outland88 - 5:39 pm on Jun 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
Gouri some of the sites had link-backs because they were stealing the whole page with navigation others didn’t. I can see the direction of your thinking. If there's no link-back I definitely kill them off if you're wondering.
Can you tell me how long after the content and/or links from the other sites were removed did you see an improvement to your website's rankings and traffic?
Two and a half weeks. Interestingly the site would plummet to new lows within 12-24 hours after a response from Google that they were removing the offending content.
Just tossing it out there:
Interesting thing about your question is I checked about 12 hours ago and Google had not removed the content. Now the first thing people would say is Google has not de-indexed it may take time. What caught my eye once again was some pages that I had filed DMCA’s against long ago were still in the index and Google said the same thing then.