I'm currently running a web portal in dutch on www.eventplanner.be
[Belgium] and www.event-planner.nl
[Netherlands]. Both sites are almost identicly some minor details are different. I'm not bad listed in search engines for Belgian local search, but less well for the .nl site. This is mainly because I have more incoming links on the .be then the .nl.
Now I read that having 2 sites with the 'same' content can get you punished... But for marketing reasons I can't have only the .nl (local search). The server is hosted in Belgium.
A possible solution for me is redirecting both .nl and .be to my new eventplanner.EU extention. But wath will the impact be on local search? One advantage is that I will have more incomming links since it will be the sum of efforts for the .nl and .be. Or should I stick to the local .be and .nl domains?
Someone some advice?