Top 2 Ways To Detect Plagiarism – Content and Images Duplicate Detector
Whether if you have a blog site, a company website or affiliate marketer who built a website for your products plagiarism is one the things that you have to watch out for. With the continuous change of Google’s algorithm website owners like me needs to watch out for this illegal activity in the Internet. Plagiarism is considered as one of the piracy act in the Internet wherein your articles or the content of your website is being copied by another website. Plagiarism is where other websites copies anything or the whole thing from one’s website and re-posts or redistributes it on their own site claiming that it’s their work – even pirating ideas is also considered plagiarism. If you are not cautious enough and if you don’t protect your contents or articles and even your images, sooner or later you will be affected especially if you are concern on ranking on SERP or search engine result pages. These website can not only copy your work but also can out-rank you on search result pages. Now imagine how this act could affect your website especially if your target is to earn from your work – income loss.
How could other websites copy my work (articles, contents and images)? – Well, some does it manually while other uses bot scrapers to do the job. Most of the time the target of these scrapers are your website’s feeds. Their bots are capable of crawling your feeds and copies it. Their main objective is to have as many articles on their website and to do so they will need to copy it from other websites. The end-result of this is for them to gain more traffic and earn revenue from the ads they have on their websites, these websites are commonly known as MFA (made-for-Adsense). Google Search team and Google Adsense are trying to wipe these websites but there are more than a billion of them crawling in the Internet so it will take time for them to totally eradicate them from SERP or removed their Adsense accounts. That is why they needed our cooperation by reporting it to them.
So how can I check if my website’s contents are being copied? – Now that’s a good question. I think there are so many tools online where you can check to detect if your contents are being copied but I can only recommend two of them which I always use to check my work. I check my website on a weekly basis to ensure that my work are protected. I know this can be quite troublesome for first-timers but once you get the hang of it, then everything will just be like your regular weekly routine. And just think of how much are you going to lose if you don’t protect your work. The two (2) top tools I am using are online tools or web-based services so there’s nothing for you to download and install on your computer. The first one is for my content and the other one is for the images I have on my website.
How do I check if my articles or content is a victim of plagiarism?
The only tool I am using to do this is Copyscape. It is a 100% plagiarism checker of contents (well so far that’s how I can rate it for its excellent job). You just need to input your website’s URL or link and click on the Copyscape search button. What it does is it scans your content first and then checks all the websites in the Internet for any duplicate copies. Then it shows you the results if it finds any websites that has the same content as with your website. From there, you can now check that website and see how much of your content is copied. And then you can now either notify the website owner or you can report them directly to Google for plagiarism act or DMCA.
How do I check if my images are being copied and is being misused by others?
Well, although I don’t do this on a regular basis but it is still important especially if your website relies so much on images or if you own a photo blog or website. The image plagiarism online tool that I could recommend is TinEye Reverse Image Search. With this online tool, you just need to either input the link of your image or upload it and then click on Search. This online tool will try to search all the websites in the Internet for any images that has the same attributes or exact copy of your images or photos. Then you can do the same thing as I’ve mentioned above once you catch the culprits.
There’s another way through Google where you can actually check if your contents are being copied. Just copy a snippet or a paragraph from your article and paste in the Google search box enclosed with quotes (” “) and then hit on search. Check the example I have below.
No matter what happens, always protect your work or others will get that credit away from you and worst your only means of revenue.
I hope you find this tips useful and worth sharing.