atlrus - 2:50 pm on Jul 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I advised you to obtain more credibility than the other site with more and better inbound links.
Don't get caught with unnatural links.
LOL, what exactly is the advice here? I can't believe you actually wrote these two sentences one after another :)
@OP - the scrape does not outrank you because of your article. And you did the right thing - got a dofollow link and admission by the scraper "in the SE's eyes" that the article belongs to you. This is the best and most beneficial way to deal with this.
If your article is ranking nowhere - you have been dealt a penalty, period. It could be any of the millions of penalties, but since your article has 164 links from other websites - you most likely got an unnatural links penalty.