Please help with subpage duplicate content :P

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by fistor, May 31, 2012.

  1. fistor

    fistor Regular Member

    Feb 29, 2012
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    A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, i
    Hello bhw !
    So yeaaaaaaaa..

    I just opened a B2B subshop to one of my B2C shops.


    shop. com <-- was there since the beginning
    shop. com/b2b <-- is NEW

    both shops are 99% the same. the differences are just some images and mainly the prices/taxes and the checkout process.
    in the eyes of google it must look like 100% duplicate content.

    i first wanted both shops ranking for different keywords.

    shop. com for "online b2c shop"
    shop. com/b2b for "online b2b shop"

    that worked amazingly well... up until yesterday :p looks like my new /b2b shop got shot out of the 1000's :(
    Ok, looks like I cant rank them both, which sucks but whatever..

    I now want to "de-rank" my b2c shop and rank my new b2b shop instead.. since that one makes like 10 times the money already lol...

    so my question is: how do I do this the best way ? i mean without losing too much "serp power" ;p

    I still want both urls to be online of course... so no redirection or something like that.

    Should i set <link rel="canonical" href="shop. com/b2b"> ? also noinxed,follow on the b2c shop maybe ? no clue really, help me out please :)