Sadly, it is a part of life; there are always going to be people out there who are looking to get rewarded for a minimal amount of work, and this often includes copying. Think back to your school days: Did you ever have someone copy from you on a homework assignment or on a test? If so, do you remember how crummy it made you feel? There is nothing worse than being copied from. You put in your best effort, only to have it stolen by someone else.
In world of Internet marketing, copying can be a problem. You see, some people want to make a quick buck and will use your content, unbeknownst to you, and feature it on their own website. Let me tell you, it really is the pits to see your work kind of changed, or even not modified at all, and slapped up on someone else’s poorly made website. In fact, it’s quite aggravating and enraging.
Fortunately, however, there is a way that you can avoid these frauds and check to make sure that your work isn’t being plagiarized. The best way that you are going to be able to keep tabs on your work and make sure that it isn’t being stolen by anyone else is by using a plagiarism checking website. There are several sites on the Web that are designed specifically for this purpose. My personal favorite is Search Engine Reports, but you can do a search and find several sites like this.
Once you log onto the website, you can enter the content that you want to make sure isn’t being plagiarized. After entering your content, follow the prompts. The site will compare your content against other content on the Internet. If the site indicates that the content has been duplicated, then you can take appropriate action. Before taking action, however, I strongly suggest that you take a deep breath and take a few moments to think. Try to recall if you gave the rights to the content away or that you didn’t give someone else the right to authorize the use of your content by someone else.
If you are sure that your content has been copied and you have grounds for taking action, then you can move forward. Contact the person who has copied your material to try to rectify the situation, or you can take legal action and hire a copyright lawyer.