MikeNoLastName - 10:30 am on Jun 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
"3. Set up authorship authentication through Google+."
That must be the critical part Tedster, because we had the same exact situation since Panda 1 for a site which had been around since 1995. Implemented 1. and 2. and have watched for over 2 years as scrapers STILL show up in the index listed as being posted (by G's own index reference) well over 24 hours after us and ranking higher for exact text.