Do you work hard to write original content for your website? Imagine how frustrating it is to find your articles reprinted without your permission on other websites — without citing you as the source/author or even linking back to you. It’s not fair, is it? It is clearly theft and it’s certainly not fair that someone tries to benefit/profit from your hard work. The good news, there are some things you can do to prevent content theft.
How does this website content theft occur?
Basically, either someone outright steals the content pages to re-use. Typically the method is called web scraping. Another method may be importing your website’s RSS feed to display your blog post content on their own websites.
How to detect website content theft or site scraping?
- The simplest place to start is copy a unique sentence from your web page, then do a Google search. Wrap the sentence in quotation marks.