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Optimizing Two Sites
Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:08 PM
I am in the process of optimizing for a specific keyphrase. This site caters to a Canadian audience.
I would like to optimize for a different keyphrase. The site name/content/pricing cater to a US audience.
Can I get away with using virtually the same content (with minor changes to the keyphrase) on both sites? Both sites have different domain names but essentially offer the same services.
I have financial reasons for keeping the sites separate, I just dont want to be penalized on one or both sites if they have similar content.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 05:31 PM
Probably not, Cally.
This topic has been discussed several times on the forum. Your best bet is to do a search on the forum for 'duplicate content'. Once you've read through these other threads, please feel free to post any specific questions that you still have.
Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:58 PM
Also, are the sites interlinked? If not, there is little chance of a penalty. How many articles appear on 25 or 50 sites, identical but for the header/footer/navigation of the individual sites, with no penalty, most likely because they are not interlinked?
I would just do a major edit for one of the sites, especially since the US and Canada have significant cultural distinctions (Just read last week's MacLean's edition about Canadian cuisine to see what I mean!).
Posted 18 August 2004 - 11:20 PM
You will have one site for one keyword, and one other site for another keyword?
Sorry, but that simply doesn't make any sense.
All you need is one site, with lots of different pages, and hundreds of keyword phrases.
There's no such thing as one site for one keyword. In fact, you shouldn't even be thinking in terms of a key word. You should be researching all the keyword PHRASES that relate to your one site.
Hope this helps!
Posted 19 August 2004 - 12:05 AM
Posted 19 August 2004 - 09:25 AM
Im definitely optimizing the sites for more than one key phrase.
I have to keep the sites separate for billing purposes (Canadian vs. US dollars)
If Canadian customers find the US site they will not want to pay in US funds and leave. Alternatively, US customers would rather deal with a site that is US based for the type of services that I offer. Therefore, I need to have two sites that look distinctively different, yet offer the exact same service. If anyone can think of a suggestion to get around this, I would greatly appreciate it.
Should I be optimizing both sites for the same key phrases then?
Posted 19 August 2004 - 09:52 AM
definitely your both site contents also have the same different, you have to add more contents in your one site / use the synonym words and different navigation.
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