I'm hoping that someone here can advise me..
Because of a dispute with my doman registrar, one of my sites was offline for around 5 weeks. This site is a PR4, but not rating particularly well in the SERPS (though it does fluctuate a fair bit). While the site was offline, and because it wasn't clear whether I would ever get the name back), I built a copy on a different domain name. Google is crawling the new site regularly, though there is no PR yet, and I have arranged links (including some from PR7/6 pages) to the new site. Since yesterday I now have back the old site, and am unsure what to do - as I see it my options are:
1 - Keep both sites but play around with the text to avoid duplication.
2 - Redirect old site to new site
3 - Redirect new site to old site
I'm not too sure it would be straightforward getting incoming links changed, so getting all the links to point to one site is probably not an option.
One final point - both sites are on the same server, though I could move one if necessary.