falsepositive - 8:16 am on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Well here's what's heartbreaking. I work 4 hours per day on each article I publish. These articles are at least a 1,000 words long with a lot of analysis and rumination, opinion and some research. I've got a community that chimes in with commentary. Content thieves lift my content and voila! I am punished, but these thieves are still all floating in the ether, enjoying higher rankings.
This smells of a site-wide penalty as I am unable to see some of my non-duplicated posts even ranking for the most specific keywords or even the full (complete) title of the article. Where are they Google? My site has been demoted to nowhere land.
Here's what else is funny. I have columns in some well known media sites. They rank higher for my NAME than my own site. It's incredibly frustrating. This has caused me untold hours of grief and distraction. I'm still waiting for all this to clear up.