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Where once protecting content was the realm of lawyers and billion-dollar industries, it is now important for Webmasters to be familiar with both the laws and the tools available for dealing with content theft. Fortunately, the steps for fighting plagiarism are easy to follow and, for the most part, the tools are free and readily available.
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from IncrediBILL 2337 Days ago #
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Those are all the steps to doing it the hard way like some of us did back in ’05 or so.You install a bot blocker that restricts access to places that scrape (data centers), whitelist just the good bots like Google, Yahoo, etc and block the rest. Then throttle fake browser traffic and you won’t be sitting around filing DMCA letters or wasting time with Copyspace or any of that nonsense.Additionally, reverse cloak hidden tracking elements into pages sent to non-bot traffic just in case they are repurposing your content and you can locate almost all occurances in Google with a single query.Not quite as easy but WAY more effective ;)

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2337 Days ago #
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I always just jump straight to the "e-mailing the web host" part. Most people who read the abuse@(webhost_here) e-mails deactivate first, ask questions later.The only exception is when I have the reasonable belief it isn’t 100% a scraper blog, and might have been an oversight. I’m actually handling one of the latter as we speak, although my 48 hour deadline is rapidly approaching.

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2337 Days ago #
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Oh yeah. Another badass method. Just link to yourself somewhere in the post. If they don’t properly strip out the HTML, it will submit a nice trackback to you, notifying you and making it easy to find your scrapers ;-)Optimally, no anchor text. Just the URL. A lot of the stripping functions will leave the url, removing the HREF, but upon submitting to their wordpress installation, it turns it back into an HTML link.

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from SamFreedom 2333 Days ago #
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Awesome bit of advice, Shady.

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