homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Content, Writing and Copyright
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: not2easy

Content, Writing and Copyright Forum

Ensuring my site content is indexed before someone steals it.

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3308809 posted 9:36 pm on Apr 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm a "Google Duplicate Content Filter" sceptic, thatís to say I have seen dupe content ranking all over the shop and Iím not convinced it exists or at least is any good.

However, just to be on the safe side having spent money getting some really good juicy, professional, original content written for a site (about 200 pages) Iíd like to know if there is any way of ensuring that my content gets indexed by the major engines before a competitor sees it, steals it and then has it indexed before me...?

For example, will the Google Sitemaps tool get the robot to visit all the pages in the file and index them in one go as soon as the sitemap is uploaded? Or, will it just grab a couple of pages and then disappear for a couple of days allowing competitors all the time in the world to copy, paste, upload and then benefit from my effort? (We all keep an eye on each others sites regularly by the way Iím not being paranoid)




5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3308809 posted 1:52 pm on Apr 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Having a site map that you submit to google is a good idea - no promises however on G's part on how quickly they'll index your pages. It does tend to take away any problems you might have with broken links, etc. that can impede deep link indexing. If you're worried about your content being stolen, I wouldn't. Make sure you claim copyrights to all content, include an originally posted date if you like, you can even print the article and send it to yourself via certified mail (so it is dated) then don't open it. This will ensure your authorship prior to their posting, but is going a bit too far considering how much content can be published. If it is your content send an email demanding they take it down immediately, I've never had a problem. If it persists it's a good idea to get your lawyers involved - it's pretty serious business if they're truly stealing your content.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Content, Writing and Copyright
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved