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    How does Google Handle Sub Domain Sites with no Difference in Content...

    We have an Ecommerce Site and I plan to have sub-domains that are going to be country names:

    My Original Site:

    I plan to create a Sub-Domain for the US Market: duplicating the site giving it a US Flavour.

    I don't know how most sites handle subdomains.

    For Example, If you take ASOS

    They have a ASOS.COM
    Also have US.ASOS.COM

    They have the same content and the titles and product shots. Only varies in Pricing.

    Is that not DUPLICATE CONTENT Issue... Awaiting your thoughts.


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    Mouse catcher silver trophy Stevie D's Avatar
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    If you give Google enough clues that it is a localised version of the site then you should have no trouble. The duplicate content issue arises when you have multiple pages competing for the same topic, but if Google knows that is aimed at people in the US and is aimed at people in the UK and so on, it should send people to the right ones. You can set preferences in Google Webmaster Tools, which should get rid of any potential confusion.


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