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2 blogs - similar content - how to avoid duplicate content for G.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by seekman, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. seekman

    seekman Regular Member

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    OVERVIEW

    Hello I have a blog in Polish language that receives hundreds of visits per day- increasing trend.

    GWT says: Your site's domain is currently associated with the target: Poland
    It cannot be changed.

    MY GOALS
    The blog needs to have also English visits. I would like to optimize also for Worldwide audience.

    WHAT I AM DOING RIGHT NOW
    Right now I am adding posts in two languages. First PL, then in the same post EN.

    However the blog is almost unfindable from UK,USA,AU,etc. (or searching in a google.com in English - instead than google.pl in PL)


    WHAT I AM THINKING TO DO
    I am thinking to clone the blog and buy my domain.net (same domain name, but .net)
    In the .net I would translate everything to English, theme and posts.


    WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
    • Make the English clone and remove the English version from the .PL site. So that there will be absolutely duplicated text, or
    • Make the English clone and leave both PL and EN versions in the .PL blog?
    • If text will be completely different, but the rest as theme, menus, images, photos, videos will be the same... would it be marked as duplicated and penalized?


    Thank you
     
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  2. phpbuilt

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    Code:
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Language" Content="en">
    That will set your primary language as English in html.

    Starting up new domains is always a good idea. Honestly I doubt Google would like to send people to a blog where two languages are commonly used.
     
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  3. seekman

    seekman Regular Member

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    The blog is wordpress with XHTML 1.0.
    And I have the following.
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    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <meta name="language" content="pl_PL" />
    Is it the same as the one you mentioned or should I add your code?

    So I understand it is better to remove the English part from the PL blog.

    However if somewhere I leave both EN and PL, will it be bad? Somewhere there are events organized in both languages and must be in the same post. If there will be a duplicate with the .net site would that be penalized by Google? I mean... it's not a duplicate page... just a part of it.
     
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    <meta name="language" content="pl_PL" />

    That is why you're stuck to Poland in webmaster tools most likely. You're telling Google that the language of your blog is Polish.