How to protect site content from theft

There are a lot of content thieves on the Internet, and unfortunately they are leading search engines instead of you and your website, so I wrote to you here the best ways to protect the site’s content from theft and copying.

There are regular methods and there are more professional methods, we will discuss each of them in order and we will work together to solve this problem and get rid of it forever.

Why do you protect the site content from theft and copying?

One of the most common problems facing website owners is the difficulty in protecting the site’s content, and the problem here is that the thief not only steals your content, but also steals from you your position that you deserve in the search engines, and visitors steal from you as well. This means it also steals your earnings.

You get tired in Writing an article What linguistically revised and revised and image design, this process may cost you more than 6 hours to 6 working days, and unscrupulous people come and steal the content, and the search engines top your content for you!

You will encounter this problem a lot on your business trip online as a website owner. So of course you will need to protect your site content from theft and duplication.

How do you know if the site content has been stolen?

There is more than one way for you to know whether or not your site’s content has been stolen, such as searching in search engines such as Google and Bing for the keyword you targeted in your site’s content.

There are more professional methods such as:

Use Google AlertSet up a keyword notification so that you are notified each time an article is written about the keyword you targeted. In this case, you can be sure that your site’s content has not been stolen or duplicated.

Use a site CopyscapeIt is basically a paid site but it gives you a limited number of free searches, and this site will tell you even if only a small part of the content is stolen and not the content as a whole.

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The primary ways to protect site content from theft

se methods will help you to reduce the problem of theft of content, however there are other methods and other procedures, but before you address them you should pay attention to these aspects first:

1- Tell Google that you have published a new article or new page

In the first way we have to tell Google that we have added a new page or published a new article on our site, and this is through the official Google tool: Fetch as Google as in the image below.

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Choose the property (site – if you have more than one site) that you want to update its database with Google.

Then this page will show you:

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Enter the link of the page or article you wrote, then click Fetch and render. This way, Google will archive this article as soon as possible.

2- Tell the search engines all at once

In this way, we will use the Pingmatic Tool (PingomaticIt is a free tool that notifies all search engines and other parties that you have written a new article or made a change to your site’s database.

By using the Pingtom tool you do not need to add the link to the article itself, you can just put your site link as shown in the picture below:

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By default, you will find all of these sites are not selected, so do not forget to select all these locations before you press the send pings button. This tool will notify everyone that you have new posts that you have published.

3- Preventing visitors from using the right mouse button

If you are a WordPress user, you can use an extension that prevents your site visitors from using the right mouse button, in order to prevent them from copying the content of your site. This method may be annoying and I personally do not like it, not because I steal the content but I may be interested in opening a link in a new window or New tab and stay on the same page at the same time.

However I will help you to find a way to prevent visitors from using the right mouse button.

All you have to do is enter the WordPress Plugins page and click on the New Add button, then search for the word Right click. A list of Word Press plugins will appear that prevents your visitors from using the right mouse button as in this image:

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Choose the best extension from the list that will appear to you, choose the extension based on the number of active installs and not the evaluations, the addition that was installed on the largest number of sites is undoubtedly the best.

4- Place the home page link inside the content

Often, the content thief does not modify the content that he steals, because he does not want to make an effort because he is essentially stealing content, therefore one of the best practices as a site owner to protect your site content from theft is to place a link to your site itself within each article.

However, this method is useful in SEO, as it will also raise your ranking in the search engine when someone steals your content, as he will never notice that one of the words he stole contains a secret link to the site from which the content was stolen.

Thus, you will gain Bucklink from the thief site, and this Pak Link will definitely help you in raising your ranking.

Here’s how:

Use this code example:


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You may use the word “Home” or “keyword” depending on the language of your site, and you may use the keyword for the article itself. This is the best way to earn Backlink without effort. Then you won’t be upset that your content has been stolen. You might even hope that someone steals your XD content every day.

5- Add your site logo or watermark to the images.

You can use the photoshop program or any other tool that meets the purpose, to put your website logo on the pictures or the name of your site or your site link on the pictures, this method is useful in more than one direction.

The first is not to steal the exclusive image that I designed for this article on your site.

The second is in the event that if someone searches in the Google image search engine and finds your image, you may get visitors from it.

6- Multiple options for modifying your site’s RSS feed

The RSS feed shows all content in the default mode, which is the most common way for thieves to use content through tools that automatically pull RSS sites and publish them to their site. So you have to edit your site’s RSS feed, and you have two options.

Either place text at the beginning and end of each article, or the beginning or end of each article, such as:

This content is published on the site (site name) and the site name is clickable and leads to the main article link on your site.

Or, you can modify the RSS feed so that it displays only a summary of the content. In this case, the thief will find that he does not need to steal your content by broadcasting the Rss because your site only shows a summary of each article.

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Professional ways to protect site content from theft

There are more professional ways to Protect the site content from theftBut before discussing these methods, you must first understand that there are important conditions and warnings before implementing these methods, so that you do not end up in the role of the perpetrator instead of the victim.

1 – Be absolutely sure that the site has actually violated your intellectual property rights, and not under the fair use of the content. (More on fair use later).

You definitely do not want to end up with a bad name because you made requests to remove content due to rights violations while your rights were not actually violated. There is a high possibility that you will be fined a sum of money for this site according to the new law for the copyright of digital materials.

2 – These methods may not work for you because they are primarily intended to benefit from the Digital Copyright Protection Act US’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act – DMCA .

