| 4:19 pm on May 18, 2009 (gmt 0)|
does this new site utilize the same page names and site layout?
and you're simply going to exchange "mary" for "bob" in a bunch of sentences?
and it's hosted at the same place correct?
with a domain name that will be registered to the same owner correct?
if it's simply going to be a snapshot of your current site with minimal changes, then yeah...it's probably going to be seen as a form of duplicate content...
(just my $0.02)
| 5:55 pm on May 18, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Yes, all is true.
Would it matter if the URL was ".co.uk" instead of ".com" though?
I was thinking that if I had a URL with the uk extension that maybe G would be smart enought to figuire out why we are doing this.
Thanks - Saxman
| 8:45 pm on May 20, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I've never had an issue with duplicate content and use templates to build certain articles all the time.
| 9:21 am on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I think I am having this problem right now. I have put online .com and a .co.uk static pages in order to start getting indexed until the real site is online. The .com site was indexed within 2 days. the .co.uk hasn't been indexed in 20 days! Both pages are exactly the same as I had read in a Google Post that Google was able to see that .co.uk and .com sites were for 2 different crowds...
Did it happen to anybody else? Any guess how different the 2 pages should be to avoid being duplicate content?
| 3:25 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I suppose I should clarify my previous post: I used templates to build articles but the copy is a bit different. If I had to quantify I'd say about 20-30% different.
marcoh, while I can't say that changing your content 20% will work for you, it's been my experience that I don't get whacked with penalties when doing so.
| 7:34 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Using local hosting, US and UK, might help a bit, as will having the right back-link profile for each site.
You can also set your geographical targeting in Google WMC. That will also help a bit.
| 8:41 am on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)|
@dertyfern, @g1smd Thanks a lot for your comments! I will try that
| 6:32 pm on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)|
For "UK or US", I should have said "Europe or Asia"