How do you check plagiarism?

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Hi, I am about to buy a bunch of articles and I would like to know where to check if they are unique.
I know copyscape, but it's got a monthly limit.
I also know of searchenginereports dot net, but it doesn't seem to be working well, because I pasted some ezine articles and it says the content seems original!
I was wondering if you know of any free tools or if I have to buy copyscape premium.
Thanks a lot!
#check #plagarism
  • Profile picture of the author thecableguy
    plagium.com

    Use small sections of the text and not the entire article at once.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi creative,

      How do you check plagarism?
      Is it bubonic plagarism?

      hint



      plagium.com

      Use small sections of the text and not the entire article at once.
      For speed, you can also just put it into google.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tracy411
        Hi,

        I know that someone already mentioned this, but I have used both Copyscrape (free version) and just doing a plain old Google search with the text in question. I have some decent experience with plagiarism as I am a professional teacher (though currently not teaching) and have caught many cheaters using Google alone.

        Though I know it is not always applicable in online marketing, it helps if you know or have at least spoken to the writer whose text is in question. Why do I say that? Well, you can get a good idea of how they write, typical word choice, if they punctuate well, etc. just from their everyday speech and even email writing patterns. I have caught plenty of cheaters this way. ex: If you usually see lots of misspellings, and grammar errors and then get a 'perfect' piece from them, that could be a flag for you to check on the originality of the piece. Another example would be use of a more advanced vocabulary than they typically have used. Now mind you, this is more helpful with increased contact with a person. Also, there are people whose everyday writing, etc. is not careful spelling/grammar-wise, but who employ spell check, proofread or use a proofreader for more important things. No plagiarism check is foolproof, so all you can do is the best you can do.

        Best of luck to you. If you have any questions that my teaching background might be able to help answer, please feel free to message me
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    I personally use Copyscape, I think the price is affordable and in my experience I've seen it pick up more results than other services (though I've never used the one mentioned above so can't comment on that).
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    Keep in mind that Google deals in its own way with Plagiarism by giving priority to the first article/page they found online. I use either Google to look for copied text and also Copyscape occasionally.

    Bernard
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    • If you buy a lot of articles, you're best bet is to pay for Copyscape Premium.

      Originally Posted by Tracy411 View Post

      Though I know it is not always applicable in online marketing, it helps if you know or have at least spoken to the writer whose text is in question. Why do I say that? Well, you can get a good idea of how they write, typical word choice, if they punctuate well, etc. just from their everyday speech and even email writing patterns.
      My everyday speech is nothing like my written. My written word is typically much more formal.

      Originally Posted by alcymart View Post

      Keep in mind that Google deals in its own way with Plagiarism by giving priority to the first article/page they found online.
      This isn't true. You'll find lots of examples right here on the forum of people complaining that they got out-ranked with their own articles. I'm sure everyone would agree that's how it should be, but unfortunately it isn't.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ralf Skirr
      Originally Posted by alcymart View Post

      Keep in mind that Google deals in its own way with Plagiarism by giving priority to the first article/page they found online.
      Bernard, is this confirmed?

      I was under the impression that the time line was specifically NOT the criteria that Google uses when finding and ranking several instances of the same article.

      Ralf
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Copyscape is dirt cheap, so I pay for Copyscape.
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  • Profile picture of the author MIRENGE
    i use the free version in Google and it works well for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author wklee
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      I use free version of copyscape.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shazia Mirza
    I have had success with CopyScape. It is relatively cheap as well
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  • Profile picture of the author vanalli
    I always do a Google search. If it's not in Google, it's of use to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greyhounds
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    Try writing your own content, it will get you SO much further!
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    Copyscape is great! Cheap price and assurance for great articles. I used copyscape several years till now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Tiger
    How much is copyscape?
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  • Profile picture of the author pankajguptag
    Originally Posted by creative View Post

    Hi, I am about to buy a bunch of articles and I would like to know where to check if they are unique.
    I know copyscape, but it's got a monthly limit.
    I also know of searchenginereports dot net, but it doesn't seem to be working well, because I pasted some ezine articles and it says the content seems original!
    I was wondering if you know of any free tools or if I have to buy copyscape premium.
    Thanks a lot!
    One tip: Just copy and paste each paragraph or 2-3 sentence each time in google search engine and press enter. You will get all source. Also you can read this post for more such tools: 5 Best Tools to Find Duplicate Content Copied From Your Website
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  • Profile picture of the author axus_auto
    Normally, I just ask the writer whether they copied anything from elsewhere. I take their word for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Agency
    Use copyscape to check articles to avoid plagiarism.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quasha
    You can simply search the whole article in google and you will find it is copied or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author redfieryheart
    there is nothing like copyscape when it comes to plagiarism. your $10 will get you to 200 entries and I think it's worth the price.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
    Copyscape is a good option, however if you want to do it for free then you can search for few random sentence of your articles in quotes in Google.

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  • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
    Originally Posted by creative View Post

    Hi, I am about to buy a bunch of articles and I would like to know where to check if they are unique.
    I know copyscape, but it's got a monthly limit.
    I also know of searchenginereports dot net, but it doesn't seem to be working well, because I pasted some ezine articles and it says the content seems original!
    I was wondering if you know of any free tools or if I have to buy copyscape premium.
    Thanks a lot!

    I wouldn't worry about it too much... People are always concerned about this kind of thing so they want me to give them "secret-sauce" tricks for making sure their copy was stolen...

    The truth is, if you write good Copy, your stuff is sometimes going to get para-phrased and plagiarized, that's the price of doin business on the internet.

    Just know that, as long as you're offerin a TON of genuine value with your copy, your going to consistently WIN, whereas they will never learn how to acually write good copy. That's just how it is.

    So, don't worry about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebrg
    Just choose a reputable article writer or source to begin with. After publishing the article try to search for it using the targeted keywords. If it turns up in the supplementary index, ask for a explanation, refund and/or leave feedback. Stick with good writers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jasper Joanna
    dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker/

    This is a best place to check your articles...
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  • Profile picture of the author christina ward
    Go to Grammary it's free.

    Thanks
    christina
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  • Profile picture of the author Amrutg
    There is plagmarism checker - "Article checker" you can use it very well with ease.
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