Duplicate Content has been a huge topic for debate this year and will continue to be so in 2014. Are you scared that duplicate content will hurt your search rankings? We put together a list of five free duplicate content checker tools that you can use to make sure that your content is not duplicate content.
It is worth pointing out that Google’s Matt Cutts has said that duplicate content will not hurt your site unless it’s spam. Google’s main goal is to show its users great content. If the content first appears in one place, Google will want to show that as a the original source.
Below is a YouTube video of Matt’s thoughts:
Article Checker is a free web plagiarism checker, article checker, and duplicate content checker. It also scans your web page for others who may have copied its design or content any way.
This is a free service designed to monitor your RSS feed and find where your content has been republished in the blogosphere. They automatically notify you when a new post of yours is copied to another feed. They also build an overview page that you can view to see how/when/where your content is being duplicated, quoted or plagiarized.
Copyright Spot allows you to discover all the spots where your licensed and unlicensed original content lives on the web. You can use this free service to help develop new business relationships with sites that see value in your writing. It can help with your Page Rank by allowing you to identify attribution links that are missing from sites that are reusing your writing. It’s also a great way for you to track your already licensed material on the web.
CopyScape is dedicated to protecting your valuable content online. They provide the world’s most powerful and most popular online plagiarism detection solutions. CopyScape’s products are trusted by millions of website owners worldwide to check the originality of their new content, prevent duplicate content, and search for copies of existing content online.
Check your content or website for plagiarism or duplication online. This tool will split your content up to sentences or subsentences and check each part for occurrences.
Murray Newlands is an online marketing industry veteran, and the founder of TheMail.