You know that you’re not supposed to copy someone else’s work…ever. That’s plagiarism. Ever since the invention of the Internet, copy-writing has been taken to a whole new level. Everyone wants to write. Everyone needs to write. And,not everyone knows how to write. Unfortunately.
So, you scour the world for some inexpensive writers so that you can continue to have fresh, new content, on your website without paying an arm and a leg…and, also while making sure that you run your business day to day – not spend your entire day writing content.
Okay – so we know that plagiarism is bad. We also know that search engine’s ding you for duplicate content. Don’t put duplicate content on your website! It’s like the lazy man’s way of filling up their blog or website. Just write something new. Have a glass of wine and put those creative thoughts to work.
Sometimes we are not always as diligent about our own work as we would like to be, and we miss the fact that we might have duplicate content on our site. Maybe we forgot that we are linking to a page here – but we wrote the same thing on a different page there – and we forgot the first page existed. Sounds complicated. It happens.
Apparently there is a free tool called Screaming Frog SEO Spider that will check for duplicate content. It’s FREE, folks! There is no need to ever have duplicate content on your website and therefore you cannot use it as an excuse for your search ranking droppings.
For more information on Screaming Frog SEO Spider, and how to use it, you can visit Problogger.com’s article about eliminating duplicate content from your website or blog.