How to prevent blog articles stealing?

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I will creating my blog to start my business next week, so im working in the details now. I start to read success blogs about my nitche to be more familiar with language and also hot topics. But after search and read i can see that a lot of blogs just steal somebody else articles, i mean, they just copy and paste.

I can also read an article in spanish that is half paper translated from famous scientific journal (you can see that first citation is number 238 and there is no citations list at the end of article).

So now i thinking that i dont want to work hard making fresh content and read my article in somebody else blog.

I also read that google search alghoritm punish hard for this content that can be founded in several websites (this can also perjudice your work?)

Is there anyway to prevent this?
#articles #blog #prevent #stealing
  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    Originally Posted by wecoach View Post

    I also read that google search alghoritm punish hard for this content that can be founded in several websites
    Google does not necessarily punish content that is identical on several websites, the duplicate content penalty is arguably a myth... more on that here: Google's Matt Cutts: Duplicate Content Won't Hurt You, Unless It Is Spammy


    Use CopyScape to see if anyone is copying your articles:

    Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Duplicate Content Detection Software

    Regards,
    Daniel
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    • Profile picture of the author wecoach
      Originally Posted by danieldesai View Post

      Google does not necessarily punish content that is identical on several websites, the duplicate content penalty is arguably a myth... more on that here: Google's Matt Cutts: Duplicate Content Won't Hurt You, Unless It Is Spammy


      Use CopyScape to see if anyone is copying your articles:

      Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Duplicate Content Detection Software

      Regards,
      Daniel
      WOW, Copyscape is amaizng, i can see with it that almost every blog have a lot of copied articles somewhere in the net...

      What can you do after you see a blog plagiarism? Is there any effective way to do something?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by wecoach View Post

        WOW, Copyscape is amaizng, i can see with it that almost every blog have a lot of copied articles somewhere in the net...

        What can you do after you see a blog plagiarism? Is there any effective way to do something?
        1. Make sure you put proper disclaimers on your site about the use of materials found on your site.

        2. You find the offenders and send them a DMCA:

        What is a DMCA Takedown? - DMCA.com

        Keep in mind, some of what you are seeing may not all be stolen content.

        There is something called PLR for example, where people sell articles and the buyer has the right to just republish them as is.

        There are article directories, where people can take those articles and put them on their own sites - provided they link back to the source.

        I wouldn't get too wound up on it in the beginning. I'd only start getting concerned if someone is out-ranking you for some reason or you can distinguish that they are really stealing a lot of your traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
        Originally Posted by wecoach View Post

        What can you do after you see a blog plagiarism? Is there any effective way to do something?
        Read Myth #2 here: https://blog.kissmetrics.com/myths-a...icate-content/

        And also read this: Website Plagiarism: How to find it and respond

        Hope this helps!

        Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Are you creating your blog with WordPress? There are WordPress plugins such as WP-CopyProtect which prevent content being copied/pasted.
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    • Profile picture of the author wecoach
      Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

      Are you creating your blog with WordPress? There are WordPress plugins such as WP-CopyProtect which prevent content being copied/pasted.
      Well, this disable the copy option from webbrowser, buy anyway there are methods for copy like by look website source code...

      I know that this is a good method to make things more difficult for those who stole articles, but it is not 100% effective
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    • Profile picture of the author rameshji
      Copyscape is a free plagiarism checker. The software lets you detect duplicate content and check if your articles are original.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Honestly, I dont think there is a real way to prevent it.
    I've always had the mentality that if someone wants to do something bad enough - they will and to focus more on advancing and creating new content than worrying about others copying me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gari
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      Honestly, I dont think there is a real way to prevent it.
      I've always had the mentality that if someone wants to do something bad enough - they will and to focus more on advancing and creating new content than worrying about others copying me.
      Second to this!

      If you use WordPress you can use some plugins like WP Content Copy Protection. You can also redirect your feeds to Feedburner, and make your feeds short (summarize it).

      I did both methods, but unfortunately my content was still coppied.

      Just focus to make a new fresh content at least everyday.
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      • Profile picture of the author syaf
        Even with some WP plugins to disable right clicking or copying from your site, others can still copy the content of your website using a scraper. Focus on building your brand name, and audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    I agree with ChrisBa,if someone is determined to steal your content there's not much you can do to stop them. Focus on serving your audience and you'll be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author GetPLRhere
    It's not entirely possible to prevent copying. You can reduce it or make it difficult. One way is to disable right click using Javascript. Maybe a WordPress plugin can do this as well. You can also force your viewers to register first ... sort of like a membership site. You an also put up a warning sign not to copy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    In truth and at the end of the day, people will steal your content. The best you can do is take the preventative measures mentioned by others to minimize the theft. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Most of the people who steal your articles don't know how to market and use them to make money anyway. That's why they steal in the first place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    If you're so concerned about copying . . .

    Here's a radical idea.

    Invite other people to steal your content.

    Develop your own persona and voice. Talk about your business. Include your blog URL several places in the copy. Put your own affiliate or product links within the copy. Include your resource box at the end and ask that your copy not be changed.

    People that steal copy are lazy and won't always go to the effort to change the body of the post or article. Sometimes they will change things up - but how is that different than outright stealing?

    Thank these people for spreading your post full of wisdom around the Internet.

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      People that steal copy are lazy and won't always go to the effort to change the body of the post or article.
      I know a case of someone copying a whole website and they were too lazy or too stupid to even change the Google analytics code.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Google rewards the website with the original content and punish those that duplicates the content.There system is intelligent enough to know which website provided the original content, so don't worry.
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