Robert_Charlton - 4:53 am on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
Now I want to launch another website in .com as well (as a new brand) however it will be an international site, and its content / theme will be almost same as country level site.
I have no experience trying this, and this is conjecture, but the problems that jump out at me are...
a) new brand
b) duplicated content
This is very different from having the same content, localized as much as possible, on different cctlds of the same brand. With the same brand, Google expects cctld sites sharing content to be multiple geo presences of the same company.
With different .coms, the international site is going to bump into the geo-localized site in the country where you specify locality. Clearly in that country at least, the content will be seen as duplicate.
Either Google would know there was common ownership, or it wouldn't. If it didn't know that there was common ownship, how would Google differentiate the localized site from a scraper in a foreign country that had appropriated your content?
And even if it could identify common ownership, why would Google want to allow multiple brands to share the same content?