Duplicate content/website SEO

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Idea: I create a website with the exact same website structure, css, etc but use two different domains and languages to serve 2 different target countries. Is there any problem with this (seo-wise) or the chance that google detects a website as duplicate and dont give rankings to both sites?

Website 1: example.de (everything in german)
Website 2: ejemplo.es (everything in spanish)

Has anyone done this maybe?
#content or website #duplicate #seo
  • Profile picture of the author Pratish Shinde
    Hello There, as I experienced, if you using the same design and CSS for 2 or more site it doesn't affect but if you using meta functions same so it will affect your Global SERP! Currently, I am having 4 websites from different TLDs and languages but the same structure and CSS! Well, don't forget to validate that both sites correctly.... work as per TLD perspective...
    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author mandiradebnath
    I don't think it is any issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezrankings
    Using the same design and CSS for 2 or more site doesn't make any negative impact on your website. But Yes, if you are using the same content on both sites it will be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martinsee
    It will be not duplicated if you define your meta lang on the header
    like this :
    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="es-ES">
    <head>

    Each domain, each lang define
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  • Profile picture of the author gccmarketing
    hi dear.if you have 2 different domain in different countries.its nice but don't keep content same. you should write articles for each seprate site.
    For example. If you write two article on seo,both article should be different from each other.you cant post one article for both sites because it will be copy content.i hope you will understand.
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    • Profile picture of the author tomtomtom7
      But if the texts/content on each site is in a different language? Then its still an issue?
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      • Profile picture of the author Anurag Chauhan
        hi Tom!
        To be frank, the exact algorithm Google uses to rank page is not in the public domain and it keeps on changing from time to time.
        moreover, Google has advance AI systems, that can easily decipher the content in page or website.
        I suggest you to install a SEO plugin, if haven't and try to follow its recommendations.
        A good start would be to edit the meta content/description of pages. try to phrase the same sentence in other words, so that the meta description may be similar but not the same.
        Hope this helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author King Manu
        Originally Posted by tomtomtom7 View Post

        But if the texts/content on each site is in a different language? Then its still an issue?
        No, you won't have any problems with your websites.

        Different languages are treated differently by Google. It doesn't matter you have the same design as long as you don't have 20+ spam websites with the same design.
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  • Profile picture of the author shailsingh
    Duplicate Content Means you can post the same content on Many Website that called duplicate Duplicate Content, In SEO terms Pilagrism Content, if google found plagiarism content then count as a Spam and don't get a value of that type of Content.
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    • Profile picture of the author tomtomtom7
      What if I delete and deindex content from one website/domain and use the same content on a new domain?

      Will google remember that it was already used before and detect it as duplicate content?
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  • Profile picture of the author MyraR22
    Idea: I create a website with the exact same website structure, css, etc but use two different domains and languages to serve 2 different target countries. Is there any problem with this (seo-wise) or the chance that google detects a website as duplicate and dont give rankings to both sites?

    Website 1: example.de (everything in german)
    Website 2: ejemplo.es (everything in spanish)

    Has anyone done this maybe?
    I agree with what Martinsee said. As long as you're defining the language of your website/page, you should be fine. But then it wouldn't be duplicate content because it's in a different language (at least that's what I think).

    Also, on a side note, I'd recommend having unique content on both sites if you're serious about them and are planning to make money from them. Having the same design is not that big a deal as it is to risk both sites by using dup content. Just my two cents.

    But if you're doing this just to collect data and test things out, then go for it. And please do update the thread and let us know how it goes.

    I did run a similar test but it was a local dental site with several location pages that had same content. It didn't affect the SERPs at all.

    Let me know how it goes.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author tomtomtom7
      I decided to make one mulitlingual site due to SEO reasons. According to my research: If I build links for one subdomain it will give some sort of authority to the other subdomain automatically. This would be beneficial.

      Lets see how it goes.
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  • duplicate content does not allow by the Google search engine. according to Google search engine, your content must be unique. Google always prefer high quality content in SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author mithun016
      If i change something then what will happen?
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  • Profile picture of the author samsabir
    Using two different languages or CSS for your websites will not leave any negative impact on the SERP at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by shailsingh View Post

    Duplicate Content Means you can post the same content on Many Website that called duplicate Duplicate Content, In SEO terms Pilagrism Content, if google found plagiarism content then count as a Spam and don't get a value of that type of Content.
    Google does not count it as spam.

    Originally Posted by tomtomtom7 View Post

    What if I delete and deindex content from one website/domain and use the same content on a new domain?

    Will google remember that it was already used before and detect it as duplicate content?
    Google does not care about duplicate content.

    Originally Posted by buysoundcloudlikes125 View Post

    duplicate content does not allow by the Google search engine. according to Google search engine, your content must be unique. Google always prefer high quality content in SEO.
    Bullshit. Google does not give two shits about duplicate content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trendy Avinash
    Yes,Design May Not be Considered.
    But content can be termed as duplicate.

    We we know google can detect any language and convert.So there is high chance if marking content as Duplicate.
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  • Profile picture of the author idbssoftware
    If you have two different domain with different url is not affecting your seo , if you have same website content chances of getting penalty by the search engine
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by idbssoftware View Post

    if you have same website content chances of getting penalty by the search engine
    Wrong.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I think google looks for duplicate content before h can hand you the punishment. If you can avoid duplicate content , you be good to go.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Medon View Post

      I think google looks for duplicate content before h can hand you the punishment. If you can avoid duplicate content , you be good to go.
      There is no punishment for duplicate content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Md Nadeem Raza
    Site design and structure doesn't harm your SEO But make your content unique
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  • Profile picture of the author skzahidul2
    I have ranked 2 sites with the same content but different languages. I have not faced any issues. You can go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author wickieagentur
    It doesn't affects your SEO. You can create a website with the exact same website structure.
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  • Profile picture of the author @Jennifer
    NO you can use sdame theam, same structure, same on page SEO, same plugins and there is no any duplicate issues are occur, but if you use same content on the two websites than it's not acceptable according to pagiun algorithm , may be you got a penalty.
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  • In two different languages and CSS then there is no problem in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author marrcena
    I think it won't hurt anything, since your content is in different language
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  • Profile picture of the author hsvdm
    duplicate content is very bad for SEO, it can reduce your visitors due to latest google algorith. when you post content on your websites always check plagiarism. SEO small tool is a free tool you can check duplicate content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dangkhus
    Yeah using this technique should be no problem. But there would be conflicts if you work with subdomains. But in this case it is okay.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    A translation is not a duplicate content.

    Originally Posted by tomtomtom7 View Post

    Idea: I create a website with the exact same website structure, css, etc but use two different domains and languages to serve 2 different target countries. Is there any problem with this (seo-wise) or the chance that google detects a website as duplicate and dont give rankings to both sites?

    Website 1: example.de (everything in german)
    Website 2: ejemplo.es (everything in spanish)

    Has anyone done this maybe?
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  • No, The google will approve your website, and you no need to worry you get organic ranking which will depend on your backlink.
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