How to Protect your Blog from Content Theft
Nowadays the Internet is bustling with content. Everybody is free to share information and experience. Blogs are very popular these days. Sadly, there are many people who choose to steal other people's content. In this article we are going to discuss what things you can do in order to protect your blog from content theft.
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If you are a good blogger, you may some day be a victim of content thieves. What are the things you can do to protect your blog?
Unfortunately, you can never be 100% certain that your content will be safe, but at least you can make it a difficult task for people to steal your work.
Ways to protect your blog from Content Theft
#1 Copyright notice
Make sure you place a copyright notice on your page so as to inform would-be thieves that you know your rights and you protect your content. Keep in mind that a few will be deterred and there will be people that won't hesitate to copy your content anyway.
When people steal content, it loses its uniqueness, therefore it will get low ranking on Google and other search engines.
#2 Text selection
If you are managing a blog that includes tons of written text, you can go for disabling text selection. By disabling text selection you will prevent people from copy-pasting your content. This is a great option, especially if your blog has long texts. The easiest way to steal content is to copy it, but if you are not able to select text, this isn't possible. In addition, this works best in any situation, no matter if people use a mouse or keyboard to navigate around your blog.
#3 Right click function
It is wise to disable right click as well. See how thieves act: they select the text, right click on the mouse and choose Copy, then paste it anywhere they want. For this reason if you disable the right click function, you will prevent this type of theft.
The downside of this tactic is that content can still be selected with the keyboard. But even though disabling this functions is not as effective as disabling text selection, you are still recommended to do it. Why? Because doing so will prevent people from seeing the page source, which stores all the text from the blog, apart from code.