I just hub hopped and found a guy who was copying his hubs from online book sources such as Google Books. He even took one from the product info on Amazon. Are these people under the impression these things can't be found through a search engine? They do show up on Google search very easily. And they leap right out at you because they are formatted weirdly. Pretty pathetic if you ask me that people stoop to this.
The hubber is bound to get caught out, its terrible to think that someone could actually do that.
I wonder why the duplicate content filter doesn't catch these? I've run across quite a few hubs that just have the product information from the product label listed - no real "writing," just a list from the label, followed by some links and a picture. I flag them when I find them, but the supply seems endless.
Unfortunately, it is endless. There will always be scammers and thieves and all that anyone can do is continue the fight.
Here on HP, the best tool we have is the flagging system. As you say, flag them, and if their account is full of such garbage, flag the profile as well with an explanation for the moderators.
by Susana Serer 7 years ago
There have been several theories about what content Google is penalising and rewarding in the search results but at the moment it does seem a bit random (from my end). Let's compare notes and hopefully we can see some common threads in there. What content of yours is holding on to its ranking and...
by Will Apse 2 years ago
There is a real need to purge Amazon ads from this site but there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it.Pages that have multiple Amazon ads but get good traffic from search engines are obviously not a problem. Google will have hit them long ago if they were triggering spam filters.What...
by Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago
Just found 2 of my hubs copied here by this blogger athttp://fatema-taher.blogspot.in/since some time I've been experiencing a loss of traffic in some hubs of mine that have been doing very well for a long period of time. Since the drop was a continuous one I put a paragraph of one of my hub in...
by Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago
As hubbers, we know that our content can and will be copied. We file DMCA complaints. We try to use CopyScape. We try to sign up for Google alerts.Is there any other way to help protect our content BEFORE it happens, rather than suffering the after-effects of losing Google traffic and having...
by Albin Pius 5 years ago
There are lots of fellow poets in here at hubpages some do not even focus on getting search engine traffic to them but writes to enjoy.If you have an idea on increasing traffic to poems please share.
by marinealways24 9 years ago
One of my hubs is titled "Kid Hacks Nasa". In google search for keywords "kid hacks nasa" it is listed #1 out of 1,620,000 yet I am not really making any money. The hub is pretty short, yet why is it ranked #1? Any tips appreciated, thanks.
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