HELP........Is this legit? Or is it stolen hubs?

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  1. bayoulady profile image67
    bayouladyposted 7 years ago

    I have had hub work stolen, so since my traffic on canned biscuit appetizers is way down, I checked it out. It is on this site, and I never heard of it. (I have been a hubber for four months.)

    Someone let me know!See below:

    http://besthubpages.com/index.php

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    The site itself has a low ranking, little traffic, little monetary value. It seems to have been established in 2008.

    http://hubpages.com/search/include:foru … bpages.com

  3. RedElf profile image90
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    These links all come back to the original on HubPages, but someone has helped themselves to your traffic by inserting their own URL tracker in every address. It's like a referral link, so they get credit for people who click to read your work.

    I saw a pages full of stuff that were posted all on the same day - Nov 3rd

    I am not sure what you can do about a site like this - maybe some more internet-savvy folk, like Cagsil or sunforged might have some idea what you can do. You can also check with HubPages staff to see if there is some remedy, or what they might have to say.

  4. mythbuster profile image79
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    Hmmm The search functions don't even work on the site. Why would that be? Fine - it's a questionable site but shouldn't it at least be fully functional if it's ripping HP authors off?

    lol

    1. bayoulady profile image67
      bayouladyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      exactly,mythbuster. I'm ticked to be ripped off, but if it was legit, I didn't want to act like a greenhorn. So, I report this, or is it known to staff?

  5. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    its not ripping anyone off

    it would have to outrank a hub in order to even begin to be considered "stealing" traffic

    its a non-issue

    its also a backlink

    and the canned biscuit hub comes up real high in serps in the us - any lack of traffic is from lack of searchers for title term, not some benign site that is giving you a backlink

    1. bayoulady profile image67
      bayouladyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      okay,I know you know a lot about this.Thanks!    (But they have literally thousands of our hubs. I thought it could be a front page.)

  6. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    It doesn't matter if the site gets high traffic or low traffic, the content is ripped so it should be reported.

    1. bayoulady profile image67
      bayouladyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'll do that.

    2. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      show an example of ripped content?

      1. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        All the site is is ads, plus pictures and text excerpted from HubPages.  Ergo, their content is hubpages content.  But if it is reported and HP says they are cool with it, fine.  Why  *not* bring it to their attention and ask?

        1. profile image0
          Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Please check my link above. Given the publicity to this issue over a period of time, I'd imagine HubPages is well aware of the site and have decided they can live with that.

          1. bayoulady profile image67
            bayouladyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            that is what i decided.I 'm signing off this thread . bye, and thanks!

  7. mythbuster profile image79
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    Thanks sunforged.

    I don't know much about this SEO and search engine ranking and all that stuff... seriously ticked tho' that the said site's search engine function doesn't work...

  8. bayoulady profile image67
    bayouladyposted 7 years ago

    But what about this hubber's comments on this thread OVER a year ago?
    Read what thranax says


    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/24060#post429989

  9. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Your reading out of context - that thread was about Docstoc
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/24137

    bestofhubs is a nonissue - its someone who has made an index site of hubs and hopes to get something out of referring traffic

    its a plus not a minus

    1. RedElf profile image90
      RedElfposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, sunforged.

      bayoulady, sunforged is giving you the straight goods on this. This site is not ripping or stealing content. They have merely made a list of other peoples work with links back to the original works. They are just trying to get something with the referral tracker they have inserted into the link.

      When you insert URL tracker in a link to somewhere else or someone else's work, you hope to make a little bit off the referral - kind of a guide fee, or finder's fee. The referral tracker is what we insert in a link to any site where we refer traffic - like a "Follow Me on Facebook" link, where the words are a live link to that author's content on Facebook.

      This particular site don't appear to be doing at all well for themselves with that referral links, though, do they? wink

      They are, however, providing a backlink (good thing) to every hub for which they have made a link. big_smile

      1. bayoulady profile image67
        bayouladyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I just checked, i don't get traffic. thanks sunforged and redelf! I'm over it ,then. feel a lot less irritated now. just a backlink mostly...okay!

        To anyone reading. ~~~~~~~~~I  feel singorged and redelf's advice is good and I'm done with this thread. THANK YOU ALL for helping so quickly!

        peace out!

 
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