Most of us have faced the problem of dealing with plagiarized(representation of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as one's own original work) content, either while reading guest articles by low-quality bloggers, or by using common phrases unintentionally in our own writing.
Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics.
Even the most skilled blogger may not be familiar with all the content which are already online in a specific niche. When writing on a particular topic, it's very easy to use similar phrases used on other sites.
There can be two different use cases here-
1- Whom content/copyrighted content I am using?
2- Who is using my content?
In both the reasons, running a plagiarism check should be part of your standard procedure of checks and balances before accepting work from a blogger.
These four online services for blog post plagiarism checking can help you to find out any duplicate content.
ArticleChecker is a free online service which is very easy to use. You just need to copy and paste the blog post you wish to check into the text box on the site, or provide the article’s URL and click “Compare.” You can choose to check your text using Google or Yahoo searches. And for extra precaution, you can choose to run your search twice, once against each search engine to get more refined results.
If any matched phrases are found, the results will show the number of times that content appears online and on which website. While this tool is very easy to use, you have no way to control the level of sensitivity of the search you are conducting, so it may miss results that the other tools will catch.
Duplichecker is a also a free online service which allows you to copy and paste your text into a box, upload the post file, or enter the URL of the website you would like to check. You just need to copy and paste the blog post you wish to check into the text box on the site, or provide the article’s URL and click “Compare.”
Dupli Checker is free to use, but registration is must if you want to do more than one search per day. Not a bad deal!
The Dupli Checker tool is a quick and efficient way to check your content for any signs that may indicate content theft or duplicate content.
Copyscape is mostly same as others but has the advantage of being easy to use: simply paste in a URL or a section of text you wish to check for plagiarism.
This well-known service charges $0.05 per search. Copyscape is one of the most well-known plagiarism detectors. It also offers premium features, such as the ability to evaluate articles you're about to buy to make sure they're original.
Copyscape as popular plagiarism checker tool also offers automated website audit and protection services through its Copysentry program.
Plagium is another plagiarism checker. It allows you to copy and paste up to 5,000 characters for a search, or copy and paste two texts to compare them. Access these tools for more than occasional use by signing up for an account and purchasing search credits. Accounts also give you access to deeper levels of search and the ability to upload files.
Checking the content if you are an organization or not a writer
If you are an organization or you are using content writers for your blog/article, checking a content writer's work is a good way to ensure that it is up to par, but there are some things you can do beforehand to increase the odds that you will be working with a good quality content writer. Most important, the person at least have some experience writing on the web, even if only for their personal blog.
Make a point of checking references to make sure that the people you are working with are trustworthy. Take the time to ask writers some questions, either by email, phone, or any other medium to determine their level of knowledge about the importance of unique content and meeting deadlines both.
Don’t underestimate the value of original content. Apart from its rankings potential, it’s probably the best way to manage your blogging reputation, so it’s worth it!
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