Plagium Review: Free Online Plagiarism Checker

Plagium – Online Plagiarism Checker

Plagium – Online Plagiarism Checker

Plagium is an online multilingual plagiarism detection system that enables a user check whether content from a web page has been copied or used anywhere else online. Unlike most plagiarism checkers plagium uses Yahoo! instead of Google to analyze its searches. It supports texts in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish languages. It was formed in 2006 and has been running since. The copy checker service is provided by Septet Systems Incorporations. A company with its headquarters situated in New York with a European branch in France.

Also Read: CopyLeaks – Online Plagiarism Checker

Guide to Using Plagium

To check content for online plagiarism using the plagium scanner:

  • Access the website from a browser (both registered and non-registered users can use this service)
  • Copy and paste a block of text inside the provided textbox or submit its URL in the provided space as well
  • Then click on the track plagiarisms button
  • Wait for plagium to scan through web pages on the internet and
  • After scanning, it will provide a list of websites containing similar texts.

Pros and Cons of Plagium

Pros of Plagium

  • It provides the option of using either a textbox where the text to be checked is pasted, and a URL checker where of the content to be checked can be pasted as well.
  • It provides a Timeline feature that provides the user a time frame in which each of the search results provided went online
  • For registered users, it offers an alert system that notifies you of new results for a copied text
  • Plagium give a quick search and deep search option. The quick search options checks the submission against fewer sources while the deep search provides a more accurate paragraph by paragraph result by breaking down the text into paragraph and using the grammar and word usage rules for analysis.
  • It can accept large blocks of texts and can analyze text of up to 2000 words in one search
  • Overall, the service is available to registered and non registered members, meaning you do not have to sign up to check plagiarized content
  • For registered members, plagium keeps a record of previous plagiarism checks for reference purposes by the user.

Cons of Plagium

There are some reasons why it is not recommended to purchase a subscription to this plagiarism checker including the following;

  • Search results generated by the checker can only be accessed from the sites browser hence they can neither be downloaded nor shared.
  • It doesn’t offer a side by side comparison of the search results.
  • The online checker is often unable to identify the website/web page containing plagiarized materials especially when some words have been removed.

Pricing/ Cost of Use

Though plagium offers free checks for unregistered users, as long as you do not have too many searches, there will be no charge. However for users who have subscribed to the plagium checker service, there are variety of options and features available. These plans include;

  • The quick search feature goes for $0.04 a page while the deep search is up for $0.08 per page.
  • Full file comparisons of uploaded files for deep search is offered at a reduced cost of $0.005 per page.
  • It should be noted that the estimated number of scans is based on an average of 1000 characters a page.
  • Plagium also applies search credits every time a submitted content is analyzed for possible reuse. Registered members purchase this search credits to run text scans. Example, a user can purchase a prepaid plan of $1 which will allow 25 searches of text pages. Where each age is estimated to contain 1000 characters. The purchase of more search credits allow for free bonuses and discounts. The prepaid plan starts from 1USD.
  • Monthly plans are also available for members and unused search credits at the end of each month are automatically rolled over into the next month.
  • The automatic purchase of monthly search credits can be cancelled at anytime to stop renewal as it is a no contract plan.

In an event of dissatisfaction with the service provided, a user can notify the plagium team and will be eligible for a refund of search credits purchase that will be made available within ten days after complaints.


Plagiarism of content has become a fast growing problem as a result of blog creation and web development, website owners in a means to create content for their site often coy contents from other web pages making little or no changes to the original text. Hence to curb the problem, web developers came up with plagiarism detection checkers like plagium. Other copy checkers include; Copyscape,  Article Checker, Grammarly, Duplichecker And Plagiarisma.



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