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How can i protect my Ebook download link ?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by 25thHour, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. 25thHour

    25thHour Newbie

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    Hey Guys

    So i am se..llinng my ebook ..i got my pitch and thank you page all set. Bu...yyers will have the link to d.o.w.nload the pdf on thank you page. I am hosting the pdf on my own domain at the moment which is really making it very vulnerable. So basically anyone with a direct link to my pdf will get it for free( For example: abcdefg.co..m///ebook.pdf) .. How can i prevent this from happening. Any suggestion please..

    Thanx

    Excuse me for the dots... bhw wont let me post
     
  2. shezboy

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    I've always used http://www.e-junkie.com/ when selling a PDF like that. It's easy to set up, very low cost at around $5 per month. They host your file and create an expiring download link on a temp download page on the fly for each customer.

    It's a pretty good service with many more features too.

    And I am sure that there will be posts about how not to bother trying to protect your download page URL because people will just share the PDF anyway, which although is true, at least they now have to upload it to a sharing site first and then share the URL of it.

    Of course, if you wanted to capitalize on those who steal your products this is what I would suggest.

    1) Use e-junkie as part of your checkout process and send legit customers to their service to get the PDF they have purchased.

    2) Create a download page on your site and make it obvious and easy to find by calling it "download". On that page, instead of placing a download link to your PDF, add an opt-in box that says they need to opt-in to get the PDF and give them the promise of lifetime updates.

    This way you get to build a list of those who have tried to steal your product. You can then happily market a couple of offers to them each week for products you're promoting as an affiliate. Just remember to set up a separate list in your autoresponder for this opt-in form. Make sure this is a double opt-in list.

    Oh yeah, they never do actually receive the PDF - I am pretty sure most of them won't contact you to ask why they didn't receive a copy but if they do just ask them for their PayPal transaction ID.

    Hope that helps.

    Shez
     
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  3. nikiobicata

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    Did you use HTML or Wordpress? You can put index.html file in the directory where is the pdf. Then make .htaccess file inside the same directory and put this lines inside:

    Code:
    RewriteBase /
    
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !^.*a2acaf1a224a88c37b88a8e7580b8e43.*$ [NC]
    
    RewriteRule .* /yourwebsite.com [NC,L]
    
    RewriteEngine on 
    
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http?://(www\.)?yourwebsite.com [NC]
    
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http?://(www\.)?yourwebsite.com*$ [NC] 
    
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f
    
    RewriteRule \.(pdf)$ - [F]
    Where yourwebsite.com is your domain name :). If you have anyother extension you just have to put them in the last line of code RewriteRule \.(pdf|png|jpeg)$ - [F][/CODE]

    Hope this will help you
     
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  4. msuper28

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    Yeah shezboy is right, I've used ejunkie once and it's good to protect an eBook, it has a feature with limited time download link.
     
  5. TeKn1qu3z

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  6. 25thHour

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    Hey Bro. I did check e junkie and i do agree they are pretty good but if i go with e junkie then how am i going to run my affiliate program ? I got approved for the product through Clickbank . You know how easy it is with clickbank because they track who is selling my product and get commission.

    You know what i mean. I wanna get money through Clickbank thats why i didnt with e junkie
     
  7. 25thHour

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    Thanx a lot for this. I am not a code expert but not a complete noob either. Can you help me understand this a little better? when i make a new htaccess file what do i name it ? Do i host it in the root directory ? If i pa..aaa..y you some mo..n.ey will you do it for me please?
     
  8. TeKn1qu3z

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    You name it .htaccess and you put into your /public_html
     
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    This is for Wordpress.

    I use https://easydigitaldownloads.com/ on many of my websites. It's free to use but the add on's are not free. You can get an affiliate add on from them for $50 for 1 site. They have probably 100+ add ons that let you do many things like auto subscribe customers to lists and accept many different payment processors including Clickbank (if you go this route affiliates won't go through the affiliate add on but rather through CB and I don't know how it integrates with CB and how affiliate work in this case).

    Use this with something like Wordfence Security and use a strong password. Change your nicename (Google it) and keep everything up to date.

    This will make it really hard for anyone to get at your stuff unless they use a hacked Paypal account or stolen credit card but there's not too much you can do about that anyways.
     
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    you should have a login page to your ebook,
     
  11. DIe$el

    DIe$el Regular Member

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    You can also password protect your pdf, send the password in an automated email to the buyer.
     
  12. Etranger

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    Woocommerce has built-in functionality for this that uses some kind of apache plugin to force the download without exposing the URL.