dickbaker - 7:22 am on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Falsepositive, thanks for the nudge. I didn't think my text was worthy of copying, so I've never checked. I just did, though, and found that a lot of pages have been scraped to varying degrees. There's a project for me for the weekend.
Here's something that would be really funny if all of this wasn't going on. I get high-res product images from the manufacturers, size them (larger than anybody else in my niche shows them), color correct, and sometimes even retouch flaws. So, I have some of the best photos of my niche's widgets.
My widget pages are now buried deep in Google's search results, but if you do a search for a widget by name, and click on Google images, my photos are often in the first five or ten. I'm getting scraped by scrapers and by Google.
Gee, Google. Thanks a lot. (I'm reminded of a line by R Lee Ermey in "Full Metal Jacket" regarding a reach-around, but I can't repeat it here).