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Is My Site Duplicate Content?

When taking snippets of text from my site and searching for them on Google , my website doesn't appear in any of the results but there are about 20-30 other results for the article on my index page, does that mean Google considers that page duplicate content?

 I currently don't rank higher then page 5 for anything except my domain name, although, I used too(10 month ago) rank on the first page for lots of keywords. Website: http://goo.gl/9YBAG

I wrote everything myself, but others have copied my content, is there a way to check if Google crawled there site before mine?

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I agree with Jason.  I also think you're competing against some pretty large companies.  Medicare supplement insurance is a big business and you can't big the primary insurers for their keywords.

It also looks to me like you have duplicated your own content in pieces on too many pages.  I would suggest reducing the numbers of pages to reflect the actual content you have.
is there a way to check if Google crawled there site before mine?

Yes, somehow.
- Use extended search parameters, select "date" "365 days"
- Launch the query
- in the address bar, look for &as_qdr=y and replace it with &as_qdr=y9 this will give you for each result the date it was first indexed

NOTE: this is not perfect, in some case some recent results will simply not show, although they are known by Google since they appear in "regular" search pages
If others have copied your content then you can report it to google.

I had one of my sites ranking lower than the site that had copied my content and then i had to report it to google. Couple weeks later i was back on top.

What other techniques u have used for seo? it is also possible you might have been penalised
I think that You need more credentials and probably You can get them with more outbound links.

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