wfernley - 1:35 am on Feb 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
So just an update from some research I am doing. I have a secondary site that I started up a while back (2 years after my main site that has dropped in rankings). It is mainly just a blog that I have posted some unique content (25%) and the rest PR for various industry news (duplicated). Funny thing is, it is doing quite well in rankings for the top keyword that used to bring in tons of traffic to my main site even though most of it is duplicate content.
It is sad that my main site that has mostly unique content has been dropped either completely or to 2nd and 3rd pages and the side site that actually has duplicate content has been bumped to within the top 5 ranks.