One of the biggest problems in the world of Internet marketing is keeping your products from being stolen. Before I go into this article in any depth at all, let me say that there is no one method of product protection that is 100% foolproof. When I explain the various methods, you’ll see why. If you’re looking for a fool proof solution, it doesn’t exist. Having said that, there are things you can do to greatly reduce the risk of having your products stolen.
The first and cheapest way is to regularly change the thank you page URL of each of your products. The reason you want to do that is because people intent on stealing your stuff will search out these URLs and pass them along to others. There is nothing you can do to stop this unless you go to a paid solution. But changing your thank you page URLs will stop a good deal of theft.
The next thing you can do is password protect your PDFs or create executable ebooks that are password protected. There is a problem with this method however. It’s very annoying to your legit customers. Also, there is nothing to stop them from passing along the password to another person.
Another thing you can do is go to a scripts directory online and find one that actually protects your products from being downloaded illegally. The problem with these free scripts is that they usually don’t come with documentation and they do have some serious limitations.
The best solution that I have found is DLGuard. It is without a doubt as close to perfect as anything I have found. It’s not going to stop somebody who bought your product from sending the actual PDF to another person, but as far as somebody accessing your product off your own server, it is virtually close to impossible.
So if you’re looking to protect your products from theft, check out the link in my signature. I promise you, you won’t be sorry. I use DLGuard to deliver all my newer products and am working on getting my older products on the system too.
It’s THAT good.