carminejg3 - 12:37 pm on Jul 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
@atlrus If your article is ranking nowhere - you have been dealt a penalty,
That's actually the best information I have found on this topic so far. Now why did his site get a hit?
Here is something I'm looking into as to why scrappers are ranking over us:
I think many of us that don't pay attention to cheating the serps are getting hammered because issue the serps have created themselves:
For example recently "g" stated they are dropping the rss reader program, I have to as why? Originally it was designed for people to get updates on a browser, but people took feeds and pushed them onto their sites to get updates from larger sites.
This was win-win smaller site gets updated added value content, larger site gets more visibility to their feeds.
1)The problem is Rss feeds create hundreds of pages of duplicate content, using the same title. And first sentences of content.
*I have offered a feed for years, and will continue to do so, because it offers another source of traffic outside of the serps.
2)Years ago people like myself created a "link to us page" asking for links. The true way to earn a link.
The google problem it created is we now have many sites linking to us, with our selected terms in those link to us links. So we get hit. I discovered my two main keywords are sitting #1 page 2. (a penalty I suppose?)