How To Protect Your Website From Being Copied ?

We have seen that some of the lazy bloggers are stealing content from other website. Now a days website content protection is must. Even one of our friend also told that their content is being stolen from their website. And they asked us the solution for this and told us to write on this so today we are going to tell you that how to protect your content from being copied by disabling some of the most common copy methods, such as right-click, image dragging, and keyboard copy shortcuts such as CTRL A, C, X, U, and P.

Here we’ve compiled a list of the best WordPress Plugins which can protect your content from being stolen and getting copied.

1. WP-Copyright-Protection

A simple way to protect the content on your website. For most browsers: disables text copy, image copy and will keep your site out of an iframe. This plugin is clean and easy.

2. WP Content Copy Protection

WP Content Copy Protection

WP Content Copy Protection

WP Content Copy Protection is a simple plugin that uses multiple techniques in protecting your blog content from being copied illegaly. Some of the most common copy methods, such as right-click, image dragging, and keyboard copy shortcuts such as CTRL A, C, X, U, and P are disabled with this plugin.

3. Copy Protect Plugin

Copy Protect disables the keyboard and mouse controls used to copy your site content.

4. Smart Content Protector – Pro WP Copy Protection

Smart Content Protector - Pro WP Copy Protection

Smart Content Protector – Pro WP Copy Protection

Smart Content Protector is the go to Plugin to Protect the Text and Images in your WordPress site. In order to avoid Plagiarism, it is essential to make sure the Text and Images from your WordPress site is not copied. This Plugin serves as the Content Protector for your WordPress site. It works automatically once the Plugin is activated.

5. WP Control Copy – Take Over Copied Content

WP Control Copy - Take Over Copied Content

WP Control Copy – Take Over Copied Content

Control Copy (or, WPCC) (v3.0), gives you the power to limit the visitors abilities to copy text and/or images from our site. Moreover, it gives you the ability to take control over the text copy action of visitors to your site (ctrl-c/cmd-c/right-click-copy).

You can control the level of protection you wish to apply, limit it only to certain sections of your site (or enable on the entire site), add additional content at the end of the copied text or give immediate feedback for the visitor.

Attribution if your Content is Copied

While these wordpress plugins will most certainly help protect your online content, do remember that there are many other means one could use to get their hands on your content without using the context menu. If your content is still being copied then at least make sure there is a link back to your post or site. These backlinks will not gain you much in terms of search engine optimization, because of the value of site they are coming from, but at least you may get some new visitors.

Adding Links And Text To Copied Content

Using this method, if someone copies using right clicks or keyboard shortcuts, useful information, such as your post url, is added when the copied text is pasted. This is an excellent method if someone is going to copy and paste for ethical reasons; for reference, research or to include a backlink, quote, or mention of your post. You can use this as a method of branding or directing copiers to other places you wish them to visit.

1. Append Link on Copy Plugin

This plugin appends “Read More” and your post or site url, to any content that is copied and pasted. You can optionally include your blog name and change the Read More text. Below is an example of what is pasted when someone copies the title from your last blog post:

This is the original content which is copied

This is the original content which is copied

This shows the copied text in an HTML capable destination (gmail)

This shows the copied text in an HTML capable destination (gmail)

2. Tynt

Tynt is a site that provides you with code to add to your blog’s head code. When content is copied and pasted into emails or social sites your blog your page url is included. Free registration is required and code is provided for WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Joomla and static websites.

Add Links To Your RSS Feed

Scraping RSS feeds is a popular way to steal content but you can add links to your feed that will lead readers of the copied content back to you.

1. WordPress SEO by Yoast

This Plugin allows you to add code to your RSS feed to display your blog link. It defaults to “The post POSTNAME appeared first on BLOGNAME as shown below. You can also add links to your author page and your blog description.

Yoast WordPress SEO RSS

Yoast WordPress SEO RSS

2. Feedburner

If you serve your feeds via Feedburner rather than the default WordPress Feed you can also add links to your social network pages. I have used Feedburner for a long time but in view of the closure of Google Reader I wonder if this too will suffer the same fate.

Copyright Content

Although copyrighting will not deter the determined plagiarists, it will make it easier to understand that you do not want others to use your content. Fair use provisions still come into play here and if correct linking and attribution is given to a copied title or short quote of text it may be hard to prove copyright violation.

1. Add a copyright notice to your blog footer.

2. Add a Badge

DMCA offers copyright protection badges to add to your site. Either get the code from the DMCA site itself and add it where-ever you want or use the DMCA.com Protection Badge Plugin

DMCA Protection Badge

DMCA Protection Badge

3. Add a copyright notice to your posts

I think this option is a severe measure and one to be taken if copied content is a major problem for you. Here is a plugin if you feel the need for it. Copyright Proof WordPress Plugin.

Protecting Your Images

You may just wish to protect your images and not your whole content. Images are widely copied by others, especially if they are indexed by Google Images and more recently, pinned on Pinterest.

There are various methods and resources for protecting your images but i think pasting your copyright logo or text on your images is the best way. I recommend you use Image Watermark Plugin. It allows you to automatically watermark images uploaded to the WordPress Media Library and bulk watermark previously uploaded images. Besides, you can try to use PremiumWordPress Plugins for Watermarking Images such as: WP Watermarker, Fast Watermark Plugin for WordPress, and QR Watermark for WordPress.

Summary

We hope that you like our article on how to protect your website from being copied ? Have you had any issues with content theft recently or have you been using any of the above plugins or any others to protect your content? Let us know in the comments.

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