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Will same website design on multiple domains hurt ranking?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by HappyS, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. HappyS

    HappyS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi everybody, I am new here, here's my question:

    I want to make a few websites that would be very little graphically different. Now, I know that duplicated content is punishable, but what about a duplicated website design? What are yours experiances?

    Edit: Websites are mine, and will be in same niche.
     
  2. SnakePliskin

    SnakePliskin BANNED BANNED

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    Check all of the content with copyscape. Make sure it's not linked to eachother. Check the uniqueness of all of it.
     
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  3. SmileAtmyWins

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    Was gonna say this, but yeah. Right on the nose
     
  4. radiant13

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    You mean like using a template and make different sites with different content then the answer is no.
     
  5. HappyS

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    That is what I needed to know, can I use same design templates over again. Thanks.
     
  6. dragonrage01

    dragonrage01 Power Member

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    My sites use the default wordpress theme and they are ranking very well.
    Obviously that theme is widely used.
     
  7. 312k1t

    312k1t Registered Member

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    There are WP themes, which are used on hundreds of sites. So I guess that this doesn't hurt your ranking.
    BTW ranking is not only about unique content.
     
  8. dheer787

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    why to giving a chance to google when we have more themes available in wordpress.
     
  9. gsy159

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    He is asking if the same design would hurt or not, he knows that he shouldn't use double content so answer to your Question. No it wouldn't.
     
  10. WPRipper

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    No need to worry. Just think of those people who buy the same theme.