31 Aug 09 7:41 am
Does Google remember duplicate content?
I have a site where I added duplicate content - long before I knew about duplicate content penalties in the search engines. The site that had duplicate content is "http://www.guitarnexus.net
My question is:
Will Google or the other top search engines care now? I've since removed the duplicate content. Will I always be seen as that site that had duplicate content even tho now it has been removed and there is unique content?
What I've actually done is considered changing the whole site over to a new domain (very similar - and I hadn't yet really started my full scale marketing yet so I haven't really lost anything as far as that site goes - by the way, the new domain is "http://www.guitarnexus.com
Would it be better to just change the whole site over to the brand new domain? Or does it matter much? Will google prefer a site that is about a year old even though they know it had duplicate content on it a while ago?
PS - I much prefer my new domain anyway - what are your thoughts and comments?
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