How do "Disable right mouse click script" and similar scripts affect search engines?
I have been going through some of the dynamic forums, and the information is just fabulous- many times answering questions I didn't know I had yet! What I haven't been able to find is any information on whether using any of the 'anti-copy' scripts can affect search engine placement.
Aside from my personal site, we have a "click & brick" computer company known as a "trusted source" to various gov't agencies, and we deal with various aspects of securing hard drives as well as miscellaneous other computer products. Our specialty, however has been search engine optimization- making our webpages really search engine friendly so we consistently come out on top in searches for whatever it is we've focused in on. We don't ever pay for placement, we don't use special software- our standings are based solely on the hard work of one man and his quest to make our web pages perfect for search engines.
Considering the majority of our business has been in dealing with commercial off-the-shelf hardware and software, there has never really been a need or desire to prevent anyone from stealing our images. There has been a concern with the possibility of stealing our code, though- and there are future applications where we'd like to keep image stealing to a minimum.
My question is, doe anyone know if these anti-copy scripts can affect how search engines see/rank your webpage? IE, does making something less available for copying somehow also make it less available to search engines?
I realize the search engines are all different and the criteria for how they rank spans a huge spectrum, and that what is true for some is the opposite in others, I just wondered if anyone had seen or noticed anything different in their placements after using scripts such as these.
I have started adding these scripts to my own personal website (which doesn't yet care a hoot about placement- it is still taking very baby steps)~ but I thought it would be a great boon to our business site, if workable. I've already suggested doing a separate page using the scripts to see how it fares against pages without~ but that could take weeks before we see any results...
Anyway, I certainly appreciate any information or suggestions anyone might have. Thanks again!!
Shouldn't be using "no right click" scripts?
Thanks for your quick response!
OK I know I'm displaying my ignorance here, but could you tell me why I shouldn't use these scripts? I've found a good amount of information on this site about how to create them, but I must've missed the posts about the cons of their usage...