My client wishes to roll out their existing website to several new TLDs. They already own .com and .com.au with basically the same content, but they now wish to continue onto .co.za, .ca, .co.uk, co.de, .asia and so forth.
I have a few questions:
If the content is translated - say into German for the German site - is Google intelligent enough to know this is essentially duplicate?
How similar is duplicated content exactly? For example, if we changed the spelling of words such as "centre" (UK) to "center" (US), is this enough?
Do things like images on the site count towards de-duplication if they are different on the different sites?
Many thanks for your help.