Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Easily Bypass Copyscape's 10 Search Per Month Limit

Ok, you've done as much as you can to deter plagiarists from copying your content, but putting a Copyscape banner is just as good as giving the profile link to readers. They read and go on. Genuine bloggers, when they will use other's text, will link back to the original source. On the flip side, unscrupulous among us would just use other's text in full and pose it know how - their original masterpiece!

Copyscape, though a good resource to check copies of your work on the web and keep plagiarists at bay, comes with a handicap of just 10 free searches per month. Consequent to which, one has to pay $.05 per search. If one is not willing to pay for the service, the quota gets over well before the task is begun.

Copyscape 10 Search per month limitation 
Here is a hack to bypass this limitation, all we need is Google very own cache search services. Just run a query to get the cached version of your post / blog on

cache:http://your post/bloglink

All you have to do now is to copy the link in the address bar and paste it in search box on Copyscape homepage.

The only consideration is that Google should have cached your post.

I must say this, I don't know how long or how many queries one can make this way. I just discovered it today. And, don't worry if you see your blog/post as the first result. 

Don't know why, but I feel guilty for copyscape people, I hope they find a roundabout to prevent misuse and preserve their income flows. Guess I have been spoilt by Google's priceless freebies, so much so that I want everything for free.

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