Hi group! "I" would think this would qualify as duplicate content... maybe it is because g--gle is ranking sites with the "name" as the domain more valuable. For example main site is ranked #1 (no problem good site)
1.) www."my-city-town".com which has all the content. and then on every page has links to below.
4.) www."name-of-my-city"-info.com which has either has duplicate pages to 1.) or just points content back to 1.)
What is the difference in 4.) just being a link farm? How g--gle can't see the duplicate content is beyond me... exact pictures and words.
Mind you.. this is a competitive market. Maybe it is because g--gle is ranking sites with the "name" as the domain more valuable far above any algorithm and duplicate content can filter out.