Friday, June 9, 2017

Learn how to Deal with Blog Plagiarism

Writing genuine content is the reason behind all successful bloggers in the world. Writing an original content for a blog has many positive impacts over copying content from other sites. Many bloggers who cannot spend more time on researching appropriate content, just perform blog plagiarism.



What is Blog plagiarism?


Blog plagiarism is the act of copying content or image from another website without the knowledge of the author. There was a time when websites with more content rank high in Google search result. This resulted in the enormous copying of content and which lead Google to penalize copied content after Panda and Penguin updates.



How Blog plagiarism affect your SEO?


A true blogger will take long hours of research to write an article on his blog. When someone makes a copy of your exact content without your knowledge, all your efforts are looted by fraud person. It is really a sad feeling, but at the same time, it will affect your SEO. Imagine, you have a new blog and someone with domain authority higher than yours copied your content. Google give importance to domain authority while considering a post for search engine ranking. In this case, there is a chance that Google interprets your post as blog plagiarism and penalize you. Thus, your effort and work returned as a boomerang for blog SEO.


Thus, irrespective of who copy what content from you, it is our responsibility to act at the right time against blog plagiarism. If you still think why you should act against blog plagiarism, then ask yourself for the below questions.


1)How would you feel if someone copies your effort or ideas without your permission?


2)What if someone is making money with your effort without giving you any credit or share?


3)How do you feel when someone copies your content and say that you copied his content?



What are the several types of Blog plagiarism?


In this world, there are many people who want to make money from blogging easily but do not have patience and time to invest on it. You should keep your blog contents safe from these types of people. Let’s see the different technique these people use to copy your content.



Content Scraping


In my opinion, these are the laziest people who will just copy content and publish in their blog thinking it will help them. Many newbies, fall into this category and they don’t know how badly it will affect their SEO. New bloggers who are not aware of how blog plagiarism will affect their search engine ranking perform this activity.



Article Spinning


This is the next stage of blog plagiarism. Bloggers who use spun content tools know the negative impact of copying someone’s content but still, they cannot invest time in creating unique content. They, use some article spinner which replaces words in content with synonyms and makes it plagiarism free.



Why using Spinning is not good

Most of the article spinning tools will only replace with synonyms which sometimes make a sustenance meaningless. Also, you should remember that Google is a highly advanced company which can have its own reverse article spinner to find the origin of content. Thus, using article spinner will help you to survive in the initial stage but in the long run, it will affect your SEO negatively.



Unintentional Plagiarism


This happens among blogger when someone unintentionally misses giving the credit to the author of some post which he used while preparing content for a post. Even though this is an unintentional act, still it will affect your blog SEO.



How to find someone is copying your content?


There are many tools available in the market to find if someone is copying your content. Among them, two best tools which most of the bloggers use is Copyscape and Plaguim.



 Copyscape has both free and premium features which will alert your if some copy your content and in their blog. This will help you to take appropriate action against the person behind blog plagiarism.



How to do deal with someone who copied your content?


As I mentioned in earlier, they are chances of unintentional plagiarism. Thus, don’t take it seriously when you find someone copies your content. Follow these steps one by one to take action against blog plagiarism.


1)  Drop an email explaining the content copy details with your post link to the author of that post and ask him to remove it or to give credits to you.


Wait for few days…. If no response. Try emailing using some alternative contacts to see whether it works.


2) Still, you didn’t get any response or the author not ready to remove the content?


1)Contact Google DCMA – Send a detailed email to Google DCMA explaining your problem with the copied content details. Google DCMA is very strict against blog plagiarism and will remove the content immediately from their search result.


2)Contact Advertisers – Most of the advertisers do not support their ads published in websites which have copied content. Inform the blogs advertiser like AdSense which will ban their account and in this way, you can stop his income.


3)Contact Webhosting company. – Immediately inform the respective Web hosting company of that website regarding the illegal activity. You can use Whois.net to find the web hosting company details.



Conclusion:


Copying someone’s effort in any form is illegal and should not be entertained. We might not know how much time and effort the author of a content might give to make it best. Thus, you can copy others content in an ethical way by either giving credit or give credits to the owner. Most of the professional bloggers will always try to give their best unique content without copying.


If you have faced similar blog plagiarism in any form, please do let us know via comment section. Hope this post will help some of you…Happy Blogging!!!!

1 comment:

  1. My blog and books are plagiarized very heavily on Facebook. There are page owners who are pushing their own blogs by stealing my words and taking credit. Uggh. I write about dealing with narcissists. How much more narcissistic can a person be than taking credit for someone else's work to get attention for themselves? Didn't we learn not to do this in kindergarten?

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