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Two websites, same niche, unique content - one IP... what to do?

     
7:06 am on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Ok I Have VPS with 1 IP. I have one site on it in 1 niche.

Now I want to put another website in SAME niche, promoting same products (in different order of recommendations)... Of course content on 2nd site is unique, but it is on SAME topic as 1st site. I would be targetting basically same keywords as 1st site + some other keywords that are not on 1st site.

Should I put this 2nd site on my VPS or should go and put it on some shared hosting with different IP address?

I mean why 1 person cannot have 2 websites in same niche on the same server with unique great content and rank for both of those websites for same and/or similar keywords? If a person put some hard work in achieveing this goal, I don't see a problem with it.

TIA

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Here's one way to assess the value of those two sites. Assume you are a basic search user, doing a search for one of those overlapping keywords. Would both sites represent real value - happy to see both of them on the first page? If yes, I'd probably go with a different IP address, distinct Whois information, no crosslinking. In other words, really build up two separate businesses.

If the answer is no - if they're closer to Tweedledum and Tweedledee - then just go ahead and see what you might accomplish on a shared IP.

One man's opinion ;)

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I'd view it as going to see the same movie as two different remakes at the same movie theater on the same night. I would not be a happy camper at the end of the evening. Shared IP addressing does give it away, a bit, particularly if the content is similar or rehashed.
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distinct Whois information

How do I go with this? When I register domain name, I have to put my real info. Eventually I can put whois guard on.

How do I accomplish having distinct whois info for 2 domains that I really own?

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If you already own both domains, then the cat's already out of the bag. But it's not a deal breaker by any means.
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Make the sites compete with each other. tedster is right, not a deal breaker. What you're looking for is indexing and rank. Make each site top-notch and competitive and take the benefit on the back end.
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ok that, I got that.

BUT when registering NEW domain names, what should I do to maximize WHOIS distinction? WHat, like always use different registrar, use different DNS? What else is there?

I mean I always have to put my real name and address, right?

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Of course content on 2nd site is unique, but it is on SAME topic as 1st site.

So long as the content is unique there should be no problem.

I actually do this between several country TLDs using the companyname.tld supplying the same product however processed in those different countries usually to different standards or specifications.

I do not try and hide behind any anonymity service and I actually link these sites together so that if a buyer prefers to buy from a specifc country they can do so or immediately contact each country office direct to ascertain current prices and delivery times without having to search any further.

I'm sure some of you may be wondering what on earth is going on however in my industry this has been happening for many, many years...some prefer Brazilian production, some Chinese, some Italian...etc.

In general my original 1994.com site ranks the best however the others do extremely well too and especially so in their own Google.tld SERPs.