Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Daniel Mort on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, January 4, 2018).

I don`t want to lose the rankings

I have a website ranking GREAT in a few close, somewhat smaller towns. I`m thinking about moving to a different (larger) city or state, but I don`t want to lose the rankings in the towns I already have by changing my current site. If I purchase a new domain, and just copy most of my current site text/structure/design (and possibly even go by a new alias) will Google recognize this as duplicate content assuming the second site copied most of the content of the first? What might be the best way to handle this?
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YOUR ANSWERS

Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Steve Gerencser: Google is a registrar and knows who registers every website. Also, making a nearly identical copy of you current website to reach another location rarely works without a lot of work.
  • Roman C. Lakota: It`s simple. Start adding content relevant to the larger audience and change the website title that reflects a bigger picture.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, January 4, 2018).

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