Thanks for updating us, I just have one question regarding the following statement.
"Our recent update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites, so the key thing for webmasters to do is make sure their sites are the highest quality possible. We looked at a variety of signals to detect low quality sites. Bear in mind that people searching on Google typically don't want to see shallow or poorly written content, content that’s copied from other websites, or information that are just not that useful. In addition, it's important for webmasters to know that low quality content on part of a site can impact a site's ranking as a whole"
So if you recent update is designed to reduce rankings of low quality sites, why are many sites now being outranked by 'Scraper' sites who steal our content without our permission?
Our website has over 15,000 unique articles, all original content, written by our five editors, but we are now being outranked by 'Scrapers' for our own content.
How exactly is this helpful to Google users? I thought the whole point of this update was to stop low quality sites appearing high up in search results.
I am not the only one hit by this, it seems that quite a few technology sites who also publish unique content, have a team of editors and who work hard to deliver unique content to their readers have also been hit.
The quality of search results for technology and gadgets has dropped dramatically since this update, I am someone who uses Google regulalry, and am now seeing these scraper sites appearing above many legitimate sites.
So now I have a choice, I can either continue to spend my day writting unique articles for our readers, or spend the day sending out DMCA requests to these scraper sites, and as soon as you get one removed another one pops up.