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I have been thinking of buying a .co.uk domain name and hosting the exact same site on a uk server as well as having the site on a .com and hosted on a US server.
Would this solve the problem of only being listed high in .com search engines?
Could this be flagged as duplicate content?
Is there a better way of doing this
The UK and US are almost identical but the UK has two new sub sections not in the US code. Plus also the UK search results shows uk jobs first and the US search results show US jobs first.
By default the search engine robots are sent to the US version, visitors are sent to the UK version based on their last cookie setting ( choosing UK from the country picker ), or from their ip address. IP addresses from the UK and shown the UK version.
Now the problem is getting the two new sub sections in the UK indexed, since the search engines spiders are sent to the US versiion by default. To some degree a sitemap would solve this problem, however the two news sub sections will not get the boost in search positions due to them not being linked to the default US version that spiders see. The homepage is a pagerank 7, so it would help if i could get these links boosted from that page.
Would it still be picked up as duplicate content? The two versons are 95% similar but not completely similar?
Any ideas of a work around?