So one of my websites was shut down by a absolute rubbish host called zymic... the mysql was shutdown no reason... no estimated time... I had backup the website half way through but half my articles where lost... its still down im hoping that the articles will be irretrievable one day... but iv moved to paid hosting since.. But google is so rubbish i suspect that scrapes have scraped all the sentences from my articles and because they where quite recent google will now view scraped content as the original NOT ONLY THAT but because there are simply hundreds of sentences extracted and posted as comments (i even caught one spammer posting sentences i had wrote on my blogspot) the content will be saturated....
That's just one example of how the genuine people suffering even if your website doesn't go down it seems that websites that are thin and rubbish can out rank you if basically they create hundreds of web 2.0s with spun scraped content that doesn't make sense then blast them with irrelevant backlinks the standard "that's really cool!" no keyword needed. These websites can last as long as possible its only when the manual reviewers find them that they are deindexed. but the manual reviewers are few and lazy unable to even look into spam reports.
The results on google are now for keywords that are very high in competition (ones with clickbank products associated with the keyword.. doesn't even have to be a name of a product but if there is a click bank product that is associated with the keyword...)
Basically spam isnt getting better its getting worse on google.