What If I used my competitor same wordpress theme ? that will affect my ranks any how?

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Hi,


The question is simple, my competitor using an amazing literally perfect theme for our purpose, what if I bought his theme and used it, does he have any priority for Google to rank over me just because he used the theme before me ?

Does it could give him an advantage over me to rank over me even 1% ?

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The question is simple, my competitor using an amazing literally perfect theme for our purpose, what if I bought his theme and used it, does he have any priority for Google to rank over me just because he used the theme before me ?
No.
Does it could give him an advantage over me to rank over me even 1% ?
No.
 

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As @RoiBox said, no, many people use the same theme as themes such as GeneratePress/Asta etc are often always recommended.
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my competitor using an amazing literally perfect theme for our purpose
It is only perfect until you start to look deeper inside :)
 

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Use it - it wont do any harm and if it's great for the topic, why wouldn't you?
 

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Nope! You can use any theme you want as long as it doesn't create technical SEO issues.
 

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Hi,


The question is simple, my competitor using an amazing literally perfect theme for our purpose, what if I bought his theme and used it, does he have any priority for Google to rank over me just because he used the theme before me ?

Does it could give him an advantage over me to rank over me even 1% ?

Thank you
Nope, google only cares about the contents and your backlinks, the speed of website.
 

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No, Google does not give priority for depends on the theme, You can use that same theme, If you do better on-page and off-page SEO for your site, Definitely you able to overtake the competitor.
 

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There would be no issues when it comes to using the same theme for the website that is been by the competitor.
 

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Hi,


The question is simple, my competitor using an amazing literally perfect theme for our purpose, what if I bought his theme and used it, does he have any priority for Google to rank over me just because he used the theme before me ?

Does it could give him an advantage over me to rank over me even 1% ?

Thank you
I wonder where you learnt SEO. What will make you unique from your competitor?

There's no SEO advantage attached.
 
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