New plagiarism-detection service Bitscan is seeking help in tuning and refining its service.
To do that, they are encouraging users to take advantage of a their free scan offer and submit feedback on the quality of the results they have received.
Anyone who is familiar with Copyscape should have little trouble using the service. You simply visit the site, paste in the URL you want to check and Bitscan does all of the work.
Bitscan also has the ability to check offline content by providing a box to paste in your content from any document on your computer. However, it does not have the ability to receive uploads of word processing files at this time.
Currently every user gets 20 free scans. Though that should be more than adequate, my tests would only require about 10 to 15 scans, if it is not you can write the operators of the site and see if they can help.
I am holding off on a more thorough analysis of the service for a few weeks at the request of the developers of the service. Right now they are still tuning the product and don’t expect the service to return the best results that it can.
With that in mind, if you do decide to test the service, take a moment and send them feedback on the product. Let them know how well it performed and what they can do to improve it. Also, I’m certain any feedback on the look, speed, and easy of use would also be appreciated.
I’ll come back in a few weeks with a more thorough analysis of the service, including the results of my own testing and information about future plans for the service.
In the meantime, pound away on the service and be sure to let them know what you think!