For the past 5 years I've ran the website the-pier/co/uk which is an information site about the piers around the UK. Over the past 12 months I've noticed search traffic dropping off and search terms I was previously #1 for are now no longer listed. I've added each pier that I've got an article on as a KW in advanced web ranking and it shows that on Google my site isn't in the top 100 results. I ran the articles through copyscape and found that a lot of my content had been duplicated, some by actual pier owners who had now built sites as well as information copied over to wikipedia. I've slowly been going through and serving copyright infringement notices to ensure that any site either re-writes the content or provides a credit link back to our source article. Now this has almost been complete I've asked Google to do a re-inclusion request and explained the situation to them....will it work? Looking at GA I can see the only traffic Google sends me relates to Pier furniture which was a high street retailer that went belly up at the end of 2008. I added a couple of bits of info about the company being in administration as we used to get people asking where they could by a lamp or desk! Anything you can suggest I do to get the search terms back on track? The KW's still perform as expected on Yahoo/Bing.