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6:07 am on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

Its strange! I have two websites site1 and site2, with different domain name, different IP address, there is no connection between them. Just both the sites have almost similar content and design layouts.

When I search for site2 cache, google shows cache of site1. Site2 also get the backlink and PR of the site1.

How this possible? can anyone help....

Thanks...

8:25 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



That's a really strange report. Do you have a WebmasterTools account that lists both of the domains?
5:04 am on Oct 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks!

I have added same Google analytics code in the both the site.

Is this the main reason?

6:31 am on Oct 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



My understanding is that each website needs its own "profile" in your Analytics account - and therefore each site gets a unique tracking code. If both sites are using the same tracking code, then this may be the core of your troubles.
7:34 am on Oct 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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About a year and a half ago, I saw something similar happen to one of our client's sites.

The site command in G (site:mydomain.com), showed not only the cache, but had indexed an entirely different site for the client's domain name. The site which G had indexed instead of our client's was not related to us at all, but appeared to be hosted by the same company.

I used the contact form to ask G what was happening, and they informed us that it was a problem on the host's side. We asked the hosting company what was up and they said it was G's problem.

We switched the client's hosting from their original host to a our hosting servers. This resolved the problem.

Not sure if this is the exact problem we experienced but it sounds pretty close.

Hope it helps,
-JB

7:52 am on Oct 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



You're right that poorly configured shared hosting can sometimes cause this problem. There is probably one difference here, though. I've seen this problem when two different domains share the same IP address, but Sherly was clear in the opening post that these two domains have different IP addresses. That makes a hosting problem a lot less likely.
 

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