Flash Website Design
There are many articles written about flash website design but in this one we will tell you about negative things connected with having a flash website.
And while we’re busy with that article please read important article about defending your website content.
Defend Your Website Content
Man the barricades! Ready the cannon! Yes, it may feel like that once you’ve had your hard work stolen by online thieves. This is one of the most terrible things to happen in your website, you’ve invested a lot of time and effort to create your own quality website only to have your content stolen by another. This can be not as bad unless there is a possibility that the thief will generate much more traffic on their site than yours. The absolute worst scenario will be to have search engines punish your website by thinking that you are the one that copied the content, even though you are the one who published that in the first place. This is infuriating and annoying, which begs the question: Is there any way to defend my content from thieves?
First off, let’s talk about how your content can be stolen. The simplest and most common way of stealing content would be to just copy and paste the material; a lot of websites have incorporated several applications that will prevent any kind of copying or image saving from their site which solves the problem with this type of stealing but computer savvy thieves have found work around this defense, not to mention that this is also something that casual visitors don’t like in websites. Saving the web page is also another easy way to steal content from a website and with applications that offer web page editing, this has become a lot easier to accomplish. The most experienced ones will even use programs, akin to search engines to catalog your website and instantly copy content.
So how do you actually defend your website content from being stolen? Unfortunately, there is no sure fire way to protect your content from being stolen. The next best thing you could do is to have some sort of deterrents to thieves. 3 things you could try is to use flash animation rather than written content, another is to basically use images with the text in them and encrypting your html code. While these are not full proof way to stop thievery, they can potentially decrease the risk of your content being stolen. A major flaw for these deterrents is that they can cause your page to have problems in loading so if you’re going to use these methods, know that it may become a hindrance as well.
The only clear way to discourage thieves from stealing your web content seems to be the threat of legal action. But that in itself is one convoluted and time consuming process. So here are a couple of simple tips that involves this method to protect your content.
- For images, the best way to protect them has always been to watermark your images. However, you may find that watermarking images may look ungainly but try using some artistic twist or correct positioning to them. This can eventually help your site acquire traffic even if the image is stolen due to the fact that it has your website address permanently embedded in the image.
- Another great way is to add a copyright notice under every page of your website. This will officially have your content protected and will have thieves incur the wrath of the law if found out.
If however you find your content stolen by another website, you can link that website to copyscape.com that scans the content for any stolen or copied material and you can send the evidence to your host server in order to act upon the site. This is basically the best thing you can do if you somehow stumble upon your content being used with your consent on another website.
Fighting online plagiarism is a difficult cause mainly because to the amount of anonymity that the internet offers, but being vigilant and installing the correct deterrents will help you combating thieves from stealing your hard work online.