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Strange behaviour - different cached site than the actual site

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CarlSagan, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. CarlSagan

    CarlSagan Junior Member

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    Has anyone encountered this before?

    I've found a decent domain to possibly register. When searching for domain.com it shows up first, but the cached page is actually a different website which has the same content (looks like it moved). The site hasn't got a 301/302 redirect though.

    When searching http://domain.com this duplicate site shows as #1 instead.

    So it looks like google has merged the sites without a 301 or 302 redirect and i'm guessing the link juice too. I'm wondering if I register this and change the content, would they become un-merged with the first site getting keep it's juice and ranking ability when re-crawled?