Laura approached me with her awesome online tool which I am sure will help us bloggers to protect our content on our blogs. The tool is called PlagSpotter and you can find all the details about the same below. Do let us know what you think about it and share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
The upstart website PlagSpotter.com is an innovative duplicate content checking and monitoring tool developed by a Ukraine-based startup in Kyiv. PlagSpotter is not just for journalists and writers but is particularly useful for online bloggers as well. In the online blogging world, original content and ideas are everything. Significant problems can arise if someone else decides to cherry-pick from your original content. You could lose your audience, good SEO standing, and eventually your blog could fade into obscurity if you don’t keep a watchful eye on your content.
This is where PlagSpotter steps in. While it is a recently-developed website, PlagSpotter has already received many accolades for its effectiveness in identifying duplicate content. It was awarded the top place in Search Engine Journal’s list of Top SEO Startups of 2012. Not only that, but the German magazine Optimize or Die also had an article that featured the Ukrainian PlagSpotter team in December 2012. The magazine was also forced to acknowledge that German developers were no longer the only ones making serious waves in the SEO industry.
Among PlagSpotter’s cutting-edge features is the ability to check your URLs by entering them in and then clicking on the Find Copies button. After this, a list of sources with the percentage of matched content will be available in a report. There is also an option to have PlagSpotter automatically monitor your URLs for duplicate content on a daily or weekly basis. Not only this, but PlagSpotter can provide a “Protected by PlagSpotter” badge on your blog as a warning to all potential plagiarists. PlagSpotter is also a useful tool if you need to double-check and see if your online content is truly original or not. And last but not least, PlagSpotter now even has an app that allows you to automatically scan any given page in Google Chrome.
Protecting your blog’s content should always be one of your top concerns as a blogger. Your original and attention-grabbing content is your lifeblood. If someone takes your content and reposts it as their own and then they get more hits, your blog will be hurt. Not only this, but it can potentially cause problems with Google and search engine results. If the other site gets more hits, users can be re-directed by Google to them.
Like the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Prevent all potential plagiarism on your blog by protecting your original content with PlagSpotter and stop content thieves dead in their tracks.
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Praveen Rajarao is a Software Tech Lead and in his spare time blogs on his website – http://www.dailymorningcoffee.com and http://www.techivy.com. His topics range from blogging to technology to affiliate programs and making money online and how-to guides.
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