I was thinking about something the other day, actually the other night, but that doesn’t really matter. I was wondering if I were interested in working for a particular company, wouldn’t I also have a notion to work for their competitors? And if I did, how would I go about finding those competitors? Hmm… one thing I would do is track down where they had their jobs posted. Why? I assume that if they post their jobs on a niche website that there may be similar jobs from their competitors. At least, it sounded logical, but how would I put it to the test? Um… Copyscape.
Copyscape is a website designed to protect copyrighted material by giving you a heads up on who has swiped your text and posted it on their site (presumably without your permission). I put it to the test and it seemed to work okay. Let me show you what I mean. I looked online and found a job to use as an example – Lead Developer. The URL for that job is: http://jobs.37signals.com/jobs/7891.
I cut and paste the URL into Copyscape (as shown below), then click the “Go” button.
I search the results and see the various websites that have posted the same job I was interested in. I pay close attention to the URLs and build a list.
So based on what I have found, here is a list of websites that I may want to consider searching.
Make sense? Let me know what you think?