I've started a couple websites. Put up a couple of 'unique pages.' Since I do have a copy of Wp Robot, I am wondering whether it is worthwhile to set it up.
If duplicate content cannot hurt your rankings, then it would make sense to set up. After all, if there's no chance to hurt you, but a slight chance to get some extra views + pages .... why not?
However, if duplicate content can impact the results of your 'unique pages,' then I would prefer to avoid an autoblog.
So my decision really boils down to whether duplicate content can have a negative effect. There are some people on this forum that suggest they are losing traffic due to duplicate content. That does not necessarily mean that duplicate content is penalized. It could simply be devalued. In other words, you get a smaller amount of credit for a syndicated post. The ONLY thing that would stop me from using an autoblog is if it could hurt my rankings.
ie. become unindexed.... lose credibility with the SE's, etc.
What do you think? Can duplicate content hurt you?