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    Importance of detecting plagiarism

    07/20/2016 12:00 AM by Admin in Webmaster


    If you are a freelance article writer or run a website, then plagiarism detection is something you should never neglect. A website is only ranked on top of the SERP if it has original content. Once you list the website on search engine directories, the search engines will detect plagiarism and penalize the site if it has copied content. The penalties depend on the extent of plagiarism. One of the biggest disadvantages of this is that the website will drop in SERP ranking. If a site were on top, it would now be at the bottom due to copied content. It is, therefore, important to detect copied content before you upload it on the website.

    Today, plagiarism is a huge problem. There are millions of websites and among those, thousands will have the same topic as yours. For example, if you run a website about web hosting, there are thousands of other sites which offer the same service and have content which looks similar to yours. There might be a hundred variations of the same article on different sites about web hosting. It is why there are so many penalties, and it is for the same reason that plagiarism detection is important. You should scan the article for copied content before you paste it on your website. If you write an article, there is a high chance that you express an idea in similar wording as many others have.

    How to avoid penalties?

    The answer to this question is simple. Use a reliable online tool to detect copied content. You will find hundreds of free plagiarism checkers online. There are many tools which are free and a few are paid. It is not necessary to purchase these tools. The free tools are enough to detect plagiarism and ensure that your content is 100% original. However, make sure that the free tool you use is reliable. To check its reliability, you can copy an article from the web and scan that first. If the tool scans it and does not detect plagiarism, it is not reliable.