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Jan 2nd, 2013, 11:28 PM
Duplicate content question. (Need SEO experts to answer please)
I have 2 websites “abc.com.au” for Australia and “abcid.co.nz” for New Zealand, Both websites are having same content (duplicate content) because I am providing the same service in Australia and in New Zealand.
Is Google considered it as a copied content and penalized my website? If yes, kindly let me know how can I overcome with this. I want the same content for my 2 websites.
Jan 3rd, 2013, 05:15 AM
I suggest you that don't use duplicate content. You try to make unique content of every page.
Jan 3rd, 2013, 05:25 AM
Duplicate content is accepted as long as you justify its TLD.
If you can prove that the Australian version and the NewZeland Version serve two different geographies you will have each TLD ranking appropriately in its own Geography.
Here are certain things that will help you prove that.
1. Local Addresses Used
2. Currency, Time, Language Variations in the target country
3. Mentions Facts, Landmarks, Quotes of Geographic importance.
4. Separate link profiles from its own Geography or pages dealing in that geography.
5. Mentions on Social Media by People who Google believes are from that geography.
If you just use a different domain name but do not justify the TLD variation the one with the best link profile or the one Deemed original by Google will rank first and the other one will be demoted.
Jan 4th, 2013, 04:01 AM
Using duplicate content for various websites is not good for website's promotion and Google will see it as a spam and delete it from websites.
Last edited by dzine; Jan 9th, 2013 at 06:48 PM.
Jan 8th, 2013, 01:42 AM
i suppose this should not be a big problem if you have local hosting, relevant TLD, and local IBLs (relevant TLD links) for each domains.
check this post on search engine land for more details
Do You Have Duplicate Content Issues Across Domain? Google Will Now Alert You
Competing on Internet require something more than a website and that is Search Engine Optimization
( Not About SEO
Jan 9th, 2013, 02:55 PM
If you are using the rel="alternate" hreflang="x" meta tag correctly, you need not be worried about the duplicate (If we believe google). Just read the article at
rel="alternate" hreflang="x" - Webmaster Tools Help
and do accordingly. I hope everything will be fine.
Jan 19th, 2013, 06:42 AM
Google will definitely treat it as duplicate content issues. You can overcome it with the help of canonical tag. In this way google will know that your content is duplicate but with different domain name for different countries. There will be a possibility that google may not penalize your website. But it is totally depend on google algorithms.
Jan 21st, 2013, 04:35 AM
if u providing same services on two both sides then u should change something in second sites beacuse goole perfectly spam your second site which are copied of one site so dont waste time and change some change in sites content
meta tags,meta discription,meta title and sitemap.
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