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  1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image62
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years ago

    Yesterday I had seen notice of duplicate content in my hub "Why Americans are in Financial Problem? Part I" that really worried me. This article has been in the first page of google and yahoo search for a very long time for the search words financial problem america.

    I have contacted team for reviewing the article. The team has informed me that it is a duplicate content and that is is found in another site.

      When I viewed the site I found it a non-english site. I assured the hubpages administration that this is my original creation and put some evidences e.g. the article is written in 3 parts, date of publication etc.

      I am surprized with the quick action by the hubpages.

      I am especially thankful to Maddie ruud who has taken a prompt action and excluded the hub from penalty within few minutes.

      Some other sites have started duplicating contents from hubpages. Are they jalous with the progress and popularity of the hubpages.

    I request fellow hubbers to be careful about the sites those are started duplicating contents.
    Can we do something with our copyright?

        Jyoti Kothari

    1. AEvans profile image78
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this
      1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image62
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Is it enough to mention copyright2008 or I have to register it somewhere?

          Jyoti kothari

        1. AEvans profile image78
          AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I have registerd mine, but if you note it on your hub that may ward off thieves!! smile As you never mess with copyrights. smile

    2. profile image0
      terrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You have done well to make an attempt, a successful one, in getting your hub re-instated.

      I myself could not be bothered and just deleted the hub.

      Sure it was duplicated (not on hubpages as this was the first site it was posted on and all purely my rantings that no one else could possibly duplicate) but I said in the hub, I was going to dupe it elsewhere, to prove my point about promoting a hubpage. Whats the use on writing clearly that the hubpage is part of an experiment and to prove a point its going to be duplicated. Not only that but the url's where it was duped stated all so very clearly that THIS IS A HUBPAGE.

      My hub was written to show anyone else how to dominate page 1 with a hubpage. Here's a quick screenshot that proved the point:- … oogle.html Just click the screenshot to enlarge.

      When I did, it was flagged as duplicate. Only cause I duped it on a PR7 site which had more punch then hubpages PR5. It proved the point of how to get a hub to dominate page 1. The hub was all over page 1 of Google in the first three spots out of many other competing sites.

      Well now it's gone. It makes me wonder how many other great hubs has suffered this fate by other hubbers feeling the same way that they could just not be bothered and deleted worthy hubs.

      By the way, I put it on Squidoo, no alterations and enjoy a healthy ctr with a high cpc.

  2. diggersstory profile image52
    diggersstoryposted 9 years ago

    How does one get flagged for duplicates? Doesn't the accuser have to have proof before a hub is penalized? I am new to all this.

  3. Junkster profile image53
    Junksterposted 9 years ago

    I've had similar problems when I've posted multi-part pieces on the internet, because there is usally only a small portion of the title that is unique (e.g. blah-blah-blah - PART ONE/PART TWO/etc) some sites will think this is a duplicate.

    I'd rename the following hubs if this is the problem in your case, all you'd need to do to clarify which one is a second part is a quick mention at the end of the first one.

    Just a suggestion as this happens a few times for myself

  4. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image62
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years ago

    How to register?

    1. AEvans profile image78
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        you can go to and they will provide a list based on your needs or
 I hope this

      1. Stacie L profile image86
        Stacie Lposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        i check my work on copyscape because i was flagged for duplicate work also.
        apparently i copied my own work (in part) from another blog i own. hmm

        1. AEvans profile image78
          AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You are silly oh well that happens. big_smile

  5. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image62
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years ago


  6. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    O no ... I didn't think about this. Thank you for sharing. Is there any way HP...that you can just add a button we can click that will auto apply "copyright 2008" etc... ? not saying I'm lazy now, lol... just a thought. smile

  7. mdvaldosta profile image60
    mdvaldostaposted 9 years ago

    I don't think you guys understand... adding "copyright" to the bottom of your page isn't going to make it any less likley that someone will steal your content. Adding "copyright" doesn't give you any special privelages or protection. If you write the content, or take the picture or whatever, it's yours and it's technically "copyrighted" already. People are going to steal content whether or not you put a "copyscape" badge, "copyright notice" etc. on your page.

    The only thing you can do in these situations is to write an email to the person who copied it, asking them to remove the content else you will have to file a DMCA complaint against them and contact their host. This works the majority of the time, if it doesn't then send an email to their host. If that doesn't work, file a DMCA.

    I'm not an expert, I may have missed something... but I am a realist and have been in the situation many times.

    1. profile image0
      pgrundyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I can vouch for this. Just slapping 'copyright' on your hubs won't protect you if they get lots of hits. My two top-earning hubs were both stolen recently--one was posted on Squidoo as original content for some Indian engineer I don't know at all, and the other was posted on a site in Nepal. I reported the stolen content to each site and it was removed the same day, which surprised and pleased me.

      It's still aggravating to have to deal with it at all though. I appreciate the warnings from HubPages because I don't routinely check Google to see if my hubs have been lifted, and probably wouldn't if they didn't provide the info. I decided it's worth taking action when the content is stolen and presented as original, because you can lose your Google ranking and get fewer hits to the point where the thief actually gets more ad revenue than you do, plus it isn't fair to Hub Pages either. 

      Pretty dog eat dog, huh? smile

    2. Angie497 profile image78
      Angie497posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Boy, you've got that one right.  I write for another site, and every article published contains a very clear copyright notice to the effect that so-and-so owns the copyright to the article and it cannot be used or reprinted without written permission of so-and-so.  And today I found a blog that had posted literally dozens of my articles (with my name still on them, no less), they just removed the copyright notice.

      Of course, I've also seen my articles lifted and republished, copyright notice and all.  I always want to email those people and ask whether they had even bothered to read the article they were stealing.

  8. rockinjoe profile image95
    rockinjoeposted 9 years ago

    I went through it myself. Maddie cleared my hub, but the duplicate still exists on an Asian site. I can not obtain info from WhoIs or their hosting company. So I may have been cleared from Hubpages, but it may be costing me in Google.

    There is nothing that will stop a determined content thief.


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