FWIW - i have no affiliate links - do not run an affiliate program - and all content is original. Even the databases that I get from our manufacturers i hand edit to make unique.
I dont think I am getting any better yet, I think its just a bit worse actually. Even now I did a search - not just for one of my main keyword terms, but i also included that term with my trademark name. I went through 6 pages or results and stopped - no listing for me. I do however see all of the sites that link to me for that term listed, along with a few scraper sites just to wind me up a little more. There is no reason I should not show up for: Trademark Keyword