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Copyscape as a duplicate content checker

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sbw27, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. sbw27

    sbw27 Regular Member

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    I have always used Copyscape to check articles I create/rewrite to ensure they are not duplicate. The other day I had some PLR articles which I assumed have been used many times so need a re-write. I test them on Copyscape, and they pass....all 17 of them.

    This puzzled me, so I copied a large chunk of text from the first article and pasted it into Google inside speech marks.....sure enough Google finds 30-40 other sites with the article.

    Here's one of the articles:

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    It's Your Planet
    
    Green living is something that attracts enthusiasm and scorn in seemingly equal measures. For every person who embraces the idea as something that we all should do, there are at least a few who will view it as a ?scam? and a way of getting money out of people by tripping their guilt reflex. For someone who is keen to avoid making anyone angry, it can be a difficult balance to strike. But when it comes down to it, the fact is that there is a lot of merit in living in an environmentally friendly way.
    
    Now, this does not mean that you have to throw out your possessions and replace them with greener alternatives. You don't have to massively disrupt your life to make it green. What you need to look at is the ways that you may be polluting or contributing to an environmentally unfriendly world and thinking how you could change things for the better ? every long journey starts with a single step. If it is a simple matter of recycling your newspapers or walking instead of driving short distances, that's fine.
    
    What you will find is that living in a green way does not put you to very much extra effort. You won't be able to drive back ****** warming or air pollution all on your own, but the difference you can make in your own area without having to go to immense lengths is really something. And once you've got the ball rolling, you'll see a lot of other changes that you can make.
    
    Does this make you not trust copyscape?
     
  2. noermanto

    noermanto Regular Member

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    I think Google faster than Copyscape. For best security always rewrite your content.
     
  3. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    Nothing is perfect so any software or machine could fail. Overall it gives good result and helps you in avoiding any duplicate penalty from search engines.
     
  4. pirondi

    pirondi Power Member

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    i never got any problem,i use plagium and copyscape.
     
  5. sbw27

    sbw27 Regular Member

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    All I am saying is that these articles are clearly duplicate, and copyscape isn't detecting that. That's a concern.
     
  6. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    Copyscape is just ok - but in the real world where for example in news events most publishers issue articles with reference to other quotes - this is standard in news media -then if you pass that article through copyscape they say duplicate content - now what use is that the article is 95% original and 5% a genuine quote yet seen as duplicate by CS

    Now what use is that! About as much use as 'a chocolate fireguard!'
     
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    grafx77 BANNED BANNED

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    LOL.....I personally use a script on my websites that essentially hides duplicate content from Copyscape. Place as much duplicate content on your blog, upload this script as a .htaccess file, and Copyscape won't detect shit.

    Code:
    Options +FollowSymlinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{REMOTE_HOST} 212\.100\.254\.105
    RewriteRule .* http://google.com [R=301,L]
    
     
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  8. Seomachine

    Seomachine Registered Member

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    Thanks for bringing this up. I thought copyscape was the ultimate tool to check pliagrized content online. This will surely shock many marketers.
     
  9. Motamindi

    Motamindi Newbie

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    Just google the first sentence of the articles and see if Google, Yahoo etc. come up with any search results. If not, it seems nobody used them before.
     
  10. alexdel

    alexdel Newbie

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    I Think Backlink is Very Important Thing for Duplicate Content Website , I see alot of Duplicate site rank well in google SERP !
     
  11. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    Technically... copyscape is a phrase uniqueness checker for the web. It is primarily useful for two purposes... who stole my content without changing it... and has google seen a page with this phrase on it before.

    Both are very very limited... You can break uniqueness services like this with random use of span tags and injecting hidden images in low search volume words to break them up for consecutive phrase matching. Linking content words to other relevant pages... and of course the more time consuming act of spinning into new content.

    Unique-ing content is terribly easy to automate without effecting its readability (if you are clever enough ;) ).