Plagiarism and Copyright On the web
In today’s modern web world, publishing content legally on a website has all sorts ramifications. In general, you have the copyright over your material as soon and the words hit the page. However, some individuals or companies will steal content from others to use on their own web site. If you want to keep tabs of your content, you can go copyscape and search your pages. It will list sites who have similar or exact content.
Now that you found some of the culprits, you can compare the details with Way Back Machine at http://wayback.archive.org. Wayback.org will display a website throughout the years. In addition, it never hurts to keep backups of files and databases to show when you published your content. When you find a source of infringement, you can start the process of asking them to remove the content. The page http://www.copyscape.com/respond.php also explains some details about dealing with plagarism.
Blogging Voices & SEO
You see this article and you wonder what place it has to do with SEO and blogging. Well, not much and that is exactly what the article is trying to explain. When articles are written in blogs or anywhere else, the writer can choose various narrators; first person[I], second person[You] or third person[he, she,it] to describe an article. Furthermore, you can use the passive voice which is often used in the making of boring articles that are often found in repair manuals and some how-to books.
The passive voice will sound like:
‘The next step is to disconnect the wire from the laptop’s bus.’
The first person will sound like:
‘I tried to install Joomla but it didn’t work.’
The second person sounds like:
‘You install Joomla with the correct database name, password, db_prefix, db_username and sample data.’
The third person goes like this:
‘He tried to install Joomla but, it would not install since he forgot the db_password.’
As it was explained previously, which method you choose to use is entirely up to you. Copywriters and other people with strong English skills may recommend you stay consistent, or you can hire them to make an edit. However, articles that vary in terms of writing ‘voices’ do not seem any better or worse off in search engines than others. Furthermore, combining various voices in an article which contains proper grammar and spelling does not seem worse for wear either. If you cannot write with adequate grammar and spelling, it recommended to use Word until you make the grade. If Word is used for computer articles, there can be issues when copying and pasting the text, especially into a CMS. To keep the code lean and clean, it is recommended to copy and paste the text from Word to Notepad prior to inserting the text into an article.
You may find that using the first person or second person is easy-reading while the passive voice can be harder to comprehend. Therfore, if you use the passive voice, you could lose a person’s interest in the website.
We are all different. But writing in the first person or second person is probably easier than creating prose with the passive voice.
The blogger is the freelance-style writer who writes about a topic of interest or a topic for which he receives a paycheck. Writing the blog is like writing a magazine article. The article could be short or long. This type of writing is often satisfying since a writer(especially on his own terms) can just write what he wants.
Normally, there is some sort of intention for blogging articles; such as taking notes and making articles that a targeted audience will find. Desired traffic to a website is always a good thing. Since blogs can be organized into categories, they have the potential to be anything like a collection of short stories to a full online book.
Blogging is a lucky talent for some people since they can write Google-keyword-targeted content without much hesitation, while most people despise writing, well before the days of a 5,000 word university history paper.
With a little savvy, bloggers can add text, embedded video, sound and commenting into each blog post. The positives are plenty. It can be fun in the beginning, but as website gets over 100,000 words, assembling a linking strategy, artful SEO and the power of search indexing increases dramatically.
A technical writer creates technical documentation for online and print media. The output would depend on a company’s needs. For example, manuals for boilers could accompany the item during sale and the online documentation could be revised and updated as required.
Two popular software applications for writing such documentation are Microsoft Word or Adobe Framemaker. They have been around for quite some time. At other times, some companies prefer web savvy developers to create online documentation with Content Management Systems which can easily be edited. A content management system allows for specific users to be able to access and edit specific content; while a head administrator can over-look and have access to any content.
Regardless of what software and applications are used to create documentation, most companies always want someone who have some knowledge about the topics; such as chemical engineering company seeking a technical writer with an engineering degree.
A blog is an invaluable resource for any website that is concerned with SEO. A blog is like writing freelance articles that will become titled, keyworded and indexed with search engines; especially the most popular one ‘Google’. Unlike other menus and content management, a blog allows unrelated and related articles to be displayed in an order; such as the time they are made. For example, a blog for an autobody shop may have articles about car care, car maintenance, car painting, how to notice bad drivers, and have articles about trends in car painting.
Although the list may not have articles all about the same subject, it will not be noticeable when a Google search is performed. When someone searches on the search engine for a particular subject ‘like maintaining new car paint’, the page that shows up in the organic searches will only display the relevant page the person was seeking. Although the subject matter can be rather unrelated, it should fit in well with your website so that you land the surfer there and have a website that will keep his interest. If the topic was way out of whack like ‘Pubs in Vancouver’ on a website about horse grooming the reader may have a glance, see what the website is all about, then high tail it elsewhere.