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Posted 04/13/2014 at 6:38 PM
Posted 3 years ago
Content theft has become a part of the online world, which a blog writer, or publisher might experience at some point. What you can do, is make it tough for content thieves to steal content from your blog, that you have put so much effort into writing. Despite the fact that there is no particular way to stop it 100%, there are methods you can use to make things difficult for content thieves.
The first thing to do is to use a copyright notice on your blog, which is very important to let people know that you are aware of your rights. This is not sufficient alone, and you’ll require some other important tools as well.
It’s necessary to first check if your content has really been stolen or copied by anyone else. For that, there are tools available, which help you determine that.
One such tool is Google Alerts, which are email alerts from Google that keep you updated on any specific keywords and phrases being copied. You simply copy a phrase or any keyword of your content and Google will send you notice via email, if that phrase, or, the blog post is published anywhere, anytime, on the web.
Here is a list tools to help you protect your content from being stolen.
1. WordPress SEO
The WordPress SEO tool by Yoast is a plugin available for those using WordPress. You can use codes with this plugin to your RSS feed, and whenever your post gets republished on any other website, a link will be inserted that will point back to your site.
Like WordPress SEO, Tynt will also let you know the number of times your content gets copied. You can insert codes in your web pages as provided by this tool, which will tell you if your content is copied and pasted by adding a link back to your website.
3. Google Authorship
The third tool is Google Authorship, which is a content marketing strategy. This tool lets you add your name or brand with your content into Google’s search index. By using this tool, you can definitely increase your ability to control your content. This is because you can use your photo next to your content in search results. This way, it will become easy for you to prove the ownership of your content, and it also becomes easier to remove stolen content in case you file a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) complaint.
Copyscape is a renowned service for providing plagiarism detection. With Copyscape you can check an entire URL for plagiarism. Copyscape also allows you to use the “Protected by Copyscape” notice on your blog.
Grammarly is another tool that provide proofreading and grammar checking service. It also allows you to check your content for plagiarism.
Plagium is another tool to check plagiarism. Here, you can check an entire URL and find out if your content has been copied.
7. Plagiarim Check by Smallseo Tools
This is another plagiarism checker available online. This tool allows you to identify the original source of any copied or plagiarized content.
By using the above tools, one can definitely make plagiarism tough for content thieves.