I copy and paste a phrase from about midway through into Google with speech marks (always forget what those darn things are called!)
"is the method of planting tomatoes in"
How accurate is this? I've tried it, but I'm not confident that it actually "catches" the copied content..
I find that it does at least as good as copyscape.
But by using Google, its not sure its 100% CopyScape passed content. Normally I also use Google search for checking the copied content as its doesn't require paid account.
I think you have to keep things in proportion.
How much time is it going to take, to sit down and copy and paste excerpts from each of your Hubs into Google, one by one? How much is your time worth?
Copyscape Premium costs 5 cents per URL. You only need to run a check once a month at the most (if you do it more than that, you're being paranoid!). The first time you use it, you have to paste in the URL of each of your Hubs - but that doesn't take long, just export your Hub list as a .csv then copy and paste. You can then save the list to re-use in the future.
It takes no effort to get the results, and then you just have to scroll through them and file DMCA's. Copyscape lets you keep track of which ones you've filed, too.
Considering that you could use the time saved to write more Hubs and make more money, copyscape isn't that big an investment, is it?
Good point. I don't bother anymore. Some of my baby articles have been plagerised on so many forum posts. As long as they don't outrank me, I don't bother tracking them down. If they do, generally a quick email gets the copied content replaced with my link - YAY more traffic!
I don't bother much any more either. I notice my blogs rarely get copied, and I only have a few Hubs these days anyway. Even when I was actively checking, I would only do it every three months or so, which meant the cost was negligible, really.
Since my hubs only earn an average of about 20 cents or less a month each, it's not really worth the effort or expense for me to use Copyscape let alone any more laborious method
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