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Dana Blankenhorn Adventive
Monday, July 24, 2000
Digest # 1131
"Stopping Web Site Thieves"
~ Rod Aries
TOPIC: STOPPING WEB SITE THIEVES
A few of things you can do (for sites you think may be subject to pilferage) is to create unique text/wording/file names throughout your site...
1. Use a bit of unique phrasing in your visible text. Instead of saying, "Our company" say "Our decade-old company." Or, how about in your address where you say "Encinitas, California - USA." The 'decade-old' and 'California - USA' with hyphens are pretty unique, especially when coupled with the other adjacent text.
Even 'Rat Bast****s' could be unique...
2. Give your web pages unique names; instead of saying postings.htm, how about
3. Give your image unique names; instead of saying rose.gif, how about prettiest_rose_in_the_world.gif
4. When people copy HTML into a HTML editor they don't always check the comments tags. Hide comment tags inside your HTML. In example, <!-- copyright www.InNetWeTrust.com 2000** --> could be buried with the HTML
In any of the above examples, simply go to a meta search engine (it is easier to search multiple engines, rather that engine by engine) like http://www.metacrawler.com/index.html and search for the unique text, such as
"Our decade-old company" prettiest_rose_in_the_world.gif copyright www.InNetWeTrust.com 2000** and you will find if someone is 'borrowing' your creative :0.
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