What would you do: copied hub with Link and credit?

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  1. Shadesbreath profile image80
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    So THIS site:

    http:  //edbdkcn.multiplyDOTcom/links/item/3 

    ...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?

  2. Cagsil profile image75
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    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. smile

  3. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    We need Sunforged on this one......but I didn't see any ads on that blog.

  4. Pearldiver profile image69
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    Ethically why would you accept copying of your work? hmm

    Surely you don't need help in making the decision? hmm

  5. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    I would let it stay. But then nobody copied my hubs so far LOL, so I am unsure about ethics of the thing lol

  6. rmr profile image69
    rmrposted 13 years ago

    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.

  7. darkside profile image71
    darksideposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image80
      Shadesbreathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think I'll do that.

      Thanks for the input y'all.

      1. darkside profile image71
        darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Shadesbreath profile image80
          Shadesbreathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Damn!  I wish I'd thought of that before I wrote that message I just finished.  S--t... that's an awesome idea.  It's like you really know all this internet stuff or something.

  8. B.T. Evilpants profile image60
    B.T. Evilpantsposted 13 years ago

    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?

    1. Shadesbreath profile image80
      Shadesbreathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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?"

  9. Peter Hoggan profile image68
    Peter Hogganposted 13 years ago

    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.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image80
      Shadesbreathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Peter Hoggan profile image68
        Peter Hogganposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Shadesbreath profile image80
          Shadesbreathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I agree.  I have new perspective to spot those opportunities thanks to you and Dark.

          My work is copyrighted when I write it, just as yours is.  smile

    2. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      What on earth is a canonical tag?

      1. Peter Hoggan profile image68
        Peter Hogganposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. Shadesbreath profile image80
        Shadesbreathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        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>

  10. salt profile image60
    saltposted 13 years ago

    umm maybe ask them not to do it again??? or copyright your work and then claim...!!!


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