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I am a forum moderator and friend of the operator of a very very large content site (11 Full time writers... 60,000+ articles), on a related topic but not overlaping topic. (Lets say its baseball).
Softball and Baseball, related but our topic is different enough that we dont compete for visitors.
I have just been given an opportunity to be the sole writer of an AWESOME section of this baseball site for the next 6 months. (The baseball site and the section I am writing for is PR 8). Daily readership to this section I will be writing is 1000 times the traffic my site gets.
I really want to do this and do it well. Not only because I LOVE the topic, and because I LOVE the baseball site, but because I'm really wanting to get a close relationship with this baseball site (great bunch of people).
I'm working on this part of the baseball site for free (its for fun). However, the baseball site said they have absolutely no problem with me taking what I write for their site and putting on my own site too. Although not all the articles will be applicable to MY topic... some definitely will.
That being said, I was wondering if it is a good idea to share articles I write between my softball site and the baseball site or keep them seperate. I have a fear that since the big site is a much higher PR, the article on my SOFTBALL site will never get clicked in google because the same article will be found on the PR 8 baseball site. Does that even matter?
Is this a good idea?
One more question, I can link to my own site from the big baseball site in some articles, in order to get the Pagerank increase for linking to my site, do I only need to provide one link? If I link to my site multiple times from multiple articles on the baseball site will I get more PR bonus?
Well, sounds like you have a great opportunity! One idea I have regarding sharing of articles... do excerpts to shield you from duplicate content snags. That should help, and still provide your softball readers information that you wrote for baseball. Link between excerpts to the full article.
Link from the PR8 site to your site with a good link, not "CLICK HERE", but rather something like "[softball related phrase]: visit softball.com for information on [softball phrase]". Also, use link title text, with some popular key phrases. Be sure to do your research and optimize for the most important words! Link from as high up on the PR8 site's pages as possible, and in H1 if you can.
Keep digging around on WebmasterWorld for more tricks of the trade. You will find some of the smartest people on the internet here!
The Baseball site would an excerpt (Simple example):
Baseball is a amazing sport, but you need to know some <link>Tips and Techniques</Link> in order to be on the top of your game.
The <Link> would go to my softball page.
Is that what you meant?
Yep, that's what I meant.
Yes Google will get upset from duplicate content, but from all of my SEO work with similar circumstances, they don't seem to mind unless it is EXACTLY the same on pages. If you take pieces of text and mix it up on another site, they don't seem to mind. As long as my sites have been on seperate class c's they haven't bothered me at all, and all the interlinking has shown up in a site: search.
Site 1 construction company
site 2 construction loans
if I link site 1 to site 2 and they on a shared server same host acct. will the link be ignored by google
if I link site 1 to site 2 and they on a shared server same host acct. will the link be ignored by google?
I tested this further by interlinking related client sites, and none of those show up in G's statement of backlinks. The same goes for ATW backlinks checks. They get all the rest of them, just not from my class C.
I have some sites hosted elsewhere and their "Website Design..." links show up fine. That's evidence enough for ME.