I understand why so many of you rewrite content. I recently had the opportunity to talk to someone, who I found to have a site full of rewritten content. The content wasn’t 100% original – nor was it 100% duplicate. These guys aren’t what you would refer to as scrapers, what they do is basically browse the web, looking for what they would like to think is “interesting material” and they copy it and paste it in a notepad or wherever they would prefer and they rewrite it. Simple as that. Yet, there’s really no way this content can be 100% original. If the rewriter does rewrite 100% of the material, they might as well have spent that time writing something of their own.
Spammers will always find new and creative ways to fool search engines, as long as search engines are powered by computers. As long as man builds the system – man can break the system, or so they say. What I find interesting is, why would anyone want to spend an hour or so rewriting someone else hard earned work, when they can spend the same amount of time, creating their very own as great aren’t appealing content. I understand that some of you of writers as some of you others – yet that does”t make room for cheating. I suppose no matter what I say or do – thieves will always swarm the web and spammers will always spam.
There have been a couple of different WordPress plugins created that do a fairly good job at protecting what is rightfully yours. I’m not affiliated with, nor do I use these plugins, but I’m sure that some of you will find them useful. Let’s take a look at some of them, shall we?
Here’s a light weight – easy to use plugin that protects not only your content, but it also protects your images.
Here’s another one, which practically does the same things as the plugin above, but this one is SEO protected.
So that no one can simply copy and paste the content of your blog in there blog or site
This next one is called; AntiLeech – it protects your blog from spam bloggers. Spam bloggers use a scraping tool, and many of them use auto blogs, which automatically posts content that it finds on the web. Spam bloggers use custom WordPress plugins to automate this whole process. Why not fight back and trick them!
The trick we’re going to use is this little WordPress plugin. This plugin will serve them with fake content, and it wall add a link back to your website, giving you tons of links, from these bad guys!
Digital Fingerprint – this is an amazing little plugin, it allows you to perform a web search for spammer blogs, those who have been or who are currently stealing your content. spam blogs use your RSS feed to steal your content. They then publish it as it — is on their own blog. Once installed, this plugin will place a unique fingerprint in your posts which will be visible only in your RSS feed. Use this footprint to track down those blogs. Easy as that!
There is occasionally a story of a blogger who managed to get back the rights to their content – but it’s more like fighting the windmills. You kill one scraping blog and dozens of them get born overnight. Therefore it is much better to try to prevent scraping (or at least get labeled as the original author) rather than rely on being one of those rare successes.
The above statement couldn’t be any closer to the truth, than it already is. It won’t do you a damn bit of good to file DMCA notices to Google. All you’re doing is murdering yourself. The best way to handle this problem is to fix it long before it starts to happen. If you’re late at grabbing the frog by its tail – then still yet, you should attempt to protect yourself from this epidemic, as I don’t see it ever coming to an end.
Since Google hasn’t yet learned how to find out which site published a piece of content first, when the same piece is published on the same day, I have found a plugin that will “delay your RSS feed” — giving you the chance to publish your content first and get it indexed before the spammers who are watching your every move, take over. Download that plugin here.
And two more as a little extra bonus. The links are provided for you below. PLEASE USE THEM. Go to the links, and learn more about what they offer you.
Why Not To Rewrite Content and How To Stop Spammers in Their Tracks
I hope that this post on Why Not To Rewrite Content has given you tons of knowledge as to why you shouldn’t rewrite someone elses content. There’s too many ways for respected owners of website content, to track your sorry spamming ass down.
For those of you who found the above WordPress plugins useful — please leave us a comment below, letting me know which ones you use and how they’ve worked for you. If you’re using one that I didn’t mention, please mention it below and let others know more about it. If you enjoyed this article, please share it with your friends on your favorite social media site! See you again tomorrow.