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    Duplicated Content


    My wife has a blog which has a .com domain as well as a .com.au domain. All content is identical on both domains will this effect the Google rank?
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    Is said content really copied 100% (i.e. posted twice), or is the one domain 301-redirected to the other?

    P.S.: in case of the former, why not the latter?
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    Only one domain will rank well. The other will be seen as a copy of the original and likely be affected by Panda which means that it will appear on page 10+, if at all.

    If you truly want to have the same content on both domains then you have a few options:
    1. Choose which one you want to show up in Google and use a rel canonical to point the other domain's pages at this one's.
    2. Choose which one you want to show up in Google and noindex the pages on the other.
    3. Make the pages on each site substantially different.
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    Do you want to rank in both the US and Australia? If so having two identical sites on different local TLDs should not be a problem.

    Is the same content posted under different TLDs a problem? - YouTube

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    Ah. Evidence that I am still learning! Thanks for that video KP. So, as long as the domain names are the same and the only difference is the TLD you should be ok.
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    sory i don't under stand the TLD , please cna you explain DR.M or KP ?
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    TDL=Top Level Domain
    and if you don't know what that is search it in google.
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    Originally Posted by Dr.Marie
    Ah. Evidence that I am still learning! Thanks for that video KP. So, as long as the domain names are the same and the only difference is the TLD you should be ok.
    We are all learning. The key is LOCAL TLD.

    With that said I would still want to change it up, add some content specific to the geo-target, and as always promote through local quality links and citations.
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    Originally Posted by KernelPanic
    We are all learning. The key is LOCAL TLD.

    With that said I would still want to change it up, add some content specific to the geo-target, and as always promote through local quality links and citations.
    I absolutely agree.

    You won't get yourself into hot water with Google but you are not likely getting the most out of the content either.

    EXAMPLE:

    Crisps in the UK are a big seller... Crisps in the US are probably easy to rank cause no one knows what the **** they are... "Chips"... and in the UK the duplicated Chips are not Crisps because Fish & Chips are French Fries! WTF!

    The point... the same information in different geotargets loses its value in one or the other... you won't get nailed for doing anything underhanded you just won't get the return you desire... which isn't Google doing anything at all.

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    The general rules of thumb on internationalization are

    1. domain.com/domain.cctld (where cctld is a localized country like .co.uk, .fr, etc.) is the preferred method to take your site to other countries (vs. domain.com/uk, domain.com/fr etc)
    2. Don't worry about duplicate content on your cctld. You WANT your international site to outrank your .com
    3. DO NOT USE A TRANSLATION PROGRAM. Matt Cutts has made it clear that you need to have proper translations (see Fathom's post for an excellent example). Hire someone who speaks the language to translate and make sure the grammar/syntax is correct.
    4. While hosting under an IP in that country helps, it helps a great deal more to have localized links (i.e. UK sites need UK links to rank well in the UK). Hosting should be considered primarily for issues of latency (i.e. it's not a good idea to host a UK site in the US, where latency would be high).
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    You also want to get links from other sites in Australia to the .au site to get it to rank well.
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    Maybe it will be better to re-write this content? Google doesn't like copy/paste. You need unique content so the best way is to use article spinners or do it manually.
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    Originally Posted by seohuntanalytic
    You need unique content so the best way is to use article spinners or do it manually.
    Article Spinners? Jeeze I thought we stopped giving out this advice years ago.
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    don't copy past just do 301-redirected to your .com domain i think it will be the best option.
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    Originally Posted by oseymour
    Article Spinners? Jeeze I thought we stopped giving out this advice years ago.
    so, whats the alternative? how to get more or less quality content?
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