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(Entry was posted by Chris M Cloutier on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, August 14, 2014).

Do you think this is okay to publish two articles with the same keywords on diferent blogs? Probably even the same title?

What`s up guys! I`m wondering about a test I want to run. I`ve got a new blog and an existing one. I want to write a post on both blogs that targets the same keyword, probably even the same title.

Do you think this is okay? Or will Google think I`m trying something funny? Thanks, ?

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  • Dave Elliott: I can`t see this being a problem with Google but it is going to be very difficult to test this as there are too many variables!.... as edwin is just saying basically.
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  • Chris M Cloutier: What's up guys! I'm wondering about a test I want to run. I've got a new blog and an existing one. I want to write a post on both blogs that targets the same keyword, probably even the same title.

    Do you think this is okay? Or will Google think I'm trying something funny? Thanks,
  • Greg Baka: Will the text of the two blogs be identical?

    What is the purpose of the experiment?
  • Chris M Cloutier:  ;No, no, the posts will be completely unique with the exception of the title.

    The point of all this is...
    I run a community with a buddy, where we discuss things related to marketing - mostly affiliate marketing.

    The new blog is kind of a case study blog. I'm trying to test things like EMD, domain age, authority and basically anything else we can come up with. ;This, will be one of those tests.
  • Jon Tromans:  ;no, nothing funny. Its its a different article on the same subject then it would be treated as such.
  • Ryan Cramer:  ;THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  ;I don't know how many times people in the SEO community state things will be without testing them. It is such a refreshing thing to see someone else actually stepping out and methodically testing something new so to get insight on the reality of how things work in the real world!

    I'd sure like to make some predictions!
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  • Chris M Cloutier: Thanks everyone! Just to clarify - I wanted to see which one would rank higher. I assumed the older blog would, but I wanted to see.  ;I guess you're right about there being too many variables. I'll have to figure out a way to really find some good info.
  • Edwin Jonk: Setting the hypothesis (or h0) to which ranks higher is too vague and you cannot make any claims. Meaning that at the end of your test you end up with nothing. And I hate wasting your time and effort because I know you can spend them better.... ;

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