I decided to do some google searching of my own hub topics to see where my hubs were ranking in google SEO and found out that about five of my hubs were posted to some website's facebook page with no direct link back to my hubs. The website is called ggberry.com and is some sort of travel blog managed from Thailand. I definitely don't mind having backlinks to my hubs, as this helps in SEO; however, this website is posting hubs to their Facebook page without giving any credit to the original authors and to get to the actual link to my hubs, you have to click a couple of times before reaching it. The thing that really annoys me is that their links to my hubs with my content are higher in Google than my own actual hubs! Would this annoy you, too? I mentioned to them that I would like for them to give me direct credit and also a direct link but they haven't emailed me back yet.
This would make me very angry; the other website is stealing from you.
I'd say you're being unduly kind to these thieves.
Yes, links are nice, but not when they're stealing your original content without permission or compensation, and also stealing potential income from you.
Kitty, this very recently happened to another hubber and he was a bit miffed as well. I'd say to take Daniel's advice. Copying is copying, and it's not right, even if it results in backlinks, imo.
Sorry Motown, "copying" doesn't cover it. Thieve, burglarize, cheat, embezzle, heist, lift, pilfer, pillage, pinch, pirate, plagiarize, plunder, rip off, poach, swindle, swipe maybe, but not simply copy.
If I come across as hating thieves it's because I do.
Sounds like content farming.
I was told once that in order to receive credence, or have the content removed: the title and at least half the content must be copied nearly verbatim.
Also, the database registry will have a Timestamp of when the content was first published.
When you write to the website, request to see the timestamp visually, as well. Take a screen shot of the offending website as proof.
Hope this helps, a least a little.
Thanks to all, I'll definitely be filing a complaint against them through hubpages and on their website!
I kind of made a mistake just now by posting a topic in this forum. The topic is quite similar to this one and I wished I had searched for similar topic beforehand.
Anyway, yes, I will definitely be annoyed. I guess I will be doing some searching tonight!
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