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Stop Duplicate Content From Getting Published Using ‘Small SEO Tools’

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plagiarism definitionWhat is Duplicate content?

Duplicate content denotes a significant amount of portions of content within or in other domains which are similar to other content or are exact matches of the content. Many a times this may not be deceptive.

How does Google tackle duplicate content?

If your website contains several pages containing the same or similar data, then it is better to inform Google about these URLs and this is known as “canonicalization”. There have also been several instances of duplicating or plagiarizing content in order to rank higher on search engines and gain more traffic or actually divert traffic from the original to the duplicate website. Plagiarism is extremely frustrating for original content writers and it spoils the experience for users too. Whenever visitors search for content they end up clicking on multiple sites with similar content and at the end of it they do not get what they want  and end up abandoning the search altogether.  On the search engine result pages (SERP), Google tries to show website listings with unique and distinct content as much as possible. However, if Google finds out websites with duplicate content with a malicious intent to manipulate the search rankings and deceive the users, then Google will lower their rankings as appropriate. In some cases Google, may even remove the sites from its index and the site will then not appear on SERPs.

How to avoid publishing duplicate content?no plagiarism

Plagiarism or duplication can be compared to robbing or stealing of information. The victims are the most affected while the offenders can be penalized for their actions. Many content writers realize the ethical, moral and legal consequences of writing duplicate content but they go ahead and publish it. This practise is rampant in sites with a content marketing strategy. Many content writers try to paraphrase their content by referring to a post and then simply playing around with words to make the sentence look different than the original. The result is such that if Google finds out duplication, then the plagiarized article will definitely rank below the original article in the SERPs. Some content writers also copy the entire structure and this is also a form of plagiarism and can affect the site’s rankings adversely and reflect badly on the integrity of the website. Writing original articles is an effective content strategy, as original articles attract potential customers easily and is good for SEO in general. Original articles and ideas also help in retaining loyal customers by providing them a steady stream of interesting content.

There are many ways to stop duplicate content from getting published and the most important way is to catch duplication before it is published. Luckily there are many websites and tools which enable you to check your own work before it is published. Many tools like Copyscape and duplichecker not only detect the plagiarism but also show you the source from which the text was copied. The plagiarized text is also highlighted so that the writer can make changes. In this blog, we are going to discuss the Small SEO tool Plagiarism checker.

Small SEO Tools Plagiarism checker

The small SEO tools website has a fantastic tool for checking duplicate content knows as the, “Plagiarism Checker”. This tool is very simple to use and free of cost. It is not like other tools which provide the basic functions for free and charge a fee for using the premium features. To use this tool, visit the Small SEO tools website and click on the tab containing “Plagiarism checker”. You will be directed to the tool’s page where you will see a text box and a “check for plagiarism” button below the text box. All you need to do is select the text that you need to check for plagiarism, copy and paste the text in the text box. The tool allows up to 1500 words of text as of now, so make sure your text does not cross the limit, otherwise you won’t get an accurate analysis of plagiarism. There is also a word counter to help you check the word limit. Once you have pasted the text in the box, simply click on, “check for plagiarism” button.

The text entered by you is then scanned properly, analysed, and even the entire internet is searched to check whether there are any duplication issues. Once the scanning is completed the tool will show you detailed results in a box. It is highly likely that there would be some common phrases and you might see a part of the text highlighted in the text. If entire sentences are duplicated then the tool will show you the original source.

Interpreting the results of the tool is very simple to understand and the tool gives proper hints regarding the same. The sentences, paragraphs or even phrases which already exist on the internet will be marked red and this text will find it difficult to get Google’s approval. The tool also provides links which are nothing but the original sources. So this is helpful as you can then click on the links and check out the original sources and compare your articles for duplication. Once the scanning and analysis is completed the tool provides a percentage score for original and unique content.  A unique and excellent feature of the tool is that it provides a comment about duplication for each sentence separately. So you know where exactly the duplication of content has occurred.

The tool can also be used for detecting spun or rewritten content and help in raising the unique value of each piece of text. This tool is frequently used by white hat SEO specialists to check whether the content submitted to their website is unique, original and acceptable by Google.

Plagiarism, spun and duplication are different forms of the same evil and can cause substantial damage to the SEO of original content and even to the duplicate content SEO. Google has begun to take serious action on plagiarized websites; hence, it is very essential that you check and double check your content for plagiarism with the help of the small SEO tools’ “plagiarism checker” before you publish it online.

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  • There are 3 comments

    • 4 years ago

      Ravi   /   Reply

      The plagiarismchecker website has a fantastic tool for checking duplicate content knows as the, “Plagiarism Checker”.

      • 2 years ago

        Jerry BO   /   Reply

        Much better plagiarism checker with 3000 words limit is now available at:
        Duplicate content can be found more easily and you don have to cut your longer content to check its plagiarism as the limit is significantly high.

    • 2 years ago

      Hamza ali   /   Reply

      Thanks for such a great info I use paid tools but Sometime for Small job such seo tools sites are really helpful .

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