Another content thief

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  1. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    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.

    hxxp://most-popular-articles.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-optimize-blogger-blog.html

    1. Peggy W profile image96
      Peggy Wposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Izzy,

      I keep trying this link to no avail.
      hxxp://most-popular-articles.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-optimize-blogger-blog.html

      Is there another way to find out if our hubs are being copied?  Why is not HubPages finding the copied hubs and notifying us?

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Change the xx in hxxp to tt, Peggy.

      2. CMHypno profile image94
        CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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!

        1. Richieb799 profile image78
          Richieb799posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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

          1. brakel2 profile image78
            brakel2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I thought he gave it up at the end of May. I received a notice.

          2. viryabo profile image87
            viryaboposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            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.

    2. dredcuan profile image84
      dredcuanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Looks like your article was deleted already.  I can't see any result with your link.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    Your content?

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Richieb799 profile image78
        Richieb799posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Its pretty bad even if he has linked back, he shouldn't copy entire articles! I'm just checking his blog for mine

    2. profile image0
      PJ_Deneenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wesman,

      Your King Snake article is right on the front page.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        WOW!  Thanks!  I see that - word for word and picture for picture copy of my stuff!

        So . . .can we get a. . .how do we report that site?

  3. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How do I report that to google? I have a blogger account myself obviously but where do I report it?

  4. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, how do I find my copied link on blogger?

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        hxxp://most-popular-articles.blogspot.com/2011/08/king-snakes.html?utm_source=BP_recent

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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?

          1. IzzyM profile image88
            IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this
            1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Thank you!  I'm on it!

              1. IzzyM profile image88
                IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Yeah I'd asked Michael up above, but I was just being lazy. It didn't take long to find the correct form and I lodged one myself.

            2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Company name:

              Full legal name of the copyright holder you represent (e.g., if you are a legal agent, etc.): *


              How do I answer those questions?

              1. IzzyM profile image88
                IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                For company name I put in my username, and I am the copyright holder, as you are for yours.

                1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
                  Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  I got a complaint filled now.  I just put "Hubpages.com" - I'll use my profile url next time, I guess.

                  I had a problem at first with my digital signature, I had to take the "Todd" out was all.

                  I thank you all for the help there.

  5. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    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

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes my stolen article there is ranking above my hub too.

      1. brakel2 profile image78
        brakel2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yes I found the Chinese site yesterday and it was linked to some university. I fired an email off to their admin and got an apology and assurance the article would be removed. I'll give them a couple of days before I send a DMCA.

  6. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    Seems to like mangoes - but those articles seem to have been lifted from elsewhere!

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Google is very quick to removes copied content on Blogger blogs. The last time I filed one it was gone within a day...

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. kmackey32 profile image69
          kmackey32posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I went over and left a nice post for the thief. I hate theifs....

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            :-)

            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.

        2. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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).

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Lots of Indian and Packistan hub thieves around.  It's bad.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      AWESOME!!!

  8. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    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.

  9. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    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 smile

  10. brakel2 profile image78
    brakel2posted 6 years ago

    Copy and paste the link in browser. That's what I did

  11. galleryofgrace profile image80
    galleryofgraceposted 6 years ago

    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.

  12. galleryofgrace profile image80
    galleryofgraceposted 6 years ago

    It is connected to the HowHub. There is a link on the right side of the page. It is from Pakistan and 100% illegal.

  13. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    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!

  14. Barbara Kay profile image93
    Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. kmackey32 profile image69
      kmackey32posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol Right right....

  15. Dardia profile image75
    Dardiaposted 6 years ago

    How do you go about finding out if you have had stolen articles?

    1. puter_dr profile image86
      puter_drposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. Stacie L profile image88
        Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        you're saying that 106 of your hubs are on the net..or on that site?
        wow,at least they like your work! lol

        1. puter_dr profile image86
          puter_drposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          On the net. I actually have nothing on that one site.

          In checking a few others last night, I only found a couple of others that lifted portions of my hubs.

      2. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        That is a nightmare. Just 2 or 3 copies of my work has me pulling my hair out, but over 100?

    2. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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 sad

      1. CMHypno profile image94
        CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Well, they would if they can't read never mind write anything in English!

      2. viryabo profile image87
        viryaboposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Google seemed more concerned about slapping us around the face, than seeking/fishing out thieves.

  16. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent that was fast work smile

      Edit: Just this minute got an email from Google to say the offending blog or page on the blog has been removed.

      Edit again: his blog is still there with others' stolen content.

 
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