Protect Your Download Page — Why?

Do you need to protect your download page? Lots of people don’t think they need to. But by the time you finish reading this article, you’ll change your mind. That’s because what you’re about to discover is a trick that crooks use to steal your infoproducts, whether you know they’re doing it or not.

It’s like they walked into your house, opened up your laptop, and just took your ebook (or videos, audios, plugins, software). You need to protect your download page.

So why the alarm bells? I’ll explain. But first, let me tell you how we discovered this.

Dan regularly sends me emails when he hears about some crook posting the contents of a product on some warez or pirate site. He gets frustrated, because clearly those people are BAD people, taking the work of one person and putting it out to the public for everyone else to steal.

And if you don’t protect your download page, they’re gonna get yours.

Dan gets equally upset whether the product is one of his products, our products, or the products of our friends…or ANYONE’s product. It’s just not right.

Now, we’ve been raving recently about a product called the Rank Tracker Plugin. Each time someone searches for a keyword that lands them on our website, it sends us an email. Needless to say, we get LOTS of Rank Tracker emails (Thankfully, you can set the Rank Tracker Plugin to email you only once a day or once a week, if you like.)

We got one of our Rank Tracker emails today, and what Dan saw there instantly told him that someone was trying to steal from us. Dan’s instant reaction was to check to see if we were actually vulnerable to the attack — and it turns out we were not.

But, you might be, and you need to know about this. So what did we see in that Rank Tracker email?

IMPORTANT: In the rest of this post, “Protect Your Download Page” I show you EXACTLY how to find unprotected download pages so you know how thieves find and steal good content. The goal is so that you can protect yourself from these same tactics. However, if the “bad guys” saw this information, they would use it to steal more stuff. As a result, the rest of this post is PROTECTED in the member’s area of my membership site, ACME Traffic. If you are a member of ACME Traffic, you can read the rest of the post there. If you’re not a member, you can join using the link at the top of the page.

Read the rest of “Protect Your Download Page” on ACME Traffic.

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2 Responses to “Protect Your Download Page — Why?”

  1. Stew says:

    Thanks for the timely warning Mark. Yes, the Internet has more crooks scheming to steal than horse manure has flies. Interesting thought…what would prevent a “bad guy” from joining Acme traffic and learning how you protect yourself?

  2. Mark Widawer says:

    Great question.
    I will run under the assumption that all of my members are “good guys” and “good gals”.
    And, if a bad guy ain’t gonna pay for a product, he sure as heck isn’t likely (though it’s not impossible) for him to pay to join a membership.
    There’s no iron clad way, though, to prevent bad guys from getting info like this.
    There are bad people (and hopefully far more good people) in all communities.
    -Mark

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