joined:May 23, 2002
About a year and a half ago I bought a domain and uploaded a free wordpress template. It was just supposed to be an experiment to see what happened if I purchased back links for a new domain. Funny enough it started to go quite well, so I got a company to design a proper wordpress theme and had good quality content written for it.
All was going well and bookings started to come in. I kind of forgot about the purchasing of the back links until Penguin 2.0 came along. "Som nom na!" as they say here in Thailand (serves you right!). The website basically slipped away. It still gets found for certain key phrases (that I paid for back links, go figure).
What I'd like to do it copy the content to a brand new domain and start over.
I don't want to 301 the offending site to the new site and I want to use the same template and content (as they work well)
What can I do to copy the content from the old domain to the new domain without duplicate content becoming an issue? Just delete the old site? Will Google use a cache of the old site and see the new site content and flag it as duplicate?
I hope I described my predicament clearly!