I got 2 seasonal websites in english language. They have almost identical content, same images, simliar page titles, on 1 site says blue-page and on the other is page-blue. The only thing that is different is text on it but both sites have same meanings of a page but differently said. My first original site is in some coountries of Google on page 2,3,4,5,6 depending on a country and inbound links from there. The other site is not yet in the top 100 but both are doing good on Bing, Yahoo, and Yandex. On those 3 search engines both sites are in top 10 for certain keywords in some countries. So I need an advice...or just an idea what to do.
Because this second site is 4 months old and is getting better and better results in search engines other than Google but not on Google so I thought to make a 301 redirect from a second site to the original site so my original site gets even better rankings. Is this a good or bad idea? Should I at least wait for a next Google page rank update so my second site might get a page rank and then rank in Google top 100...
But than again, what if my original site gets some kind of penalty after some time after I 301 to my original page... Should I leave it the way to have 2 similiar sites without redirecting the second site to the first site?
Thanks to all