Protecting Unique Content from Internet Plagiarists
There are protests against drug abuse, child labor, and terrorism. Great and appreciated! Then, what about information theft that is rampant all over the internet? Plagiarism is so prevalent that it will not be unfounded to call it an epidemic. However, there are methods in which unique and creative content can be protected from the tentacles of internet thieves. Though all methods of safeguarding quality information on the web are not foolproof; yet by implementing them you can make it difficult for plagiarists to steal.
Notice that Screams out COPYRIGHTED CONTENT!
The content writing experts you have hired use their creative intellect to churn out compelling articles, blogs, and features. Their effort and hard work must not go down the drain. By allowing unscrupulous people to steal intellectual property is only encouraging the offense. What you can do is putting up a notice on the web page that the information is unique and copyrighted. Such notices might not stop people from stealing, but at least they will be reminded that they are committing an offense by copying creative work, and will be penalized by Google if caught.
Google authorship is another effective way to discourage plagiarists from stealing. Though it is a new concept and hard to say whether it will be effective or not; you can always give it a try. When you assert that your blog post is protected by Google authorship, it might not immediately stop copycats from plagiarizing. However, you will have an assurance that your site will rank higher in the search engine results pages than those of the copycats.
Website content is not limited to text alone; it can be images, videos, and photographs. The best way to safeguard such visual components is by watermarking them. Watermark makes it difficult for thieves to reuse or steal images and visuals. Creating watermark is not a problem. You simply have to create a distinct image file having the name or URL of your company. Make sure these watermarks are hard to clean to ensure more protection.
Making Information Difficult to Copy
This is another effective way to ensure that articles written by you are not directly copied. Disabling the ‘Copy’ or ‘Save as’ option is a smart and clever technique of doing it. You can also try another method, and that is writing an article or blog in a manner that makes it challenging for copycats to replicate. Use of specific words, and hard to reproduce sentence structuring are some of the techniques of making it theft-proof.
So, start fighting the menace of plagiarism by implementing these strategies. Do you have some suggestions to make? Please comment below.