Best Tips and Advises for avoiding of Stolen Content
Here we will talking about content safe or avoid of content copy. have a blog, write articles for content websites, or manage an online magazine, chances are you’ve had, or will have, your content stolen at least once. The stolen content then is re-posted on other blogs, article websites, and personal websites without proper attribution.Sometimes articles are copied directly from your site to another person’s site. In other cases, your article is spun or slightly modified, but the final result clearly is based on your original work.
There also could be situations where your content is re-posted with proper attribution, but without your permission. While instances of this nature are not always harmful to your site and/or reputation, if you want to keep your original content on your site only, then you should have the duplicate content removed.
The good news is that no matter how or why your content is used without your prior knowledge, there are measures you can take to have it removed from the offending website. And there even are ways to prevent your content from being stolen in the first place. Today, I’m going to tell you about 5 easy tools you can use for these tasks.
How to Find Out If Your Content Has Been Stolen
1. Google AlertsThere are a number of tools you can use to scour the internet and see if your content is being used without your permission. One of the best and simplest tools for this is Google alerts
You simply need to go to the Google Alerts website, put in a portion of your article, choose what types of websites should be searched, and then provide your email address so Google can contact you with the results. You can create as many alerts as you like and adjust the settings to be notified on a daily, weekly, or “as it happens” basis.
Google Alerts is a great tool to use to search for stolen content.
Copyscape is a good option for those who publish a lot of content. Premium results are not free, but they are well worth the money spent. All you have to do is type in your website URL. Then Copyscape will search the web and let you know which sites are reposting your content.
Copyscape is a helpful tool to use to see if your website content has been plagiarized.
Yet another good tool for catching content thieves is trackback notifications. These notifications are provided automatically by well-known website and blog platforms such as WordPress, Drupal, and Movable Type. They will notify you as soon as someone links to your post.
If a particular site is linking to your site on a regular basis, there is a chance the site is copying and reposting your material. In order to use trackback notifications, you simply need to look over the feedback provided by your site (which usually is sent to you via email), and then check any site that you deem suspicious.
How to Remove the Offending Content
Many bloggers and webmasters have a contact page or email address on their sites, so you can contact them and ask to have duplicate content removed. While many content thieves will ignore emails of this nature, others will take down your content as soon as you ask them to, especially if you mention that you will file a complaint against them if the article is not removed in a timely manner.
3. Who Is Hosting This
If your request falls on deaf ears, then contact the website hosting service that hosts the site. You can find the information you need by going to Who Is Hosting This and typing in the URL of the site that has stolen your content. Website hosting services usually are much more efficient when it comes to removing duplicate content than webmasters. Often, they will take down the entire site that has posted your content without permission.
Who Is Hosting This does the hard work for you. One of the hardest parts of fighting plagiarism is determining the host of a website.
If your article has been republished on an article-sharing site such as Ezine, HubPages, or Suite101, then contact the site administration regarding the duplicate content. Provide the link to your original content, the date it was published, and a statement making it clear that you are in fact the author of the content in question. Article-submission sites are quick to act against content thieves. They may even close the guilty individual’s account.
Content theft on the internet always will be a problem. Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do to prevent, track, and deal with stolen content. The above-mentioned tools and tips can help you protect your content from being scraped or at least ensure that you get the credit you deserve for all of your hard work and careful research.
Have you ever had your content stolen? How did you deal with it? Let us know your tips, ideas, and opinions about this common problem. We look forward to hearing from you!