Plagiarism is a massive problem on the internet today. It is very easy for someone to copy a webpage’s online content and claim it as their own.
Google is getting better at detecting who the authors of newly created content are and checks content for originality while ranking. It used to be easier for blogs and websites to hide plagiarized content but now it has become harder because of Google Panda which was release in 2011.
There are ways you can protect your content and I urge you to put something in place before you find your hard work with someone else’s name on it!
The easiest is to put a DMCA Badge on your site.
Put their protection badge on your site and if someone steals your content they do the takedown for free. You can sign up here. There is also a $10 a month plan which I use as it creates a certificate that outlines the details and ramifications to the thief wanna be! You can see what it looks like if you click on the DMCA Logo below this post!
Don’t forget Your Images!
A way to protect your images is to watermark them. This doesn’t completely stop people from stealing them but it helps! This can be done in editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop, etc.
DMCA now has Watermarking free so that is a bonus! Check out this image of my husband on our Stud Jac! (I bet ya can’t steal it either)
DMCA also lets you protect the images on your HTML website.
Want to see it in action? Go to my website and try to right click to save one of my images. Interesting eh?
What about WordPress blogs?
If you have a wordpress blog I have found a couple of great ways you can protect your wares!
1 – The DMCA Protection plugin for WordPress lets you install protection badges on your site in order to deter content thieves and protect your content on pages and/or posts. Check below this post! You also get this when you sign up!
2 – Another great plugin that protect the content on your website and for most browsers also disables text copy and image copy. Check it out by right clicking any image on my blog and trying to copy and paste text! Very Cool!
If you are familiar with adding plugins to your wordpress site you can download the plugin here.
If this overwhelms you my team and I can do it for you for a very reasonable feet! Book in to have this done now cause word is spreading about how awesome this service is!!
Here’s to protecting your stuff!