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Has google forgot about me?

Getting penalized in Google. Anyone know why?

   
5:37 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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One day in June, I did a search for a popular keyword that we dominated. Another firm showed up in our place with the exact site that we operate... just under their domain name. I guess they stole all of our pages and Google indexed their site instead of ours. I really don't know.

Well now, the scraper site is gone and after a month and a half, we are nowhere near where we were before. We have been pushed back to page 5 or 6 for our ever most popular searches. I mean we used to dominate every search for our industry. Then one day, poof! We're gone!

I reported abuse on that site when it first happened and since then have contact Google a few times and got nothing in return. Not even an email from a real person to give advice or reason. I have done everything by the book and have gained all of our links through hard work and a lot of time.

I think we're being penalized but don't know why or what to do about it!

Thanks all for your help. This is costing us tons.

4:20 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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how do you do in the other search engines? regained your place or still behind?