MrSavage - 9:47 am on Nov 10, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:16 pm (utc) on Nov 10, 2012]
This is a black hole situation, or at least worst case is a black hole situation. How did I go from a site publishing my rss feed to suddenly become "that site" for "my content"? Perhaps it sat there too long. I wonder how my feed ended up on their site in the first place. What if they added 10% of all wordpress feeds to their site.
If you build a site that has one purpose and that is to publish other sites RSS feeds, what is that called? If that rss provider site runs Adsense ads, then shows your content, then what is that?
What I wonder is if because Wordpress comes with a feed by default, that gives people permission to publish without risk of DMCA? Should this be a word of warning to all people using a Wordpress type blog with imbedded feeds?
I suppose part of this is, what if you file a DMCA complaint and it gets rejected. All I've said via a complaint is that it's my content, I don't want it published elsewhere, that I've tried contacting the site, and that I have no other recourse in dealing with this. They stole my site, gobbled it up, and it's in a black hole now and Google sees them and not me. This was my biggest money making blog last year. It's not Panda imo, it's just that in Google's eyes, I'm the scraper and they are the originator.
I think I mentioned the fact that if you look for this site in Google, like searches about getting your feed removed from their site or trying to search if other people have issues with this site, all you get is their rss feed content which is from other sites. You can't get info about the site. Basically I can't see anyone else complaining like I am! I can't find any articles, references, nothing.
Update: I'm a jackass. I used Bing just now and yes, I can actually find other complaints about this site. Interesting. This seems like a critical flaw in some aspect of the algo. To clarify, I mean in the sense that original content can fall victim to such a black hole as this without any apparent recourse from within Google to set the record straight. Life sentence without a trial.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:16 pm (utc) on Nov 10, 2012]