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Protect your blog post from copy Geeks

Blogging is a medium of sharing something interesting on web,it require hard work to write any useful article.Many bloggers write any article by doing lots of research on the web.They may inspired from article written on the web. copygator thumb These idea may came after visiting different sites: 1) Aggregators like Techmeme,digg or ycombinator 2)Following  niche blogs like Techcrunch,Mashable,Readwrite web. 3) Continuously reading different blog feeds with the help of Feedreaders. But I am sure you guys get very annoyed if you found any article on the web is exact copy of your article. And also if you never find back link of your blog. This is illegal.I was also one of the witness of this type of activity when Harsh told me that one of my article exactly line by line copied by a blogger on WordPress. These type of activity is some how harmful for any blog because duplicate contain may effect the SEO of blog. I was lucky that Harsh Agrawal noticed and told me about that but this might happen with you and it is most probable that you might unaware of that. Here I am telling about a service available known as Copygator which tell you about the sites that are copying your content. According to Copygator

This is a free service designed to monitor your RSS feed and find where your content has been republished in the blogosphere. We automatically notify you when a new post of yours is copied to another feed, we also build an overview page you can view to see how/when/where your content is being duplicated, quoted or plagiarized.”

You can directly enter your URL to know about the sites which are using your feed content. Copygator would also notify you if any site will use your feed via email, RSS. I use this service and found it very interesting because the results are very accurate and very frequent. cpy thumb Also read: Use-robots.txt to protect your blog from duplicate content

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  • Saurabh Mukhekar

    Really helpful w.r.t DMCA ,I also suggest all readers ,before posting guest post please check its availability on web

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  • sudha

    Wow this is a great tool. I’m already having other blogs plagarize my content. This tool will come in really handy. Thanks for the tips, Himanshu!

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  • sumanth

    searching for the same..recently i too find one blogger copying my content line by line and posting on his blog..should stop this illegal activity

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  • Ellen

    Thanks for a great informative article. I was only aware of copyscape and sure appreciate learning of Copygator. Will be giving it a go!

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  • Ektaaa

    there are many out there copying content from others blog and post on their own. I think its very hard to find and stop each n every of them and put time in scolding them.
    i think they should provide a link back if they want to copy the content on their blogs

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  • Maria@Conversations with Moms

    Thanks for the tip. I haven’t heard of copygator but will definitely look into it after this. I’ve had more than one article copied and it annoyed me each time.

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  • rahul

    means this is like Copywrite our content online???

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      Rahul every article you write, it’s your own content (Imp thing : You should have a privacy policy)
      This is to find out which people are copying your blog content.

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      • Rahul

        Thanks, but how you know, who is coping and where they are copying.
        Once your page indexed on search engines. SE are intellegent enough to find which is copy material and which is original.

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  • Extreme John

    I have been working online for a little over 10 years and all though my blog writings are hardly anything anyone would want to rip off, I do understand and respect how crappy this is.

    Great article

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      John
      You never know when someone start copying your blog post and you will realize it later when his copied blog will suck up all the bandwidth from your hosting in the form of Copied image.
      So If you find any content thief, don’t forget to Email him, and even though he doesn’t remove the article. File a DMCA complaint.

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      • sham

        Dude I know bit about DMCA..But is it free or should we pay to file a complaint?

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        • Himanshu

          @Sham DMCA, I think you mean Digital Millennium Copyright Act , its basically a USA copyright act as i learned from Wikipedia. i don’t know India comes under that.
          Copyright is really a very complex issue in the world of web because it involve the law of several different countries, and it might be possible that law of one country may not get that much respect in other country. Take the example of Pirate Bay. It is legal in one country but illegal in another.
          You may contact some legal advisor for proper advise in this case. In my information Mr. Pavan Duggal Senior Advocate of Supreme court is best deserving advisor in India.

  • Michael Aulia

    Ugh.. I haven’t found a site that copies my blog contents (yet).. not sure what I’m gonna do if I find one.

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      It’s a good news if you don’t have anyone copying your blog post, Wait for upcoming post and we will let you know how you can fight against them :)

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  • himanshu

    Yes, this tool is really very effective in terms of functionality, you can see the immediate and accurate results.One more simple tip, if you want to check your content is copied or not, simply copy one paragraph of an article and search it into Google, if the article is previously present anywhere then definitely it had been indexed by Google. Your friend Google will tell the truth :-)

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  • Yoginder

    Thats very intrsting… I was always using copyscape to find out copy geeks which is a paid service.. I m really excited about copygatoras u just mentioned its a free service :)

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      That’s the best think I like about Copygator — It’s free. Though Copyscape is reasonably fast and useful but only one thing which I don’t like is it’s paid.

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  • Charles

    Wow this is a great tool. I’m already having other blogs plagarize my content. This tool will come in really handy. Thanks for the tips, Himanshu!

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  • Curious Little Person

    Fantastic, very useful…… Copy Gator should be used by every authentic blogger.

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  • Deneil Merritt

    Thanks for sharing. I hate when people copy content without permission!

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