Time To Resolve Duplicate Content Issue?

Discussion in 'Content Marketing' started by apexis, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. apexis

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    I have a regional service-based business where I have enjoyed a rank of #1 or #2 for a highly competitive keyword for several years. I regularly update the site with new unique content. Site size is about 800 pages. We are emphasizing a new service offering and I though that it would be a good idea to launch a second site, which is complementary to the main site, to focus on promotion of the new service. It has been about 3 months since the new site has been on-line and I see a drop in my rank of my main site for multiple keywords (position 1 dropped to position 6 for the highly competitive keyword,as one example).

    I realize now that almost all the content on the new site is basically 90% or more duplicate to the main site. I have taken down the new site. How long will it take for Google to register that the duplicate content has been removed, as a result of taking down the new site? Should I expect the rank of my main site to pop back to where it was? Is there anything else that I should keep in mind (other than to never do this again)?
     
  2. band

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    Combine those content, but making an update or redirect it to single page. alternatively you may use robots.txt to block those duplicate content.
     
  3. stellaandreapark

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    Give it some time for Google to refresh your data. You should remove duplicate content as much as you can.
     

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