falsepositive - 7:09 pm on Apr 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
@danijelzi, I've had your symptoms since February and I keep vacillating on whether I should blame scrapers or blame my site for this. What I mean is this: we only have a limited amount of time in the day and so we need to prioritize. Which ones here are red herrings? Is chasing a scraper down a red herring?
I can focus on improving my site in general or I can chase scrapers. After evaluating my site, which is heavily scraped, I also realized there are improvements I could make for the user. So I've wondered whether to spend my time improving the site the way I think will benefit the user more (remove bad pages, rewrite pages, improve community) or should I spend my time chasing down my hundreds of scrapers?
I've done both, but I can't shake the feeling that focusing on my site is just much more value added here. As Google strives to improve their scraper detection algorithm, I'm hoping that by doing the right adjustments and Google doing theirs, someday (soon hopefully), we will meet in a happy place.