randle - 3:53 pm on Mar 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
So if someone is scraping your content, you can't wait for Google to sort it out - you need to issue DMCAs everywhere that it's appropriate, and while you're at it, you should study those scrapers sites and see if you can figure out WHY Google thinks they are more authoritative than you are. And then you need to make appropriate changes to your site to boost YOUR authority and trust.
Ya gotta admit its all a little ironic -
Google preaches original, good content is the key to rankings salvation in their search engine, then they rank the scraped version higher because the thieves that stole the content have greater "Trust".
And now the answer for the poor shlep who wrote it in the first place, is to run around filing DMCA's and spending his time trying figure out how to make his site more like the one that stole his content.
It's not Google's fault they have gained the market share they have, its to their credit - but this is the kind of bizzarro world that gets created when one entity pretty much runs the show when it comes to determining which sites get found by the searching public, and which ones don't.
If an entity doesn't come along and apply some sort of competitive pressure on Google, eventually were all going to be living in the search engine Twilight Zone.