morpheus83 - 8:34 am on Aug 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
It's hard to believe so many webmasters accept this whole disavow tool/link garbage as being fair. At any given time a site could be hit with tens of thousands of links from someone that simply wants to rank higher than you. They will even buy you links so that they can report you for the links they paid for! I've seen it happen a number of times, and I'm sure it's only going to get worse and more widespread as time goes on.
I completely agree here. For a small webmaster it is painful for me to take time out of my schedule and go in the painstaking process of identifying scrappers, then contacting them individually to take down the content, following up with them and finally when they dont respond I report them to Google with the disavow tool. How difficult is it for Google to develop a standard and then push it for popular publishing platforms which allows content creators to ping with the content they have created. So that if anyone scrapes them Google knows its a duplicate.
I understand fat pings have been around since some time but Google has not approved / denied them.
With the amount of tools that are available it does not take a smart person a couple of hours to rip apart and clone a 8 - 10 year website.