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Tools to check if you are Plagiarizing Content

January 30th, 2014

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Good quality content is very difficult to generate. There is already so much information about each subject on the internet that it becomes difficult to create unique content. Some take the wrong route by copying content from other peoples work and try to make it their own. Google calls this a plague which they want to eradicate completely. They have started this campaign by penalizing such offenders and dropping them to the bottom of the search rankings.

But sometimes people can have similar ideas and there might be a possibility that you will unintentionally end up churning content which will be considered plagiarized by Google. To help ensure that you do not get penalized for no fault of yours we looked up some tools that you can use to verify your content for plagiarism.

DupliChecker: This is a free tool that can be used to check a maximum of 1500 words at one go. It compares the text with the pages on the internet to find similar content. If there is any major similarity then it will share the links of that page for you to compare. There is a limit for the number of times you can use this tool in a day but a quick sign up on their website will allow you to use it as many times as you want.

Plagiarisma: This tool can be used to check large columns of words for plagiarism. You would need to sign up to check the content against all pages in Google. You can only use it for a limited number of times in the day but if you need to verify more content then you would need to buy a paid membership with them. Hence use this tool wisely. You can also download browser extensions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to use this tool.

Plagiarism Checker [from Small Seo Tools]: This is one of the simplest Plagiarism tools that you can get over the internet. Simply add text up to 3000 words and hit the button “Check for Plagiarism”. It will quickly check for documents over the internet and show you the text which has been plagiarized along with the link to the document where it was first written. It also gives you a percentage of unique content from the text that you have entered for checking. The best part about this tool is that it is free and you also don’t need to sign up to use the tool.

Well there are many other tools similar to the ones mentioned above, but we feel these are all you need to get your work done. It is advisable to check your content before you make the post to avoid any penalties from Search Engines. By the way this article is also checked by Plagiarism Checker and we are proud to say it is 100% unique content 😉

Do share with us any other free tools to check for plagiarism that should have been mentioned here.

With the Launch of HalfOrange.in, we also Design Websites Now!

July 29th, 2010

We are very happy to announce that we have just launched HalfOrange.in as our Web Design company.

We plan to undertake small project which are mostly static pages of 5-10 page websites and deliver high quality design at very nominal prices. Since we provide affordable hosting via SpeedHost.in we also thought of delivering affordable web site designing via HalfOrange.in. You can now get a great looking functional website for just Rs.5999 or US$140.

For more information, please visit HalfOrange.in

Web Directories Worth Submitting your Website too

May 21st, 2010

There are thousands of web directories out there which give you an organic link for a small payment but are they all worth the effort of submission? There are only a handful of directories which you should be submitting to when starting a new website, this will give you started off good in the search engines too.

1. Dmoz.org (PR8): This is still the most sought after free directory, though it is extremely hard to get into this directory and the waiting time goes in years but you can’t beat the price.

2. Dir.Yahoo.com (PR8): They charge a yearly fees of $299, which is a huge amount for small websites but research has shown that this helps in getting better listing in Yahoo search engine, you cache increases which would help you get more traffic.

3. Business.com (PR7): $299/ year can buy you a PR5 link in this directory, don’t expect any traffic from it but you would get some PR as well as link juice passed to your website.

4. Botw.org (PR7): An yearly charge of $69.95 gets you listed here, its a popular directory but research the right category you want to be listed in, some pages on this directory do not have any page rank.

5. JoeAnt.com (PR7): You cant beat the price os $39.99 one time. This is a very good high PR directory which charges a lot less. A must submit.

What does SEO mean?

May 3rd, 2010

SEO is short for Search Engine Optimization. It simply means to optimize your website so that it ranks higher in search engine organic results. By organic we mean the free search results and not the paid ones.

SEO should be done both on site or on page and off site or off page. This means, in order to increase your web ranking, you will have to improve your website in terms of meta tags, content, keywords which is called on site. Getting relevant link to your website from authority website is called off site SEO.

Of course there are many other things under SEO which will be covered in later articles.

How to Redirect a folder to a Subdomain using .htaccess

January 7th, 2010

If you create a sub domain (e.g. shop.example.com) from cPanel you will find that a subfolder (example.com/shop) in the same name has been added to the directory list. When you upload anything on the folder, it will reflect in the subdomain created. When you visit shop.example.com or example.com/shop, you will see that the content is the same.

There is nothing wrong with it, however from the view point of SEO and Search engines, this creates duplicate content, because… for search engines a folder is different from a subdomain. To avoid this issue we can simply add or edit the .htaccess. This will tell SE’s that the folder has been permanently redirected to the sub domain.

RewriteEngine on 
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^folder.example.com
RewriteRule (.*) http://subdomain.example.com/$1 [L,R=301] 

Please change (subdomain, example) as per your website.