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Copyscape already provides the service that you need but as with all things, there is a cost.Their Copysentry product will likely meet your needs but it will cost you a minimum of $4.95 per month for 10 pages and $0.25 per month for each additional page.How much content do you have, how much is it worth to you?http://copyscape.com/copysentry.php
Meg, content theft is always going to happen. There are tricks you can use to ameliorate the issue but as long as copy/paste works then it is going to happen.To be honest, I have never worried too much about it. After all, if I can't stop it why worry.I like to use the full rss feed in my blogs and that means the links in the articles will appear if the rss feed is used elsewhere (unless the 'borrower' has specifically disallowed that from happening.Embedding is not a new thing but it has disadvantages. If you embed your own content then you get no SEO value and it probably will not show up in search results. If somebody uses your content in an embedded form then you get no back link benefits. It certainly will NOT stop people taking your content without your consent.Embedding ads in rss feeds is something that some do but I'd bet the return is negligible.A while back I was looking at buying in some articles that were going to cost me several hundred dollars each. If I had followed through on the project I'd have used Copyscape. But what are you going to do next?If you issue a DMCA the infringer just moves the content or site, or, better yet, he looks and sees that you are not US based. He knows that all he has to do is issue a counter claim and unless you are willing to pay money to drag him into court after just ten days the content will be restored to his site.So, it ain't even the cost of using a tool it is the cost of following up on any infringement.
Meg, I rather doubt that people are actually losing any appreciable revenue from such stuff, here's why:It is unlikely that the pages that are hosting purloined content are as well ranked as the pages from which the content comes. Search engine rankings are, it'd seem, logarithmic; this means that if a page is ranked on page one of Google that the traffic coming to a site on page three, for example, is by comparison almost negligible.These jokers tend to rely upon a huge volume of low ranked pages rather than having stable, well made, well ranked pages. Also, SE's can determine with quite good accuracy which the earliest instance of a piece of content is.It may be that there are exceptions to this general rule but that's what they are, exceptions. One other thing that can be done is to report infringing pages to Google. It only takes a few minutes to do and a successful claim will result in getting content removed from Google's search index:http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=93713
I belong to a couple of article sites and currently, one of the big topics there is that some writers are having their web page content stolen and republished elsewhere.
Quote from: Meg on April 08, 2013, 01:17:47 AMI belong to a couple of article sites and currently, one of the big topics there is that some writers are having their web page content stolen and republished elsewhere. I watched Sean Donahoe do exactly this in a demonstration video. He never bothered to give any credit to the original writer as he just copied what he wanted! And since he was demonstrating a product I must assume there are many folks doing the same thing just from watching his video.