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On the Spam reports, I agree that they are the most effective Google feedback, but I suspect the guy or team in charge looks at the first ten that come in every day and flush the next ten thousand.
Matt Cutts released a video today that looks at the topic
The only thing you can do if websites or ISPs ignore your DMCA complaints is to take them to Federal Court.
[edited by: crobb305 at 6:51 pm (utc) on Apr 6, 2011]
Before Panda scrapers did not outrank my original stories. Now they do. That is all that matters. Google lost a functionality.
This is one area where Google does seem to be more challenged than they used to be.
Here is the point though: Before Panda scrapers did not outrank my original stories. Now they do.
I'm waiting for the day where they call a press conference to make a public announcement saying that defending content origination is Priority #1 at Google ~ THAT is a worthy goal
If the thief ranks higher because they have a fancier template and looks like a magazine and more trustworthy, then Panda worked
I optimized my sites for speed ... Google's declaration that load time was a ranking factor
So Google may be sending the signal that we fix our site's quality or suffer the humiliation of being outranked by scrapers...?
If the thief ranks higher because they have a fancier template and looks like a magazine and more trustworthy, then Panda worked. Suck it up people.