HuskyPup - 7:25 pm on Nov 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
You might like to read the two posts Lisa Barone put together from Pubcon.
Ok, an interesting read basically meaning that for Google to try and attribute the original we have to have Google+ accounts whereas at the moment the other seach engines are getting it correct without that necessity.
Therefore is the question now to be for those affected "will Google recognise me as the originator if I use +?"
when a site is hit with Panda, it's PageRank, the web page's standing in the algo, is diminished. With the diminution comes it's inability to rank for phrases. If a site is unable to rank for phrases, it follows that other pages will come in to take it's place.
Yep, I understand what you are writing however just HOW can the originator be replaced by a scraper if that page is an authority?
It's nonsensical, it's like you painting the Mona Lisa and hanging it on a wall, then I make a copy of it and hang it on my wall and for whatever reason Google's determined my wall is better than your wall therefore your painting is no longer the original.
No matter that the scraper has used my coding, my text, my imaging, my layout in precisely the same format 7 years after the original went live and all of a sudden they are the authority site even though they have absolutely nothing else different on their site for ALL my work except a different contact address and domain name.
If that beats my internal PageRank then there is more than a little thing seriously broken at Google.