hyperkik - 1:30 am on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
As many have observed since the Panda, they stopped using the word 'content' in their statements and replaced it with 'quality', which is not exactly the same thing.
Yet they explicitly define low quality as "copied content". I've had a Google employee compliment my site's content. I've been plagiarized by nonprofits and government agencies. I've had some of my articles translated into Spanish, with permission, by a public service agency that wanted to use them as educational materials. I've had my articles reprinted, with permission, in various print publications, for college classes, client newsletters, and the like. So yes, when I got hit by Panda it seemed quite reasonable to infer that "copied content" is the issue, and I'm not really holding my breath that Google's next "fix" will suddenly distinguish my originals from the copies. Is there a Google statement I should look at that would suggest otherwise?