sandman22 - 4:41 am on Oct 15, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 4:59 am (utc) on Oct 15, 2011]
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I too was hit last night and I'm talking about a major hit! My site was ranked number one for its main keyword and in between number 1 and 2 for several products for years now, then all sudden my my pages dropped 10 to 30 spots (some completely disappeared) and my traffic is down 90%, and quess what, the "spammy" sites that scraped my site's content are now on the first page.. WHat the he**! Not only did they steal my content, they got rewarded for it by Google's recent update and penalized me "sitewide".. Right before the holidays too, I can't believe Google would do this to reputable sites! I've spents months upon months writing all thise content myself, yet the spammy and scrapers outrank me for my own content?
[edited by: tedster at 4:59 am (utc) on Oct 15, 2011]