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PR 5 to 0

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by jdev, Aug 2, 2004.

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    I have 2 domain names, one of which points to the other. One ranks well on Google, the other on Yahoo. Just the other day the PR on both domains dropped from 5 to 0. The secondary domain is arranged so that the url stays the same even though the content resides under the other domain. This is what it looks like:
    SEMrush
    www.maindomain.com/page1
    www.seconddomain.com/page1

    These pages both reflect the same content. Is this format against Google's duplicate content rules? It seems fairly obvious that it is but it would be awful to lose a good ranking on one search engine. Should I just not worry about losing the PR, the site has stayed near the top. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    jdev, Aug 2, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Foxy

    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    This is duplicate content. Fullstop.

    The PR problem could just be a temporary glitch and anyway is of no real importance in getting your positions.

    However you do run a real risk with your duplicate content so IMHO I would rewrite the content sufficiently for the SE to notice the difference without altering the positions.
     
    Foxy, Aug 3, 2004 IP
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    dilipsam Well-Known Member

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    The answer is simple:

    Using robots.txt file ban yahoo from visiting one site and ban google from visiting. Also keep in mind that you dont ban the site from google where it has fetched a ranking already.

    Regards,
    Dilip Samuel
     
    dilipsam, Aug 3, 2004 IP
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    jdev Guest

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    thanks, I will try the robots.txt dissallow to see if the PR comes back.
     
    jdev, Aug 3, 2004 IP