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Duplicate Content Issue
Duplicate content issue occurs if i have .net, .co.uk & .ie sites?
ebosysindia




msg:4015461
 8:30 am on Oct 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have three ecommerce sites. Say named www.mysite.net, www.mysite.co.uk and www.mysite.ie. All sites are hosted on UK server and share the same database. Design and contents of all sites are same. only category and url structure is different.

Now i need to target mysite.co.uk for UK market. mysite.ie for Ireland market and mysite.net for US market. I am worried about content duplication. Is there any content duplication occurs as all three sites share the same database? It is hard for me to manage all three sites if i make different database and different content for each site. Is this issue solved with canonical tag?

What is the solution for this duplication problem? What should i do if i would like to target all sites to different geographic locations? Even i had select geo region US(for mysite.net), UK(for mysite.co.uk) and Ireland(for mysite.ie).

Give me suggestions for this issue. I am really worried about my sites because i have spent lots of money on site design & development.

 

Robert Charlton




msg:4017103
 4:57 pm on Nov 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Design and contents of all sites are same.

Google uses language and cc tlds to localize sites. The location of inbound linking sources also appears to be a major factor. I'd also recommend localizing the content... local addresses, spellings, etc... in other words, some content differentiation.

Hosting probably is not high on the list, but, depending on other factors, may enter into how Google assigns localization.

Design doesn't matter.

For further discussion, check the Google Search forum's Hot Topics [webmasterworld.com] section, which is always pinned to the top of that forum's index page. You'll find some helpful threads in a section called "GEO-TARGETED SEARCH."

Here are a couple of threads in particular that might be of help...

Linking a .ca to a .com with same content
[webmasterworld.com...]

Duplicate Content on Localised Search
[webmasterworld.com...]

Bing undoubtedly has some different considerations.

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