carminejg3 - 2:49 pm on Jul 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
We have a similar issue, older pages have dropped out of site and whats worse is scrapper sites are picking them up and getting full credit.. A huge bug in google if you as me. We have published the date on our pages.
As for the page 2 penalty I have setup a link to us page and i think too many people took me up on it, I Sit #1 on page 2 for both terms. For my article section which is getting hammered right now.