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Top Free Plagiarism Tools – Check Copyright Content & Stop It from Happening Again

Before looking at Top Free Plagiarism Tools and How Check Copyright Content,

Lets see what is Plagiarism? In the blogging industry, it basically means copying someone’s blog article or any type of content such as Images, PDF, Banners, etc without permissions.

I know it really hurts when someone copies your blog content but this is what happens in the blogging industry. Still, there are no 100% safe content protections that can prevent blog content to be stolen at least once.

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If you write articles for your blog or someone’s blog or manage the news website or online magazine then there are 2 things you must always careful about before and after publishing a blog article, especially that relates to the daily life like News Article/Online Magazine. Yes, even before writing something because if you’re writing news articles then there are more chances that someone already wrote, in the same manner, you’re going to write. So, it’s better to use one of these free online plagiarism checkers with percentage rating. It’ll show you what percentage of your content matches with someone’s content.

These plagiarism checker free tools are very helpful to check the quality of a Guest Post because you don’t know how Guest blogger made content (maybe he copied from a website).

If you hired a freelancer to write articles for you then you should remember that an article written by a freelancer has most of the time the problem of duplicate content/ unprofessional content, because it’s his job to write the article in the large number so due to excessive load he can be made mistakes. I always use any best free plagiarism checker to make sure the article isn’t a danger to my website authority and ranking.

Let see both things, 1) What to do when someone copies website’s content or how to prevent content to be stolen and 2) how to check copyright by free online plagiarism checker with percentage rating?

Best Online Plagiarism Checker Tools:

These free plagiarism checker for students are same for bloggers.

1- smallseotools plagiarism checker:

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Small SEO Tools presents a best free plagiarism checker that you must include in your blogging Tools, today. They’ve developed it through research, keeping in mind what the users generally want in a free plagiarism detector. They’ve employed every technique and tactic to make it the best duplicate content detector free online.

It’s also a good plagiarism checker for students.

Yes, it's totally free online plagiarism checker with percentage.

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When they realize that students depend on plagiarism site to run plagiarism test for their papers, thesis, and essays before submitting them. Hence, at SST, they came up with an idea of free plagiarism software to assist students to identify plagiarism. This can use teachers, students and writers as well. Their free online plagiarism checker with percentage for students, teachers, scholars, and writers is actually the best online plagiarism test tool.

They also have a WordPress plugin for plagiarism checker free.

2- Google Alerts:

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There are a many free online plagiarism checker you can make use to check if your content is being used without your agreement. One of the best and easiest online tools for this is Google Alerts.

Just go to Google Alerts website, and add a piece of your article, select what kinds of sites should be looked, and after that put your email id so Google can make contact with you with the results. You can also generate as many alerts as you want and adjust the settings to be notified on a daily, weekly, or “as it happens” basis.

3- Grammarly Online Plagiarism Checker:

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Do not judge it by its name.

Though Grammarly is mainly recognized as a Grammar Checking tool, its premium version also contains an integrated Plagiarism Checker.

Yes, it’s a multi-featured tool for the webmasters to verify the originality of the blog content, verifies Grammar, and also to make sure the spelling of every single word in the article is correct.

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And, They have a Grammarly Chrome Browser Extension as well that helps you correct mistakes every time you write anything online such as comments, massage, article, etc.

4- CopyScap - best plagiarism checker:

Copyscape is a very accurate alternative tool for those who publish lots of content.

Have you ever saw one of those “protected by CopyScape” badges on any website/blog?

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Well, CopyScape is one of the very famous plagiarism checking tools that help find both published and unpublished copied articles. It will check all PDF files, websites/blogs, forums, etc. and locate the locations with links where your content is copied.

In the free plan, you can just search already published articles using its URL. Yes, it’s free but Premium results aren’t free, but it’s really worth the money spent.

In order to check an unpublished content like PDF, you’ve to purchase credits. One credit is required for checking an article consists of maximum 2,000 words. You can purchase 200 credits for only $10 ($.05/credit).

How does Copyscape Works?

All you’ve to do is just enter your website URL then Copyscape will check the web and let you inform which websites copied your blog content.

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Have you noticed their website’s interface is quite simple for anyone to utilize?

Copyscape's premium plan contains lots of more features.

If you publish articles frequently then like a news website then you can get premium API to integrate the tool into your CMS (like WordPress and Blogger) to scan your whole blog/website for plagiarism...

5- Plagium - free plagiarism scanner:

Plagium is another free plagiarism tool.

Plagium gives ability check copyright content where you just paste an article containing maximum 25,000 characters (that’s a very good length) and hit the Quick search button, and within a few seconds, you will have the results. It serving since 2006 that helps you find copyright content for free as long as you don’t make more requests.

