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Domain Mapping and Duplicate Content

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MisterTwister, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    I have the following example set up using domain mapping:

    mybusiness.com (primary)
    my-business.com
    mybusiness.co.uk
    my-business.co.uk
    keyword.co.uk
    keyword.com

    If someone visits any one of the above domains they see the website in their browser as if it is from that domain. Can this be seen as duplicate content by google?

    Should I change the other domains to 301 re-directs or is their any value to just keeping the domains registered (to protect my keyword and brand) without content?
     
  2. proweb

    proweb Regular Member

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    Yes, its duplicate content. I would 301 redirect to one domain.

    A while back I had the 2 domains with the same name except one was .com and one was .org. Both sites on the same server showed the same information. The sites had SERP issues until I changed the content of one of the sites completely, then both of them started improving in the SERPs.

    Of course, this was over a year ago and things may have changed since then.
     
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  3. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    Thanks for the advice.

    I will 301 re-direct instead.
     
  4. warjam1945

    warjam1945 Junior Member

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    Quick question..if i have ranked mybusiness.com no1 in one country and want to rank mybusiness.co.uk in the Uk would the 301 still work?