Blogging is not at all a simple task when you take it more seriously. It takes lot of time, effort and patience to be a successful blogger and make your blog content worth reading to your blog visitors. But there are huge number of content thieves on web who copies your hours of hardwork and publish on their blog in seconds. Few guys are even more smart that they use automated Rss feed grabbers / auto blogging tools that publishes others Rss content on their blog without attributing original author. Plagiarism have grown very vast on blogosphere today and it have been considered one of the negative factor according to Google Panda algorithm.
What if someone have copied your blog content and stands first than you in Google search for a certain keyword search!!?. Isnt it A** burning?. So today I am going to teach my blog readers on how to deal with these kind of content thieves and make them to dare copying your blog content. There are certainly few important logics you must follow to secure your blog content from content thieves and I am going to list it out here.
Protect your Blog content from Copying/Content thieves
Protecting your blog content doesnt involve a method that could slap the content thieves when they try to copy your blog content. All it matters is protecting your blog content using a license on your blog. There are few license to choose from on blogosphere like Creative Commons ( One of the free and most preferred one by millions of web users), DMCA, etc. I could suggest you to dont worry about any license rather than the Creative Commons license that helps you in choosing certain type of your preferred copyright.
One thing i wish to say here is, a blog without a license cannot fight for its content and cannot take any action. So the first step you must involve after choosing to blog seriously is protecting your blog content with a license. Well DMCA allows you to get a free license for your blog but you can launch take downs by them only if you are a premium member and only 1-2 free take downs are allowed for free members. Launching a take down in manner taking the action on a blog which have copied your blog content and getting the copied content out of it. So we will better move with the creative commons license and understand various(6) types of license you can choose from.
Creative Commons Licenses
Attribution : CC BY
Anyone is allowed to tweak, build upon the work for commercial purpose. But a credit must be provided for original creator.
Attribution NoDerivs : CC BY-ND
Anyone is allowed to distribute the work unchanged and in whole for both commercial and non commercial purposes providing a credit to the creator.
Attribution Share Alike : CC BY-SA
Anyone is allowed to distribute your work or build upon your work providing a credit to the creator. Any new work created using this work will carry same license and will be available for commercial use.
Attribution Noncommercial : CC BY-NC
Anyone is allowed to distribute or build upon the work for non commercial purposes only and a credit must be provided to the creator. Any new work build upon this will carry same license and it cannot be used for commercial purposes.
Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike: CC BY-NC-SA
Anyone is allowed to distribute or build upon the work for non commercial reasons only, providing a credit to the creator.
Attribution Non Commercial NoDerivs : CC BY-NC-CD
Anyone is allowed to distribute the original work without modifications on the work. Must be distributed for non commercial reasons only and a credit must be given to the creator.
Choose a license that best suits your blog and your necessity. After registering a license for your blog, place the creative commons license on your blog.
Protecting Blog images
Protecting your blog images doesnt make a big deal. Add watermark to all your blog images and your blog images also involve with the license you have chosen so you can file a copyright violation notice when someone copies your blog images originally created by you.
Disable Right click on your Blogger blog
Keep Eye on Rss Feeds
- Few of the smart content thieves use auto blogging tools to copy Rss feeds and automatically post it on their blog after the next second of publishing a new blog post on your blog. To deal with these kind of content thieves and protect your blog content,
- go to blogger dashboard > settings > Other > set Allow blog feed option to Until jump break or short. This displays only short excerpt of your blog post on your Rss feeds thus the content thief cannot get complete blog post using any auto blogging tools.
- Secondly in Other settings > Click on Rss feed footer option and write some text excerpt like Brought to you by yourblogurl, etc.,.
- If you still want to deal smartly, then go to tynt.com and register for an account with your blog Url. Customize attribution link, Facebook profile link, etc and get the code. Place the code on your template as per the instructions given and if someone copies your blog posts using some sort of auto blogging tools, your customized links will automatically starts appearing below the blog post he/she have copied. This tool is not at all suitable for blogs like my blog which consists of Html codes to be copied.