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The problem is my old .mcmail.com website is already listed on all major search engines - but not high ranking!!
If I submit the new .co.uk site with virtually the same content will i be punished and thrown off for doing this.
What is the best way to overcome this problem. Could I just put a redirect from my old mcmail.com to the .co.uk
Also do I need to submit my .co.uk to the search engines
Two things comes to mind.
1. Dublicated content will get you in truble with some major SE's.
2. If your first site is ranked low, Why dublicate the content that gave the low ranking. Change the content around, try optimaizating the content and pages. Just changing the adress woun'd do any good
I was going to change keywords etc,etc..
But I guess I may aswell change the layout to!!, and then would it be OK to direct it to my .co.uk, Or will that get me into trouble aswell??
I need to keep .mcmail.com address for this year as we are advertised in magazines, brochures etc and the email also goes to .mcmail for this year...
I dropped a .htaccess redirect 301 onto the old location, removed all the old content from there, copied the content to the new hosting package I'd bought with the new .co.uk domain pointing to it, and sat back to see what happened.
A few months down the road now, it seems ok. The old url dropped out of the SERPs and the new url (same page content etc) replaced it.
I had thought that having a proper .co.uk domain name with the domain name being very relevant to the subject *might* even boost it up a bit, but I didn't notice any change.
I think so long as you don't have the same content sat in both locations at the same time, you shouldn't get hammered for having dupe content.