You hire a content writer and assign him few topics to write, once he finishes his job daily you take the articles and schedule them on your blog and think that this is going to help you in making easy money because your job is completed and its now the writers job to work for you. After a few days you find that your website traffic is dipping and is not increasing and you get worried about any search engine bans or penalties. After checking out everything from malware issues to backlinks count you dont find any issue and keep getting more and more confused but finally the answer to this would be duplicate content.
We had previously covered many Online Plagiarism checkers which can help you in finding duplicate content like tynt but this time iam going to show you 2 online tools which can help you in finding copied content even if the articles are not published on the web, and this is possible after you start searching for selected content using those tools.
Dustball : This tool is mainly developed for finding duplicate content in the students paper or assignments, given to them by their universities. This means that major universities would assign their students to write large reports, essays, homework and assignments which would range upto 100 pages and it could be a very hard task for the university to check out if the content is copied or original and this online tool is going to help them. Its developed for the University of Maryland and is a excellent checker. You need to copy and paste the content and then proceed or else click on the Upload MS Word Document option and upload the content file. Next you will be given with a report of the search which will give you the following information.
To investigate possible plagiarism, click on any of the “possible plagiarism” links in the table below. You will be referred to the source material for you to make an informed decision about the content of your student’s paper. You should also find the text in question in your student’s paper to see if the text under suspicion is a quotation.
The link would normally have a part of your searched content along with a google search result page, searching for that text. I did a search for a part of my article on how to copyright your content and the results were quite good because i was able to find a website which had copied my article completely as shown in the screenshot.
Next you can again confirm if the articles given to you are original or not by comparing the content with the URL which you feel have copied your original content. For this you would need to try out Article Checker, which is another online tool. allowing you to verify if the content is really copied or not. You need to paste a small amount of text on the box available on the website and the URL which you feel has copied your original content. Then you need to select the search engines which would be used to detect the duplication and then click on compare. The results would be shown in a few moments on the website itself which would help you in getting a idea if the content can be used on your website or not if its copied. If you know about any other online tools similar to this feel free to share them here.