100 ways to stop website and content thieves in their tracks

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

Wow! This writer has obviously done her homework on ways to prevent plagiarizers from lifting your content and passing it off as their own.

Besides the basic Google Alerts and Copyscape, she offers 98 others tips and techniques to make sure your original content stays your own.

For example:

"62. Cut your images up: Turn one image into two or more segmented pieces, and it will be harder for a thief to save."

"81. Blogstamp: Get certified timestamps to prove when you created your content with Blogstamp."

Don't miss this timely, informative, and well written article on how to protect yourself and your material from, the writer's words, "internet slime".

 

 

 

 

Posted by

Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

http://JimLee.com  RE/MAX Shoreline

100 Market St., Suite #200, , Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

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Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
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Thanks Jim. We all need to pretect the hard work we've done.
Feb 29, 2008 11:02 PM #1
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Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
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I like the idea of adding this blogstamp...I think I will ....thanks!
Feb 29, 2008 11:09 PM #2
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Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com... - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Thank you for sharing this information
Feb 29, 2008 11:11 PM #3
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Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
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Unfortunately, I find that real estate agents are the worst offenders. What's worse, is that you notify them of the infraction, they give you attitude and threats. Other agents have even used my trademark in their domain names, and then copied my work. It's an ongoing battle.

Feb 29, 2008 11:15 PM #4
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH

Hi Chris,

The hotlinks in the blog go to the website/blog where the 100 ways are posted.  

I would love to see a copy of your first time buying guides. 

Why don't you write a post here on ActiveRain about them. 

 

Mar 01, 2008 12:23 AM #6
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jim, some people think the Internet is fair game. We are always taking a chance when publishing content on a public forum. These are great tips. Thanks for sharing the information.

Mar 01, 2008 12:44 AM #7
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Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor
To me, the idea of a blog is share personal insights and information or to alert people to something that has been seen elsewhere that might be beneficial. So why would someone want to copy and paste? If they are that devoid of ideas, the blog probably isn't for them. Also, if someone really wants to plagarize, there is little to prevent it - even if they have to retype everything. By the way, there is is an implied copyright. Whenever you publish something - whether you identify it with a (c) or not and whether you ever file any papers - it is deemed to be your material and is so protected.
Mar 01, 2008 01:19 AM #8
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Krista Fuchs
Prudential Fox & Roach - Exton, PA
Chester County Realtor - (484) 459-8025 - Home Buying and Selling

Thanks for the links!

Steve - try to plagiarize Lenn and she'll stop you!

Mar 01, 2008 03:51 AM #9
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Leigh Brown
Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive - Charlotte, NC
CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
I love the blogstamp info-thanks for sharing!
Mar 01, 2008 10:41 AM #10
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Jim - thanks for the link to this info.  I'm going to print that info up and work on it for my stuff.  I like that blogstamp idea - and there are a few others that look good, too.

Ann

Mar 01, 2008 11:52 AM #11
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Joseph Ellman
Realty Executives- Williams-Sykes Realty - Poughkeepsie, NY
Jim - Very interesting.  I'll read on for more info.  Thanks for sharing this with us on AR!
Mar 01, 2008 05:34 PM #12
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Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
Real Living HER, Powell Ohio - Powell, OH

I had a problem with both content and photos being stolen. Now at the bottom of every post (on my WP blog) I add a copyright statement. On each of my photos, I watermark them with my web address placed in such a position that it can't be cropped out without cropping out a key piece of the photo. PLUS the file name I give to the photo starts with "Copyrighted" as in "Copyrighted Olentangy River".

Now if we could just rid ourselves of the sploggers ................

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