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We started out with city specific websites such as DelhiWeddingPlanners.com, MumbaiWeddingPlaner.com, etc. When the network began to expand, we decided to have an umbrella website, BollywoodShaadis.com. From this parent website, a visitor can navigate to tany of our child (i.e., city specific) websites.

We offer a lot of editorial content to the visitors of our websites. This content is fed to the parent website as well child websites from one common server. Each city specific website also shows the vendor data from its respective city.

Question: Are the search engines seeing our websites as serving duplicate content, or are they smart enough to know that each one is a related website and has a purpose? Do we need to tell the search engines which is our flagship website and which are subsidiary sites? If so, how do we tell them? The traffic to our parent website, BollywoodShaadis.com, is growing exponentially every month, mainly through our Facebook efforts. We want to attract the traffic from search engines, too.

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Ray Paseur earned 125 total points
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It sounds to me like you are on firm ground in having a "consolidated" site that points to the other sites.  This is relevant to the searched-for topic.

If you want to promote any site through Google (I am not sure that any of the other search engines matter, but I do not know India very well) the very best thing you can do is use Google Analytics and purchase advertising via Google Adwords.
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UI Fun Better Snippets - I had a personal site that Google spidered this way.  If your website is set up properly, the search engines will know.  

Use Google Local, Yahoo Local, etc to set up specific cities
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