No copy option on website ?

vaibhav123

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I saw some websites protecting their content and not allowing other users to copy any content on their website.

Is this good and does it affect SEO interms of Google able to crawl my content etc..
 

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They use plugins to disable "right-click".

I think the degradation of the user experience far outweighs the security against copying it provides.

I find it really annoying when I can't quickly highlight and copy a word to search for it on their site, or google it, or look up the definition, etc.
 

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There would be no effect on the SEO because of this and crawlers can easily access the pages. Also, these plugins are majorly used to keep the content safe to be used on another
 

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No, It'll not affect google crawling or SEO, This does not allow Right-click or Context Menu, It is like protection for your content.
 

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They use WP content protection plugin
Won't harm SEO
 

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Disabling Right click is considered as a bad UX practice. Don't forget, that the context menu also has other stuffs than the copy/cut/paste menu items only. It may not directly affect SEO, but it is surely going to annoy your visitor (and increase the bounce rate most probably). Would you want that as the website owner?

As for really stopping your content being copied, it does shit. If someone really wants to copy the content, (s)he can always do that from the source code, as well as using a plugin that re-enables the context menu.

If you follow my opinion, don't do it.
 

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It offers faux protection against copying, along with degraded user experience(as @RRunner said above).
The people who want to copy the content will continue to do so, no matter if right click is disabled or not. Just like there are many plugins/scripts which "disable right click", there are plenty of browser extensions which "enable right click".
Google's crawlers as well as other scrapers can easily access the whole website without any problem whatsoever. So, it doesn't affect SEO, indexing or anything. It only affects user experience.
 

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It will not affect the SEO they just wanted their property to be safe just like any of us.
 

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If you are keeping your content safe from copy pasters, it is good for seo. Other website copying your all posts can do harm to your blog.
 

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There are pretty easy ways to go around that, i think that just annoys the visitors and maybe even hurt SEO in terms that people will leave out of annoyance sometimes... But i think there is less and less of these cases.
 

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It's basically a personal choice of the website owner. This practice doesn't have a direct influence on SEO itself, it won't damage the ranking, but can have a negative impact on user experience as users often want to be able to copy some info from the site.
 
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