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With advanced features, you’ll get email alerts whenever someone copied your content. It doesn’t stop here, unlike other tools; it even compares your blog article with social media posts such as Facebook & Twitter.

As long as your content is under 25,000 characters and you tried its free service in-limit then it’s absolutely fine but if you want its deep search (for more accurate) and no limits then they also put forward premium membership by which you’ll be able to search 60,000 characters for only $1 (around 12 searches) and 1000,000 characters for just $10 (around 220 searches).

How to Deal With Content Thieves?

How to Remove the Copied Content?

Alright! At the moment that you succeed finding illegal copies of your content, now it’s time to get those illegal copies removed from the internet by going through the following different technique's procedure step by step…

Method 1. Notify Them of Your Copyrighted Content Via Email:

Majority of bloggers and webmasters have a contact page or email address on their blog/websites, by that you can contact them and ask strictly to have duplicate content removed.

Even as some of the article thieves will just ignore your emails, others will take down your content the moment you ask them to, especially if you talk about that you will file a DMCA complaint against them if the article is not removed in given time.

Method 2. Contact their Web Hosts About the Same:

As I said some of bloggers and webmasters will just ignore your emails, so here time comes to use weapons to take down their website.

And, this happens by contacting the website hosting service that hosts their website. By making use of "Who Is Hosting This" Tool you can find all required information regarding the web host, IP address, name servers & much more to contact their website hosting service. 

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You have to simply enter the URL of the website that has stolen your content.

Once you get the name of the web-hosting company, just go to their copyright infringement webpage and register your complaint.

When it comes to removing duplicate content the Web hosting services generally are the best efficient way than using any webmasters tool. As a rule, often, they will take down the entire website that has republished your article without any permission.

However, if you are still unsuccessful to get those copyright article pages removed, then head to the ultimate action and file the DMCA take-down complaint.

Method 3 File Google Webmaster Tools – DMCA Complaint:

Now this time of showing no mercy to the person who has stolen your website content. With the help of an online form that Google provides to remove such illegal copies of your copyrighted content from its web index.

This is a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint against the websites have republished your content without any permission. This complaint form is a part of the Google Webmaster Tools features. It is just a little bit complicated than all other methods. 

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And, after filing DMCA, Google will not only de-index that particular article but also will ban that entire website from Google’s search engines forever (that's a very big loss for that website's owner).

So, only make use of this DMCA method at the time you are damn sure that website is actually copied your complete article, otherwise, if Google finds your complaint just false, then you possibly end up paying heavy fines as punishment. That doesn’t mean you should be scare while filing a 100% sure complaint against content scrapers.

Do not hesitate at all if you’re sure, just do it. All the plagiarized post will be de-indexed within a day.

Well, there is a complete article about How To File A DMCA Takedown Notice Step By Step?

How to Remove Copied Content from Article-sharing site?

Well, this isn’t the hard part of removing stolen content because the article-sharing websites such as HubPages, Ezine, Suite101, etc. have monitored by very strict rules, that’s mean when someone republished your article there you can simply contact the website administration on the topic of the duplicate content.

Don’t Forget to:

  1. Mention the URL of your original content.
  2. Provide the date when the article was published.
  3. A clear statement that you are the author of the article or Admin of the site.

Now, your job is done. Article-submission website will quickly verify this matter and will remove the article.

They may even ban account of that person.

How to Protect Website And Stop This from Happening Again?

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As I said at the beginning of this article, unfortunately, there is no 100% Safe method to prevent your content from being stolen.

Though, there are several hacks you can use to reduce the risk of the article scraper from republishing your website articles without any authorization.

The Hacks to Reduce Chances of Article Being Stolen:

  1. Disable text selection on your blog.
  2. Disable copy to clipboard.
  3. Watermark your images.
  4. Include a clear copyright notice on your site.
  5. Use "No Right-Click" Scripts.
  6. Use Google Search Authorship.
  7. Place a transparent image on top of every one of your images.

Well, there is a complete article about it in every possible detail and Step By Step Process of How to Restrict Someone from Copying Content from Your Website?

In Summary:

Fortunately, there are lots of free plagiarism checker tools and Some Techniques by which we can check the stolen article and remove them. We also can restrict article scrapper from copying your blog article (not 100% working). Content thieves always find a way to copy the article from a protected website. But by making use of above-mentioned tools and tips you can reduce the risk of your content from being scraped or at least guarantee that you get the credit (by giving a do-follow link to your original article) you be worthy of for the entire hard work and research.

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If you want to tell us anything like tips about this topic that you use to deal with such situations or ask a question in the comment box!

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Mohammad Tabish is an addicted Blogger and a Professional web developer. He is from Pakistan. He started his first blog (SEO Tech) in 2012 and then, he never look back. He is managing lots of blogs.