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Is it considered duplicate content.
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saxman




msg:3915858
 4:04 pm on May 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have a client that wants to duplicate his website to target people overseas (Europe and Asia). Is it considered duplicate content when the same content is used with the exception that it will be targeted to a different demographic...

(example... "US athletes use this product to jump greater distances..." would be "European athletes use this product to jump greater distances...")

Also would it help if he used ".co.uk" with the same domain name located on the same server... or use a Keyword targeted new domain name with ".com" located on the same server?

Forgive me if this sounds elementary... I just haven't had to deal with targeting an overseas demogrpahic in my 8 years of Web Design and SEO experience.

Thanks for the help... Saxman

 

Terabytes




msg:3915867
 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)

saxman




msg:3915919
 5:55 pm on May 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Terabytes...

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

dertyfern




msg:3917398
 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.

marcoh




msg:3918383
 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?

dertyfern




msg:3918568
 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.

g1smd




msg:3918721
 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.

marcoh




msg:3918942
 8:41 am on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

@dertyfern, @g1smd Thanks a lot for your comments! I will try that

g1smd




msg:3919109
 6:32 pm on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

For "UK or US", I should have said "Europe or Asia"

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