HuskyPup - 3:08 pm on May 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Traffic on one of my sites is so bad that virtually all Google traffic is for my images.
My sites all have widget images simply becasue they're my products however I'm considering blocking them as well because Google has promoted an Italian scraper, as in a total copy, images, on-page, titlebars etc. to many positions in both the SERPs and images to #1.
Lovely stuff, I've known about this site for years, I "assumed" that Google knew it was a scraper after I advised them several years ago therefore they never ranked it however I now have many pages blown out of both sets of results.
And what's even worse is that this company can only supply maybe 5% of the products plus it has no advertising running on the site...double whammy there Google.
Please don't mention DMCAs, this is Europe, this is a .eu on Italian servers, no one gives a damn, and obviously these days not even Google.
It's too late now to watermark all my original scans however the lastest sites all have them but at the end of the day why is it that Bing can recognise this scraper but Google cannot?