Ok, so I'm knocked out of the SERPS. What's replaced me is surprisingly, ME!
Over that past two months I've filed several DMCA's against people stealing my photos and posting them on their wannabe sites. Today I'm just about ready to go ballistic with the proliferation of scrapers ranking in the top pages of Google with my content while Google continues with their apparent campaign against my site.
I was watching GA and saw an odd term appear on my scope. So I back checked in on Google...I wasn't on page 1, that was dominated by houxx. So was page 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on. So I went back to page one and examined all the image results and BOOM there was my photo. I moused over it and HOLY SG*T! it's on another site! So, I try to collect myself and try stuffing the steam back in my ears as I navigate over to that site in hopes of finding a contact for the site owner so I can ream him a new one.
Guess what? No contact, no phone, no address, no nothing, yet ranking with my stolen content. How much more p*ssed off can a guy get?
How can Google continue to be so obtuse in their judgement of quality?
They are broken, their results stink and I am quickly becoming the biggest anti-Google advocate you'll ever meet. It's not that they removed my site, it that they promote THIEVES!
Now I have to waste more time filing a DMCA, while Google slaps another Chilling Effects notice on the page, making me look like a fool. This time I'm getting creative with the report, because everyone will be able to read the real story now.