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    I just saw the warning on the top of the forum, saying that if you post your statement on TSR it would be indexed by Google. I haven't posted my statement anywhere, but I have saved and shared it via Google Docs, because I'm not applying through school so I asked a teacher I had last year to give me some feedback. I've searched some quotes from my statement and nothing came up. Is it safe? I'm just not sure what it means to be indexed and I'm worried I'm gonna have to rewrite the whole thing. Apologies if I sound like a bit of a tech noob, any advice would be appreciated.
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    "Indexed by Google" is generally used to mean indexed by the search engine, not internal Google tools. It just means that the search engine itself has cached your work, which is if you post it on to a public form (such as TSR) which Google can scrape. Google Docs is (generally) private, so it won't come up in the plagiarism detector, don't worry.
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    (Original post by trythis)
    "Indexed by Google" is generally used to mean indexed by the search engine, not internal Google tools. It just means that the search engine itself has cached your work, which is if you post it on to a public form (such as TSR) which Google can scrape. Google Docs is (generally) private, so it won't come up in the plagiarism detector, don't worry.
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    The potential issue is whether someone else would have been able to access your PS and copied parts of it
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    (Original post by captainpicard)
    I just saw the warning on the top of the forum, saying that if you post your statement on TSR it would be indexed by Google. I haven't posted my statement anywhere, but I have saved and shared it via Google Docs, because I'm not applying through school so I asked a teacher I had last year to give me some feedback. I've searched some quotes from my statement and nothing came up. Is it safe? I'm just not sure what it means to be indexed and I'm worried I'm gonna have to rewrite the whole thing. Apologies if I sound like a bit of a tech noob, any advice would be appreciated.
    Who did you share it with, and is there any chance they could have copied? If so, that's where you need to worry about plagiarism.

    If your statement doesn't how up on a google search then it hasn't been indexed. You do need to check a while later, though, as it can take a few hours to show up. But if it's just Google Docs then that's only visible to the people you shared with, so won't be shown on the search engine anyway.
 
 
 
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