Is it possible to create two websites with same content without being penalized SEO?

zinavoindia

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Is it possible to create two websites with same content without being penalized SEO?
 

OliveFox

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Can someone please explain why do they penalize for that?
 

EngagementRingsUSA

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The short answer is user experience. If two websites have exactly the same content then, all else equal, the algo has no viable means by which to serve one website instead of another in search results. In that scenario, what we often see is that neither website is served in search results. The algo is designed to maximize the relevance, helping the user find what they're looking for in the shortest time frame possible.

But even more importantly, may I ask what the purpose would be of creating two websites with exactly the same content? I can't think of any scenarios in which this would be beneficial to the owner of the websites.
 

RenderedElite

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It's definitely not recommended. I can say that I've had people copy my exact website, reupload it to their domain with their logo in place of mine, and actually rank for my articles before me. This was a few years back, hopefully something has changed.

What is your purpose for using the same content? Is it a unique situation? Please explain more if you have time.
 

Rob Whisonant

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Do you know what syndication is? Have you ever seen Google penalize a website that posts syndicated content? Lot's of news sites do this. Have you ever seen one penalized?

They may give weight to the original website that posted it first. But they don't penalize a site for posting something that was syndicated. If they did, all the syndicated news sites would not show in search listings.

Now I have seen Google penalize a page when the same article is posted on the SAME website multiple times. Duplicate content concerns the same content on multiple pages of the same website.
 

digitalone

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No, You can not make two website with same content. It will impact your website.
 
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