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Sick and Tired of Copy-Pasters on My Blog

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Unchained, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Unchained

    Unchained Junior Member

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    I'm on a niche where copy and pasting is rampant and what's worse is, the most authoritative site on my niche copies my content and then ranks above my original post. I'm using wordpress, is there any way to disable CTR+C on my pages? And will it affect my SEO? I found this plugins, wp copyprotect and wordpress-prevent-copy-paste-plugin which one do you recommend I use?

    And please don't tell me to file a DMCA complaint, my situation is different. Thanks
     
  2. Smart SEO

    Smart SEO Senior Member

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    Sorry to hear that, I know how you feel and it can be a real problem especially if their ranking higher than you with YOUR content.

    Here's a javascript code that disables right click and ctrl+c. Hooe this helps you:

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    <script language=JavaScript> var message="Function Disabled!"; function clickIE4(){ if (event.button==2){ alert(message); return false; } } function clickNS4(e){ if (document.layers||document.getElementById&&!document.all){ if (e.which==2||e.which==3){ alert(message); return false; } } } if (document.layers){ document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEDOWN); document.onmousedown=clickNS4; } else if (document.all&&!document.getElementById){ document.onmousedown=clickIE4; } document.oncontextmenu=new Function("alert(message);return false") </script>
    
     
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  3. hellnation

    hellnation Regular Member

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    setup google authorship?

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    Benefits of Google Authorship
    Authorship was created with the goal of allowing writers to claim their content, as well as allowing search engine users to find more content written by the same writer. It also helps establish credibility and legitimacy of content for websites as well as authors. It's widely believed that Google Authorship is the first step toward verifying author identity, which will be used to calculate Author Rank, which I believe is the future of Google's algorithm.
    Additionally, websites that have taken the steps to establish authorship tags get higher click-through rates due to authorship markup applied in search results (which looks like a headshot of the author next to the text listing, drawing the eye and attracting clicks), and greater exposure to more of their content.
     
  4. hellnation

    hellnation Regular Member

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    also, maybe not the solution to your problem, but you can use tynt to add the url of what is copied from your site when people paste your content around.
     
  5. crazyflx

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    The theft of your articles is almost definitely being done programmatically...not by a person coming to your site and copy/pasting your content. That would obviously mean that implementing some kind of "copy protection" plugin and/or code is going to do absolutely nothing at all.

    If it were me in your situation, I would begin adding 1 backlink within each article back to my site(s), using appropriate anchor text that you'd like to rank for (and make sure to point the link to something relevant as well). Why you ask? Well because if they are in fact programmatically stealing your articles then every time they steal and repost your content on their site, you get backlinks from the most authoritative site in your niche.

    If they are stripping the HTML from the articles when they copy them, then start inserting a small blurb in the second/third paragraph that talks about your site(s).

    There is no way you're going to prevent the theft of your content. The best you can do is make it more difficult and more of a PIA for the thieves to have to modify & deal with the stolen content once they have it.

    I'm not saying don't implement copy protection...have at it, can't hurt. I'm just saying don't expect it to do a whole heck of a lot.
     
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  6. JustUs

    JustUs Power Member

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    That code is absolutely useless. In FF or Chrome view-source:hxxp ://website[dot]xyz. A few filters and you have the content.

    It is a tough problem to solve and most solutions can be beat fairly easily. On of the more effective solutions is to add a canonical meta tag to each page.
    <link rel="canonical" href="hxxp: // www[dot]example[dot]com/product.php?item=swedish-fish"/>
     
  7. wisdomkid

    wisdomkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Your last codes, is it working?One of the best advice so far.
     
  8. Unchained

    Unchained Junior Member

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    It really is frustrating but I try to keep it cool, I know that my time will come when I'll be able to take them on. Thanks for the code bud

    I already have it but when I check my articles doing a G search, I sometimes find that it's there and then a couple of days it isn't. This has been going on for a few months now.

    Thanks for the explanation mate, in my case, it's being done by teens who does not have a lot of knowledge on how the web works (the authority site that I mentioned is a user-based site). So I'm guessing that a simple trick to disable CTRL+C is enough to discourage them from stealing my content. If only there was another code besides java to implement this. hmmm
     
  9. Unchained

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    After doing a quick search (doh!) I stumbled upon this code:

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    .disablecopy {
      -webkit-touch-callout: none;
      -webkit-user-select: none;
      -khtml-user-select: none;
      -moz-user-select: none;
      -ms-user-select: none;
      user-select: none;
    }
    Put it into your css styles and add a <div class="disablecopy">CONTENT YOU WANT TO PROTECT HERE</div>. What this does is it disables the highlight option therefore disabling the CTRL+C on your content. BUT, the thief will still be able to copy and paste your content by viewing the page source. In my case, this is all that I needed because like I said above, the thieves are mainly teens who are not THAT savvy.

    Thanks for all the folks who helped
     
  10. Panther28

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    Something that i've seen that i have often wondered if it will catch on, (if google gets better at OCR) is some sites that create really flashy large .jpg graphic posts, they have some small text in the top of the post, then you don't notice that the rest of the article is actually an image.
     
  11. Stufferizer

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    I wouldn't do any of the technical approaches. It simply isn't working or has severe drawbacks. Just file a DMCA request to the hoster of the site. You will see that the content is gone in no time. There is absolutely no need to claim authorship via google or something. If you are the author, you have the copyright, period.

    There exists even a DMCA template available on BHW (I cannot find the original post, though). Here it is:

    Good luck!
     
  12. Unchained

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    I've also seen those, and I think it's a great idea but I wonder if it will be dangerous to your adsense account? Isn't it frowned upon to have an ad besides an image? Or maybe someone can get past this by providing a content that has actual valuable explanation..

    I remember watching a Matt Cutts video before where he talked about using a BLOCKQUOTE tag on the content that you copied from other sites (mainly wiki) and attributing a "source link". Don't know if I trust him but it does make a lot of sense, I've seen home decor images being downloaded and and uploaded to other similar sites where they only attribute a single (nofollow) link to the original authors, and the one's doing this have adsense plastered all around the site (premium publisher I think).
     
  13. Unchained

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    This will come in handy for future incidents with my other sites. But like I said on my OP, filing a DMCA is not an option for me since my situation is kinda different. I won't go into details because I would have to disclose my niche to explain it properly. But thanks anyway mate.
     
  14. Stufferizer

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    Hey Unchained,

    sorry, I obviously wasn't reading all of your first post. Nevertheless, if you are not willing to play the law card, you will, imho, have to accept theft. Nullum ius sine actione :)
     
  15. RealEcon

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    I have a feeling this is going to become a larger issue for Google and Webmasters. Theres not much that can be done about it, until Google fixes their algo, and takes away the incentive for Content Hijacking.
     
  16. shanna_doll

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    Hm what about you block the IP where the copy-paster loser is coming from? You can install a php script that will record every IP of every visitor on your site. Maybe is there even a tracker like Google analytics that tracks visitors per IP. Do that or block all IPs/bots except Google IP/bot for a couple of hours until the pages get indexed. Afterwards, unblock all IPs. Either way, it's definitely doable. Good luck.