Do you have a habit or weakness of posting copied contents either at your site or at your blog and republish them as your own hard work then you should definitely know about the after effects of such activity!
You will be branded as a copycat, your blog or site may get readers in the initial stage, once they come to know the contents in your blog or site is already published elsewhere.
They stop visiting your blog or site and in a way you are helping them to find the source where the original contents are available, they stop at original source and never return to your blog or site.
Stealing activity may be enjoyed for a few days but not always, your site or blog may lose visitors which is termed as organic traffic.
Under such circumstance what you can do is better provide a link back to the source content, but making this a habit is also not worth.
If you find the original content is really worth and related to some of your own write up in the article then you can proceed with giving a back link but I suggest you always stay as an independent writer whereby all such your write ups will maintain a uniqueness and certainly will bring a lot of traffic provided if your content contains some present or ongoing issues whether technical or non-technical.
If you republish a content or an article which is already published somewhere by somebody through their hard work, strain etc, you will be easily labeled as a copycat.
You may include your own contents in your blog or site later but the label of copycat earned earlier may not go easily, it may take a long time to erase this label which is possible only through sensible search and meaningful writing in your own words, above all try to give certain unique contents, whereby the content should be able to get a bulk search.
Particularly here at IndiaStudyChannel never try to fool the webmaster or the concerned editors they are intelligent enough to trace the copied contents some may miss today but certainly it will be caught tomorrow.
Further webmasters of many such sites are members or customers for DMCA or Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 1998 which is a copyright act to curtail anti-piracy, with its help the original author can file a report against a content thief, they can file a complaint through DMCA, contents which are republished illegally has to be removed and there are numerous ways to trace the copied contents.
The person who republishes other original authors contents as his own and may impress few but not search engines they are very intelligent and clever enough to differentiate which is original and which is stolen.
Search engines may go to such an extent that it uses its excellent filters to filter the copied content and such copied contents will never appear in search results, hence the person who have a habit of publishing copied contents in their blog or site need to be more careful to avoid any such copied contents, search engines will never allow such sites or blogs which have copied contents to get a place in search result.
Search engines are the only source where a site or blog has to get a good and healthy traffic where we can say more than 50% of the traffic will come only with the help of search engines, if a site or blog affected and branded as a copycat then such sites and blogs will never get a good page rank.
Tips to prepare good articles
There are many good articles available on the net which contains some excellent tips to prepare articles in your own words, you can go through one such article Good Article Writing Tips, whereby it enlightens the reader with ways of selecting the subject, how one can spread out the information, the proper usage of grammar, punctuation which plays a vital part in making an article to get a good traffic.
Hence, try to spin the original article which means keep the subject in mind and pen down it in your own way impressively.
Further you can add some more information as much as possible to keep the reader or searcher for a long time at your article, I bet if you practice this, within few days you can bring out a better article than the original.
Hence it is always suggested that be your own and write contents in your own words keeping in mind the effects of search engine optimization, never copy anything either it may be a paragraph or a photograph, the original author worked hard to give a good shape to his article never try to take away his hard work.
|Author: Lakshmi S 08 Sep 2011||Member Level: Gold Points : 1|
|Nice Article, Mr. Ravishankara. I wish to draw your attention to this resource which was approved simultaneously in two websites viz., ISC and StudyVillage.com? First the link here at ISC: /resources/144641-Festember-The-annual-cultural-festival-NIT.aspx Here is the link to the same article by same author in StudyVillage.com: studyvillage.com/resources/3016-Festember-The-annual-cultural-festival-NIT.aspx|
The resource posted here has got 25 points and Rs.25 cash credits. I have raised this issue in the resource response itself but to no avail. Is the above teachings only for selected others?
Is it allowed to post in a sister site and post the same content here for approval [getting it approved]? ISC Admin please clarify?
|Author: Ashu 10 Sep 2011||Member Level: Gold Points : 1|
|Nice question by Lakshmi. First thank to N.K sir for writing such a good article. Copying content is considered bad and what I can say, I am also culprit of doing that in earlier time at ISC. But trying not to do further because the thing whcih belong to somebody should not be taken without permission.|
|Author: T.PradeepKumar 26 Sep 2011||Member Level: Silver Points : 1|
|Good article from N.K sir. I think this will poke all the hearts of those who copy the content from the other site and post in ISC.|
But its really very bad manner to copy the content which belongs to someone.
|Author: naveen raathiran 12 Oct 2011||Member Level: Silver Points : 1|
The post really assumes important mark on it as it deals with the very basic sin i.e. the 'reproduction of original articles'. good you just not have discussed the problem alone but the solution too. Really we need posts like this to make every member a true and fair member.
|Author: Rajani (Raji) 05 Nov 2011||Member Level: Gold Points : 1|
|Good article to know about the law of copy right.Here, I want to know about one thing that, I have posted through new post, based on teaching definition, and got a lots of definitions through the members. Can I make a new article using a valuable points of the members view, and can I post it through articles link?|
Will it come under the copyright laws?
|Author: Akshay 10 Jan 2012||Member Level: Silver Points : 1|
|Thank sis for lending this information from your thoughts. Well i have understood a lot through your article . I am not going to do copy pasting i am trying to write geniune and use words straight from my head . I want be a true author not a copy cat .|
|Author: Veena Sharma 27 Jan 2012||Member Level: Diamond Points : 2|
|Thank you so much for the valuable inform that you have provided through this articles. It is very important for all the members to know the seriousness of content writing.|
If rotten think that we can simply copy and paste then it is wrong belief; and from your article they will surely get a warning and they may not want to get in the trouble. Once again thank you for the article and keep on writing.
|Author: muhammed safwan s 06 Mar 2012||Member Level: Bronze Points : 1|
|Thank you Mr N K Ravishankara, I am a new face to ISC, And i was seeking for the valuable information about how to write a good article, what to take care of when posting the articles and what to avoid when posting an article. this article helped me alot.|
|Author: Pradeepraj R 07 Mar 2012||Member Level: Diamond Points : 1|
|I really accept the article. One should not copy the others effort to show that as their own effort. The result of the copied content will not give good name for the long time. As Rajnikanth's dialogue the thing that comes without hard work goes away immediately. I also accept the same.|
|Author: Nikhil Saini 21 Jul 2012||Member Level: Silver Points : 1|
|Nice article. It is the responsibility of every member to stop the coping of contents, but there are so many new joiners who are innocent about this technical fact. So decision should take after full investigation.|
|Author: Makesh 28 Nov 2012||Member Level: Gold Points : 2|
|Good article. I think persons with copying and paste habits wants to remove from there mind. They must be thought after the copy they called as copycats. And much hurts use person who owns the article.|
|Author: Adesola Adeyeye 29 Nov 2012||Member Level: Silver Points : 2|
|Copying someone articles online and using it is a great offense that this site should not be over look but should be dealt with sever punishment. The reason is that Google will not be happy seeing something like that and the site will be blacklisted.|