joined:Sept 22, 2010
What I was talking about is that I see a lot of spammy sites which use all well-known black hat techniques rank high in the SERP, actually. A spammy blog in my niche which copied my content is still ranking higher for some posts he copied from my blog.
Such posts are dulicated contents from my blog and in one case the guy used a cloaking post which apparently looks different from mine but google search returns my content (looking at its code, my content is nested in the html)
I see other spammy blogs ranking quite high. In another case I wrote a post which in a couple of minute was ranking number 3. The next day a spammy blog ranked number 2. Such spammy post was all scraped from different blogs, it was full of keywords (keyword stuffing) and the post URL address was verbosely full of keywords...something like this [blogsname
Referring to the URL above Google Search seems to be pretty pestered by them lately in the SERP
Moving on, the weird thing is that if I go to Google Webmaster Tool the default page is the Spam Report. At first I thought it was a mistake so I tried to flush my browser cache and I also tried to log off from GWT from the main page. But the funny thing is that when I log in again the main page is still the Spam Report form...anyone experiencing this?
In the meantime my organic traffic from Google has doubled in a matter of 20-30 days now. However today my traffic took a little dive.
I would like to report, for the benefit of all users here, that, as Matt Cutts suggested, I deleted all my nofollow tags, making sure not to have any duplicate content issue.
The result is that now my PR is flowing anywhere on my blog from categories to tags, from about page to subscribe page. Only a couple of links have still the nofollow just to avoid duplicate contetn issue
Sorry for this long post!