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5 Ways and Tools To Protect Your Blog Content

Your Blog Content is your asset and you must protect it from those who can steal your hard work. To maintain your uniqueness in this tap blogging industry you must follow some steps in order to keep track of your content and take actions against those who use you work without your permission.

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How to know if your Content has been copied?

Using Google Alert service you can easily follow your blog content. Simply type the titles in your google alert account and whenever some one will write on the same topic, you will get notified. Following are some techniques through which you can prevent scrapers to protect your blog content.

1. Copyright Your Content

The first way to protect your blog content is to copyright it using ( http://www.creativecommons.org/ ). Simply visit this website and register a free account and show a Copyright message in your blog to prevent scrapers from copying your blog contents.

2. Use CopyScape

Copyscape is another tool that helps you to find your blog content on the whole web. There are two packages in copyscape, Free and Paid. You can either search your blog content OR your blog links to find duplicate contents. It will provide you all the details about your blog content. If some one has copied your blog content copyscape will provide you all the links. [Contact him/her through Contact US page OR Email OR Posting Comment for removing your blog content.]

Visit CopyScape

3. Link to Your Article

By adding a simple code in your wordpress single.php you can protect your blog posts. This code will automatically link the stolen post to your original article.

<h1>
  <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a>
</h1>

4. Google Safe Browsing

Google always provide such tools that can help in our daily life. This tool will allow you to inform google about a blog who is copying your articles. Google will stop indexing the blog or even ban the blog. Apart from that if the scraper is using Google Adsense, google will also ban his/her account.

Report Here

5. Disable Right Click

Disable Right Click on your blog so that no one can copy and paste your blog content. For WordPress blogs there is a very useful plugin that will disable right click on your blog.

Download WP-CopyProtect Plugin and activate it. It will disable right click as well as selection of content.

For Non WordPress Bloggers you can add JavaScript code for disabling right click and text selection for your blog. You can read the post here with full details.

How to Contact the blog owner for removing your blog content?

Let say you followed all the techniques, but still some one has copied your work. Now what you can do is to contact him and tell him to remove the blogpost. Normally these jerks will never expose there email address and Contact Us button on there blog.

The simplest way to contact these type of professional jerks is to find WHOIS Record for the domain name. If he/she is more professional and set the domain privacy ON, then you will not be able to see his/her email.

However still you can send email by sending email to privacy-546494@domainprivacygroup.com. OR 09383737737.protect@whoisguard.com (Note:- This is just a example, it will be different for every domain)

Let me know if you want to add any other technique in this list.

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Pumama

    July 26, 2010, 3:59 pm

    I agree with you but i dont like Disable Right Click.
    I usually use right click for open new tab and very angry with Disable Right Click Blog

    Reply
  • sidduz

    July 26, 2010, 5:09 pm

    Cool list to save our Content. Loved the way you revealed. I din used disable right click plugin, thnx for info 🙂

    Reply
  • Ileane @Basic Blog Tips

    July 27, 2010, 1:06 am

    Hi Bilal, I’m glad you wrote this post because I need this information for my new Wordpress blog. I registered the Creative Commons on my old blog but I never used Copyscape. I see the logo on several blog though. I also heard a trick of adding some random string of numbers at the end of every post. Then you can track them somehow. If I get all of the details, I’ll come back and let you know. Thanks.

    Reply
  • Chand

    July 27, 2010, 5:37 am

    Ileane@ You are welcome, don’t forget to share the tip with our readers.

    Reply
  • Mani Viswanathan

    July 27, 2010, 8:33 pm

    I too disagree with Disabling right clicks, rest all are fine 🙂

    Reply
  • Kissie

    July 28, 2010, 12:27 am

    Not that I think anyone would ever want to copy any of my rants but this is useful information in case I come up with some good stuff one day.

    Thanks!

    Reply
  • Tinh

    July 28, 2010, 4:06 am

    Can you clarify further for the point #3? Thanks

    Reply
  • Chand

    July 28, 2010, 6:52 am

    Tinh@ When you will add the above code in your wordpress blog, after that if some one will copy your blog content to his blog and publish it. A link back to your blog original post will automatically added in the bottom of the article.

    Reply
  • Chand

    July 28, 2010, 6:55 am

    Kissie@ Don’t forget to share with us.

    Reply
  • aang

    August 4, 2010, 7:08 am

    Thanks for the tips Chand, I lost thousand of dollars ad sales because of scrappers… in the past I had high traffic blogs but scrappers stole my blog contents, in the end I lost positions on SERP because of duplicate contents. By the way, how to add the point 3 to thesis theme? can I add the code using thesis openhook? on what section?

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  • Chand

    August 4, 2010, 8:09 am

    aang@ You can add the code in your function.php

    Reply
  • Rajan Balana

    September 23, 2010, 2:14 pm

    You can also go with “Viper” . It is also used to find out the copy cases.

    Reply
  • Anuj@WordPress SEO

    November 25, 2011, 3:38 pm

    OMG! Incredible. Thanks for all the great tips. I am going to implement all of your tips. I think I have a policy on not reprinting my material…I drafted that almost a year ago so will just double check it. Did not even know there was a site to check to see how much of your material is reproduced. Hate to have someone else credible associated with my posts!

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  • Rakesh

    March 13, 2013, 3:43 pm

    Dear, I found that placing that (given code) in single.php places a link on my own article footer!

    What to do when some one copies some part of the complete article???

    As I faced this problem and struggled for getting approval from Google AdSense…

    Reply

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