AlyssaS - 2:19 pm on Jun 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Alyssa, some of those those sites mentioned in the Warrior Forum are the type that Google loves to outright ban or give a -50 penalty. But they have dozens and dozens of sites so they play their odds. I'd be surprised if Google let most of them out.
Walkman - don't assume that just because they are posting on the Warrior Forum they are all spammers, and that if you post on Webmasterworld your site is gorgeous/beautiful/the best thing since sliced bread. Warriors are less emotional than Webmasterworld posters, but that's it.
Both forums are reporting sites dropped and both forums are reporting gains. G is just looking at the site and not the pretensions of the poster...
Someone on there posted the following:
My unique content sites are nowhere to be seen. They went from top rankings to page 100+ or no ranking at all.
My sites with scraped content? All three of them improved, one even took #1.
Which prompted someone else to reply:
a good time to run a copyscape check and see if you can weed out any duplicate content.
Very good advice.