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Posted 15 March 2007 - 04:34 AM
I run a .com website, but we also own the .co.uk and the .net domains. The .co.uk redirects straight to the .com domain but i have noticed today that the .net domain does not do this. Instead if you goto www.mywebsite.net you come onto an exact replica of the .com website but with no PR you can then navigate through the website aswell. Some of the sections have PR and some dont and i was wondering if two things:
1. is this duplicate content?
2. is our PR getting spread over 2 sites (we've recently dropped from a PR5 to PR4)
Any help is much appreciated
Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:07 AM
2. Yes (though a drop in the imaginary value of PR is probably coincidental)
Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:35 PM
It's not duplicate content in a bad way, meaning it won't get you penalized or anything like that. But it's a good idea to redirect it properly if you can.
Posted 15 March 2007 - 08:51 PM
Am I wrong here ??
Posted 15 March 2007 - 11:10 PM
If there are links to both pages from various places, both could certainly have PR.
Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:36 PM
Posted 16 March 2007 - 01:52 PM
You still seem to be labouring under the misapprehension that PR (of the toolbar variety) is somehow important or even useful.
Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:42 PM
Just plain curiosity triggered by Jill saying: "both could certainly have PR."
This suggested duplicate filtering was not as I understood it to be.
Posted 17 March 2007 - 01:09 AM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:18 AM
"If there are links to both pages from various places, both could certainly have PR."
This created uncertainty in my mind prompting my further question.
I understood that a Dupe filter torpedoed ALL aspects of SE Rank & Rating for all but the "Deemed" orriginal. I had assumed this included the Dreaded PR0 being assigned to any Duplicate pages leaving only the orriginal to retain it's assigned PR.
It appears I was wrong and duplicates even with the Filter Applied will still benefit from PR.
That is why I asked for Clarification
Posted 17 March 2007 - 11:21 AM
Penalties kick in during the Scoring phase of process. So if a page (duplicate or otherwise) attracts a penalty it has something counting against it long before it ever gets to the searching and display phase.
Filtering on the other hand takes place well after the Scoring phase. It happens during the Display phase of the process, and is not a Penalty.
So... In a real world duplicate content example let's say you had two sites that were complete duplicates and the Scoring Google had on file for all of the pages was virtually the same.
When the Duplicate Filter kicks in during the Display phase Google will choose one or the other to show in their SERPs. Even though neither site has accrued a Penalty only one will be shown because of Google's penchant to show a variety of choices instead of the same thing over and over again.
By the same token if SiteA.com suddenly became unavailable and got removed from the index you could expect the duplicate SiteB.com to jump immdiately up in the SERPs for those same searches, even though you never saw it appear before. Why? Because there is no Penalty placed on the site and the Duplicate Filter no longer sees a duplicate.
Does that help?
Posted 17 March 2007 - 05:49 PM
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