Is my name being stolen, or is this some kind of link?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (5 posts)
  1. arizonataylor profile image78
    arizonataylorposted 7 years ago

    I Googled some key words to see how my sites were doing.  On one search, I found that two different Hubpage articles came up under my search.  Each of these two articles was written by a different author.  When I read the summary in each of these articles, I noticed that both said “strategies by Arizonataylor.”  I’m Arizonataylor, and these articles aren’t mine, though they are of a related topic.  When I open each of these articles, I find no links to my work and no mention of my work.  Neither of these authors goes by anything similar to Arizonataylor, and my name isn't related in any way to the topic.  Is there something I’m missing here?  Is my name being used to get traffic, or is this some kind of link?  Please let me know if this is normal or if I should be concerned.

  2. Aficionada profile image84
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    Do I understand correctly that the phrase "strategies by arizonataylor" does appear in the other authors' Hubs?  Or is that phrase present only in the summary that appears on the Google search page?

    One thing that sometimes happens is that search terms may trigger a response to include a page where a summary is a part of the page, but not a part of the article or Hub.  For example, your article title could have appeared in the Facebook Recommendations section on the right.  Or, if the author has included an RSS feed of some kind in their Hub, then your article summary may show up on the page, even though it is not a part of the article.  In that case, the presence of the summary may also change from day to day, depending on how the RSS feed is set up.

    But then, sadly, there are also some Hubbers who do copy others' work.  I hope that is not the case here.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    it's probably what aficionada said.

    did you try entering the other articles specific titles and see what comes up in the search summary?

  4. arizonataylor profile image78
    arizonataylorposted 7 years ago


    It says "strategies by Arizonataylor" only in the summary.  Yes, when I Google their exact titles, the summary does change.  Does this mean I'm good?

    I'm a little spooked, because I started receiving link referrals from a different site that credits me for some work I did and then published here on Hubpages.  They copied the material, credited me in a small part of their site, and put a link to my work.  I guess I'm a little frustrated by doing all that work only to find that somebody can just take your work if they quote you or give credit.  They are not part of Hubpages, so I don't know what I can really do about it.  Because of this, I've been scanning through all my sites to see how much has been "borrowed" by others.

    1. Susana S profile image98
      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's nothing to worry about. It's just google using the info on related hubs on other people's hubs to find your title. This may mean that your hub isn't indexed which is worth checking out.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)