backdraft7 - 3:48 pm on Apr 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
I will say that one of my worst cheap shot scraper competitors has dropped quite a bit. He's an SEO professional with a MFA site and I expect him to be back on top within a week. That's the problem, Google makes a change and the SEO MFA artists seem to figure a way to game the system immediately. This leads to the non stop DC upsets for stable, good content sites. It's like a dog chasing it's tail.
I think hard 950 penalties are the only way to get scammers to comply or die. eHow needs to be slapped HARD for duplicate article spamming (the three nose picker articles come to mind, unfortunately).