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[edited by: tedster at 8:00 pm (utc) on Feb 26, 2011]
Do you know how they are scraping you? Most common and garden scrapers use your RSS feed - set this to summary or short and they just pick up the first few sentences, which is "fair use", rather than your full articles. Is there any reason why you need your feed to be set to "full"?
[edited by: Rhonie at 9:22 pm (utc) on Feb 28, 2011]
We've got thousands of mostly negative posts here about the latest update.
I'll bet they would have been outweighed by positive posts had the job been done by a human.
The number of URLs and the number of unique queries that are in play today is immense. The scale of the job is extremely far out of reach for any manual effort to handle.
BestOnlineCoupons.com - 88.6%
Answers.Yahoo.com - 25.6%
eHow.com - 19.7%
Etsy.com - 19.5%
Sears.com - 18.7%
DrFosterSmith.com - 13.2%
Target.com - 11.5%
Walmart.com - 11.2%
NexTag.com - 7.0%
Amazon.com - 6.7%
Wikipedia.com - 6.2%
Sites that show improvement rarely hurry to post the good news anywhere.
Moral of the story, if your worth billions, Google will cut you a break and actually let you slide right up top, but if your trying to just pay the bills,,ehh not to worried about you.
For those wondering about sites that gained, I tracked down some data from SEO Clarity [seoclarity.net] on the big winners over a 60,000 high-volume keyword dataset
[edited by: Whitey at 11:15 pm (utc) on Feb 28, 2011]
[edited by: kd454 at 11:34 pm (utc) on Feb 28, 2011]
I'd say that's an unfair assessment - even though I do see it quite often. It's not even accurate in this case because Demand Media is a high profile public company and if the anaonymous report is accurate, then Google is going after them.
I personally know of many cases where Matt Cutts, John Mueller and other Google staff have done a lot to help a small scale webmaster with problems.