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Which are the best scripts for stopping link theft?

And can any of the scripts hurt your google rank?



3:54 pm on Apr 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I read a bit about toptext today, and there seems to be some scripts that can protect your website. One script is java, and another refreshes your web page when a user visits... Does anyone know which script is better to use?

And do either of these scripts hurt your position in search results? (I have heard that using java for example could lower your ranking).


4:04 pm on Apr 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>stopping link theft?

Link theft.

>some scripts that can protect your website

Protecting webite.

-> These are two different things!

What's your plan? Protecting your site in general (code, images, content) or protecting a link compilation / directory? If you search for the second thing, i can help you. If you want to protect your site in general, there's no help.


4:34 pm on Apr 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi, I want to protect keywords displayed in the text of my site from being overlayed by theft links to other sites. These theft links may be created by programs like toptext and whenu.

Also, I was curious if using any scripts to block keyword link theftware from working would lower my ranking in Google since such scripts may be java based (hence why I originally posted my question in the Google forum).


5:28 pm on Apr 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You're asking about what is commonly called "Scumware" or "Thiefware." An ODP search on either term provides plenty of info.

I didn't find any of the scripting solutions completely satisfactory, this [sgtsearch.co.uk] "style tag" approach seems to be the definitive solution.


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