Protecting a Download Page

Protecting your product is an important part of being a successful seller of digital products. There are several precautions you can take to help ensure you have as much protection as possible against unauthorized download.

The following are a list of recommendations to help minimize the chances of this happening:

Direct downloads offered via JVZoo are protected from unauthorized access.  External Thank You pages are not under any such protection.  You will need to do certain things yourself to protect your thank you pages.  Here are some suggestions:

  1. To prevent search engine bots from indexing your page, or from following links to your Thank You page, you will want to insert this HTML code into the head section (the area between the <HEAD> and </HEAD> tags):  <META name=”robots” content=”noindex, nofollow”/>2.
  2. Give your Thank You page an obscure filename that is hard to guess (for example, name it something    like “Bn7hFb1dr.html” rather than “thankyou.html”)
  3. If you are experienced with programming, you can also create a script that will prevent any access to  your Thank You page unless they have gone through the payment process. 

**This is an advanced topic.  This is only recommended for vendors with advanced programming knowledge or those that have the assistance of a programmer.

4. Create  a password protected membership site where the download
pages are located. More complicated to set up but there are systems that do most of the work for you and make for a more secure sales process, keeping your product safe.





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