SERP effects of having .com / .co.uk mirror?

Discussion in 'SEO, PPC and Online Marketing' started by Abueesa, May 14, 2011.

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  1. Abueesa

    Abueesa UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a site with .com and .co.uk version of the same domain name, with exactly the same content on each. Is Google likely to think this is duplicate content and mark down our rankings, or does this scenario not matter?

    TIA
    Abueesa
     
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    Posted: May 14, 2011 By: Abueesa Member since: Nov 27, 2010
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  2. driansmith

    driansmith UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    In a word "yes".
    Plus, it means you have double the work to acquire links to TWO website domains rather than ONE.
     
    Posted: May 14, 2011 By: driansmith Member since: Apr 24, 2009
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  3. Diana Jouney

    Diana Jouney UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Agree, double the link effort, yikes
     
    Posted: May 15, 2011 By: Diana Jouney Member since: May 7, 2011
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  4. WeblinkPlus

    WeblinkPlus UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Why not just redirect the .co.uk to the .com or vice versa...
     
    Posted: May 15, 2011 By: WeblinkPlus Member since: Sep 13, 2009
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  5. driansmith

    driansmith UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Absolutely! If your market is primarily a uk market, then my advice is make the .co.uk domain the main site - and point the .com at it.
     
    Posted: May 15, 2011 By: driansmith Member since: Apr 24, 2009
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  6. Abueesa

    Abueesa UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Oh yes, I've just noticed that if you go to the co.uk it redirects to the .com. Is this ok then? The .com has a pagerank of 3, the .co.uk is n/a.
     
    Posted: May 15, 2011 By: Abueesa Member since: Nov 27, 2010
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  7. driansmith

    driansmith UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    OK, so it looks like you have made the .com the main site. No problem.
    Just ensure ALL your communications (online and offline) state that the .com is your website. You DO NOT want people linking to your .co.uk site.
     
    Posted: May 15, 2011 By: driansmith Member since: Apr 24, 2009
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  8. AnswerNet

    AnswerNet UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If your target market is uk then redirect com to co.uk
     
    Posted: May 15, 2011 By: AnswerNet Member since: May 15, 2011
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  9. driansmith

    driansmith UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    But not if all the current links are pointing at the .com site !
     
    Posted: May 15, 2011 By: driansmith Member since: Apr 24, 2009
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