Robert_Charlton - 7:09 pm on Jul 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm looking into some of the ideas tedster mentioned.
Regarding tedster's advice on this, and he was perhaps the most active here in tackling this particular problem, here's his summary of a successful combination of approaches he used, in this June 2013 thread....
Put Up or Shut Up - Share your best tip for better Google rankings
Many here have talked about being outranked by scraper sites - even on sites that have a long history of ranking very well. I worked with such a site that ran into the scraper issue when Panda 1.0 first rolled out.
What to do? It seemed to me that somehow, the original site had lost its authority despite a powerful backlink profile. How to fix that? What we did was:
1. Use PuSH (PubSubHubub) technology [code.google.com] to let Google know immediately when new content is published.
2. Delay the existing RSS feed until Google had grabbed the new content.
3. Set up authorship authentication through Google+.
Note that this site uses a stable of ten well respected writers and it seemed that this could only help. It did. Within a few weeks, rankings came back and then just began to climb and climb.