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Disappointed and demotivated - content theft


I found out that two of my articles were stolen and posted on other websites (One IPS in Ancara, Turkey and the other in Dallas, America). Two of my other articles are listed on a spam site called Ramirezz.com - this means, there are my titles, the first two sentences of the article and the link to the original posts on Hubpages, except when you click on the links they redirect you to amazon to buy iphone for 500$. What kind of an idiot does that anyway? If someone is interested to read sth about teaching English as a second language to preschoolers, why would that someone actually make a purchase of a costly iphone instead? I simply don't get it. The thing is, there is also a forum thread on Hubpages because a certain site massively copied articles from Hubpages and the hubber who almost revealed them got banned while the site - the thief - is still there with stolen articles. What is that supposed to mean? I was totally puzzled by SaraValor's experience on Factoidz the other day ... ...and, after seeing my content copied like that word by word, I just feel angry, sad, disappointed and demotivated. Seriously, I spend hours to write a single good quality article even if it is about a topic in which I'm an expert - writing is more than just knowing what to write about. I mean, I collected quotes that others wrote (which is easier but takes more time), checked each of them in the google search box to see whether they would be duplicates on the web, etc. for more than 15 days - I even had a headache because of so much reading - and why? So that someone would come and just like that, copy and paste my hard work and knowledge, and so that Google would punish ME for duplicated content? I filed the DMCA complaint but if this continues to be the issue while I'm writing online, I'm simply going to delete my content, send the thieves you know where and forget that I even spent my time (hour and hours of time) for nothing! Even if I somehow get those people to delete my content or links from their websites, I'm angry because I don't want to send emails and complaints with my personal data included - altogether, I don't like the situation. I'm beginning to have doubts about Google as well. I simply don't feel like writing anymore. :( :( :( P.S. How come those "rocket scientists" develop algorithms which in the end make no difference to the ultimate user because the user is very often presented with poor quality content despite the changes in recent years and yet, this algorithm - although it calculates well as they say, can't calculate a time interval between posts when it comes to duplicate content. It's that easy - the original post is the one that was published first, right?
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12 comments

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Written by Jasmine, 3 years ago
@AFuller: Try this link:

http://ramirezz.co.cc/dl/tpr-in-teaching-preschool-english/

The source for my two articles is hubpages (the first two at the moment), but you may not be able to click the links because it's most likely you'll be redirected to another page (promoting some kind of a video game) without clicking anything :(

I reported the site to Google - still waiting for their reply.
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Written by AFuller, 3 years ago
@Jasmine: I checked on Ramirezz.com and it's now "under construction", however, I found this interesting tidbit at the bottom...
TRADEMARK FREE ZONE - Network Solutions has no knowledge of whether any content on this page violates any third party intellectual property rights . Network Solutions will promptly remove any content reasonably objected to by the Owner of a pre-existing trademark. If you have a Trademark issue, please contact trademarkfreezone@networksolutions.com.
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Written by Jasmine, 3 years ago
@SaraValor: I went back to the forum thread after all and there were now apologies on both sides with smileys accompanying the posts :) Feel better now!

@Susang6: I found two more copied articles but managed to file complaints from my google account only for the previous two. I am having trouble with filling in the report form so I have to mail them...I'm anxious to see what happens next!
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Written by Jasmine, 3 years ago
@Susang6: Oh, thanx for the advice Susan. You're a savior - I'm on it now!
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Written by Sgolis, 3 years ago
File a complaint to Google today. Spam sites, if they have adsense file a complaint. I have a link that will help you...http://www.reportplagiarismnow.com/reporting-copyright-infringement-plagiarism/
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Written by Jasmine, 3 years ago
@Susang6: I wasn't planning to delete it before I get a response. I actually sent a complaint to the website and I heard that I have to wait 10 days until they respond before I file a complaint with Google. You think I should have sent it to Google right away?

I'm sorry to hear that you are actually dealing with this on a daily basis! Unbelievable!

What should I do with the spam site that seems to have links to two of my articles but it actually doesn't? Should I file a complaint with Google? How do you report such sites?
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Written by Sgolis, 3 years ago
Do not delete your content, as you will not be able to prove that it is your content. If you delete the content then the plagiarizers win, and they will keep taking from you. Write the website and demand them to take down your content, and wait for Google to respond. I am sorry that this happened to you. It happens to me on a daily basis. I guess it is all a part of publishing on the internet.
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Written by Jasmine, 3 years ago
@SaraValor: Yes, I don't think I'll get back to the forum thread again - I was just about to do the unfollow for the thread right now. I'm definitely taking my time off although I have a dozen articles in preparation for Seekyt. Hope I come to my senses and publish them anyway. Maybe I'll concentrate on reaching my goal (publishing a 100 articles) and then give it a rest (writing I mean) to backlink, think about preventing copyright issues, and monitor the performance of the pages. Ah...
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Written by SaraValor, 3 years ago
Emotional people are generally the most passionate about what they do and how they do it. The world needs us just as much as those who seem unemotional.

I'd say, if you apologized for any misunderstanding, not to ever worry about it again. You did your part, do not worry for the rest. Besides, even the best of us misunderstand things from time to time, it is just part of life and learning.

It'll be alright, give yourself a day off to relax and then get back to the work you love.
I'll be ok...
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Written by Jasmine, 3 years ago
@SaraValor: Thanks for being kind. I'm not feeling very well at the moment and the whole thing is a little out of line for me. To spice up the experience, I commented on a forum thread on Hubpages but I guess my comment was wrong because I misunderstood the person whose post I commented on and recieved offensive replies. So, I apologized...it was a misunderstanding but I don't think I was being rude...somehow I'm not feeling well. My problem has always been that I'm too emotional :( I appreciate your support. Thanks again :)
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Written by SaraValor, 3 years ago
Also, I have been working with a very reputable online site for nearly 4 years, if you are interested in writing for others, which means selling your copyright to the person you write for, let me know, we can use a few more good writers I suppose and you can only get into the reputable website via invitation. If you consider that an option, i can extend an invitation, but after that whatever happens is out of my hands. Let me know, and I can tell you, after 4 years these folks are good honest people, not scammers.
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Written by SaraValor, 3 years ago
I just found this, I'm sorry for not noticing it sooner, I've been so wrapped up in my own experience with being scammed I didn't see this.

But, If I say nothing else here, I want to say this...

Do Not Stop Writing after being cheated like this, it is natural to feel that way but that is part of your power that you give to the thief if you do stop writing.

To de-motivate you is part of what that thief wants to do to you. There is something in that thief that is jealous of your gift and talents, do not allow them to have the power to cause you to stop writing. Either Fight Back while using your gift and talents or not, but Do not stop writing.

People generally lie on others and steal from others because they are lacking something themselves. People lie about you because they lack something themselves, People steal from you because they have no skill or talent worth mentioning and if they do, they never used good time to practice them.


Do Not Stop Writing because of some Jerk!

The Jerk did not give you your skills or gifts, the Good Lord and Lady did and they intend you to put those gifts and skills to work!

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