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How to Prevent Content Theft From Your Blog

Content is meant to be unique and undisturbed. However, that’s not how it works in reality. One of the greatest issues when you write a blog is that there is a likelihood of it being copied. How would you feel if your efforts and hard work are stolen? People tend to steal your content and take credit for all your work. One of the tricks that spammers try is, enabling auto blogging. With this, they generate sufficient income without investing time and effort. They take away the source from the original blog when new content gets published. This can bring a lot of hassles to the original author. As a result of duplication, Google will stop traffic to your blog. All your resources will be eaten up.

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It can be surprising but sometimes, the person who steals your blog might get better page rankings than you, which can be really annoying. You can never put an end to content duplication but there are several ways in which you can keep a check on such activities. If you are one of those individuals who have suffered a lot because of content stealing, it’s time to take the necessary steps. Every writer deserves content security. Here are a few tips to keep it safe.

Unique Content

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Make sure your content is unique and incomparable. This is necessary because you will be able to track your articles effortlessly. All that is required is a simple search. There won’t be the need for complex procedures to get the job done. When you finish writing your articles, you can publish your articles. Google will index them. Whenever you want to look for your articles, just take a snippet and paste it in Google, and you will be able to locate your content.

File A DMCA Complaint

What to Do When Someone Steals Your Work

Once you find out that someone has sneaked into your blog and copied the original content, you can lodge a DMCA complaint to Google by filling out a form. You can also ask Google to remove all duplicate content. It is also possible to file a complaint to the web-host of the site stating that someone has published your content.

Copyright Plugins

WP-Copyright Protection Plugin

There is another effective way to voice against plagiarism. It is by disabling the option to select text and copying it. Once you disable the option, spammers will have a hard time copying text. You will require Javascript for this. There are also certain plugins available exclusively for WordPress users.

WP-CopyProtect – Protect your blog posts

.htaccess Protection

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Whenever you use images, you need to protect them. There is a solution. You can watermark them and stop people from misusing the images. Never allow users to hotlink your images. As a result, your bandwidth will get overloaded and it will consume all your resources. Now that’s bad news. It is important to make adjustments to the .htaccess file for implementing this. If you are a WordPress user, make use of the Hot Link protection plugin.

WordPress Ping Optimizer

WordPress Ping Optimizer Plugin – Save your wordpress blog from getting tagged as ping spammer.

You can make use of WordPress Ping Optimizer. Wondering what it has to do with content duplication? You will be able to make the most of your Pings. Pinging is a means of conveying the message to search engines that you have published content and you are the sole owner of the content. In the event of someone copying the content, search engines will still give all the credit only to you as it recognizes you as the owner.

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  1. 1

    i personally use WordPress content copy protection. it works very well. They also have an image protection plugin for WordPress.

  2. 2

    I wouldn’t interfere with the visitor’s browser by disabling right click. That’s a very old and outdated method. It won’t stop anyone from stealing your content if they’re determined enough.

    • 3

      That is very true Cornishninja – that is what I usually tell my clients when they ask to disable the right click functionality “It won’t stop them, it will just slow them down at best” lol

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