martinibuster - 5:10 pm on Jul 24, 2013 (gmt 0)
Submit a DMCA
1. A DMCA is likely no longer an option. The OP sold his article to the thief for the price of a do-follow link from a scraper site. The thief now has a legimitate right to use the content. Filing a false DMCA report carries significant penalties. At this point the OP may need to speak with an attorney if they seek a legal remedy.
2. The only way to outrank scrapers is to obtain better inbound links.
3. Sometimes scrapers rank for (longtail) snippets from an article but not attract traffic for actual/real-world keyword phrases. The scraper may not actually be outranking the OP and the search engine is doing what it's supposed to be doing, returning results for an oddball query.