Is it possible to create two websites with same content without being penalized

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Hi,
      Is it possible to create two websites with same content without being penalized SEO wise?

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Yes, it is possible to create two websites with same content without being penalized. Make sure same content with different languages.

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      Is it possible to create two websites with same content without being penalized SEO wise?

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No, you can't have two website with the same content. Either of your website will get penalized. But, if you are using Canonical Tag in any of the website, you can avoid getting penalized. Canonical Tag is used to tell Google, the content of the website is copied from the respective source.

Example of Canonical Tag:-

Suppose you are using content of Website A in Website B, than in Website B you should mention canonical tag.
Syntax:- <rel="canonical" href="link of website A'>
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I agree very much with what Manish Dudharejia says. I would encourage you to create only 1 website with unique, fresh and user centric content. Search for what your users will be looking / expecting from your website and create content accordingly.

If you are in hard need of creating two websites then spend efforts only on 1 website to promote and get ranked because your efforts will go useless for another. Why?

1. If both of your websites are live with same content, Google crawlers will find them and probably you may get a penalty in the future. You're inviting risk here.

Now, as long as I know, there are 3 most popular ways to save your website from not being penalized.

A. Canonicalization :- If you do canonicalization, then only 1 website will be useful in Google's eyes and you'll get rewarded accordingly.

B. Meta tag "noindex, nofollow" :- If you go after noindex,nofollow tag, then your website will not be crawled & indexed by Google crawlers(bots) so there will be no penalty AND no search results too...

C. Disallow website in robots.txt :- If you disallow your website in robots.txt file, then again, your website will not be indexed or crawled by Google bots and you'll be saved from being penalized. BUT as mentioned above, there won't be any search results.

To conclude, If you really WANT to create 2 websites then here are a couple of recommendations.

A. Promote 1st website through SEO and get maximum benefit.

B. Promote another website through other marketing channels like PPC, Social Media, Viral Marketing etc. and earn visitors from there. (Don't forget to disallow this 2nd website in robots.txt to save your 1st website because you still have duplicate content)

Think twice and take the best decision.

 

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