Protecting Yourself from Deceptive ScreenShot Manipulation

Eric Lyon is the admin at Namepros and oversees just about everything on the site. Eric has put together a cool little cheat sheet on how to identify screenshots that have been manipulated.

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  • Chris August 18, 2013, 7:56 pm

    Simple and helpful. Great post!

    Another way that is a little more advanced would be to look at the surrounding pixels (zoom in as far as your image software will allow) of any vital metrics (such as the number of unique visitors, CPC, RPM, and revenue figures) to determine if the pixels around those figures are less (typical of manipulated screenshots) or more pixelated (differing in hue due to compression or gradients) than the rest of the image. Also, it’s always a good idea to analyze whether the fonts are consistent of those vital metrics. The easiest way to do this is to compare each character with all other characters in the screen shot. For instance, if the revenue is “$1,000” then you will want to look for “$”, “1”, “,” (comma), and “0” in other places on the screenshot to confirm that they match in appearance.

    Infographics like this are very helpful to beginners in our industry. Thanks, NamePros!

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  • Raymond Hackney August 18, 2013, 8:14 pm

    Thanks for reading and the great comment Chris.

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  • Andee Hill August 19, 2013, 12:39 pm

    Thank you Morgan! Great tips. Escrow will direct website buyers to this article.

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  • Raymond Hackney August 19, 2013, 12:44 pm

    Glad you liked it Andee, thanks for reading.

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  • Andee Hill August 19, 2013, 12:55 pm

    Apparently I didn’t look at the author…sorry Raymond. Great information. Escrow posted on our FB page. Good stuff!

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