chrisv1963 - 2:00 am on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yet they explicitly define low quality as "copied content".
All content for my website has been written by professionals and was 100% unique ... until a lot of other websites and blogs started to copy it. Is the 40% traffic loss Google's "thank you" for all the work I put in the website and for all the work the writers did? Am I punished because a bunch of thiefs copied my content? Because Blogspot users think they can use anyone's texts and images? More than 50% of the copied content I find is on Blogspot! This Panda update is sickening. Copyright violators are still ranking, stolen content on Blogspot is still ranking and eHow is still ranking for partly re-written content.
If Google can not detect the difference between original content and copied content on Blogspot, then it says a lot about the "quality" of the Panda update.
One good thing is that a lot of copyright violators use Adsense to monetize and a lot of them violate the Adsense TOS. Since a couple of weeks I'm reporting Adsense TOS violators and I already saw Adsense disappear on two websites with stolen content. My revenge ... Reporting Adsense TOS violators seems to be more efficient than filing DMCAs.