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I hope my views are echoed across other webmasters, whose sites are very good including the large comic and book review site, many business sites and my own movie site. We would never dream or need for spam and it’s a shame Google has such a monopoly on Search Engines. So come on Google give us some slack and re-apply Bourbon with some more tweeks quickly....please!
We now have removed the 301's and will let the old pages die. Really frustrating!
Googlebot came by and took 132 meg yesterday so there is still some hope that we will get our positions back.
This would account for the alarming proportion of "googlejacks" or "hijacks" happening in with websites that have gone down 100+ positions in the SERPs and not coming up for their own company name.
When I say "alarming" proportion I am referring to near 90%. I'm not kidding. Twenty websites from vocal webmasters on one forum doesn't make for an unbiased sample, sure, but I don't need p values on this one to be convinced.
Guru's situation, where he deliberately created duplicate content, and was penalized just the same as hijacked websites, is 'almost' a control group.
Roughly speaking, hijacks work when Google creates phantom duplicate content pages from off-site script links pointing to your website. When the phantom page and your legitimate page are matched by the duplicate filter, one of the pages must be beheaded, and the other one anointed as the new king. Sometimes, the legitimate page gets the guillotine, and the phantom page is crowned.