spica42 - 10:49 am on Nov 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
Comparing 2012 to 2011, our traffic has dropped 20% from google. I didn't think much of it at first because I thought people were just searching less for these terms.
However, since July this year, we have lost a whopping 60% of traffic compared to last year.
As it is the peak period for us (in August and September) we didn't realize till now as the traffic looks similar month to month. The difference is only stark when we compared it to last year.
The last straw came when we did a search for passages on our site and realised that more than 30 other scraper sites rank higher on wholesaling our content that we spend hours writing. We did allow only one other site to use some of the content and that site is right on the first result.
How do we report all these scraper sites and how do we attempt to fix our traffic loss. Comparing our stats, we seem to suffer the most of a drop of traffic after July 24th.