I have searched forum but unable to find post for this so please excuse if raised before (or advise thread)
I have a number of client sites that feature well on AV.com with .com domains hosted in the UK However they do not feature on av.co.uk despite being on recognised UK hosting solutions.
My clients also own the .co.uk equivalent domains. To get these sites listed on .co.uk should I place a duplicate site on .co.uk and use a robots exclusion tag to prevent spidering by all bots except Scooter to avoid duplication on other SE's (i.e. Google) or is their a robots tag that will only allow spidering and listing by av.co.uk bot?!
Will AV penalise me for duplicate content on .co.uk and .com same domain name or is there another anwer or reason that I may be missing somewhere. Thanks in advance.
AltaVista.co.uk only shows .uk domain names (last time I looked) unless you subscribe to their paid service.
If you have .co.uk and .com point to the identical domain space with the same content, you should not get penalised for duplicate content. Google, for example, will drop the .com and replace it with a local domain name, if they point to the same place. The duplicate page problem occurs when they are hosted separately.