Bloggers Passion

10 Free Plagiarism Checker Websites for Bloggers

BlueHost WordPress Hosting

Are you searching for free plagiarism checker websites or tools? If yes, you’re on the right place.

Plagiarism simply means copying from other sources without giving any credit. It’s like cheating and taking someone else hard work to claim it as your own. Due to immense growth in website creation, more and more people are searching for easy ways to copy others content to get more traffic to their websites.

Though Google search engine crawlers are smart enough to know which is copied and which is not, but you have to take care of your content not to get copied by others.

As a blogger who works online most of the time, it isn’t unusual to stumble upon my work published on websites that I never gave permission to reproduce my work. After all the painstaking effort put in especially in writing my web hosting review articles, it is annoying and frustrating to find my work being irresponsibly copied by other “writers” on other web hosting blogs. Plagiarism can simply be defined as the most “similar imitation” in which a particular work previously and originally done by an author is copied without the author’s knowledge or approval.

I recommend everyone who blogs to create a copyright page and place it on either footer or best visible places on their websites. This way if someone copies your content, you can ask DMCA or Google to remove that content from your websites, you can even take copyright infringement issues against them. So immediately start working on creating a copyright page for your blogs and websites.

Why use plagiarism checker websites?

Google releases latest updates to either penalize or reward websites. If your websites have thin contents or using bad strategies to build links, it will automatically get penalized by Google’s updates like panda and penguin. If you have quality contents, you will get top results in SERP’s, it is as simple as that.

So if someone copies your content, Google crawlers see multiple pages on their search results with the same information. Even though if you are not copying from others, your site might be penalized because of others stealing from you. To prevent this, you need to regularly check Google search results whether some one is copying your contents or not. Then you need to take specific actions (DMCA etc.) to remove that contents from other pages.

To find who is copying your contents on Internet, plagiarism checker websites help you solve your problems. Yes, surely you can also use Google (copy and pasting your own content) to find who is copying your contents, but it becomes a mess when you want to search bulk web pages. Moreover, you can’t get the specific URL’s of copied contents without using plagiarism checker websites.

That’s the reason why I decided to write a specific post on using the free plagiarism checker tools to find copied contents, I hope you will like all of them. Try one after the other, and let me know which one you liked most in the comment section.

Fret no more for there are several good, reliable and free plagiarism checker websites to protect your hard work from being stolen.

The top 10 plagiarism checker websites are

Plagiarism checker websites

1. PlagiarismCheck

There’s a reason why I put this #1 in the list of free plagiarism checker websites. The site provides free services such as the checking of an unlimited number of papers and the generating plagiarism reports. What is great about the website is that it accepts all kinds of file formats and it even offers simple and instant ways of downloading plagiarism reports from wherever your location is. However, the fast and smart online plagiarism checker does have its own downside: the products offered do not come with any warranty.

2. Article Checker

Unlike PlagiarismCheck where you’d have to register and upload your work beforehand, the Article Checker is amazing as it allows you to check your work directly and instantly by pasting your text/work to make a comparison. There isn’t a need to register or download anything. Check for any possible duplications within seconds, however the results may be dissatisfying at times.

3. Plagiarism Checker

This site is especially beneficial to authors and teachers/lecturers alike with different guides given to each author and teacher on how to use the product. At this site, you could check a document, web page, handouts and articles for duplicates and report any plagiarism detected immediately. Unfortunately, Plagiarism Checker doesn’t come free. Other plagiarism detection services are also available but you’ll need to buy subscription.

4. SearchEngineReports

This site is extremely simple and all you need to do is to paste your text/work in the text box to compare. The site currently has some unresolved issues with Bing with the latter throwing false plagiarized positives in certain situations. You just need to enter a domain name that you want to check the copied content along with few keywords that you are looking for, this tool will take care of the rest. It will show all the copied contents along with the ranking for the particular keywords that you enter. So you can also check the rankings for the keywords you are ranking for along with the copied content.

5. Tuition

The site not only provides checking for any plagiarism in English, but also provides a comprehensive range of private tuition, tutors and exam preparation services. Unfortunately, the site would most likely benefit only students from Hong Kong.

6. DupliChecker

The site offers free online plagiarism detection tool without any registration required. On top of that, DupliChecker also provides a lot of useful tips and information regarding plagiarism, but it might take forever to read everything on this site though. The only limit is you can only search for 1500 words at a time, not a better way to find your copied contents if you want to search for detailed posts or web pages, still it’s a great plagiarism tool to find copied links or content.

7. Plagium

Plagium is another plagiarism checker that is free for all to use. The checking algorithm scans the web and new for similarities and the users can opt to display the summaries, text found, timeline and/or real time results. You need to enter the copy of the content that you want to check and fix copied content and this tool does the rest. The best thing about this tool is you can not only check the web, but you can also check social media sites like Facebook, twitter etc including news pages to find if someone copied your contents.

8. Dustball

The site practically works just like most other plagiarism checker websites. It offers basic checking services for free but if you would like to have more powerful detection at three times more accurate than the free version, you can sign up for the premium version at $8 per month.

9. SmallSEOTools

This is a site that provides a wide range of services other than just plagiarism checking. One can utilize the article rewriter tool and use the other features such as link tracker, search engine pingler, backlink maker and Google parerank checked. However, the plagiarism checker is pretty basic but thankfully, it’s free and everyone is welcome to use the product provided. You will get red text if this tool finds copied content from your websites, this way you can easily figure out what amount of content is copied from your blogs or websites.

