Planet13 - 3:41 pm on Jan 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
For a 150 page site, Google returns 58000 plus scraped pages, perhaps 2 to 3 percent "might" be considered legitimate. Virtually all of these results clearly have extracted, and republished, some content from my site.
Have you successfully combated these scrapers? Have you been able to deal with them proactively?
I am sure that google would NOT want to have scraped sites in their index (although it may seem like they don't care either way).
Maybe if we created a thread on the google webmaster tools forum called: "Has Your Site Been Scraped? List It Here!" we can get webmasters to list all the scraper sites they have come across in one location and possibly it would be easier than having to file a DMCA request for EVERY different scrapper site.
Maybe it won't help, but maybe we could at least raise awareness among other webmasters who have no idea what scraping is.