indyank - 5:11 pm on Apr 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
and some scrapers out rank him for snippets
Exactly.I am having the same issue with several of my pages that got scraped.And would you believe that the sites ranking ahead of us are total crap and some just spit out content scraped from google using bots.
I saw another thing with this duplicate stuff. some forums and sites copy your entire post and paste it in a thread or page which has other copied content too.and these forums/sites rank higher than us for the snippets.
In this case, it does look like the number of words in the page is all what made them rank higher than us for the snippet.
Google appears broken when it comes to ranking snippets and duplicate content.They have totally given it to the scrapers and this seems to be an issue for panda affected sites.
Is Cutts site affected by panda? any ideas?