I decided since I was hit by Panda in 2011 and again by Panda 20 two weeks ago - that I would do a duplicate content check on my site.
Ended up being a great thing to do - because deep in the serps I found someone that had copied my entire site and has had that site up and running since July. Have filed DMCA's and hopefully they will be taken down shortly.
However... As I continue to do this tedious copy and paste of a paragraph from each page of my site.... I am noticing that I don't rank for my content? All my pages are indexed (440 of them) - yet... my site doesn't come up at all - or comes up LAST out of hundreds when I put in an exact paragraph from a post on any of my pages.
NO other sites are coming up for my content either (other than occasionally seeing the guy that ripped off my whole site that I discovered yesterday.) And even he will rank higher than me in some searches.
How do you *not* rank for exact copy from you site? Shouldn't I come up first every time for my unique content?
I assume this is some kinda of filter, penalty.... something.