At the end of last week I spoke to Neil Palmer and Natalie Diamond at google.co.uk regarding a number of copppyright issues at the end of the conversation Natalie suggested that we contacted u regarding our other little problem.....
Sorry but u may need 2 read this twice….. we are rather confused…..
We run a small eCommerce operation out of the UK selling video and animation products. I have recently taken over the webmaster role and discovered that we (widget2.net) had an excellent world wide ranking on the majority of our key products. However in the UK (google.co.uk – UK filter) we did not exist, in order to remedy this it was suggested that we put up an identical site widget.co.uk .We are now however worried by the effect the duplication may have on our ranking as well as keen to keep the old site up so as to retain the visitors coming through both from both yourselves and from other historical links.
Previously onevideo.net had a masked redirect to oneanimation.net and it was onevideo.net that we advertised in magazines. During the transfer my technical guy also transferred the dns of onevideo.net to widget.co.uk so they share the same site. The second problem was basically will we get penalised for this? On this space we basically have one site in terms of ip’s but they can be accessed from both sets of addresses do u see these as 2 separate copycat sites or do u go down to the ips and see the one.
Hope u are still with me wherever that is as u can imagine somewhat confused….
If we will not be penalised for sharing dns addys transferring the oneanimation dns’ across to the OneVideo space would be the perfect solution…..
*oneanimation.net (currently accepting visitors but missing out on the UK only searches)
*widget.net (both using same dns’ – will we be penalised)
What should we do….
- send away the crawlers – but from which one
- can u press a magic button and make the nightmare left to me go away ;)"
Sent this 2 google support.... waiting on responce - will post u guys when i get it.......