Hi SitePoint members,
I am working on a wordpress website in a very competitive niche. The content is unique written by me. But now I am afraid RSS scrapers or other people are manually going to copy and paste it on their websites.
What can I do about this? What are my best options?
The things I did so far are:
Installing a copyright plugin, which will display a copyright notice under every post. It will contain my domain with a link to my main domain, so it looks like this at the bottom of a post: © 2011, www.mydomain.com, all rights reserved.
Is this good? Will this harm my site or is it safe to do? If RSS scrapers find my content, they probably copy this line too right? so giving me a 'sort of' backlink???
Another thing I did: In my posts I place internal links to other areas of the site; for example I link some words to tags, categories or other posts. Will this also help for preventing stealing content? And if they steal, are these links included??
What else can I do to protect my content from thiefs?? Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance for replies