People copy/paste content from various websites and blogs all the time. Sometimes they’ll do it and link back to your content though often times they don’t (they use it to their benefit instead). So how do you track what content people resonate with and copy the most? How do you track if people are using your content on their own site(s)?
Tynt is a cool new application that allows you to track what’s being copied/pasted off of your website or blog. The way it works is it tracks copy and paste activity and automatically adds a link back to your site content when it is pasted somewhere else.
Pretty cool eh? That’s one way to stay on top of who’s using your content.
You can register for a free account here: http://www.tynt.com. Then, you can reference this page for instructions on how to install Tynt on various blogging platforms (WordPress, Blogger, etc.): http://www.tynt.com/support/setup-blogs.
Will You Use It?
Though Tynt doesn’t necessarily protect against someone scraping your content, it does make the effort to track copy and paste activity and link back to it. It’s not full-proof but it’s interesting data nonetheless because it says: “This is the content people are resonating with the most.” Do you see how that’s useful? If you use Tynt, I’d like to hear how it goes after about 1 – 2 weeks of tracking…