tedster - 5:20 pm on Jan 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
According to Matt Cutts, Google rolled out the first step in their campaign to "rank scraper sites or sites with less original content lower". This has just got to be the change that people are noticing - Matt said it was launched "earlier this week."
There's a home page discussion about that algo change here: Matt Cutts: Google Algorithm Change Launched [webmasterworld.com]
So let's use this thread to track the actual effects that people are seeing on their rankings and traffic.