boirun03 - 10:01 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
My situation is almost identical to Frost_Angel, expect I was hit with Panda 1 and has gone down ever since. Panda 20 completely took out all the rankings I had left. I then noticed in webmaster tools that the indexed pages are continuing to go down and exact searches for content on pages no longer show in the serps, where before Panda 20 they were at least there.
This is when I started to notice the scraper sites and feed sites ranking for my content. My internal pagerank must be extremely low because of the pages are are indexed, a search for a few sentences usually show #5 or lower in G Serps. Everything in Binghoo are as expected.
Another issue is that I a teamed up with a bigger site that has a blog full of snippets from other bloggers, basically they are an aggregator and always provide dofollow links back to the original article. Because they do this they always rank in place of my original work and my pages are not listed at all.
Now this part is interesting......this site when shown in the serps are displaying my authoring profile and there is not a rel=author on the page, there is a rel=publisher though. So somehow they are associating this with my profile and showing this page in the serps over the original article, from whom I am the rel=author. So I'm thinking that if you have the same content with the same author out there, then google gives the credit to the 'higher internal pagerank' page, and dumps the rest.
This is very aggravating and I'm thinking that the url has been placed in the dustbin and there is no hope for it. Almost two years of content 'improvements' only to see it almost completely removed from the serps.
I think I'm at the point of 301'ing the entire site off to the .net of the same brand. From what I've read this practice can be seen as 'blackhat'. But how is it fair that your content can't rank, but scrappers of the same content can?
Anyone with experience on 301'ing an entire domain?