What is Plagiarism and How to Avoid Plagiarism in Your Blog post

The word plagiarism is very common these days and is derived from the Latin word “Kidnapper”. Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s work, word or content and publishing on your name as your own. It is pretending that the ideas and concept belongs to you rather than giving credit to the one who deserves it.


Plagiarism is unethical and morally incorrect. If you are running a blogpost and your content is plagiarized, search engine can terminate your blogpost or website. 

Direct Plagiarism

This is the most common type of plagiarism where you copy content from internet without any citation or credit. If most of your content is same or copied, it can put you in copyright violation. It is a direct plagiarism and results in criminal charges as well.


This type or plagiarism is quite strategic. You read content from somewhere, note down some key points, change the words and represent them as yours. In this case if the majority of your blogpost is similar it can put you in trouble. However, as I said it is strategic it depends on your rephrasing.

In terms of writing whitepaper and conferences there are multiple more types of plagiarism and leading to any of them can harm you in a way or another.

Plagiarism is an emerging problem and search engines have very strong algorithmic tools to check if your content is plagiarized. This also decreases the rank of your blogpost and Google has rights to block your website any moment.
Read as much as you can. Do a complete research on your topic and keep things in your mind. Once you read a lot about a topic you can think of something at least in your own terms. So explore in terms of gathering information and do not limit yourself.
Keep track of the research resources. If you have read something which totally belongs to someone and you need to use that it is always better to give them a credit by including a link to their page or mention names.
Quote the content which you have copied from another website and create a link of that website on your blogpost.

Once you have created your blog, before posting check various plagiarism tool which are available on Google for free.

  •        Copyscape
  •        Small Seo tools
  •        Worldessays plagiarism checker
  •        Grammarly

These tools have strong algorithm to check if the content is plagiarized and shows which part of your blogpost is copied which you can modify if there is any. Good luck.
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