Sorry about the title, but I could not think of a better way to say it.
I have been watching something I am not sure about. I beleive that a website I work on is being replaced with another domain. The domains are both owned and maintained by the company I work for. So I am not overly concerned with losing rank for the comapny, just for the domain i work on.
With regards to the domain I work on, it links to the domain that it has been replaced with throughout the site.
An example of what I am referring to is:
Lets say I am targeting the term widgets on x.com and a.com has never ranked for that keyword. x.com has historically ranked on that keyword for months and months. Now, x.com is gone, but a.com is now ranked for this keyword.
This is not an isolated issue, it seems to be happening on several keywords that i target. I have read and replied on a thread or two about affiliates having this happen to them, but before I say this is what has occured, I need to know if this is the case.
What makes it interesting for me is that from a company perspective, having the a.com domain replacing the other historically strong website, is more than likley a good idea because that is where the end user will go to eventually anyway.
Again, this is not happening to one specific page on one specific term, this is one domain replacing another in googles index.
Is this a normal thing?
Also, both sites have their own unique content. Would it be replaced like that because google knows we own both domains? a.com has very little keyword density, in fact it does not even have the full terms that I am targetting. Any thoughts?