Does Duplicate Content Hurts SEO?


My site rankings were almost gone (i think penalized). I did everything in a proper way. But initially, I copied content from other sources. Now I deleted copied content and wrote unique content (articles). But now my site not ranking well on Google. Please suggest me what to do now?

Thanks in Advance.
@GulshanKumar @BihariLala @Boba

Please help me in this.


I think I have seen same description in this forum before… :thinking:

And there are hundreds of factors in SEO. @Jithendar Copied content cannot do this much harm.


Means, it is ranking; just not ranking well as you want.

Publish unique content fastly more than the duplicate you had.

Important tips

  • Do not use Nofollow for the internal links
  • Use internal links wherever possible
  • Do proper on site SEO with Yoast SEO plugin
  • Keep writing


Thanks for Suggestions. I keep writing more…


@Jithendar You’re welcome! :slight_smile:


Do proper SEO Audit.