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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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