ok so I am not a Black Hat SEO, but since having my rankings destroyed by a competitor I have been dedicating myself to learning the dark side of the force . I should also say that although I see nothing wrong with black hat I do consider marketers that sabotage there competitors using illegal techniques to be ultimate scum that simply can't win off there own skills. Here is whats happening to me. My Ranking for my homepage disappeared completely within Google for my money term and the only way I can find the homepage is by typing either my sites name or exact url. My subpage money keywords fell to the 3rd, 4th and 5th pages of Google. 1. I noticed someone posting links to my site from bad neighborhoods mixed in with known spamming categories like, ugg boots, jerseys, porn etc. 2. Someone has copied alot of my on site content on my targeted money pages including my meta descriptions and spread it across thousands of sites also mixed with these terms. 3. they are also hosting 5 websites on the same ip as me (exact same ip, not sure how thats done and I am not that smart when it comes to server side stuff and coding) these sites are exact duplicates of my site. they are hosting the whole live homepage on these sites only under a different name, but when I click through a link it goes to my site. 4. all 5 of these sites also appear to be banned by Google. I should also say that this site is about 1 1/2 years old and had been on the first page for about 12 months for all its keywords and the number spot for most of its keywords. Any ideas or help from you all would be greatly appreciated.