Content is the most valuable asset of a blog or a website. Any blog is known only for its content and it is the content of a blog which makes it popular. Are you a blogger or you have a popular content based website, then you should be alert and check if any one is stealing your content. If any article of your blog is stolen and published in other blog then your site popularity will start decreasing as the article will be available on other blogs.
To get popularity non professional and new bloggers are stilling the content of famous blogs and posting on their own blogs. They just directly copy the content of the article and publish it. This will highly impact your blogs popularity and reputation.
How to check for Plagiarism and how to restrict it?
It is very difficult for you to manually check which of your article has been stolen and published. You can not browse each end every website to check for stolen content from your blog.
Do not worry as CopyScape has made this job easy for you. You can freely check for plagiarism with CopyScape. It is an online tool where you just need to enter the URL of your website and rest of the task it will do for you. It will browse through your content and will check for stolen content of your blog. If it finds any stolen content you can see a result page containing the article and which site has stolen your content.
For a test we just used the AmitBhawani a famous blog in India and found lot of articles were stolen and published some where else. Please see the result below:
What can you do to prevent plagiarism of your blog? If you find any of your content has been stolen then you can register a complaint with DMCA against the website. For your information DMCA is an organization who work towards the protection of website contents.
So do not wait go check it now for your website and take the appropriate step against plagiarism.