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Difference Between Mirror Websites And Micro Sites?


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#1 MangoSango

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:10 PM

What makes a micro website a mirror website? Are all micro websites a mirror website by default?

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 09:41 AM

Micro sites have nothing to do with mirror sites, and vice-versa.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:00 AM

Mirror websites according to Wikipedia:
A mirror site is the hosting of multiple websites with conceptually similar content but using different URLs. Some search engines give a higher rank to results where the keyword searched for appears in the URL.

Minisites according to Wikipedia:
A minisite is a website by which companies offer information about one specific product or product group. Typically, a minisite is enhanced by various multimedia content, such as an animated, narrated introduction, and accompanied by a visual scheme which complements the product well.

Isn't a minisite a mirror website by default concerning that specific subject?


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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:05 AM

Wow, another reason to not believe what you read at Wikipedia.

Mirror sites, as far as I know, are not conceptually similar, but are exactly the same, they just have different URLs. Usually they're parked aliases. They have nothing to do with SEO or keywords in URLs.

Mini sites are completely different sites focused on a specific niche. It has nothing to do with being a mirror site unless you have an exact duplicate on a different URL.



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Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE(Jill @ Jan 3 2011, 03:05 PM) View Post
Wow, another reason to not believe what you read at Wikipedia.

Mirror sites, as far as I know, are not conceptually similar, but are exactly the same, they just have different URLs. Usually they're parked aliases. They have nothing to do with SEO or keywords in URLs.

Mini sites are completely different sites focused on a specific niche. It has nothing to do with being a mirror site unless you have an exact duplicate on a different URL.



That makes a lot more sense! Thanks.

#6 Michael Martinez

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:01 AM

Mirror sites were developed when the Web was young, before load balancing and when hosting providers were still charging very high fees for excessive bandwidth usage that -- by today's standards -- would be hardly noticeable for most Websites today. The early mirror sites also reduced download times for people spread around the world because the major trunks were not then as robust as they are now.




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