Re: Think you're affected by the recent algorithm change? Post here.
Mar 7, 2011 3:44 PM
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Crawling, indexing & ranking
I run an entertainment news site called Ontheflix.com,and we've recently been hit hard with this bad algorithm change. All of our content is unique,yet the content scraper sites rank of above us in Google's U.S. search results. We're getting pushed back to the 2nd,3rd,and 4th pages.
I believe this might be why we were removed from Goggle News recently as well. It really sucks. We have now taken measures to try and block all the content scraper sites we could find. However,some of them are still able to,somehow,pull our feed even though we've blocked their IP Address from accessing our site. We also set our rss feed to partial with a link back to our site to make it less desirable to scrape.
I really think our site has been mistakened for one of these content,scraper site farms in Google's new algo,and if anyone at Google is reading,or can find this post,I beg you to please help us out,or correct this issue as that's really all we can do. It's Google's search engine. All we can do is just sit back,watch,gripe,and complain. Thanks for any possible help or resolution....Andre at ontheflix.com