Today I am going to talk with you about a very important thing that comes in the context of SEO, which is, Plagiarism. If you have been blogging for some time, then you must have heard this word for sure. But do you know its meaning?
What is plagiarism?
This is a very popular question asked in Blogging. This keyword has 4,50,000 monthly searches on Google.
This means displaying someone else's work with their name.
In other words, by copying someone's work or content, publish or popularize with your name. In the blogging field, if you pick up content from another website or blog, publish it on your blog or website is called plagiarism.
Plagiarism is quite an unfair work. To prevent this, many steps have been taken at different levels.
In SEO, we often say that we should write unique content on our blog and should not copy from anywhere. Why do we say that?
All search engines understand the orignal work of anyone and while appreciating them, do not rank websites with copied content and even give them penality.
Now you know that there is no use of publishing copied content on your website, because you will be harmed by doing so.
Now we will talk about plagiarism checking tools.
What are Plagiarism Checking Tools and why do we need them?
As you might have guessed, tools that can tell you whether your content is orignal or copied are called plagiarism checking tools. In today's date, there are many tools online avilable that can check whether you have orignal or copied with all the content on the Internet. If your content is copied, then it also tells you which website is copied from.
A good Plagiarism Checking tools has the following features:
- This allows you to enter the content in different ways. For example, paste the content into the text box, or upload text or document files.
- It gives you results in few seconds.
- It also tells you that from where your content has been copied. (It tells you the URL of those websites)
What does Plagiarism Checking Tools require?
There can be many reasons for this, such as:
- If you have a blog or website on which you have hired a content writer to write content, then in order to check whether your content writer is copying content from somewhere, you can use the Plagiarism Checking tools can use
- Likewise, you can check these tools to check the orignality of your content.
- Is anyone else copying your orignal content, you can also find out by using these tools.
Plagiarism checking tools are both free and premium. By the way, free tools give you very good results, but if you want some premium features, then you should choose only premium tools.
Recommended Plagiarism Checking Tools
I will tell you about three plagiarism checking tools in this article. One of these is a free tool and the other two are premium.
SmallSEOTools Plagiarism Checker
When you do a Plagiarism checker search on Google, this is the first tool you get. This is a popular free copied content checking tool.
In this you can check whether your content is copied by entering the content in the text box. You can check the content of maximum 1000 words at a time. Along with this, you can also check by uploading a Word document or a text document. It is very easy to use it.
You can also import files from Google Drive or Dropbox.
Its use is shown in the GIF image below:
Copyscape is both a free and premium tool. If you want to enter a URL and check whether the content on that URL is copied or not, then you can check it for free.
But if you have a piece of content or document and you want to check it, then you have to pay.
Copyscape has long been a global standard for plagiarism checking. Using it is also similar to the tool mentioned above.
Just in this you can check the content plagiarism by using the URL as well.
You can also compare two different URLs or two different pieces of content, for free!
Above, I did both sides, same content page, and you can see that it has shown 100% content match result. In this way, you can also compare the content of two URLs. You see it by highlighting the matched content.
You get 200 searches for $ 10 in its premium version. That is, you can check your personal content which you have not uploaded on the internet or your content writer has given to you. In a search, you can check a piece of content or a document.
Grammarly is basically a grammar checking tool that offers an inbuilt but powerful plagiarism checking tool. But it only checks English content.
With the other two tools, you can check the content of any language.
This is a completely premium tool. When you write a content in it, you can check the copied content as well by enabling the option of checking plagiarism.
The above image is for demonstration purpose only. You use this tool for English content only. Use both of the other tools for any language content. They will definitely do a great job.
This tool will also tell you where the content is copied from and how much is copied, in percentage. This will also highlight copied text.
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