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Re: Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here.
Mar 23, 2011 12:15 PM
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Crawling, indexing & ranking :
Guys - I do have a way to keep your site from getting copied - IF YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY of turning your text into iimages ---- or if you have the ability to put a clear .jpg or .gif on top of it.
TEXT --- Covered by Clear /transparent Rectangle.
If not - turn your content into a jpeg .
HOWEVER --- this does not allow Google to crawl the text...
There are 2 possible ways around this: ALT Txt on the item.
Perhaps Google can create a way for us webmasters to do this - and still allow the content to be read by Googlebot.
The OTHER way I've seen people stop people from copying is the CopyScape mode (no right click on the site) - and also --- mini pages - where the reader can read a few paragraphs per page...
I don't know how these suggestions would help/hurt Google Ranking - but they are suggestions for stopping copyright issues.