This law is primarily American and enforced within the borders of the United States, and the good news here is that the majority of the web server servers that provide hosting services are present in the United States. So there is a great chance that you will be able to submit a request to remove content.

3 – The effectiveness of these steps depends on the accuracy of the data of the site’s whoIs who stole the content, especially since there are many site owners who do not add their real data when purchasing the domain.

Now here are the necessary procedures.

7 – Contact the site owner first

It’s that simple …

It is always better to take the easiest and simplest way to solve the problem, which is trying to solve it amicably rather than forcing the other party to delete your content by resorting to other parties that have the authority to do the task, because it is always better to treat people in the same way that you would like them to treat you.

Go to the Contact Us or Contact Us page of the site that contains the content of your site and obtain the e-mail, then contact the site owner. Do not use the Contact Us form form. Because you may need evidence that you have contacted this site in case of no response.

Often you can find the email address and contact methods on the site itself, but if the contact information is not available on the site you can use the serviceWhoIsThere are dozens of them on the Internet and it’s completely free.

All you have to do is write the domain name and this service will notify you of the domain owner’s communication means (unless the site owner uses the WhoIs Pricvacy Protection feature. If you cannot find the information through this service, especially that anyone can manipulate With this information and booked domain with wrong data.

8 – Contact the host of the site (the company that provides the hosting service for the site)

If his morals allow him to steal your content in which you are tired and spend your money, time and effort, his morals may also allow him to refuse to remove the content when you ask him to do so.

So if the friendly solution is not ineffective, then we must contact the company that provides the hosting service for this site “online service provider” or “OSP”. And tell her that this site is hosted by them and its owner has violated your rights, published your content and profited from it.

In order to find the company hosting the site, it is easier than you can imagine and it is to go to the same sites that offer the WhoIs service that we mentioned in the previous step, but this time we will search for “Server Data”.

It may not be for all WhoIs service sites to not display the data server, so be sure to find the WhoIs service that displays this information.

Now that you find the server information, you should now search for the service site and communicate with them, you will find contact information with them on their site, perhaps through the Contact Us page or through the Report abuse page or the DMCA page … Or you can even contact with their technical support and ask them and they will find a way To help you.

What if I don’t find contact information for the host?

This is another story, because most of the hosts all operate under the jurisdiction of the intellectual property rights law, and this law forces them to provide contact information with them to their clients and anyone who might need them.

But let’s say you did not have access to the contact information for the host, do not worry you did not miss this point … All you have to do is go to this list:U.S. Copyright office list of designated agents for OSPsIt contains all the contact information of all hosting services providers, because every hosting company has to register with the property rights office.

All you have to do is search this list if, for example, you were looking for contact information with BlueHost, head for the letter B and you will find a BlueHost located there and so on with the rest of the hosting companies.

What do I say to the hosting company?

Oftentimes, every hosting company has specific instructions regarding content removal notices that you will find on their site, however most times they will ask you to confirm the following:

1 – You own all rights to the material you wish to remove.

2 – Description of the article and the link to the article on the thief’s site.

3- You did not grant rights to use the material.

4 – To swear to them while you are fully aware and fully aware that you will be subjected to a penalty of perjury if you are a liar, and that you act in good faith. (Meaning that you swear to them that you possess the intellectual property rights to this article and you are absolutely certain that if you divide them falsely, you will face a legal penalty for perjury).

5- Contact information with you.

Also, don’t forget to enclose them with your natural or electronic signature. And don’t always forget to keep a copy of all your emails with the site owner and with the hosting service providers. Because it may be evidence before the court (I think you are aware that it may end up before the court) so I hope you are confident that you have all the rights to this article before you apply for a notice of removal and violation of rights.

What if the hosting site is outside the United States of America?

Each country has its own law, but unfortunately I do not have the information for each country to share it with you here. So I can not help you. However, you can contact the hosting service providers, or you can ask a lawyer from this country before sending a notice to remove content. However don’t worry, there are other ways we can go ahead. This leads us to the next step …

9 – Send Take Down Notice to the company that issued the domain name

There are a lot of companies that sell domain names that block the domain for people who infringe their intellectual property rights, and once you realize who is the company that sold this domain, you will be able to communicate with it and send Take down notice of any notification of removing content that violates your rights.

Returning to the previous two steps … We will use WhoIs again, and this time we will search for Registrar, the company that provides the domain service for this site.

This step is somewhat harsh, because if the offending person resists this notice and refuses to remove it, he may be exposed to removing the whole domain from his account with the company and offering it for sale again. This not only makes them harsh, but also makes them evil.

But again I warn you that you may end up in court, and if your opponent manages to defeat you, you may face severe punishment or huge financial compensation, in addition to attorney fees and all expenses of the case.

However, this company may not be within the borders of the United States and this law is not enforced in the other country … so this step may not be effective, so you have now another way which is to send a removal notice to the search engines themselves.

10 – Send notification of content removal to search engines

This step may not be the only one, but it is the last step. It is to send Take down notice to the search engines so that they delete these results from the search results, each search engine has special agreements on when and how to send a notice to remove the content of your rights being violated.

But the strange thing is that many people only do this with Google. There are other search engines that you should also pay attention to.

All you have to do is provide them with the information that the hosting company and registry provider will also request. Nevertheless, read carefully their agreements on intellectual property rights to provide notice of successful content removal.

Although the difficulty of previous professional steps varies, communication with search engines is often the most effective.

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