I found some of my hubs are stolen and unfortunately they are ranking higher than my hubs because of sub domain switchover.
One of my hub with PR3 is now showing PR0. I know it takes some time to get its page rank, I wouldn't have bothered if there is no copied content on net.
I have seen some websites, which doesn't allow visitors to click their mouse right button or Ctrl+V and copy the contents. It will be very helpful if HP implements this kind of options to safeguard its writer’s work.
It won't help - there are too many work-arounds, other methods of copying than the right-click.
In addition, we also would lose that ability. Or we gain 1000's of new hubbers that join in order to right-click. There are already far too many hubbers that are known for stealing content - let's not add even more.
Vigilance is the only real answer for now. Google has said they are trying to eliminate such theft - just maybe they can do something. If all duplicate material was de-indexed it would go a long way to stopping it. It would also prevent the owners of the material from posting their own duplicate unless the rel-author tag could be used somehow. And then the scumbags will find a way around that.
Hi wilderness, I forgot to mention that copied content has got a PR2
Hope Google treats that my hub is much older than that copied page even after sub-domain switchover.
Yes you are right, they can easily signup and do their work.
I remember some times before HP was showing a red alert on copied hubs (either copied from somewhere or copied to somewhere). At least that will show us someone has copied and published it.
I don't know how effective it will be (or whether it may make things worse somehow), but as soon as I learned about the Google "main" profile, I filled it in, got every link to my stuff I could find, put it on the profile to "establish" myself as the author, and put the reciprocal-link thing anywhere I could. Since then, Google sends the occasional thing, "we found x link that appears to be yours" - so that helps too. What they do (or eventually will/can do), beyond establishing who authors are for each piece, I don't know. I suspect, though, people won't be seeing what I've seen in the past with mine, which is my complete, stolen, as-is, article getting ranked under someone else's site/name better than my "real" article. Honestly. Every time I'd see my higher earners drop dramatically, I'd know to go looking to find who stole it "this time".
I'm just thinking that maybe, if authors "establish the hell" out of who/what they are and what they own, there's at least the chance that, by itself, might act as some deterrent in some ways. I'd think that anyone hoping to make Ad Sense money from Google might think twice before risk the chance of having the bots catch them with stolen stuff immediately (and risk getting their Ad Sense account shut down forever). Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm going with that thinking for now. I just think, I don't really care if someone steals my stuff and it ends up on some non-Ad Sense site at the bottom of a pile as "duplicate content". As long as they don't cut into my earnings from my own stuff, that's the main thing.
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