Am I being penalized for duplicate warning--not my fault

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  1. Missing Link profile image73
    Missing Linkposted 12 years ago


    This is for a Hubpages employee.

    One of my hubs has a duplice warning.  This is not my fault.  Another site took my article and posted it on their site without my consent and without giving me credit and will not take it down.....they are unresponsive to my contacts.  They do not list an author name at all.


    1. sabrebIade profile image74
      sabrebIadeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Same problem here.
      I've sent DMCA notices, even changed the Hub now (since the DMCAs were ignored) and I still have the little duplicate thingys.

      1. Missing Link profile image73
        Missing Linkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        it's a bummer and hassle isn't it, I'll be pursuing the DMCA thing and working on it more,

    2. relache profile image73
      relacheposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      This is not an issue for the HubPages staff.  As clearly stated in the TOS, you retain ownership of your content and you are responsible for handling any infringement issues with other sites.  It's only an issue for the staff here if someone in this site copies your work into another Hub.

      1. Missing Link profile image73
        Missing Linkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        ok, thx!

    3. livelonger profile image89
      livelongerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If your Hub is indeed older than any of the copies out there, and you can prove it, HubPages can grant you an exception to the "possibly duplicate" flag you're seeing. You should contact support about that.

      HubPages can't go after the copies out there, as relache explained.

      1. Missing Link profile image73
        Missing Linkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        don't think I can prove it cause I originally had it on E How and after the disaster there with them  I moved it to Infobarrel and  got very little traffic then just recently moved it to Hubpages.  Things are working out well here.  Ill look into this more though per your feedback.  Thx!

    4. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Did you send them a formal DMCA notice? 

      Do they have Google ads?  If they do, you can click on the "ads by Google" link and report them.

      1. Missing Link profile image73
        Missing Linkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I will work on  DMCA. 

        Here is the copied article that is causing me to be flagged for duplicate content … drome-1583

        great idea per the google thing--I will work on that.  Thx!

      2. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image84
        Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Marisa Wright, that is very helpful to know. I hope I remember it.  Thanks.

    5. profile image0
      ryankettposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have a decent hub on this topic

      I tried to make it as simple as possible, hope it helps.

      1. Missing Link profile image73
        Missing Linkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thx, I will read it

  2. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 12 years ago

    If you can provide difference of publishing dates..that will greatly help you. If this other site has adsense ads or other can contact Google or the advertiser and inform them so that person will lose all credibility, $$ and accounts. Just some thoughts. hmm

    1. Missing Link profile image73
      Missing Linkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      thx, will do

  3. Whitney05 profile image85
    Whitney05posted 12 years ago

    Sometimes it takes a minute for Google to take care of DMCA infringement issues.

    I've had to send them a few on the same hubs before they take down the copied content, and most of the time, I get a second email where they are telling me that the content is already removed. Sometimes I've gotten counterclaims, and the only thing the attachment says is that the owner has already taken care of the concern and removed the info, but at the time of the second report, it was still posted. Just give them some time. Sometimes they're quick about it and sometimes, they're slow.

    1. Missing Link profile image73
      Missing Linkposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  4. Cagsil profile image78
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    Did I miss something in the translation of "duplicate" tagging of hubs?

    Duplicate means that there is another copy of the the material post somewhere else online.

    The OLDER version get priority over newer versions, so that would mean that your hub has to be older than the other work out there. If HubPages Staff or admin has tagged your a duplicate, then obvious your work is not older than, therefore concluded as duplicate of the other's work, and not a duplicate of your work.

    Just a thought. I wouldn't be surprised if I am wrong, but either way, that's my 2 cents. smile

    1. Missing Link profile image73
      Missing Linkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      ok, thanks

  5. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 12 years ago

    I was flagged once for duplicate content, but it was purely my fault.  I write a lot of articles and make a lot of hubs that are related, once the content was so similar that  I got flagged for duplicate content, I changed the hub wording a bit and the flag was removed. Although both content (articles and hubs) were originally mine the similarity was to close and rightfully flagged duplicate. smile

    1. Missing Link profile image73
      Missing Linkposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  6. anujagarwal profile image61
    anujagarwalposted 12 years ago

    Just few days back, I too faced the similar problem. 8 of my pages were copied. But after sending mails to every possible i.d. and filing DMCA, that guy reverted back and removed the content.

    Send a mail at
    This mail-id is registered with the domain you mentioned. Maybe you will get some reply and told him that you have already filed DMCA complaint with Google.


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