MrSavage - 7:41 pm on Nov 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
I wouldn't consider posting such a question, but I feel this is important enough to do so. This could be you which is why I will mention this situation.
I have a site which all but disappeared from Google. Organic traffic evaporated from Google, yet remained in Bing with no issues.
What happened is that my RSS feed is being broadcast elsewhere. That's nothing except for the fact that the site broadcasting my feed ate my site. That means Google considers them the authority, the author, etc. Essentially I've been removed completely from my own content and written articles. Think for a moment. Your website gets eaten. You can copy some of your text and your site will not show, but they will. You need to click on the "show duplicate content" which Google displays in italics at the end of that particular search.
Every tool at my disposal (okay a couple might be left to try) has failed. I can't express here my frustration at this situation. Okay, so a Wordpress RSS feed is a pretty common scrape situation. I get that. I also realize I've since disabled my feed completely. I also realize that sites who are being scraped via RSS do not get eaten alive as this situation has done. Perhaps it's because I didn't see the issue for months is why Google has decided that the site broadcasting my rss feed is the authority. I can't grasp this situation.
I'm baffled at this. Google rejected DMCA complaints. Scraper reporting no effect. Nothing. Because this is a RSS feed, and they may be using a cached version or whatever, this isn't stealing? They have Adsense running. How can I complain via Adsense about copyright infringing when Google said there is no problem?
I would say if I chose to include your site in this vortex, I might be able to get your content and site eaten alive and wiped away. This isn't "normal" and I've had scraped content etc. This is a situation that apparently has NO resolve. I don't know what to do which is why I'm grasping for suggestions.
You can't get information on this site because searches just result in articles that they are broadcasting via other site rss. I see this as a real tool for messing with your competitors.
Any thoughts on this are appreciated (of course if this makes it to the forum). Thank you.