Hi, I have built a friends website using Wordpress CMS. The website is legit, all unique content built into a profile type website. The website only has about 7 or 8 pages. The domain is an exact match 3 word domain and not heavily optimized. The content was created more at lead conversion rather than keywords, although there are a couple keywords in the content with some related.
I ran into a problem where the homepage has stopped ranking and this got me thinking of all sorts of problems. One area I need to get clear is that when I built the website he asked me to put in a testimonial into the sidebar. This has caused the testimonial to feature on all the pages.
The testimonial is 125 words.
My question is, can this cause duplicate content issues? The website has been struggling since the Panda update and there is no other reason why the website shouldn't be doing well.