Msg#: 4422128 posted 7:26 am on Feb 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
If the two sites don't share any content there shouldn't be a problem, go ahead and use analytics on both of them too if you wish. Ask your friend the following, and remember that it doesn't pay to lie to one's self.
By "completely original" articles for each does he in fact mean one will be original and one will be spun or essentially the same but with words changed etc?
Google will detect this type of thing, otherwise you have no worries. I would create just one site if for no other reason than to get all links pointing to one domain (I hate link building) but that's just me.
Msg#: 4422128 posted 1:23 pm on Feb 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
Hello Pjman, Can I ask you something? Why are you doing this? I ask you because if you doing for linkbuilding, you need to be very careful. If you going to link from one to another, you must do so with caution.
Msg#: 4422128 posted 10:35 pm on Feb 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
I have two sites, both similar subjects. But the bigger one is about widgets and the smaller one is about little blue widgets. Google knows I own both but the big site occupies poition 2 in the SERPS for the chosen keyword and the smaller one occupies position 3.
Both have analytics on them. But they are most defintiely different in style.
Good content seems to be the factor that is important. Oh, other than the fact that the BBC occupies the number one position for the keyword with no saving graces other than the fact that it is a bigger brand.