Was Your Blog Plagiarized?

By | October 20, 2013

A simple graphic explaining the differences be...

A simple graphic explaining the differences between plagiarism and copyright issues (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s common in today’s world that writers or bloggers have various online media outlets, such as multiple blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and many more.

However, what do you do when one of your four websites seems to have been plagiarized on another site? There are so many sources to look through, and running several different websites can be an issue, especially when you suspect your information is being used without your consent. An excellent plagiarism detector can become your best friend.

Luckly, I’ve learned about Grammarly, a website devoted to plagiarism detection, amongst other writing issues. It covers every facet of writing, and also constantly tries to improve your writing through tips and tools. Managing several websites is difficult enough, especially when the content on each website centers around a different topic.

However, when you are scanning the pages of another blog and see something startlingly familiar, make sure you use a plagiarism detector that is well tested, well respected, and well worth your time.

When I first found Grammarly, I was mainly searching Google for a good plagiarism detector. I’ve used other sources, like Plagium and CopyScape, but they didn’t manage to meet all of my needs. They solely looked for plagiarism, albeit freely, but I wanted another tool that helped me to improve the writing on my websites as well. A fully comprehensive tool like Grammarly met every need I had. When I needed to check to make sure my travel website articles weren’t stolen, Grammarly had the right tool.

When I finished writing a series of articles for my food blog and wanted to make sure they were error-free and used the best possible syntax and diction, Grammarly had the right tool. When I was uncertain about a few complicated grammar rules, Grammarly had the tool to teach me what was correct and incorrect. It also does everything quickly. When you’re trying to manage several websites at once, there isn’t much time to spare. With Grammarly’s help, I was able to quickly solve my problems, while also having access to learning tools and tutors.

In my spare time, I could improve my writing to catch more eyes as they stumble across the millions of pages on the internet. Also, while I was working to fish out those who had possibly taken some of my work, the plagiarism detector aided me quite well. When you’re competing with other websites for a viewer’s time, it’s important to have the edge with your writing and stay ahead of those who want to take your quality material.

Failure to use a plagiarism detector can result in your hard work going to benefit others illegally. Plagiarism causes college students to be expelled, professionals to lose their jobs, and writers to be sued. Knowing where your material is going, or whether you have accidentally plagiarized, can keep you from lawsuits and the annoying process of trying to prosecute a plagiarizer.

Good writers never plagiarize. Good writers are also always learning and trying to improve their writing. Grammarly can help with both of these issues. The best writers are constantly reading to find new and intriguing writing styles, methods, and grammar to improve their own techniques. They may write about these techniques on their website, or they may keep them on a piece of paper, but you can guarantee they’re always looking for ideas for improvement.

If you’re managing several websites or just one, or if you want to make sure your quality work isn’t going into the hands of someone illegally, an excellent plagiarism detector, such as Grammarly, is definitely the best method to use.

Nikolas Baron works atGrammarly.com, analyzing common writing errors and various tools available on the market that aim to improve English standards.

 

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