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My point is, are these sites damaging my ranking because since December we have lost 70% of all of our G traffic. Has any body else noticed a drop when being accepted to G news.
We have gained quite a lot of links but from low quality sites that just scrape Google for new content. Why dosen't Google have something in place to stop these sites. Google says that no other site can effect your ranking but it seems quite clear that G News is effect my ranking by letting these dodgy site copy snipets and then link to me.
Surely all those extra links to your site should give you a boost in the rankings and a PR boost?
If you enter one of those snipets as a google search does your site come top for the search?