Transferring Blog and Duplicate Content
I recently decided to transfer half my blog from one domain to another. The blog was becoming to big and content was becoming irrelevant.
The first blog is a boutique travel website for Bangkok.
Now the 2nd site is a boutique travel blog for Southeast Asia. It is more personal.
The 2nd site is still just an idea, I will use it to link sites where possible. I haven’t edited the template and have blocked Search Engines from indexing for now as I am pondering over 3 problems.
1. Will I lose a lot of traffic and potential from the 1st Bangkok website or benefit from more relevant content and keywords.
2. When should I allow indexing? Will old caches show duplicate content and possibly get me penalized by Google. Can I forward to the new domain location for those arriving at the Bangkok domain?
3. Some content is relevant for both sites e.g. a Bangkok to Malaysia train journey. This will mean duplicate content. Should I block indexing on one of these but keep it on both websites?
Any ideas or help would be greats.
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