dickbaker - 5:12 pm on Feb 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Just to chime in on others' observations: when I do a site: search on my top level domain (www.mysite.com), the home page comes in at #23. The first 22 results are third or fourth level pages (three or four clicks from the home page), and most of them are third-level pages that aren't as important or as heavily viewed as other third-level pages.
I'm searching now for scraped content, and finding a ton of it. I'm searching for the first 15 or so words (in quote marks) from my main content pages (the manufacturers pages), and I'm finding some instances where other sites show up for the quoted text but my site does not.
Regarding ezinearticles.com and articledashboard.com, I've submitted a fair number of articles to both, but I don't have the article content on my site.