Solved

Does the same layout and similar content "blackhat"two sites?

Posted on 2012-03-25
2
417 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-18
I have a site that covers merchants in the U.K. and USA.
The details of the content for each merchant is of course different.  
But the layout and the content headings is the same for ALL merchants.
Currently you can choose to go to the US merchants or to the UK merchants.
I would like to split the merchants into one website for the US with its own url and one for the UK with its own url.
I would then have effectively two identical sites with the other editorial content being mirrored on each site.
The only difference would be the details in each merchant record.
Will Google and Bing (Yahoo) see these as duplicated sites and blackhat them.
Very important question for me.
Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:digisel
2 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
dave4dl earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
No they will not.  I have two sites that are identical except for some sync lag and both google and bing listed them.  One is our dev web server and I actually did not want google to list it so I had to figure out a way to prevent that (used isapi redirects to serve different robots.txt on the dev server so I could continue to have the same files on both sites).
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:digisel
Comment Utility
thanks for your input.
0

Featured Post

Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

Join & Write a Comment

Although it can be difficult to imagine, someday your child will have a career of his or her own. He or she will likely start a family, buy a home and start having their own children. So, while being a kid is still extremely important, it’s also …
Boost your ability to deliver ambitious and competitive web apps by choosing the right JavaScript framework to best suit your project’s needs.
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
Learn how to set-up PayPal payment integration in your Wufoo form. Allow your users to remit payment through PayPal upon completion of your online form. This is helpful for collecting membership payments, customer payments, donations, and more.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now