll do that.
Thanks for the input y'all.
And a win/win situation would be if you wrote a fresh original summary about your hub and send it to them to replace the text they've lifted. That way they won't have to go to much effort, and you'll have a quality backlink.
Don't worry, Shades, I'm on it. I'm outside the guy's house right now. Can you believe he left his windows open?
Muhahahaha... I see jackalope pellets in his future.
"Mmm, I'm glad you bought Raisin Bran this time, Sweetheart. I get tired of Corn Flakes all the time."
"What? I didn't buy Raisin Bran. What are you talking about? And what's that lagomorphic-snickering coming from outside the cat-door?"
The best option might be to get the person who has copied your hub to add a canonical tag to the copied version that points to your hub as the canonical page. This way both copies can be online but your hub will recieve any benefit from the links that point to the copied version. This would also negate any problems with duplicate content.
Unfortunately, I'm the stereotypical boozing writer more than the stereotypical disciplined Renaissance man writer that would know what kind of a tag that is (having heard of it, which I have not) or how to suggest it, so, alas, I did not do it.
I will chalk that up there with Dark's excellent idea as one that I missed the opportunity for.
Mayhaps if she argues with me, I will suggest it in round two of our discourse, prior to ratting her out to the website powers-that-be.
Someone once told me that the Chinese word for problem translates as opportunity. I don’t know if that is 100% true but it can add another, more positive, perspective to managing such issues.
Marisa, I think this article on searchengineland explains the usage of the tag quite well.
However, since January 2010 the canonical tag works across pages hosted on different domains rather than being limited to pages within the same domain.
If it had another N we could blow stuff up with it! But it doesn't, which means it's the I-have-to-do-a-lot-of-reading kind of canon. <sigh>
umm maybe ask them not to do it again??? or copyright your work and then claim...!!!
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