I like many, suffered for many pages on the new Google update. So I thought, if you can't beat em'- join em' which is what I did.
I contacted a local directory type site that is doing very well, built pages and submitted (and paid) for them to have on their site.
The pages were two that I created, a coupon and a specials page and they where to link to my home page. They are unique the two I made.
Their webmaster instead (communication by email and fax in another language and country) linked within their site url and thus all my pages(total 6-7) are on their site url, linked by the two pages I made exclusively for them.
The problem I see, is that it would appear that I were mirroring and therefore breaking rules, which was not my intention...so I asked them again to please change the links on the two pages I built to go to my pages. They did this for one of the two pages, and I am about to call them again to make sure they do it to the other.
Here's the concern... my site was ranking well for my major terms, number one.... I wanted to increase traffic on one of our services (a subpage if you will that had dropped). Now their pages (the duplicate of my home page I didn't ask for or want) is ranking number one and replaced my page which was doing great.
I am concerned about the implications of duplicate content on Google, and will my own url resurface?
Please, any advise on this and can my site url be penalized?