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.
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.]
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. OR email@example.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.