I decided since I was hit by Panda in 2011 and again by Panda 20 two weeks ago - that I would do a duplicate content check on my site.
Ended up being a great thing to do - because deep in the serps I found someone that had copied my entire site and has had that site up and running since July. Have filed DMCA's and hopefully they will be taken down shortly.
As I continue to do this tedious copy and paste of a paragraph from each page of my site.... I am noticing that I don't rank for my content? All my pages are indexed (440 of them) - yet... my site doesn't come up at all - or comes up LAST out of hundreds when I put in an exact paragraph from a post on any of my pages.
NO other sites are coming up for my content either (other than occasionally seeing the guy that ripped off my whole site that I discovered yesterday.) And even he will rank higher than me in some searches.
How do you *not* rank for exact copy from you site? Shouldn't I come up first every time for my unique content?
I assume this is some kinda of filter, penalty.... something.
Thanks in advance.