Ahhh. Scraper websites. We all know these wonderful ~businesses that relentlessly crawl your website with mischievous bots to download your valuable content and repurpose it in ways that often harm your business or threaten your SEO. If you’ve ever gone to battle with scraper sites you know it can be a pain to process copyright claims and provide clear cut evidence that the content belongs to you.
In this episode of PressThis, we interview Sebastiaan van der Lans of WordProof.io about his plugin and service which timestamps content using tamper-proof blockchain technology to help you prove you’re the owner of that content which can be a big help with copyright claims. Sebastiaan shares his thoughts around why validating authorship is important, how authorship validation plays a role in copyright enforcement, and how validation can help with SEO now and perhaps in the future.
If you’re struggling to find ways to validate you actually own your content beyond using spotty coverage on archive.org or your “really cool screenshot technique”, then you need to listen to this episode of PressThis now!