Websites With Original Content Will See Higher RankingsGoogle recently adjusted their algorithm so, "searchers are more likely to see the sites that wrote the original content rather than a site that scraped or copied the original site’s content," stated Matt Cutts, head of Google’s Webspam team.

Here's the link to Google's blog article:

Takeaway: Create lots of relevant, original content and your search engine rankings will improve.

Originally published Feb 21, 2011 10:24:00 AM, updated December 16 2013