Beginning on April 2, 2018, Copyscape Premium moved 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 is applied 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