9 Ways You Can Keep Your Blog Content Protected

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MH900438653One great thing about starting your own blog is when you start to see web traffic, subscribers and money come streaming in. There are bloggers who essentially steal your content by scraping it. There are even bloggers who get ranked high in the search engines because of scraping other people’s content. Here are a few techniques that you can implement to protect your blog content from being stolen or scraped.

Run plagiarism checker

One way you can check to see if anyone else copied your web content is to run plagiarism software. You will be able to catch anyone who is using your work as their own. You can make sure that your work is also completely unique and original since you are also responsible for not copying other people’s content.

Create Personal Flair in Your Content

To combat blog scrapers and lazy bloggers, you need to create some flair into your web content. This is difficult to copy and if someone does copy your style, people are going to recognize it right away. This is another great way to make it more difficult for people to steal your content.

Copyright Your Web Content

You should consider copyrighting every blog posting you put up because it will protect it from spammers and scrapers. DMCA site is a good service to use if you want to protect your web content.

Watermark Your Photos

Another thing scrapers like to take are photos. You can create a watermark on every one of your photos that you use so you can protect your web content from thieves. It is easy to create watermarks on photos. You will need to save the photo as a ‘dpi’ file so you can protect the quality.

On Your Blog Site, Install a Copyright Proof Plugin

This type of plugin works well so you can show everyone that you are an authentic author of the content you publish on your website. Your content will have a unique seal you will be able to use anytime another person tries to steal your content.

Linking Your Articles

Another great way to keep your site content safe is to deeply link your blogs to other postings within your site. You can also link the images as well. If a person were to steal your content by copying and pasting it onto their site, your link will stay active.

Tynt.com

This is a tool that automatically produces a backlink right to your site when an individual steals your web content. The backlinks give you the authority and page rank so you can get the top result in the search engines. This will create more web traffic to your site so you can get paid for the content you wrote.

Disable the Right Click Function

Another way you can protect your content from thieves is to disable the right click feature on your site. This will make it difficult for someone to simply copy and paste your content and use it as their own.

Contact The Thieves

Another way you can keep your content protected is to tell the thieve to take down the stolen content. This has been highly effective for many people since there are bloggers who mistakenly put up other people’s content without realizing it.

Author Bio: This post was written and submitted by Sandra Miller.  Sandra is a freelance writer from Brooklyn. She always uses professional editing services help to make her writing perfect.

 

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19 thoughts on “9 Ways You Can Keep Your Blog Content Protected”

  1. No, no! Please don’t disable right click! Right click has MANY uses. I navigate websites primarily with right click. I’ve been known to just leave websites that have it disabled–sometimes it’s just too annoying (I know, that’s sad . . .) or too much trouble to navigate for what I expect to get out of the site.

    If you DO disable it most definitely do not include a notice that “images are copyrighted.” That’s like accusing someone of trying to steal! Just simply say it has been disabled. That’s a lot less annoying! 😉

    By the way, thank you for the tips. I need to increase my site’s security. I wish there was a way to prevent images from being saved without disabling right click!

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  2. Thanks for mentioning the Tynt.com tool, and thanks to whoever came up with the tool. Will be implementing it right away.

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  3. As an author, artist and photographer, I can tell you that your creations (content posts, artwork, photos, etc.) are automatically copyrighted and do not need to be officially registered with any government office. However, registration serves as evidence of a valid copyright and allows you to seek statutory damages and attorney’s fees. In the US, if you wait until after someone violates your copyright to register, you are only entitled to receive actual damages and lost profits. If you cannot prove damages, you get nothing. Even if you have registered your copyright, the courts will rarely impose a criminal penalty upon the person who infringed upon it unless they consider it to be serious fraud or counterfeiting.

    If you want to register your copyright, and want to save money, you can register in bulk – that is, register several items as a group, and only pay one fee for the lot.

    You can warn people of your copyright by placing a disclaimer on your site saying that all content is copyrighted and may not be copied without permission.

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  4. I’ve never once thought I was being accused of stealing when I came across “image copyrighted” responses. Just saying.

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  5. hi Foks,

    great post, thanl you for sharing your information, I’m gonna try tynt for sure.

    here is a tips for all readers who are not living in US (just like me). unfortunatly US copyright office is the only one providing a mecanism to register your actual work. in all others countries, you only can register the title of blog. So what is the value of a blog recordal if you can’t link to its text or picture ? Close to nothink…

    this why, I’m using http://www.myrightskeeper.com this web site gives me a time-stamped and a third party evidence of my creation. Both are linked in a thrusfull certificat, made by “copyright and intellectual property expert lawyers”, that well be reconaize in court, almost around the world, as a irrefutable proof of the date your registered the blog. (psst they have free service)

    there is other site giving you third party evidence, like http://www.copyrightWorldwde.com http://www.mapreuv.com (in french only) or http://www.onestopcopyrighting.com and my sure there are others.

    if you found on better then those, please let me know

    Philippe

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