Copyscape for long has been a tool used by not only many bloggers, but many small businesses and corporates. It was surprising how they managed to keep their price so low for such a long time with the vast amounts of server bandwidth searches would have generated.
They have just announced a price change which will boost the company profits nut be bad news for many customers with a low budget.
How to check if your blog content is copied ?
If you didn’t know what copyscape does, they allow you to check if anybody has copied content off your site and know where similar content has been posted. You can track down people who have copied content from your site.
With the copyscape paid version you get the ability to paste text directly into a text box for searching, instead of just submitting Web pages, and an API that you can use to automate and refine submissions to the service.
Beginning on April 2, 2018, Copyscape Premium will move to a variable pricing model based on content length, starting at only 3 cents per search:
From April 2, 2018: Only 3c
per search for the first 200 words + 1c per additional 100 words or part thereof.
Since launching Copyscape Premium over ten years ago, we’ve been devoted to providing you the best service at the lowest possible cost – a flat price of 5c per search. In recent years we’ve seen a major rise in the number of customers checking long articles, which require significantly more resources to process than shorter pieces of content. As a result, maintaining a flat price of 5c per search is no longer sustainable, and we don’t want to force one set of customers (with shorter content) to effectively subsidize another.
The new variable pricing means that each user pays exactly for what they use – with lower starting costs for everyone. The new pricing will apply for all users beginning April 2, 2018. Copyscape Premium will work the same as before, with your account showing a cash balance rather than a number of search credits. As part of the transition, any search credits purchased prior to 2018 will be granted a price cap of 5c per search until they expire.
We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2018 and beyond.
The Copyscape Team
Some other platforms and players in Plagiarism detection niche
· PlagiarismDetect.com(registration required) break the text down into word combinations instead of sentences. This allows checks to be more deep and profound.
DOC Cop (registration required) creates reports displaying the correlation and matches between documents or a document and the Web. It gathers the evidence and provides the information necessary to judge whether plagiarism has occurred.
Are you looking for a good wordpress theme for your new blog. What if you could design your own website just as if you were working in a easy to use program like Microsoft Word ,adding pictures, choosing font, adding headers,c hanging colors of font and background and more. Well the new divi builder theme by elegant wordpress themes is just as easy as that.
Free wordpress themes vs paid themes
Many People opt for free themes and regret later due to many reasons but If you got no budget then obviously – free is an option, but again – if you can afford even a little bit of money, then go for a paid theme, it pays back.
Free comes with its own limitations – Here are some reason to go for a reasonably priced good theme.
Authors of free themes are late in updating their themes with new updates required
They often break with wordpress updates due to poor coding in the theme.
The Free theme designer gets involved in something else and forgets to provide support to his free theme
I have been a elegant WP themes member for 8+ years now because their prices for wordpress themes are so ridiculously low. I mean common just do a search online for wordpress themes, who would give 85+ premium website themes just for $89.
Price Does matter with WP themes
In fact go search on theme forest, one of the biggest website design template providers and you can see that buying just one good wp design template costs you like $35 dollars. You will find cheaper ones on theme forest, but they are not premium in the sense, due to poor support and code etc. The good ones there cost $40 and over per theme.
Okay, coming back to the topic -why I am writing this post today is because of the launch of the new word press divi theme by elegant. This new divi theme with the visual builder that they have just released is a theme design that can literally take the shape of 100 different designs all from one template.
The Divi theme price ($89 for Yearly membership – Includes 87 themes and plugins)
As I told you that you get 85+ themes for a yearly membership price of $89 and for lifetime access if you can afford it at $249 its worth it.
It’s so easy to design your blog with the new wysiwyg website builder that you could think you are designing a website in word.
Hold on what’s wysiwyg (look above)
As elegant theme themselves say –
Our pricing is simple. Purchase a single membership for one low price and get access to our entire collection of themes and plugins. You can use those themes and plugins on as many websites as you like (client sites too).
You could pay just the one year membership fee for this one new theme IMHO and get triple the value over the years for just the purchased theme , the other themes and plugins come as a bonus. In fact this theme will put many plugins that offer creating custom wordpress pages and websites our of business.
Nick Roach is the person who runs things at elegant themes and he has always looked out for his customers , by keeping prices low even when he could easily bump it up for what they provide.
He has gone all out on this one supporting his designers to give the best value to the customers with this new divi design. Its pretty much an all in one wordpress design with customisation possible from top to end.
So what is a good wordpress theme ?
Well the obivious is first, that it looks nice and presents well, here are some additional things to look out for in a wordpress theme.
Responsive – the theme should be responsive and load properly on desktops as well as smartphones, tablets
Light on code – the theme should be coded well and light in size – so that it doesn’t slow down your website.
Compatible – many poorly coded themes get affected/distorted by installed WP plugins or updates to wordpress
Flexibility – there should be flexibility to change colors of design, fonts, add extra code, SEO options inbuilt into template.
Professional – the theme design should suit the niche and look professional.
I’m glad to say the themes and plugins from elegant meet all of these standards or requirements.
With the new divi template, there are hundreds of customisations possible due to its flexibility in its design. But just lets have a look at some that stand out according to me.
The new Elegant & divi wordpress theme features:
Access To All Themes
Access To All Plugins(This plan includes full access to all of our plugins, as well as all new plugins that are created during your membership.)
Unlimited Website Usage
One Time Fee
Specific to DIVI
Real Time Design
When you make a change to your page or design, everything is updated instantly right before your eyes. Design and edit instantly!
Jump-start your design process by using one of the 20+ pre-made layouts that ship with the builder. Boon for the time conscious person or plain lazy peeps.
Mix and match
Divi comes with 46 different content elements. Mix, match and build just about anything you can imagine.
Here is a promo video from divi, explaining features in short summary
If I was not a customer of elegant themes today and knew what i knew about their themes, I definitely would sign up merely for their new divi theme and consider the rest of them as a bonus.
If you are looking for a new wordpress why procrastinate, you got nothing to lose here- but just gain 85+ awesome word press design templates for your website or future websites. Browse their amazing themes here. And good luck to your new venture
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