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How to Protect your Blog from Content Theft .

How to Protect your Blog from Content Theft

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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.

In order to include this option on your blog, you need to write some JavaScript code.

#4 Include a no-stealing paragraph in Terms of Use

Let users know they are not allowed to copy any content from your blog in the Terms of Use section. You need to mention that the content is original and unique and that copying any text is prohibited. Users that do not comply with this rule will have to face the DMCA penalty. DMCA is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States. In short, this law protects copyrighted works. In order to make use of the DMCA, however, first you need to be accepted as the real owner of the content.

#5 Use plagiarism tools

There are many plagiarism tools available on the Internet, some of them for free. They help you determine if there are other copies of your content in the digital space. You can try Plagiarism Detect, Plagiarism Duplichecker, Copyscape and PlagSpotter. The catch here is that you need to check for content theft on a weekly basis. If you find out that somebody has copied content from you, all you have to do is let the DMCA know about it. The rest is DMCA's job. Probably, if the copied content happens to be extracted from any product of Google, it will be deleted right away.

About Author
Morgan Johnes  likes to read articles related to blogging. He work for a web developing company and one of his last projects is QualityCleaningLondon


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