On looking for scraped material ranking higher than my hubs, I found this site - live link not given - he has a lot of copied content there. Check yours isn't.
I keep trying this link to no avail.
Is there another way to find out if our hubs are being copied? Why is not HubPages finding the copied hubs and notifying us?
Peggy, if you use Chrome just highlight a block of text in one of your hubs, right click, select search in Google and it will bring back results for that block of text.
Hopefully your hub will be at the top of the list with no other exact matches. However, you will soon see if your hub has been copied as Google bolds the copied text, but be prepared to be depressed as it happens a lot!
Hasn't Edweirdo got a duplicate content tool for finding content thieves? I signed up but I don't check it as often as I should
I thought he gave it up at the end of May. I received a notice.
I used his service. It was very good, but he has stopped its operations. I even got a refund from him when he 'closed that shop'.
But i was sad he stopped.
Looks like your article was deleted already. I can't see any result with your link.
That was mine I linked. He did link back to me but without live links so that's not much use. But he has Ryankett's stuff and loads of others there.
Your King Snake article is right on the front page.
If it is yours, report it to Google. I have had no problems so far getting article removed from Blogger. They were pretty quick with response.
Copied hubs on this site:
http://stephaniehenkel.hubpages.com/hub … -Bluebirds
Wesman they got one of yours:
http://wesmantoddshaw.hubpages.com/hub/ … -Rat-Snake
http://cat-r.hubpages.com/hub/The-World … mal-Rescue
Looks like they have wandered around HP and helped themselves?
They are placing a source on the bottom of the articles, but it is not a proper link?
Hey, how do I find my copied link on blogger?
Hey Izzy - yeah, I found that - but where's a link or where to we go to report it or file those DMCA complaints, etc?
Full legal name of the copyright holder you represent (e.g., if you are a legal agent, etc.): *
How do I answer those questions?
For company name I put in my username, and I am the copyright holder, as you are for yours.
Thanks for finding this Izzy. Even copied one on how to raise your hubscore - trouble is it is ranking above the original hub!
http://philplasma.hubpages.com/hub/How- … y-hubscore
Yes my stolen article there is ranking above my hub too.
Izzy I think I found a stolen article that is in Chinese of your recent technology highlighted article. If you search with your keywords, you may find it.I hate to link to it, but I think it is safe. The webpage site has a translation tool.
Seems to like mangoes - but those articles seem to have been lifted from elsewhere!
Google is very quick to removes copied content on Blogger blogs. The last time I filed one it was gone within a day...
When I was searching on how to contact Google over this, I came across a question and answer session on Blogger Help about how someone recently has stolen a load of blogs. When the blogger tried to access their own blogs they were locked out, but could clearly see their blogs on the web under a different username!
Action was taken very swiftly and the interloper was kicked off and the blogs returned to their rightful owners (turns out the thief had used the same email address in all of them).
That's taking content theft a bit too far!
I've got an idea of who is behind this - but I can't prove it.
If you look at my Hubpages "King Snake" article at the bottom of the comments there is a hubpages profile that left me a compliment on it. . . .but look at the profile, it's sort of a spam or thief looking profile.
I went over and left a nice post for the thief. I hate theifs....
Yeah - now that I know how to fill out the DMCA form I'm going to sometimes look for stolen content.
The article of mine that was stole was one of my very best articles.
If he'd have put a LIVE link at the top of the article to my original I'd have not been so mad. I hope with all the awareness of this site that the whole site is taken down, and the account deleted/banned.
Well that same person didn't comment on my hub that was stolen. I think the thief is from Pakistan.(something he said on his blog).
Besides filling out the DMCA report there's a way Google has for people to report "attack sites" (those believed to be using scrapers etc.). I can't go find the link right now, but I've used it.
I had another look at his blog, and it is all hubbers work he has stolen and many times he did not put a link in at all. Edweirdo, Kathryn Vercillo and many others are his victims. I didn't check them all, but I'd advise everyone to go look for their own stuff.
Thanks for commenting kmackey, I added another of my own
If you click on the "create link" icon at the bottom of the articles you are allowed to click into your google account and create a link to the article.
Hope they get them down fast as that's a clear way for other thieves to take them.
It is connected to the HowHub. There is a link on the right side of the page. It is from Pakistan and 100% illegal.
its still up and I didn't see any of mine for now....I did see many hubbers. they have a heading of free article directory...free with other unsuspecting writers that is!
I think that all you have to do is right click on their Google ad and it will give you the option to turn them into Adsense anyways. Once they have their adsense account taken away, they won't be so excited about copying.
How do you go about finding out if you have had stolen articles?
That tip about browsing your hub with chrome, then selecting a section of text, right clicking and searching google for that text worked for me.
I found 106 copies of my top hub. Arrgghh!
you're saying that 106 of your hubs are on the net..or on that site?
wow,at least they like your work!
That is a nightmare. Just 2 or 3 copies of my work has me pulling my hair out, but over 100?
As well as the Google Chrome right-click technique outlined above, you can take any of your hub titles, especially longer ones, and put them into a Google search to see what comes up.
Scrapers very seldom bother changing the title of the articles they steal.
Google Panda was supposed to address this issue, but I see they have not done a very good job of it
What always amuses me in a grim sort of way is when they also copy the 'Copyright CMHYpno.....' line that I always put at the bottom of all my hubs.
Google seemed more concerned about slapping us around the face, than seeking/fishing out thieves.
I just looked and it said this page no longer exists, so I think those complaints did the trick! I had a look but I couldn't find my stuff but I'm glad people are looking out because I haven't had time. I appreciate the good community here at Hubpages.
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