Author Alert: Is Your Website a Resource for Thieves?

As a book publishing expert, one of the areas I got multiple questions is on word theft. Oh, people do life from published books. But the real resource is something that YOU control.  Your website.

Has your personal website become a resource … for someone–anyone–to scoop up your content, your words-blogs, articles, whatever–and republish them on their website? Definitely not nice. 

And think about this: any articles that you purchase could have been copied or stolen from someone else’s website. If you publish them on your site, assuming they were legit and discover they were stolen, your reputation could easily become damaged. Ugh!

Enough!

Discover and let Copyscape do all the work for you in seconds. All you need to do is to go to Copyscape and type in your website URL. Wait a few seconds and Ta Dah … the results bubble up.

You can also kick up your game and use another Copyscape product: Copysentry. It’s a paid version that includes an “alert” notice via scanning the Internet weekly to see if your exact words pop up.  with accurate results. The paid version is also available along with their alert tool that runs $4.95 a month. Details are on the Copyscape website.  

The Copysentry tool scans the web daily for copies of your content, emailing you whenever new “copies” are found.

The wise author is on alert. What say you?


Dr. Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and inspiration book coach. She is the author of 37 multi-award books that have earned over 40 national book awards. Judith has guided over 1,000 authors in creating their books, earned in excess of $3,000,000 in speaking fees based on her books and gathered over $2,000,000 in onsite book sales at her speaking gigs. Her book, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech flips a difficult topic into a simple and easily comprehensible plan. If you want to get into speaking, this is the guide that will be the game-changer to success. And, if you want to know more about Judith’s life, her book of “hope” is When God Says NO-Revealing the YES When Adversity and Loss Are Present. You can get it HERE

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