Recently I discovered that two dynamic scrapper websites in a very popular search sector in Google UK were ranking well for almost every conceivable related keyword known to man.
Both sites were pulling in more Google traffic (according to hitwise) than virtually any other site including the true authority sites in their sector.
On closer inspection I found that the primary reason they ranked so well was because their A-Z of content pages, i.e. links of pages within the site that contained more links to more pages on their site were linked to by many of their own same style templates sites across Europe.
For example the co.uk version would have footer links to .fr, .ie, .de etc etc and on those linked pages would carry the same index page of content. On the other sites they would carry the same links. The effect of this means that they would have say 12 different worldwide websites all providing links to the index of content pages found on each site.
Hence, as each respective sites increases its own Page Rank it means that each websites A-Z index page gains more high Page Rank from these pages pointing to them hence helping every page in each site thatís linked from these pages climb higher and higher in the serps and rank incredibly well.
In both website examples the sites have almost 2 million pages indexed using this method all driving incredible levels of traffic to their respective websites.
Now clearly, Google either doesnít have an issue with sites doing this kind of linking technique (but I thought it was against G T&Cs) or its technology isnít clever enough to pick it up.
Eitherway, I would like to know if this is a reportable matter or if reporting the two sites would just fall into the no reply pile or if there is an effective way to report these sites where they will genuinely get reviewed by Google staff.
Anyone any ideas?