As a blogger or content creator, or even an SEO, you always run the risk of getting your online content ripped off and copied. It’s a risk because even though search engines might be getting smarter at detecting the original source ofsome duplicate content, it isn’t always easy. And there’s no guarantee that the original source will be determined every time, and the duplicated content penalized. Not only do you end up competing against your ‘own content’ so to speak, search engines also try to eliminate duplicate copies of some content, which could result in your content’s elimination altogether. Here are a few ways you can check for multiple copies of your content elsewhere on the internet.
There are many ways to find duplicate content. But doing so isn’t as easy as it might seem. For one, there’s the sheer number of websites that might be copying your content, and for another, search queries are often limited to a certain number of words, with the less significant prepositions like “in” “or” “and” etc not counted. So simply copying a piece of your content and pasting it as a Google Search query won’t always do the trick. Here’s what you can do.
Quoted search queries
Many beginners don’t know this, but if you enclose a search query in Google Search with quotation marks, Google will specifically search for that whole string. Ordinarily, it only searches for keywords. For example, if I search forfind duplicate content on Google, it will show me most relevant results that have all three keywords, or a combination of them in any order or any number of them. However, if I search for“find duplicate content”, it will search for results that have the exact string “find duplicate content” in them.
Using this technique, you can copy some text from your content, and paste it in Google Search (enclosed with quotation marks). This way, you can find exactly matching content. Doing the same thing without the quotation marks won’t be any good because Google will only search for any combination of the words in the search string.
If someone is blatantly copying your content, then chances are that they might have copied the title tag as it is. You can search Google specifically for titles by using thetitle search operator.
Here are all of these. I think It will help you a lot. If you have any problem then please comment in the below comment box.
Myself Mukesh Majumder,
I am an Electronics & Instrumentation Engineer. Actually, I started blogging for an interest, but after sometime it takes me to another world.
So I started it as my professional one.