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Hidden Back Links - Let content thieves promote your site
Mod Version: 1.00, by bjhuang (Member) bjhuang is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.0 Rating: (8 votes - 4.13 average) Installs: 128
Released: 16 Jan 2009 Last Update: 17 Jan 2009 Downloads: 767
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What does it do

It inserts some hidden links (back to your forum) into the content of long posts. If someone steals your content, copy & paste a post to other places, there will be at least a link back to the original URL of your site. Good for SEO too.

Since you can't stop content thieves anyway, why not take some advantages?

Install

Step 1: import product-copyright.xml
Step 2: add this to the main css->additional css definition

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* for SEO purpose, there is an option to choose links back to a thread or a post.
* the back links will become visiable after copy&paste. if you like them to stay hidden, just open and modify template "copyright"

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i do not recommend to do this cause this may be bad for SEO.

Sounds stupid?

Yes, stupid enough. It is so easy to remove the back links. But from my experience, thieves are busy, blind, or more stupider. Most of them won't remove the links. You can't image how many back links i got this way.

You could modify the phrase "copyright_source" to some unique string. And google for it.


Will it hurt my SEO?

I can't promise that. but I think it does more good than evil. You could give your opinions here.




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Old 01 Feb 2009, 02:25
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Demo?
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Old 01 Feb 2009, 02:39
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When someone steals content, they usually read what they are stealing. So even if they don't see the link when they copy it, they will proof read it and see it when they paste it.
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Old 01 Feb 2009, 03:28
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EDIT: all better

/me actually reads the first post....

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Old 02 Feb 2009, 01:15
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I dont get how this works
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Old 02 Feb 2009, 07:28
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Hey thanks for the GREAT MOD!!!
So for its working great on vb374 and vb381/380 vbseo installed as well!!!
indexing going normal no harm so far
backlinks WOW so far 3 by alexa 2 by google 7 by yahoo so let those theft as they like hehe
thanks again
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Old 10 May 2009, 06:28
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WOOOOOW , super hack , super easy installation , easy to modify for vbseo and zoint seo and ... , MOTM , my choice
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Old 17 May 2009, 12:18
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the link is not hidden in my own site
i inserted the code in the css but its still visible
i use vb 3.8.2
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Old 19 May 2009, 21:31
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any help there ?
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 13:06
RaceJunkie RaceJunkie is offline
 
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Is it possible to just remove the links all together and have it do Copyright Local Race Chat instead?



Thanks

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Old 03 Jun 2009, 13:14
GreasySpoon GreasySpoon is offline
 
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This hack will hurt your SEO because Google don't like hidden text/links. You have been warned
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 13:31
RaceJunkie RaceJunkie is offline
 
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Originally Posted by GreasySpoon View Post
This hack will hurt your SEO because Google don't like hidden text/links. You have been warned
That's what I thought and wanted to see if there is a way to do just text.
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 13:39
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Looks like this will work if you only want text which is all I am looking.

Replace the copyright template with


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I have mine set to link thread in the options and I get the following text when I c/p

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Old 03 Jun 2009, 13:48
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A good content thieve would filter all the unnecessary stuff out like the copyright. He would create a parser for every site that he scrape to get only the content, that he need.
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 14:15
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Originally Posted by GreasySpoon View Post
A good content thieve would filter all the unnecessary stuff out like the copyright. He would create a parser for every site that he scrape to get only the content, that he need.
I have some that are just too lazy
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 14:53
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I just installed with no problems. I ran a test and it made me laugh (in a good way). I know there are some people out there who do this.

Here are a few issues that may or may not be good.

First, When you cut and paste into another thread, the entire code is right there in plain site. I'm sure people who are cutting and pasting will not miss this and edit it out immediately, unless they are just that stupid, blind, or cracked up.

Second, for some reason the copyright is being torn up. Example:

ŽŸ–œ€: North Eastern Forums

Wuz up wit dat.
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