I'm looking for a script that automatically places a link or a track back link to the article when someone copies and paste from my website.
For example, if I copy and paste a section of text from a particulate website it automatically gives credit to them in the form of a "Read more" and with a link back to the original article.
How do I do that?
Answer by Alekz · Feb 07, 2011 at 05:07 AM
Yes, I know what you're talking about. Cnet has this on their articles, for example I just read some news and did CTRL + C there, then CTRL + V here:
And yet tech companies decided to see and be seen, with all the consequences that might entail.
It added a "Read more: blablabla" with the link.
I don't think you should do it though, I find it rather annoying because if I want to copy+paste something and you put more stuff in it, I'm just going to remove it because I don't really want the trackback link. If I want it I copy + paste the URL and that's it :)
Answer by Duodave · Feb 07, 2011 at 04:06 AM
Yeah, I would have to say it's not technically possible, as the copy-paste of browsers isn't really something you can monitor with scripts or cookies. What I would suggest is make sure you have linkback and permalink buttons in your content and encourage visitors to use them, then have a script attached to those somehow.
Answer by Duodave · Feb 07, 2011 at 04:25 AM
OK I think what you're seeing is that on WordPress blogs (and possibly other systems) blog software can "ping" one another. So if someone references someone's site on their site, one WordPress install automatically links it in the comment field.
At least, I think that's what you're talking about. It really doesn't have anything to do with copy/paste.
It would happen if I wrote a blog entry and said "Hey check out such and such blog entry at this URL...!" - the mentioned blog would be pinged by my copy of wordpress, creating the comment on their end.
Answer by zman · Feb 07, 2011 at 04:02 AM
It would be impossible to identify the exact original article through a script but I suppose you could make a script to display whether the content is used on another webpage. I don't know how though.