Protect Your Content: Discovering that someone has stolen your original content is painful and infuriating.
You write based on the knowledge you have gained through employment or personal interest, or you have spent time researching and obtaining from various sources.
Then, someone comes and puts their work on your website with your name in the byline. They may take the time to change or rearrange the words, but it is their job.
Ways To Protect Your Content
Understanding the importance of protecting your content, Andrew Dyhan, an expert at Semalt Digital Services, explains ways you can reduce the chances of stealing your content.
#1. Ladies of Plagiarism
A variety of tools are available to automatically check for plagiarism. These tools surf the internet and look at things like periodic databases to check plagiarized content.
They often identify specific words that have been stolen and provide a percentage of plagiarized material for a particular job.
You can find free and paid tools by simply looking for a “plagiarism checker” in your search engine.
#2. Creative copyright licenses
There are six types of creative copyright licenses. They control how much who can use your content, whether or not someone using your content should attribute it, and whether they can use it for commercial purposes.
If you are launching a website, you may want to use your content with some restrictions because your work that appears on other websites can attract people to your website and increase your business.
Do some research on the different types of creative copyright licenses and choose the one that best suits your current situation.
#3. WordPress Plugin
Among many plugins available on WordPress, there is one called CopyProtect.
It does exactly what its name says – it protects your content from being highlighted, copied and pasted elsewhere.
It is easy to install and, unlike other tools that do the same, it will not affect your SEO.
#4. Protect your HTML
Go beyond preventing the theft of copies and glues from what appears on your site, protecting the coding behind your site as well.
HTML Guard is software that keeps hackers from accessing your source code and using it elsewhere.
#5. Use a watermark
Put your watermark on everything you publish. In doing so, anything taken from your website will have the name of your website attached to it.
$6. Register with the DMCA
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 allows registration in exchange for the ability to place your badge on your website.
This alerts potential thieves that your work is protected by copyright and who can report them for stealing it.
#7. Keep original drafts of everything
This facilitates proof that you were the original author of the stolen work.
Keeping tax records, keeping originals of everything you put on your site can be useful if you encounter problems somewhere.
#8. Act immediately
If someone steals your content from your site, report it as soon as possible. Contact your webmaster immediately. Explain your creative license to them, and explain your copyright.
If they cannot remove the plagiarized content, please report it to the DMCA, and they will reach the attacker quickly.
It’s always good if your website has unique content, and it will help your website or blog to rank high on the search query.
Semalt It is impossible to guarantee that your hard work will not be copied, but by following the steps above, you can reduce the chances of this happening.
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