Plagiarising web content is nothing new in the web world. The very fact that apart from multitasking webmasters have to frequently write their content sucks them to no end.
Creative juices always don’t flow with the same level of intensity. But does that serve as an appropriate justification for stealing someone’s intellectual property?
This gives me ample ammunitions for a passionate debate. On one hand, you see search engines penalising webmasters for stealing contents, ideas, styles etc.
On the other, a good number of anonymous ghost writers burn the midnight oil for churning out posts after posts for webmasters who most likely are located diagonally opposite in the globe.
They neither get the recognition nor the money they deserve. That is because they have agreed to rent out their creative instincts for a paltry sum. However, the ultimate beneficiaries are the webmasters who laugh all their way to their bank accounts.
This is the usual scenario in the web world. Search Engines are presumably not in a position to penalise all ghost written contents. Because they cannot recognise one or are not simply equipped to do so. Whereas the bonafide people(ghost writers) never get their due.
Against this backdrop, don’t you think that the demeanour of most webmasters borders on plagiarism. Now, that demands a critical assessment of the web writing trend vis-a-vis position of the webmasters masquerading as writers.
WHAT IS PLAGIARISM IN CONTENT WRITING?
Wikipedia has defined plagiarism as wrongful appropriation” and “stealing and publication” of another author’s “language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions” and the representation of them as one’s own original work.
Contents sourced from ghost writers or virtual writers don’t come within the scope of the definition of plagiarised content. For they have literally forsaken their claim for some monetary benefit.
However, such contents can technically be called plagiarised content. In the first place, these outsourced contents are not original as they never emanated from the cerebral process of so called webmasters.
HOW TO PLAGIARISE WITHOUT GETTING CAUGHT IN WEB WRITING
The situation, therefore, calls for revisiting the strategy you have adopted for so long. Yes, you are right buddy, I am talking about plagiarising web content. And exclusively for those who write on their own.
Self-writing is time-consuming and hinders producing and publishing content in quick succession. Why should self-publishers be lagging behind in the race to reach the apex?
When the world condones Google’s helplessness on the premise that Artificial Intelligence cannot detect disguised plagiarism, should they be persistent with their content strategy and suffer silently as before.
But what confuses them is how to plagiarise without getting caught in blogging? Published web content is never that easy to plagiarise. Google is as much efficient in handling online plagiarism as it isn’t against its ghostwritten versions.
JUSTIFICATION FOR ENDORSING PLAGIARISM
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Before I show you how to plagiarise without getting caught, let me justify my stand.
Plagiarism is a sin the eyes of the Googles. And let Google be so.
But why don’t we shed our inclination towards intellectual ethicality and be more creative? In other words, endorse plagiarism?
My endorsement of plagiarism stems from the following premise:-
(i) As already discussed, a good number of webmasters are practising it without getting noticed. They are making the most of their unethical indulgement. Still, many more are unconsciously doing it.
(ii) The goodies – ghostwriters and self-publishers, suffer the most with their content paving way for the hired versions.
(iii) Creativity consists in being unlawful, unethical, undisciplined, unruly and dishonest. History bears testimony to the fact that many bohemians, ostracised, discards are great sources of creative work. So, why not we imitate them a bit.
You may argue that doing so will not make any Tom, Dick or Harry creative. But even if you have an iota of creativity in yourself, doing so will be helpful. Therefore, my practical suggestion in keeping with the scenario is that you plagiarise, as and when you deem fit.
Plagiarise? Why? Because it is a unique example of intellectual misdemeanour, unruliness, unethicality.
So, why not be little unruly, unethical, dishonest, unlawful. Why not rather being what we usually are, we be a cut above our outsourcing counterparts. So why not we steal content ideas, thoughts expressions and present it creatively to the world. And make our life better
NOW PLAGIARISE WHILE EVADING DETECTION
Before I proceed with my discussion, I assume you all have a distinct writing style of your own.
Now, I am coming to the core issue.
Plagiarism was endorsed long before the dawn of web writing. The earliest endorsement of plagiarism can be traced back to Einstein’s words. Some sources claim that it may be even earlier.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
– Albert Einstein
When Eliot supported plagiarising, the internet was in its nascent stage and web writing was not around. However, since other forms of writing existed as also issues of originality, he stated
Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.
Well, to be precise, these gentlemen in a way showed us how to proceed. For both, the above maxims point to hiding your sources while borrowing or stealing ideas from them.
Their suggestions may come within the scope of plagiarism. But it matters little. And it should for what they stated was an extension of the definition of creativity. Creativity should not be viewed from the perspective of producing everything original. In fact, it also includes building something upon an already existing foundation.
This is as much common in intangible creations like music, theory as it is in the case of tangible ones like any inventions. Even a modern day aircraft is the result of continuous refinement of what Wright brothers invented.
In the context of content writing, this has been best exemplified by Lesley J Vos in a post on creating contents from existing ones.
A post can inspire many souls to create more of its type. And there is always a room for improvement. Lesly agreeably points here that nobody would like to miss out on an opportunity of expanding a published content if he or she has profund knowledge on the same.
It is pertinent to say that this post of mine is an inspirational outcome of the above-mentioned post of Kilolani.com. What is different from the original post is that I formed a pretext or a background. The original post dealt with how to steal contents without getting noticed.
I too wrote on the same issue but against a backdrop, that is with a justification for doing so.
In a nutshell, I reiterate that creativity fosters creativity, ideas breed ideas.
If you have noticed the following while writing your post:-
- That common knowledge often occupies a good amount of your post space.
- You will have many ideas both exclusively yours and others as well. This presumably come to you from your extensive exposure to your subject. That is reading posts after posts and exploiting your creative instincts.
- At the end, an infusion and synthesis of multiple ideas crafted in your style of writing is what your post reflects. When you combine them with your imaginations, they become simply awesome.
FINAL THOUGHT ON CONCEALING PLAGIARISM
Your aim should be to outrank Google’s rank brain. Yes, I firmly believe that we can outwit artificial neurones of Google. There is another side of the story as well. My recommendations may not be perceived as such in the eyes of Google.