I am concerned about whether Google will blackhat me for the following:
1. I would like to have two Websites, oen for the USA and one for the UK
2. the Websites will be exact replicas of each other in terms of layout and type of content, same links, same everything except for the data relating to each of the markets
3. there will be some links between the two sites because User A in the USAS might be interested in the UK Website and vice versa.
Given the strong strong similarity between the websites, including the same logo header will Google see this as a blackhat operation.
Needless to say it is not intended as such and if necessary I will have to combine the two sites into one.
Multiple views on this would be much appreciated.