MrSavage - 8:44 am on Nov 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
I did want to mention or ask for possible clarification. Let me say though I am appreciative of the many suggestions put forward here!
Those who have had success with filing via hosts, was that a situation where you had already lost significant traffic or rankings in Google? I ask because on second thought, part of my thinking was that for Google to acknowledge any wrongdoing in terms of my ranking being affected by a scraper, they would be the ones I need to verify and let a DMCA request go through. In other words if I go ahead with a host, and that's successful, it doesn't feel that it would have the same resolve as having Google themselves see and acknowledge the DMCA. Does that makes sense how I've said it? In my situation my entire site tanked because of this scraping situation and of course I'm unclear which of the 2 avenues would be more effective or if at the end of the day they are equally as effective.
The other problem that I face here is that I've done some frame busting. I've dealt with a portion of the problem. How is this going to look when submitting a DMCA now? The question I'm asking is whether you have all left the scrape as is until the DMCA went through. I think in the past I've filed a DMCA, fixed the issue, and Google found no issues. I think part of this is that a successful DMCA would bring back lost time/rankings in Google's eyes. I could be way out to lunch on that. Fixing the problem without getting them to first see the theft/infringement, how is that a good thing or does it not matter?
I'm just having a bit of troubling grasping this process. Thank you.
Again, I think for the most part they can figure out who the originator is when there is a blatant or fly by night scraper site that shows up. In this instance, it's not a fly by night scraper. Sorry to repeat. I think though there is a difference between losing a bit of traffic over a scrape issue vs. losing your entire site over a scrape issue. That's why I'm saying this is a different beast than most. Agreed that one goes down, another one pops up. The thing is most scraper sites get called out and knocked out eventually before they can really do harm. An irritation and mainstay on the internet? Yes.