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Copy of Site Different IP Address.
Not sure if this will hurt my rankings

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Msg#: 3631681 posted 6:41 pm on Apr 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

I currently have a site which ranks int he top 4 google results for its keywords. I have recently aquired another domian that compliments the site. Will it hurt my rankings if I duplicate the site, host it under the new unique domain name on a new ip address, and change the keywords to help it rank better for those keywords? Or will google consider this too close of a duplicate site and consequently drop my already highly ranked site down in the serps?



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Msg#: 3631681 posted 6:46 pm on Apr 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

So it's going to have exactly duplicate content except for the keywords? Bad idea. Most likely the newer site will be the one hit with a duplicate content penalty, but why take the risk? Focus your efforts on writing new, original complimentary content instead.

[edited by: LifeinAsia at 6:46 pm (utc) on April 21, 2008]


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Msg#: 3631681 posted 7:59 pm on Apr 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

that's what I assumed...but I just wanted to double check so I didn't break any rules.


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