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A Question to understand how page rank works

     
12:06 pm on Jul 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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eHi all,
Lets say, there is site X1 that is top ranked in google for long time then comes another New Site with same content exactly same pages same everything but just diff. domain name X2

then would X2 jump fast to be top ranked as well?

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anybody?
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You didn't mention anything here about Page Rank - are you assuming that PR would be the only differentiator between the two domains? What you've asked is essentially a duplicate content question, whereas Page Rank is one factor used in the algorithm but it has nothing to do with content. PR is just a numeric measure of linking patterns between pages on the web.

There is no predicatable behavior on duplicate pages that I've seen. Sometimes the fresher page does take over, but lots of other factors play in besides freshness and PR, and what page gets prominence is far from a certainty. Page Rank may be one of the determining factors, but age of the domain itself also seems to play in, as well as inbound link text, how many duplicates exist in all, etc, etc.

If you've read some of the many posts here about dupe content and also about scraper sites, you have some sense of how knotty it all is - black or white answers are hard to come by.