Optimising plans for new alternate country site

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Optimising plans for new alternate country site
« on: 11-12-2012, 07:42:37 »
Hi folks.

I'd really appreciate some knowledgable insight into implementing a new site to cater for users (and googlebots!) in a different country. To be clear, we have an established site, e.g.:

MySite.co.uk

This is getting good rankings and has UK contact details and language idioms throughout. We are starting a new site to support our new office in Australia, e.g.:

MySite.com.au

This will have Australian contact details and language idioms throughout. I essentially want to have the same content on both sites, with minor changes here and there.

There are three main categories of content as follows:

/home_pages
/landing_pages
/product_specific_pages

All can be allowed or excluded for robots.

The home pages can be changed, but it would require a fair bit of work and upkeep. We do currently get some traffic through these pages.

The landing pages are already re-written as they are our main entry pages, so are the most important. These are targetted to cater for our biggest search terms.

The procuct specific pages are populated from a CMS and cannot be localised without major work.

So my main questions are:

1) Will it damage the new site's overall credibility at all if the home pages are visible without any content changes?

2) Likewise the product-specific pages?

3) Will the new home pages ever get a decent ranking if they are duplicated content?

4) Likewise the product-specific pages?

5) With only the landing-pages visible, the site will appear quite small to robots. Is this a major problem?

I'm sure i;ll have more Qs later, but any insight into these for now would be really appreciated. As would any feedback from people who have implemented something similar.

Thanks


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Re: Optimising plans for new alternate country site
« Reply #1 on: 11-13-2012, 23:18:48 »
Search engines are limited in how they crawl the web and interpret content. A webpage doesn't always look the same to you and me as it looks to a search engine. In this section, we'll focus on specific technical aspects of building (or modifying) web pages so they are structured for both search engines and human visitors alike. This is an excellent part of the guide to share with your programmers, information architects, and designers, so that all parties involved in a site's construction can plan and develop a search-engine friendly site.

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Re: Optimising plans for new alternate country site
« Reply #2 on: 11-14-2012, 08:09:49 »
That's just a spam reply isn't it?


Does anyone have any relevant input?  It's had a few views but no replies.  Have i asked my questions in the wrong way, or anything like that?

Would really appreciate some help.

 

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