Is Google Panda update helping the Content scrappers rank higher than the original sites ?
Google announced after the Google Panda update that they have removed the low quality sites from the search engine after the new algorithm change in which preference has been given to high quality sites.But, as lots of people are ranting about Google Panda update,you can see that thousands of bloggers have been affected by this update.
With this new update, it seems that Google can’t recognize which site is the original one and which is the content scrapper .
Now, we are presenting you some examples in which we will compare the ranking for some of our articles with the content scrappers . See the screenshots below :
In the above screenshot , you can see that Comptalks is below some Computer Tricks blog and a blogspot blog Techturtles .
Here’s the original article on Comptalks :
Copied Articles :
- Computer Tricks : http://techturtles.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-10-broadband-speed-test-websites-to.html
- Techturtles : http://techturtles.blogspot.com/2011/03/top-10-broadband-speed-test-websites-to.html
One more example :
In this above keyword ,the original article is :
You can see the Scrapper sites,the blogger blog and posterous blog in 1st and 3rd place :
Well, there are lots of cases like this ,check here in the Google Webmasters Forum .
Google promised to remove Content Farms from the search results, but it seems they are helping the scrappers higher ,somewhere the algorithm has got huge problems with original content issue and now they can’t decide which one is the original article.
This problem is faced by mostly bloggers and I think this is helping the so called content farms as the original content writers ,who might have written something quality are now nowhere to be seen in the Google as the scrappers are taking their place . So, unless you are a very big player you literally can’t do anything about it .
So, what should you do, if you are one of the victims ?
File a DMCA complaint to remove the scrapper site from Google.I never did this before this update ,as I thought will automatically do it . But now it seems a necessity for the bloggers ,as there has been hell lots of complaints in the web masters forum for this issue .
You can file a reconsideration request to Google , go here .
Couple of suggestion to Google regarding dealing with scrappers :
- I hope they should include Feedburner/ Feed Time stamp to know the originality of a particular article, as sometimes some articles which are word by word copy of the original article are outranking the original in Google .
- They could also include Twitter/Facebook or any other social time stamp to know about the social presence of the article .
So, if you have been affected do comment here and let us know .