i am going to copy the whole site over because i paid a lot for the current setup and also by copying i reduce a lot of development time and cost. so the sites will look EXACTLY the same.
the only difference will be the content. i want them to be country specific so it would definitely attract more users. i’m sure a .tw user wouldn’t want to read local news about .cn because it has no relation to them.
you are probably right i would need to consult a professional consultant on this.
Ok… So you have same layout with different content for different websites.
If the websites are regional websites, Its better to get new domain for new website.
In such a way optimization in individual geographic region would be easy.
sub domain is the best way and its because of
Adding new regions is easy as possible ( why you have to buy and setup domains for each region )
Sub domains will provides better control
Branding is easy as that