---- Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2013
rish3 - 1:16 am on Aug 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
They no longer use scrapers. Instead they copy bits from similar articles and mash it together. They then use a thesaurus to replace many of the words with similar words.
That's the beauty of Panda and Penguin for the churn and burn spammers. Panda only runs once a month (usually) and Penguin runs less often. That's a huge window of opportunity for people to rank crappy content with crappy links.
To add to their merriment, Panda and Penguin did thin the herd of the less sophisticated spammers that didn't see that window of opportunity. Less competition....
So, if you're in the C&B business, and you have some degree of skill, things are better than they ever were.