I copy and paste a phrase from about midway through into Google with speech marks (always forget what those darn things are called!)
"is the method of planting tomatoes in"
How accurate is this? I've tried it, but I'm not confident that it actually "catches" the copied content..
I find that it does at least as good as copyscape.
But by using Google, its not sure its 100% CopyScape passed content. Normally I also use Google search for checking the copied content as its doesn't require paid account.
I think you have to keep things in proportion.
How much time is it going to take, to sit down and copy and paste excerpts from each of your Hubs into Google, one by one? How much is your time worth?
Copyscape Premium costs 5 cents per URL. You only need to run a check once a month at the most (if you do it more than that, you're being paranoid!). The first time you use it, you have to paste in the URL of each of your Hubs - but that doesn't take long, just export your Hub list as a .csv then copy and paste. You can then save the list to re-use in the future.
It takes no effort to get the results, and then you just have to scroll through them and file DMCA's. Copyscape lets you keep track of which ones you've filed, too.
Considering that you could use the time saved to write more Hubs and make more money, copyscape isn't that big an investment, is it?
Good point. I don't bother anymore. Some of my baby articles have been plagerised on so many forum posts. As long as they don't outrank me, I don't bother tracking them down. If they do, generally a quick email gets the copied content replaced with my link - YAY more traffic!
I don't bother much any more either. I notice my blogs rarely get copied, and I only have a few Hubs these days anyway. Even when I was actively checking, I would only do it every three months or so, which meant the cost was negligible, really.
Since my hubs only earn an average of about 20 cents or less a month each, it's not really worth the effort or expense for me to use Copyscape let alone any more laborious method
by Ben Martin 5 years ago
I have a few of my hubs copied right now and have the little 'C' by their title telling me that the hub has been copied... but I don't see anything else. I've sent out DMCA notices for these hubs, but till the system crawls them again and realizes they are gone, those little copyright symbols...
by Cynthia Calhoun 7 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 Mary Wickison 6 years ago
How often do you check your hubs for copied content?If you have ever had your content copied you will notice a small red c in a circle next to the hubs title in your account. From my experience this doesn't appear until several months later. That being the case, how often if ever, do you...
by Kate Swanson 6 years ago
I notice that on the "copied Hubs" page, there's a column for "removed". I've never seen any Hub with an entry in that "removed" column and there seems to be no way to mark a copy as "removed". Is there meant to be?It would be an awesome...
by Don Fairchild 9 years ago
Plagiarized HUBs have occurred in the past and will most likely occur in the future. If you are angry enough to stop this illegal activity, you can put a stop to it now.Recently an illegal site was shut down while plagiarizing numerous HUBs. A simple way to find out if your articles are...
by Kate Swanson 9 years ago
We all appreciate that it's our own responsibility to protect our own work, but it's a big job, and it's in HubPages interest to help us, because plagiarism affects the whole site's income.On another thread, there have been several suggestions of features HubPages could add. So far we have:-...
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