Can you have the exact same content on 2 different websites?

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I currently have a big website with 28 pages and it is ranking well. I want to make another website in the same niche and want to rank for a different keyword. I will obviously have to change my home page a bit but can I basically copy my whole website over without getting slapped around by google?
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  • Profile picture of the author kaiserthesage
    I suggest not. The copied content on the new site might affect your first site's rankings, knowing that the new site will be eventually indexed by major search engines. It's a big slap, trust me. It's best to create new and unique contents on your next website, or spin your existing articles to make it unique (but I suggest making new content from scratch).
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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  • Profile picture of the author gtk29
    Actually Google does not like mirrored sites.
  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    Yes you can but it is less effective in SEO.
  • Profile picture of the author annamartin
    I will say 'No' as search engines don't like duplicate content. Unique, original and quality content is key to success.
  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    if you want to get banned from search engines then you can put similar content , according to me change in meta part is entirely different thing. try to put unique and genuine content to get good ranking.
  • Profile picture of the author mike.b
    Don't put the exact same content on another site. This will cause on your SEO process.
  • Profile picture of the author sortshots
    hey don't copy the content...Google hates duplicate content..and you can be penalized for that or even you can be banned..but BTW why do you want another website with same content??
  • Profile picture of the author mithil
    If you want to use different set of keywords then don't use same content.
    it will be of no use.
  • Profile picture of the author ScrapeBoss
    Originally Posted by bigballin6161 View Post

    I currently have a big website with 28 pages and it is ranking well. I want to make another website in the same niche and want to rank for a different keyword. I will obviously have to change my home page a bit but can I basically copy my whole website over without getting slapped around by google?
    You can create the other site with the same content but do not link the 2 sites together. For the new site to be created, build many backlinks to the internal pages and you will have a top ranking site.
  • Profile picture of the author Weedy92
    I've done it for a local client, owner was on a budget. First site still ranks #1-2. Second copy site ranks about 10 spots lower. But this was diffrent wording on the site, but it's almost a duplicate, same template, content, etc. I wouldn't advise it unless you have no other choice, in my case the client did'nt.
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Originally Posted by bigballin6161 View Post

    I currently have a big website with 28 pages and it is ranking well.
    Big website? 28 pages? Huh?

    What's a small website, 1 page?
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    I just noticed this thread is 2 years old, who stirred up the old thread for a backlink? :rolleyes:
  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Damn. Didn't even notice the original posting date. I normally see that as there are way too many unnecessary thread resurrections.
  • Profile picture of the author aadi144
    I guess you should not go with having a same content on different sites.If you are going with it then don't link them and see the results on your own.It will affect your ranking.
  • Profile picture of the author Aarav
    Don't make mirrored sites because Google wasn't like this kinds of duplicate contents and it affects your website keyword ranking and website also.
  • Profile picture of the author mcatt
    It doesn't matter of its exact then it is not good. You need unique on both IMO.
  • Profile picture of the author ademsmith
    I'm a newbie in SEO but from what I've heard I think It's a very bad idea
  • Profile picture of the author marianajones
    If it happens so, then the site will get penalized.
  • Profile picture of the author indiainternet00
    You can have same content but it will be a big problem for you as they will be called mirror sites and google is very strict about mirror sites . Also you may be a victim of competition between your two sites .

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