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vinny388
09-13-2006, 06:34 PM
I am in the market for a new domain name (preferably one ending in .com) but am also thinking of purchasing the .co.uk and .eu extensions as well.

Would it have a negative (not worried about positive) effect on my site if I had all 3 extensions pointing to the same site? By negative, I mean will the search engines see it as 3 sites with duplicate content or something silly?

:thumbsup:

mark87
09-13-2006, 06:48 PM
I think it might have a negative effect on some search engines, as the content, as you pointed out, would be duplicated...

Perhaps you could just have one domain, eg. domain.com, and use subdomains eg. uk.domain.com? I've noticed quite a few companies doing that.

There might be something you can do to stop search engines acting negatively though.

felgall
09-13-2006, 10:19 PM
Instead of having each domain load the same content, what you can do is to set up the extra domains so that they redirect to the first one and all of your pages always appear with just the one domain name. That's what most of the more popular sites do.

vinny388
09-13-2006, 11:27 PM
Instead of having each domain load the same content, what you can do is to set up the extra domains so that they redirect to the first one and all of your pages always appear with just the one domain name. That's what most of the more popular sites do.

Thats what i mean, point the .uk and .eu domains to the .com.

Is this ok, and wont have neg effect?

cheers

Pennimus
09-14-2006, 02:52 AM
No, it's the commonly done thing and as long as it's done correctly (at server level) there are no negative repurcussions.

vinny388
09-14-2006, 09:28 AM
Ok, cheers:thumbsup:



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