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Similar content on .com and .co.uk websites

How different must site contents be?



10:17 am on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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We do have 2 sites with similar contents in both and images are also same in both. But the sites are under different domain like .com and .co.uk

Anybody has an idea, if I need to change the content on all the pages of one site.


11:54 am on Feb 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I came on today, with the same question in mind. Found a older (2003 - 2005) threads, but nothing recent.

Has any one got any advice here?


12:28 pm on Feb 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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My first question would be if both are written in the same language why do you need two sites?

Yes you may encounter duplicate content issues, causing one site to rank and the other not, and you are splitting your link popularity between two sites ( why have 2 sites each with 10 links pointing to them when you could have one site with 20 links pointing to it) but more importantly you are likely to confuse your visitors.

Is there any thing stopping you using a 301 redirect to redirect one url to the other, that way you can use both URL's but only have to worry about one site.


2:36 pm on Feb 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I don't want to hijack the thread, but in my case. we've got lots of information about our products and then an online shop.
The information is 90% of the site. I'd make sure the .co.uk is UK English and .com US English, however there aren't that many differences between the two.

Personally when reading a site I generally feel more comfortable when it's in my language (UK English), and when it's got US English everywhere I kinda get the feeling the company is not in touch with what I need.


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