You must admit it is very frustrating to see your article published on another blog. You may have spent a long time composing an article only to see it published on another blog the next day. Every blogger will admit this is really bad. Plagiarism is a big problem for the internet as it hurts both you and your site ranking. One may be wondering what is plagiarism?
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is simply stealing someone’s work or ideas and presenting it as you were the original writer. Stealing content from other people’s blogs and publishing on yours is simply known as plagiarism. Bloggers face plagiarism in different ways, either their contents being stolen and published on another site or while reviewing guest articles.
I will be concentrating this article on the later, if you are a blog owner and you have a lot of guest post publications it will be nice to check them for plagiarism before publishing them on your blog to determine if it has been published somewhere else as duplicate content will not just hurt the original owner of the article but it will also hurt your own search engine rankings. So how exactly do one check a guest article for plagiarism before publishing it?
Free plagiarism checkers:
There are basically a lot of methods one can use to check for plagiarism before publishing any content on one’s blog, so I am going to share with you the different free plagiarism checkers I use to check my guest articles for plagiarism before publishing it on my blog.
Google: Google is my number one free plagiarism checker for checking content of plagiarism. Copy a whole paragraph or some random portion of the article and search it in a closed quote in this format “content to be checked for plagiarism”. Enclosing a query in a search will tell the search engine to search and return results for the EXACT MATCH of the searched query. So make Google your first free plagiarism checker tool to check for plagiarism on your guest articles. Check random paragraphs or portions and if there is a match Google will have result for it else there will be no result for it. When there is no result that means it has not been published anywhere before and it’s good to go.
Small SEO Tools: This site offers a free plagiarism checker tools, I like this particular tool a lot because it makes things quite easier for me. Simply copy the entire article and paste it in the plagiarism checker box and click the big green “Check for plagiarism” button below it. Any portion of the article that has been posted on the internet anywhere will appear in red while all the ones that have not been published anywhere will be in Green. Note that while using this tool, not all parts of the content marked in Red is bad, it may be a link, which definitely is not a crime to share same link by multiple authors. You can check the original source of the article by clicking on the red lines. When the scanning has been done you will be given the percentage of originality of the article. You can also use this plagiarism checker to check your own blog contents to know who has been copying your contents.
Dupli Checker – The Plagiarism Checker: This website offer free plagiarism checking facility. You need to signup only once for free and then you can use it for unlimited searches. The best feature of this plagiarism checking website is that it offers compare text option and you can check exactly from where content has been copied. This website ranks among top plagiarism checkers around and I have been using it myself for a longtime. Not only you can check text but you can also search for plagiarism using URL as well through DupliChecker. Beside that this website has many other free tools, like spelling checker, word count checker, website hit counter and can compare two or more text for text similarity.
Copyscape: Copyscape is both a premium and a free plagiarism checker tool. Copyscape charges about $0.05 for every premium plagiarism search. Unlike the other plagiarism checkers discussed above, you will need to sign up an account, and then purchase credits in advance before you can be able to use this tool. The free version will search by page URL and return just first 10 results which the premium version will check for plagiarism for both page URL and text.
Plagiarisma: Plagiarisma is a another free plagiarism checker tool that can allow you to check an article for plagiarism in three ways, you can check for plagiarism with this tool by page URL, or paste the content and finally by uploading the article file in either of this formats RTF, ODT, PDF, TXT, HTML, DOC, DOCX.
Bloggers should rely on both premium and free plagiarism checkers to ensure their guest articles are 100% original. Don’t publish plagiarized contents on your blog so you won’t affect your SERP. Check your articles for plagiarism before publishing it. Some freelance writers don’t care about your blog, they only want to publish an article on it and gain a backlink or traffic that may come from it, so you as the blogger need to protect yourself and your blog by making sure you check every article for plagiarism using the above listed tools before publishing them.
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