The Internet is full of free information, and at any moment thousands of people are publishing something new. Together with that, the chances of plagiarism increase too.
You put in a lot of time, creative energy, focus, money and other resources to create valuable content, to share it with people, make it look professional and encourage them to take action upon it. You dont deserve that to be stolen by simply finding it published on another platform.
However, most often we dont even realize if that has happened. Every day, someone who doesnt care about quality but wants to put up something on his website, might be copying an article or another piece of content of yours, and simply pasting it on his website.
But that hurts your reputation and is bad for rankings (although Google is getting better and better at recognizing the original source, and understanding whos spamming). So lets do something about it.
The very first step is to be able to tell if somebody is plagiarizing your work. Here are some tools to help you do that:
This is one of the leading plagiarism detection softwares, used by research institutions and millions of editors, authors, companies and individuals.
You can buy credits for a single manuscript or multiple ones up to 75,000 words. There are discounts for bigger volume.
This is a platform many students use, together with many institutions. It gives you instant feedback while revising. Such assessment of the work eventually helps you improve your writing skills too.
That tool is completely free and instantly checks the text you type in. Whats more, you can also set up a Google alert and get notified when phrases similar to yours are being found on the Internet.
Another popular option. Here you share your website url and the software checks if any part of it is plagiarized and appears elsewhere.
Its worth giving the Premium version a try. Its said to be the most advanced plagiarism search online, and lets you check whether a piece of writing is original before you actually publish it.
You can check a whole website with one action, automate the process, and see if theres duplication within your content.
A free online software thats easy to use. Once you register, you can search 50 times a day, which is more than enough for most individuals.
You can add a url, copy-paste something you want to check, or upload a text file.
Website owners might find this one pretty useful as it lets you scan your entire site.
Its still free and requires an account.
Want something that covers almost any language and which you can use offline too? Plagiarisma works with Windows, Android and BlackBerry, as well as online.
If you need a quick search, thats the tool for you. Simply copy-paste the text you want checked and get an instant result.
Other features, like the ability to upload files, perform a deep search, or else, are paid.
Now you have the right tools to make sure youre aware of the originality of your content. No one else should be using it without your permission.
But the responsibility to constantly monitor that is only yours. So add that to all the other things youre tracking about your business.