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    Effect Of Duplicate Title Tags And Duplicate Meta Descriptions?

    I just noticed that Google Webmaster Tools is saying that I have duplicate title tags and duplicate meta descriptions on two pages (/) and (/home.html). I originally thought that because I had changed some wording in my H1 and H2 tags that my site disappeared from Google's search results but now I am thinking that because of these duplicate tags that my site has been penalized. The site still shows up #1 when I search using site: and when I search using the domain name.

    I have corrected the duplicate tags. If this is indeed the problem--how long before my site will retain its ranking?

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    Duplicate content does not lead to penalties, perhaps a filter, but not penalties. The single most important component to onpage SEO is your Title tag so make a point to make it unique.

    Get some more links while you wait for it to return, then don't stop getting more links !

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