, Thank you for accepting the bug and making this announcement. That gave me a big relief. I have been working very hard last several years, most of my time writing great articles and rest of the time fighting with copy cats and content scrapping from our sites.
Just a few days ago, all of my sites lost traffic by about 70%. This has never happened in the past. Each time there was a Panda update and bloggers complained about losing traffic, I smiled and said to myself "that is what you get if you don't make quality posts". But now it is some one else's turn to smile.
You mentioned the bug is fixed but I don't think it is really. All my sites which lost traffic are still not recovered. www.techulator.com
is a typical example. This site was originally called MyWindowsClub.com and we rebranded it as techulator.com
and we setup 301 redirect as well. But Google failed to transfer the domain authority to the new domain and our new site was pushed down in search results, way behind all the copy cats. I randomly checked hundreds of articles and 99% of them were shown below the sites which actually copied our article. In my last 12 years of webmaster job, I never saw Google making this kind of big mistake in identifying the original content. I was always advising others that Google is really smart enough to detect which is original and which is copied. In fat, I even posted a blog few weeks ago about 'How do Google identify original and re produced article. I filed DMCA and got hundreds of copied articles removed from Google inded in last few days. Hope that will make a difference.
However, the drop in traffic remains the same and we have lost about 70% traffic. Hope it will recover soon and Google would recognize the quality content.
Just see how our organic traffic was affected due to the recent Google algorithm change: http://www.techulator.com/images/Techulator%20Traffic.png
Hope to see our graph back to the original heights soon.