10. DocCop

The site doesn’t take any copyright or ownership of your material nor retains the contents of your files beyond the time taken to generate the report. However, the site is only able to support a few types of file formats, which include PDF and .docx. When you enter your data or content using this tool corelates the copied content and gives you accurate information, but you need not to paste the information, instead you will use PDF or Word files.

Bonus: Copyscape

Just enter the URL you want to search the unique content for, and you will be amazed with the results. If the content is copied, it will show you the results. You can also use Siteliner (inbuilt in Copyscape) to scan all of the pages on your websites to see whether someone copied your contents or not. It will show you all the URL’s with the percentage of matching words that are copied or found similar on web. This way you can work on removing the redundant contents from your website or blogs. You can again use few banners from Copyscape to scare people from stealing contents from you, there are banners are available for Copyscape.

Conclusion about free plagiarism checker tools and websites

I would recommend you to use these tools regularly to check the copied contents and take strong actions whoever is stealing your content or web pages. And don’t forget to create a copyright disclaimer page on your websites, also open an account in DMCA to file complaints.

All in all, the plagiarism checker websites mentioned above all have their very own pros and cons which you should take into consideration before you decide on the best site that suits your personal needs. If you’re a teacher or lecturer checking up on your students’ works, then opt for the site that caters to people of your profession. Meanwhile, if you’re an author, go for the site that includes or specializes in checking against commercial articles and handouts.

Please let me know if you know any more free plagiarism checker websites or tools in the comments, I would be glad to consider your thoughts.

Article by Jasmine

Jasmine has written 6 articles.

You can follow Anil Agarwal on Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter here.


{ 21 comments… add one }

  • Jasmine

    Thank you for publishing my writing. Can you please check why my bio is not properly displayed? I thought I have it entered in my profile. Thanks ya! :)

    Reply
    • Anil Agarwal

      Your bio seems be showing up properly at the end of your guest post. Please let me know if I’m missing something.

      Reply
      • Jasmine

        Oh, I have a longer description about myself which I entered in my profile in the WordPress admin/dashboard? Sorry, I am actually at a shared computer, so might not be a good idea to login and double check.

        Reply
        • Anil Agarwal

          I just checked out, you have the same description on profile page as well. If you want me to change it, please email me your detailed author bio. I will add that to your guest post.

          Reply
  • Jasmine

    Oh, I saw the description at the end of the post. Sorry, I missed that earlier, because usually other blogs put that piece of info in the “Article by” box. :)

    Reply
  • Mia

    I use article checker – it seems the most user-friendly. Even if I try to express my own ideas, for sure that there are several other writers who has similar ideas, so it’s always best to be safe.

    Reply
  • Carlos

    This is a great resource, it’s a good idea for content writers to check their work before submitting articles to websites.

    Reply
  • Hammad Baig

    Nice Article ,it’s very helpful for bloggers thanks for the sharing

    Reply
    • Jasmine

      Hi Hammad Baig,
      Thank you for your comment. Glad that you like my article. :)

      Reply
  • Forest Jeanneret

    Respect for assisting to us all!

    Reply
  • Devagya Uikey

    Good work but only few of’em are useful for URL check, others are not even OK and they doesn’t seem to be a match of Copyscape or others.

    Reply
  • Giriraj

    Thanks a lot for this website. Plagiarism is a major concern before publishing any content on the web.

    Reply
  • saifal

    I agree with Hammad Baig. Thanks for sharing such a nice list. I used Plagium and loved it.

    Reply
  • Robert Lane

    I can suggest you also this interesting online tool for plagiarism checker, it is free:

    http://www.seowebtool.org/page/plagiarism/

    It has also some extra SEO tools.

    Reply
  • Rakesh

    i try all tools but all are paid version there is no tool which is free for unlimited use, please if u know any tool which is free please suggest me

    Reply
  • Urs

    Hey Jasmine,

    love your list! Have you ever had a go with PlagScan? We’re using it in our school and are really fond of the results and it’s ease of use. Would be interesting where it lands in your hitlist.

    Cheers,
    Urs

    Reply
  • Abhijit Bangal

    I would like to know how reliable these sites are for confirming plagarized or unplagarized content?
    Please help me.
    Thanks

    Reply
  • Asad

    Hi Thank you for sharing List of useful plagiarism checkers.
    Well i am using http://www.writersdrive.com/PlagiarismChecker.html just because of its accuracy. i can completely rely on results getting from WritersDrive.

    Reply
  • Anubhav Gupta

    Excellent collection jasmine and good to read your post. i use smallseotool for checking accuracy.
    But your list is really fine. so i’m going to use copyscapetoo. I heared about that but never used.

    I really appreciate your conclusion and work with suggestion regarding DMCA.

    Thanks for post. Keep posting with great content.
    Anubhav

    Reply
  • Pramod Sharma

    Nice list, if we talk about free version of these tools I would say these are not so much reliable but still you can have your work done easily.

    Reply
  • Nitin Mohan

    thanks for the post nice list of copyrighting sites it will help bloggers to copyright their contents from palagrismsm
    Nitin Mohan´s last blog post ..What to Do when your Original Content gets Copied?

    Reply

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge