I am reviewing a friend's website for them and I've run into something I've not seen before. They're using php on their site and when you look at the site, the top of each page is unique, targeted content and the bottom of the page is a footer that is consistent across all of the pages. The footer contains a LOT of information (much more than the other page-specific content) and is broken into tabs with anchors to move around from subject to subject. What really threw me though is that for some reason, when you look at the source of the page, all of the content in the footer section appears at the top of the source code for every page and all of the page-specific unique content is at the bottom. Am I nuts in thinking that this is killing their onsite SEO? Basically when google would crawl their site, on every page 4/5 of the code would be the exact same footer info with the bottom 1/5 being unique. I would think that even if google did crawl each page all the way to the bottom by the time the bots get there they're just thinking that the site is full of page after page of dupe content. I think that by removing the actual content from the footer section and using it to create individual pages connected via links they'd lose the duplicate content issues and google would take more notice of the unique content on each page. However, before I make the recommendation that they basically redesign their whole site I thought I'd get some feedback from others. Thanks for your thoughts!