Plagiarists love your original content published at EzineArticles and other honest publishers because it ranks high in Google’s search results. The trouble is that plagiarists do not include a link back to your site or author credit–because they do not publish the resource box or include a link back to the article source. Here are 5 steps you can take to protect your content, detect plagiarism, and get unauthorized copies of your content removed from the World Wide Web:
1) Include copyright and author information when creating your articles,
2) Set up an early detection system for finding plagiarists,
3) Identify and contact the offenders,
4) Identify and contact their registrars or hosts, and
5) Submit a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint.
1. INCLUDE COPYRIGHT AND AUTHOR INFORMATION WITH YOUR ARTICLES
The first step in the war on plagiarism is to provide copyright information in the article body as well as author information in the resource box. Within the article body, you can include a copyright notice and the article title with it’s date of publication. Here is an example of what I use at the end of my articles: