I have had a lot of experience with folks ripping off my ecommerce site text, since there's a lot of it, but building a site just for content is new to me. I've been reading this forum for a couple years now in hopes of learning about content sites and have collected a bunch of what seem to be good tips that I am trying to apply to the four sites I am now working on. One thing I considered that I haven't seen discussed is putting parts of the text into graphics--not just single words, but blocks of text. Most of the people ripping me of (so far) have not been very sophisticated. A few have ripped off the whole site and turned it into a book or a torrent; them I am going to try to defeat with htaccess and absolute linking (hope I have the right term). But those who do a drag-and-drop type ripping off, I am wondering if by using a graphic of parts of the text that I can aggravate them enough to deter them from doing a lot of stealing. Has anyone tried this?
I've also been thinking of chopping up the content into much smaller pages than I have on my ecommerce site, more like one screen per page instead of 2-3 screens per page, so it is more tedious to drag-and-drop (but not too tedious for the reader and hopefully good for ad placement). Does that help? I anticipate these sites having several hundred pages each. There is a lot of ripping off in my niche, but it is mostly by either merchants or amateurs who simply want to appear to be knowledgeable on the subject, so I am not sure how sophisticated I have to be about preventing it. I could sure use any suggestions.