tangster - 10:27 pm on Apr 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
For all the people losing rankings from updates nowadays there is one major factor and that is scraper.
Just take half a sentence from your page put it within quotes and search in Google. You will be surprised by what what you find.
Scrapers are now not only copying the first para but also sentences from the middle of the article.
You will rank well for sometime and then end up on the fourth or fifth page after the update just because scrapers copied your content.
If you post original quality content and scrapers steal your content, that's it for you.
How will you send DMCA for one sentence stolen? They steal very little content to escape DMCA. They take one sentence from each site. How are you going to fight them?
Fat pings, delaying RSS, blocking bots don't work.
I would like a comment from all the Google folks surfing this forum on this issue. When is this madness going to end?