Robert_Charlton - 8:47 am on Nov 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
MrSavage - I took the liberty of changing your title, to reflect that this is an RSS feed issue. I think that there's a lot that can go wrong with syndication, and it's more than a PageRank/authority issue. There are a bunch of reasons, eg, why Google might misunderstand who published first, and IMO, the tools that can be used to claim first publication might be used against you if you don't use them first. Overall site quality issues might affect you as well.
Every tool at my disposal (okay a couple might be left to try) has failed.
You don't say when this happened or what tools you've tried. Tedster has laid out approaches he's been trying in several posts that might be helpful to you. I'll link to a couple of threads here, with some excerpted comments from each....
How do we tell Google we were wrongly Pandalized?
From tedster's Nov 22, 2011 posts...
I want to emphasize that my ideas about correlation between widespread syndication and being wrongly Pandalyzed are my own conjecture, nothing proven and nothing officially communicated. It's just what seems to make the most sense for the cases that have me scratching my head....
...What I'm trying with one site is to ramp up every "we are the canonical source" signal I can muster, including authorship tagging, pubsubhubbub, delayed RSS, no more full RSS feeds, etc, etc. I'll let the forum know if it works.
There's evidence that Google "wants to" credit the original source in the SERPs, but many times a more authoritative source who is quoting in full or syndicating (even with full acknowledgement) will still rank higher.
And, on Jan 15, 2012...
Article pages not ranking since Panda 1.0
>>my articles get picked up by other sites<<
I recently worked with a site that had a similar issue. We made a couple of changes that seemed to improve indexing and ranking immediately.
1. Inaugurated authorship mark-up
2. Used pubsubhubbub (PuSH) to send Google "fat pings" immediately at publication
3. Delayed the standard feed until the PuSH feed was received
Please take a look at the threads and provide more relevant details about what you've done, what type of site is ranking in your place, the feed situation, and the timeline regarding when this happened.
I gather that there's a wildcard mashup aspect to the scraping site, which apparently reacts to your searches and spits out pages in response to your searches. The sites I've seen create subdomains for specific searches. Haven't seen one in a while.