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Plagiarism and Content Monitoring Review for Social Media Week

Plagiarism isn’t always purposeful as any good writer knows. Commonly certain aspects or even particular content is used and reused. For example, when a user does a product review on an HP computer, specifics, and indeed specs, such as Intel Atom, 1 GB, 250 GB, 10.1 in TFT active matrix, Microsoft Windows 7 Starter are always doomed to be repeated. Of course any user can also arrange and rearrange them to make them original, at least for any available number of combinations. Although there are still many within the above listed specs, those, in fact, do run out as well. This could make the continued review of the above HP computer eventually show up as plagiarism.

That isn’t the only example. Some places, let’s go with Hawaii, are doomed to have the same common language used to describe them. Tropical paradise, clear blue ocean water, and so on. These items can eventually build up as well to where a writer will really need to pick and choose their words with fine tooth combs to beat the plagiarism detectors.

The goal of any good content provider should be to add something to the content. A blogger is more than justified in taking sections of articles by another writer so long as they provide recognition or credit to the original source and then provide an add on to the content. The add on can be an I agree but also…., or I do not agree and here is why. This form of copied content are provided to spark original thought or new direction, as such they are worthy of original recognition.

Plagiarism Detectors

Plagiarism detectors helps users to find copies of their pages online for free,

  • Copyscape

Ranked #1 in independent tests, Copyscape protects writers and content owners from having their valuable content plagiarized elsewhere online. Everyone from bloggers, to business owners who outsource their content creation, know what Copyscape is and are likely currently using it, or have done so in the past on projects that have required it. For paid, albeit affordable cost for most, Copyscape provides two other powerful detection tools. Premium allows a user to check their offline content against all online content Sentry provides protection for a users website by scheduling a scan for weekly, or even daily, and emailing you if any are found.

  • CopyGator

CopyGator is geared towards bloggers who want to be sure their original content remains their own. Duplicate content is gauged as ‘collisions’ with three levels that explain their possible issues. From pages that share small sections of similar text, to dual post that share more than one section of similar text, to outright exact copies, CopyGator provides a very helpful service to those who take their copywriting seriously.

  • FairShare

eBook writing and blogging are very lucrative businesses these days for many, and is the reason behind a program such as FairShare.  Throw your RSS Feed URL containing your blog or eBook text into this tool and watch it go to work. This valuable, and free, service, is a lifesaver for many bloggers or eBook creators who desire to create only the highest original content work on the internet.

There are many types of copy protection to utilize, however, the best method to practice at all times is the use of only user created original content. The copy protection should only be a means to ‘double-check’ content before posting it and then monitoring your content to see where and how it is being used.

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