__/ [Big Bill] on Tuesday 08 November 2005 20:18 \__
> On Tue, 8 Nov 2005 18:16:47 +0000 (UTC), "Mick"
> <mickdee@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>I have a .com that is established and going ok.
>>Is it worth duplicating the same site with a .co.uk name and submitting to
>>search engines or is this basically cheating?
If the contents of the .co.uk domain will be different (and usefully so),
then and only then it's worth considering. However, for any localisation
you can still use a single domain and probably *should*. 2 sites lead to
either forking or time-consuming updates. Building up reputation for two
domains is harder and might be frowned upon. It may lead to loss of traf-
fic rather than a gain.
>>I want to make use of the domain anyway, what do you suggest?
>>Thanks In Advance
> Do a 301 redirect from the .co.uk to the .com. That way you get the
> same site, effectively, for the same input but you don't run any
> duplication penalty.
I'm not sure there is a merit in this. Unless many people will have a
guess at your Web address, e.g. phones.co.uk, you will simply have to
spread different addressess and lead yourself, as well as others, to some
confusion over ambiguity. Perhaps you would like to emphasise the fact
that you are based in the UK and just use the .com for the rest? Or is is
about accumulation of addresses for self-content or projection of status
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