I've currently operate a website that is doing very well. I've got it from a steady #6 ranking on Google to a steady #2 ranking, not PR, actual results when you type in our search phrase.
Now, I also work on another related site (both tour companies, one for one country, the other for a different but physically close country) and that other site isn't doing so well. Until recently we weren't even on Google's radar but last week that changed to a #3 ranking on Google (champagne all round for me!) But we want it to rank higher on other search terms too.
My boss has suggested, after I explained link relevance to him, that we upload a 'version' of Site 2 (the one not doing so well) onto the same server as Site 1 (the one doing well) and link to site 2 from within site 1. So when you click on the link within site 1 you get to what looks like site 2 but the URL is still site 1's. Everything changes, the navigation included, it looks *exactly* like site 2 but with site 1's URL. THEN...when the user clicks "HOME" on the nav bar of this 'psuedo' site 2, the user is transported to the *actual* site 2, URL changes, user leaves site 1.
Phew...can you follow that?
Question is, my boss thinks having all of site 2's pages as a subsection of site 1 (except for the home page, which will take the user to the actual site 2) that it will increase Site 2's popularity.
These tour companies are so closely linked that the keywords are very similar.
Have I explained myself well?