About Copyscape

Copyscape is a real-time online plagiarism detection tool that allows users to automatically scan the web for content taken from their websites, and check the originality of content added to their own systems. Copyscape offers a free checking tool, Premium service and API, and the Copysentry protection system to fully automate plagiarism detection.

Copyscape’s free comparison tools allows users to compare content between two sites by enter the site URLs or pasting content. The results display how many words and what percentage of content is a match between the two sites. Copyscape Premium offers batch search, which enables the search of up to 10000 pages at once, and lets users build a private offline content index to check duplication within their own content.

The Copyscape Premium API enables the automated detection of duplicated content added to users’ own content as part of their content workflow. The additional Copysentry protection service automatically monitors for plagiarised content on the web, and notifies users of all new copies, even if the content has been modified.

Key benefits of Copyscape

• Batch search allows users to check their entire site, up to 10000 pages, at one time.

• Multiple cases of plagiarism detected online can be managed, and users can track all of their responses.

• Results from specific sites can be filtered out, enabling the exclusion of sites that users own or are already aware of.

• The Copyscape API can be integrated into content workflows to check new content for plagiarism in real time.

• Copyscape also offers the Copysentry protection system, which automatically monitors for plagiarised content online and notifies users via email.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 4 others, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported Languages

English

Features

Total features of Copyscape: 10

  • API
  • Case Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Filter
  • Duplicate Detection
  • Filtered Views
  • Full Text Search
  • Indexing
  • Monitoring
  • Search Functionality

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(48)
Value for Money
4,6/5
Features
4,8/5
Ease of Use
4,9/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Tayyab S.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Instant Plagiarism Checker

Reviewed on 2020/07/19

In general experience, I discovered Copyscape the most effective software solution among all...

In general experience, I discovered Copyscape the most effective software solution among all different plagiarism checking software programs. The tool helps me a lot to verify my own as well as others' content material efficiently and easily. On the other hand, It allows me to check the copy resources as well which gives me the perfect belonging of content.

Pros

Easy & Simple – The technique of working is very simple. The simple interface of Copyscape allows you to knows how it works from the very first time.
Cost-Effective – The price of the tool is extremely minimal and in addition offers some discounts as well. Which is admittedly helpful for somebody who has to confirm plenty of work. Premium credits of Copyscape is also out there in advance by utilizing some particular services.
Direct Message Conveys – The tool instantly conveys the services it's offering and the FAQ section is actually useful.

Cons

No Verification – There is not an option to confirm whether all of the sources described have been completely checked or not.
No Explanation of sources checked – The tool doesn't inform which sources from which they've checked.
No free sign-ups – Usually tools enable free to join a month or so. But Copyscape doesn't do so. So, the consumer has no idea what he's investing in or how genuine the companies supplied are.

Candace G.
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Pretty Good Overall

Reviewed on 2019/12/07

I enjoy it overall. I think sometimes it picks up things that shouldn't be included, such as the...

I enjoy it overall. I think sometimes it picks up things that shouldn't be included, such as the above mentioned list, but other than that I like what it does. I use it daily to check my own writing and monthly to check the Internet and be sure nothing of mine has been plagiarized.

Pros

I am a writer by trade and also have been a teacher's aid. In both instances I used Copyscape services. What I like best about this software is the ease of using it. All you do is cut and paste or upload the document you wish to check and click the button. Within seconds, depending on the length of the document, you will see a full report about whether there is duplicate content in the writing.
Any duplicate content is highlighted for you.
As a writer, I write hundreds of content blogs per year and I use Copyscape to be sure I have not accidentally plagiarized myself from past writings. I turn my work in, secure in the knowledge that every piece is truly original.
I also love the feature that allows me to plug my website URL in and it will search and find every copy of it on the Internet, so if someone lifts all my content or claims my website as their own, I can find it.

Cons

Sometimes it can become picky and highlight things that are obvious, such as list that are used from research AND properly credited. The sotware doesn't know the difference between attributing words and just words, so it will highlight an entire list, or chart content as plag. when it isn't.

Danielle O.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Handy tool to check for plagiarism

Reviewed on 2019/11/18

For SEO purposes, it's key that the content our clients write is unique. This tool comes in handy...

For SEO purposes, it's key that the content our clients write is unique. This tool comes in handy to ensure this.

Pros

- Ability to insert a website URL to find and locate duplicate content across the web.
- Free version provided that allows users to use a certain number of credits each month.

Cons

- At times, the tool can be inaccurate and return results that are completely unrelated to the original text.

Maryann A.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent search result

Reviewed on 2019/07/16

Irrespective of what copyscape charge for each search, the software is excellent in searching...

Irrespective of what copyscape charge for each search, the software is excellent in searching throughout the web for plagiarism. I have been able to avoid plagiarism and also getting my content rejected by clients.

Pros

I'm a freelance writer and I also self publish, so I make use of copyscape all the time. The App is so easy to use, all I need to do is just copy my content, paste on the site and click on premium search. The search result shows you plagiarized sentences and also gives you a link of the website to compare.
Copyscape enables you to rewrite parts of your article in order to have a original content.

Cons

The free trial doesn't give you a complete result. You need to get the premium package in order to get a complete and comprehensive search result. You also get charged based on the number of words in your file. The higher the words, the higher the price.

Kim H.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The Best Plagiarism Checker

Reviewed on 2019/03/22

I have run more than 100k articles through CopyScape over the last 10 years. I have tried to find a...

I have run more than 100k articles through CopyScape over the last 10 years. I have tried to find a replacement, but I always run back to CopyScape. My volume these days is way lower though. But back in the heyday of Google Adsense sites, I ran a LOT of content through.

Pros

It is super easy to use. You just copy / paste an article in to the textbox, hit the button "Premium Search" and it will instantly tell you if your content is original or not.

I have had hundreds of freelance workers producing content for me over the years. More than half of them have tried to submit content with huge sections they blatantly stole from other websites. So having this tool, has saved me a lot of hassle and money.

Cons

It is a bit expensive. Yes, I save money by not paying for plagiarized content, but it runs up when you bulk check content. For a single website or a content writer, this would not be a huge problem, but I seem to have to pull out my credit card way too often :)

I was interested in trying out their CopySentry function as well, but it would be WAY too expensive.

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Copyscape FAQs

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Copyscape offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$4,95/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Copyscape Premium: 3¢ per search (up to 200 words) plus 1¢ per extra 100 words. Copysentry Standard: $4.95/month for up to 10 pages, plus $0.25/month per additional page. Copysentry Professional: $19.95/month for up to 10 pages, plus $1.00/month per additional page.

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Copyscape has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Copyscape supports the following languages:

English

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Copyscape offers the following support options:

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