What is the best free plagiarism checker?
I have used DupliChecker and Plagtracker. Perhaps these sites work well because I have never received duplicate or plagiarism warnings on my hubs. But I wonder if these sites actually catch plagiarism or duplicate contents.
Good question Vinaya. I don't know about the two sites you mention I only know that plagiarism is rife online and needs to be watched. The bottom line is - it cannot be stopped only deterred! I'm waiting for the day when Google or some other search engine giant comes up with a foolproof way of copyrighting every original article written online! And puts an end to blatant stealing of our words!
Meanwhile - having been a recent victim of plagiarism/stolen content I've been using Copyscape which as you know is not a preventer or catcher, it only allows you to enter a URL. The Hubpages 'copied' icon hasn't worked on any of the hubs that were copied and I got no notcie of duplicate content from Webmasters. I only found out my material was stolen after joining in with a Hubpages forum! Judie B the hubber set the ball rolling by exposing a cheap and tacky website (based in China I think) with loads of stolen hubs just copied out.
You should check the forums for more information because some of your material could be out there copied and stolen. I hope not for your sake. It's not a pleasant feeling!
Good luck, take care.
I found copyscape totally useless. Every search I tried brought up hundreds of other hubs because the program found lots of things that are identical on all the hubs:
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Hey Vinaya :-)
I don't know of any other free sites where you can check for plagiarism except for Copyscape and as I said in my comment to chef-de-jour, I found that one useless.
I can, however clear up if DupliChecker and Plagtracker work well. After I read this question, I went to both of those sites to test them. I used some text from my Cocoa Butter article that has been stolen and used by a company that sells cocoa butter - including Amazon.
DupliChecker found 14 instances of my text on the internet.
Plagtracker found only one - my original hub.
Hope that helps ease your mind a bit :-)
I am interested to know the answer, so I will follow the question. So far 4 of my hubs have been copied. I followed all the suggestions given by fellow hubbers but nothing came out. Somehow I feel this can not be stopped in online writing. This is depressing.
I agree with chef-de-jour, that Google should discover some other ways to stop this.
I don't know the answer to this, but am interested in finding out what works best. I will look into the ones you have mentioned. Plagiarism is something I do not every want to be accused of when writing.
I've always used copyscape. It helped me see that my website was being completely copied in an attempt by a competitor to force a duplicate content penalty from google. To say the least they received a cease & desist letter.
I use plagiarism and it comes with number of results for the text u entered. If u check these results, it highlights the text from that particular site that is using your text. Hope it helps you too.
1. Doc Cop- requires registration (with email confirmation). Its free version allows for only 75-word text check and no more than two checks a day.
2. paperrater- www.paperrater.com/plagiarism_checker
3. DupliChecker - duplicheckerDupliChecker is a tool 100% free to use
4.Plagium- a free, easy to use checker for essays
4. iWriteessays- http://www.iwriteessays.com/blog/check-plagiarism-free
5.Viper- downloadable checker for windows
6. Plagiarism Detector-http://plagiarismdetector.net/
I think viper is the best because it can performa a "deep search" and find "hidden" plagiarism in pdfs and books
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