Does anyone know if I wanted to register a domain in another country to promote the fact that the company operate in that zone, can I duplicate content without getting banned?
for example I currently have
If I want to appear in the results for google in Ireland I need to have
This assuming that someone clicks the "show results in Ireland" button - which is probably quite common to eradicate american result pages
In addition to this the preferred ISP in Ireland is eircom.net - which has a google search built into it - problem is it shows results from Ireland by default! I think im probably missing out on quite a bit of traffic cause of this. We originally went for a .com address cause we operate in GB too.
Now - question is assuming I start promoting the .ie address how do I get it to appear with the other ie results if there aint no content behind it - for example if I just submit the ie domain to google for inclusion and its a redirect type of domain. Can I therefore duplicate the content to give the spider some food?
Im not sure if theres any way around this - would having a server located in Ireland make google think we are also in Ireland>?
One potential solution I thought of was this...but will it be considered cloaking?
If I check the referrer, and if its google msn etc, redirect the client to my original domain. If someone visits the domain directly then they see things as google does. The content for the bot is NOT manipulated. Not would the content be manipulated for visitors typing the domain directly. The only thing Im doing is detecting if a user comes from a search engine, if so redirect them to the original domain.