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can someone just copy my whole picture site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Kikos, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Kikos

    Kikos Newbie

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    if i make a website based on pictures like 100% free wallpapers, can someone just copy my whole site and I would lose all and any adsense income?

    thanks for your advice to my newbie question

    P.S. Happy 2012! :)
    (i wonder how do big free wallpaper websites protect themselves?)
     
  2. goonieguhu

    goonieguhu Junior Member

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    You have to watermark your images because people WILL copy them. Or at least put your website address in bottom corner, etc. That can be cut off but takes effort.
     
  3. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    I have ripped plenty of picture sites before. Apart from having a members only area, there's virtually no way to protect images.

    However just because someone steals your content, that doesn't mean you won't get any traffic. The big wallpaper sites have aged domains and tons of backlinks that cement their SE rankings - it doesn't matter if some upstart site steals their content, because they're getting fresh traffic every day from the engines and from traffic trades with other sites.
     
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