How to avoid duplicate contents

Last Update: May 26, 2014

Hello WAers!

I just wanted to share how you can avoid people duplicating your contents. Many of us know that duplicate content sucks. It can even have a negative impact on your ranking.

There are some folks who are just lazy, they copy articles from any website they want. Here are some of the problems you can have with duplicate contents.

    ·Search engine might not know which one to rank for search results.

    ·It becomes a problem for search engine to know which version to include or exclude from their indices

    ·Search engine will not know where to direct the link metrics

What can we do to solve the problem?

There are various solutions; one good one is to purchase a plugin that help you protect your content. You can try out any WORDPRESS PROTECTION plugin.

This leads me to the reason am making this blog. I came across a website known as COPYSCAPE, this website helps you check for a duplicate content. The good thing is that it’s FREE.

If you want to know if people have duplicated your content around the web, this could be your best bet. Many people sell same content to lots of people online, this is why I don’t like buying contents from people.

In conclusion, if you want to buy any article online, check it out with this tool before paying for it, you might be buying a duplicate article. I hope this helps.

Kelly :)

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djzip2 Premium
great resource. Thanks
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cocoboheme Premium
Great tip, thanks
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nosafk Premium
Thanks, welcome to WA

Kelly
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PhilRou Premium
Good info. Thank you!
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nosafk Premium
Hi Phil,
Thanks for reading and commenting

Kelly :)
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Isimaus Premium
Thanks for the hint, i will definitly take a look at it, great post Kelly...:-)
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nosafk Premium
Hi Isimus,

Thanks for reading and commenting, i appreciate it.

Kelly :)
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you useful to know, my home page which is my blogs has protection on it
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nosafk Premium
Hi Katie,

That's great, thanks for reading and commenting Katie, catch you soon on chat.

Kelly:)
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Cathy Ling Premium
I am using Copyscape banner on my pages. I wonder if I should use it on my blog post as well.
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Gordi Premium
Just so you know, Cathy, copyscape doesn't stop anyone from copying your content. It will only tell you if there is a duplicate of your work. I had a few of my posts copied, but it didn't affect my ranking, however, the other sites have since been shut down.
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Cathy Ling Premium
@ Gordi - I am aware of that. What do you use to prevent copying? How do go about reporting the other sites who copied? Thank you.
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nosafk Premium
@Cathy, you can use a plugin to protect people copying your articles, copyscape is used to find out if you have duplicate content
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Cathy Ling Premium
@Nosafk - Do you know any free plugin? Thanks
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nosafk Premium
Yea, but the free ones are limited, you need to protect your images too, the best plugins to protect your images and articles are not free. But you can try this out "WP Content Copy Protection" "Copy Protect" plugin.

Kelly:)
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nosafk Premium
Hi Cathy,

I forgot to respond to your first question, check out this info, it will tell you what to do when someone copy any of your content:http://www.copyscape.com/respond.php
You can place copyscape banner where you want actually. You can use plugins to protect people copying your contents but if they still do, use copyscape to find your content duplicate and if you find any, you can use the link i sent you to follow up the case.

Kelly :)
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Cathy Ling Premium
@Nosafk - Thanks for all the helpful information. I'll research on that and see what comes up.
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Gordi Premium
Cathy, according to Carson, there is really nothing we can do to prevent ANYONE from copying your work if they so wish. Plaegerism happens all the time Your Google authorship will protect you. That's why it's important to establish your authorship.
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Cathy Ling Premium
@Gordi - Noted with thanks. Will get my authorship set up.
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Karyskis Premium
Hi Kelly! Thank you for the information about Copyscape.
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nosafk Premium
Hi Kary,

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Kelly :)
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Starcreator Premium
Thanks for the info. I was looking for something like that.
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nosafk Premium
Hi,

Thanks for reading, am glad you found it useful, thanks for your comment.

Kelly :)
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WestBay Premium
Hello I use copyscape to check out content? good blog very informative.
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nosafk Premium
Hi,

That's great, am glad you are using it, it means it's useful. Thanks for taking the time to read through and for commenting.

Kelly :)
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Gordi Premium
If you have authorship set up, Google does know who wrote the original content. So no worries about being unfairly penalized for duplicate posts
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nosafk Premium
I wouldn't want to buy any article that was sold for someone else, i can buy a duplicate content without knowing, it won't help my site. Google knows like you said if you are the owner of the article, how about if i want to buy articles? Not everyone there is sincere to sell you original content.

:)
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Gordi Premium
You are right, Kelly, that you can unknowingly buy duplicate content, but why would you buy articles? Create your own.
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nosafk Premium
Hi Gordi,

Do you think everyone is like you in WA?

Why won't people buy articles?

Is it a sin to do so?

One of the reason I made this blog is to help those who normally buy articles, this will help them detect duplicate articles. It may not be useful to you but it is to others. I have never bought any article, I create mine but that does not mean i shouldn't respect others who do.

Kelly :)
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IangP Premium
Awesome! It's really helpful for my content. Thanks!
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