A while ago I checked out one hub of a suspicious writer. I mean by that, a forum post seemed to indicate that the writer was one of the get-rich-quick, I-can-teach-you-everything-you-need-to-know-to-make-a-million-online types. That was my assumption, but I could be wrong.
Anyway, the one hub I read (not about money-making, by the way) seemed a very great deal like one by another hubber that I read a few months ago. So now, I wonder whether I should google it or check in some way to see whether it actually is a rip-off of the earlier one - or whether they are both rip-offs of someone else.
Do any of you periodically check around to find duplicate content? I mean, do you build it into your routine, in a way - or just check into it when there seems to be a specific reason? And is there a preferred method for doing the checking?
Based on my Adsense revenue (or lack thereof), If anyone duplicated my content I think I would feel sorry for them rather than being mad lol.
Now if I had a Hub that actually made money, I would check
Actually I don't...Call me lazy but when I read about something being dup, I will check out that person's profile...just to be on the safe side.
In a way, yes - and I want to steer clear of duplicate content. I keep the "content is king" principle in mind and I check to make sure that my content is original. The only thing I can copy are quotes from experts, linked to cite them.
Whenever anyone I do not know asks for feedback on their hubs or requests advice on issues concerning their account, I routinely check for duplicate content.
Do you mean by that that they ask you directly, or are you talking about posting in Extreme Hub Makeover too?
If they sign up for my Quality Assurance Program, I will certainly check for duplicate content, and advise them of the risks and disadvantages of cutting corners.
If someone posts in the Makeover forum, I virtually always check. The reason is that I do not want to spend my energy to "improve" upon copied content. If I find anything, I will let them know on the forum or by leaving a comment on the hub.
On other forums, for instance the help forum, there are regularly posts about author score, hub score, and content having been flagged as duplicate. In many instances, it turns out that the root cause is that the Hubber has been copying from others.
So that is what I would call "routinely."
Yes, I do regular searches for keywords that will find my high SERP content. Of course someone can still steal it and not appear on the first few pages of Google, but I can't be bothered with that or theft of stuff that wouldn't make good SERP anyway.
I just use Google alerts.
create an alert for the first sentence of your hub. Or one that would probably be used as-is if someone swiped your content.
This will alert you if it is found somewhere else.
Is that a separate subscription service, or is it a part of something else?
Surprisingly simple, you don't even need a Google account.
I had no idea this existed! I could use this in many places! Thanks!
Hubpages will flag any of your hubs that appear as duplicates - whether you copied them or they copied you.
This is a free service they offer hubbers. I have heard that they only do it once a month but I may be wrong. Of course they have to pay for it, so it's a very generous service.
I have checked for duplicated content, and have found quite a bit. Not within hubpages, but a lot of what I have written has been reproduced without maintaining the links, removing my name as the author and adding in their own.
So now I need write to them I guess, tell them to take it down, get in touch with their hosting company, report it to google?
What else can easily be done? - I have the whois info on them.
Of is it a case of not sweating the small stuff?
Saleheensblog: Thanks for your kind words and congrats with moving into 75+ territory, i.e. do-follow. Stay above that, and you'll have one less thing to worry about.
Michifus: DMCA complaints are the ultimate tool for dealing with plagiarism online. I suggest you read the following thread from start to finish about filing DMCA complaints and the consequences of duplicate content:
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