If you sell any kind of digital products online such as an ebook, script or software online, then you will need digital product protection.
It is not easy to stop digital piracy completely, but at least you can make it a lot harder for people to steal your product illegally.
Here are a few ways you can protect your digital product.
1. Thank You Page
One of the easiest ways to protect your download page or thank you page is to name it with random characters. It will make it difficult for people to guess what your thank you page would be.
It is quite easy for people to find your thank you page if you simply named it as download.html or download.php. Don’t believe me, just do a search on Google for these terms and you will be surprised at how many results are returned.
2. Use Robots.txt
Using robots.txt can help prevent search engine bots from crawling your download page and listing it in the search engines.
3. Encrypting Paypal buttons
If you are using paypal as a payment processor, make sure to encrypt the pay button. It is easy to know your download page when users can simply open your source file and see the download page location. Paypal provide an option to encrypt your payment button easily.
There are also many digital product protection software that can make the task of protecting your download page a lot easier. You can specify the download time, download limits, limit the IP address as well as many other options.
You have worked hard to create your digital products and should not allow digital pirates to steal your hard earned profits.