Checking if your content if original or copied

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Hi....

If I get a writer for my articles what is the best way to check the originality of content before publishing it online?

I know there is Copyscape but it appears that you can check webpage URL's for free and possibly can scan content before going live for a fee? Is this the best site to use or are there any others that are perhaps free where you can check this :confused:

Thanks




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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
    The first thing I do is copy and paste a sentence or two, in quotes, straight into Google. If it comes up, it's already indexed elsewhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author camuk
      Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

      The first thing I do is copy and paste a sentence or two, in quotes, straight into Google. If it comes up, it's already indexed elsewhere.
      yep, and that's free too. That's what I always do!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    I find that Copyscape is cheap and fairly accurate. I'm sure there are plenty of free options out there, but I don't know how accurate that would be. I like to stick with what works.

    Though be warned, even the most sophisticated and expensive options have been duped. Scammers are great at keeping up with the technology lol!
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    Just because it passes copyscape does not mean it is original content. These days many are just adding stop words and what not to the coding to fool Google and copyscape into thinking it is original. Be very careful when hiring a writer these days.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
      Originally Posted by blillard View Post

      Just because it passes copyscape does not mean it is original content. These days many are just adding stop words and what not to the coding to fool Google and copyscape into thinking it is original. Be very careful when hiring a writer these days.
      Well said. I think the time and money spent on trying to catch an untrustworthy writer in the act could be better spent on finding a reliable writer with excellent references. I use Copyscape, especially for new writers, but I rely much more heavily on my instincts and recommendations from contacts in the business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Haris Tahic
    Copyscape.

    If copyscape is expensive for you, use Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author warrich
    Copyscape is the only way and it is the only tool with which a person can check whether his content is original or copied. This is also the famous way used by many clients to check if the contents submitted by the article writers are original or copied from some website. This is an efficient and quick way to check the originality of the content.
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  • Profile picture of the author ish88an
    i am telling you too simple method.. just go to duplichecker.com and paste your content there to check the originality of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      I prefer to use Copyscape because it's cheap and pretty accurate. Like others, sometimes the easiest thing to do is search the first few lines in quotes in Google. If they come up then you know it has been indexed already.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    1 vote here for copyscape. You can also copy paste into Google as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    one would hope you have an indemnify clause in your work-for-hire contract you have the writer sign.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Krisz Rokk
    Copyscape due to accuracy. Google works as well...
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    • Profile picture of the author DNY
      I use google, copy scape and plagiarism checker (plagiarisma.net/)

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin W
    I've always used Google. But I also try to stick with article writers that have a good reputation where I know I can trust them from the start.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul05
    For checking content offline there is best tool provided by dustball called plagrisim checker which will help look for duplicate content on the net for your article.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnkeneddy
    For checking the content online there are 2 tools available plagarism and dustball which helps in checking of copy scape content.
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  • Profile picture of the author eugenedm
    Plagiarisma.net has a free version and it's pretty good, too. Actually, if you do a Google search you'll come across several free plagiarism checker. Anyway, if you don't like Copyscape you can always use Plagiarisma.net.
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