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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 10:05 pm (utc) on Feb 27, 2014]
[edit reason] added quote and sorta cheated to fix https links [/edit]
I read that after the guy made the tweet (about google scraping sites) all his sites received a manual penalty..... (He tweeted)
The problem with that tweet is that Google is taking content that they are allowed to take, either by normal copyright law (which allows copying small excerpts) or the terms of its license, showing on the site, and providing a link and attribution.
You would think that with all the indexing power G has that they could and SHOULD note when a new site comes into their index... and that content thereto... and henceforth show THAT site as the originator of that content.
That argument might work if every new page or site were indexed at the same time. But let's say that site A creates a page on Monday, site B scrapes it on Tuesday, and Google happens to crawl and index the site B page before it gets to the site A page.
if they don't ask for examples, people howl and deride
I expected them to weigh up site A's page and site B's page, and give site A's page the benefit of the doubt even if site B's page was indexed first - based on pertinent factors. Authority and all that.(Emphasis mine)
spammy.biz registered 3 months ago scraping and outranking authoritydomain.com registered in 1998 is a typical situation.