Multiple domain names for the same site?

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I've heard that if you have 2 or more domains, and they either point to eachotehr, or have exactly the same content, google etc will rank them lower.

Anyone know how I can get around this? I want a .com, and a .ie with differnt names. One is the company name and one is a kind of slogan for branding.

I was told that you can have the 2 different sites, change some text slightly and as long as google cannot tell they are idential, you can get away with it.


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yes indeed, google is very fusy about duplicated content.

You can use domain pointer for the second one going to the main one, and on and when it gets there, run a 301 moved permanently redirect script.

Not sure how good this is regarding google, but might help.

there is a script i am using to redirect 3 domain to the main one:

//check if .com and redirect to .ie
$url_string = $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'];
if(stristr($url_string, '.com') || stristr($url_string, '.eu') || stristr($url_string, '')) {
   header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
 header("Location: [URL="".$_SERVER"]".$_SERVER[/URL]['REQUEST_URI']);
//end of domain check
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