5 Ways to How to Protect Your Blog from Plagiarism

Post written by Guest Contributor
On Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Stolen content is a nightmare in the journey of any self-loving blogger because it’s so rampant but still evil and unlawful.

Bloggers spend a lot of time curating great content for their blogs yet lazy people copy and publish it without giving an ounce of credit for their efforts.

Despite this being common, there are a number of techniques bloggers can use to kick out content thieves.

1.     Copyrighting your content

When you create original work on your blog, ensure that have copyright to that content. The best way to get the copyright for your blog is registering it at myfreecopyright.com. Also consider registering under the DMCA. It takes a short time and is effective in giving you ownership over all content that’s published.

2.     Prevent hot linking for your images

This is another way you can use to protect your blog images from content thieves. This tweak requires a few code changes in your hosting .htacess files in the root domain folder. The Jean-Baptiste Jung code can help you manage this tweak.

3.     Use copyright proof plugins

There are a number of copyright proof plugins on your blog. These plugins certify you as the authentic author assigning copyright to you on all the content. In case someone tries to steal your content, you can always sue them.

4.     Link back to your article

Linking back to your article is one of the most effective ways to proof your content from plagiarism. The code that’s required affects WordPress blogs single.php file. Google this code online and implement it to protect your posts from content thieves.

5.     Use tynt.com

This website has a service that enables you protect your works from people who copy from you. Automatically creating link back to your website is the easiest way this happens. Getting the backlinks from the thieves is one of the best ways to protect your content from thieves. The links you get from them further boost your online rankings. This promotes your website SEO and hence boosts traffic. You gain with this service.

How to check for plagiarism

Finding sites that have copied your content or where you stole content is critical. It enables you prepare for the consequences or your actions or rectify your mistakes. Plagiarism can be checked using a number of techniques online and below are some of the services you can use to check for plagiarism.

1. Plagtracker

This is one of the most effective plagiarism trackers on the internet. This service uses a unique algorithm to find all the different sources of plagiarism in blog content. It also ensures that the search is carried out thoroughly with suggestions on how to get rid of it.

2. DCMA website

The motto of the DCMA website is to help you keep an eye for your content. When a website copies your content, DCMA does the take down on your behalf. This ensures that you don’t have to follow up with the suits that follow, but at least ensuring you are the original author of the content.

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