How does timestamping work?
Timestamping is relatively simple. A timestamp lets readers know they can trust this piece of content as it has been verified and added to the blockchain.
In the blockchain, the ownership and status of this content lives on in eternity — for all to see and verify. It gives undeniable proof that this content exists, when it first appeared, who wrote it, and when it was last edited, if so.
WordProof makes it easy to timestamp your content. Use their WordPress plugin and automatically timestamp your content and make sure you can prove you were the first to publish the content.
The timestamps show who published the content at which moment.
This applies to your:
- Custom Post Types
Why You Should Care About Timestamping Your Content Today
There actually are a few reasons why you should care:
- Bots and other companies are increasingly more likely of copying your content. If you don’t have the timestamping proof that you were the first and original creator of the content, you may be buried in the search results as a result of Google giving you a penalty for duplicate content. Unfair, and unnecessary.
- Many of us are concerned about our security, privacy, and loss of self. We see fake news thrive on social media, and regular newspapers struggle to keep their heads above water. We see corruption, foreign interference, and massive disinformation campaigns. This all leads to an important question: Who can you trust? This is also a major priority of Google and other major search engines.
- Timestamping content provides a sense of trust for your readers. You show that you take your content seriously. Not only that, by adding it to the blockchain, you can prove without a doubt that you are the owner of this content. Timestamping is a relatively easy solution that helps improve trust and paves the way towards a trusted web.
WordProof is here to help you with that.
The sooner you start with timestamping, the better. By starting today you can avoid getting a penalty in Google in the future for not having proof you were the original creator of the content.