HuskyPup - 12:50 am on Jan 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
My point is "Has Google actually lost their original formation data point for many sites and images"?
Just how can scrapers come along with very basic blog sites with absolutely no authority whatsoever and beat the original from many years before? I am not just referring to my sites, nearly everyone can identify with this.
We know Google has screwed-up big time over this yet the mainstream media has not and obviously does not care and, for whatever reason(s), not cottoned onto this meanwhile many of us have been battling against it yet no one listens.
A few years ago I was having HUGE hotlinking problems yet many, including WebmasterWorld members, didn't really care, they didn't appreciate the scale of the problem nor why anyone would be bothered about it...obviously they were not image centric! Things have changed amongst those webmasters since then.
So, just to see if I am correct, and I am 99% sure I am, over the next 3 months, yes three months, I am going to devote a lot of energy into seeing just how much Google is skewed by various blogging platforms.
Call me stupid, either way I should know the answer, when I have it just how valuable will it be? :-)