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My site does NOT rank at all or ranks at the bottom for my OWN content
when I do these searches
What if I didn't know the content was being copied for YEARS.
It is just a symptom or side-effect of it.
Is this an issue with the other search engine?
I'm going to seriously question the statement that copied content doesn't lead to Pandalization... and thus the "Panda" misdiagnosis.
[edited by: martinibuster at 7:20 pm (utc) on Nov 19, 2012]
To clarify, all the advice here and elsewhere is about looking at your own content and site issue. Well here is the biggie here. It's nothing to do with your site at all. It all has to do with your content being attributed to somebody else who is using your content. External vs. Internal. Where are the suggestions that people look outside of their site as a possible cause for Panda or other GooG effects? This is my point.
copied content happens all the time
it's the nature of the beast
and you just have to let it happen
and if it out ranks you, too damn bad?
Is Panda Loss Because of Scraped Content?
But with my exp., I can tell you that scraped content outranking the original content owner is indication of loss of authority of that site.
I think what indy's communicating is that Panda causes your content to lose authority. With the loss of authority comes a loss of it's ability to outrank those that copied your content. Which makes sense.
when a site is hit with Panda, it's PageRank, the web page's standing in the algo, is diminished
Mine never changed through Panda...
You can think of it this way, that when a site is hit with Panda, it's PageRank, the web page's standing in the algo, is diminished. With the diminution comes it's inability to rank for phrases. If a site is unable to rank for phrases, it follows that other pages will come in to take it's place.
Naturally, it would be preferable for Google to suppress pages that are duplicates/stolen.