My question is... how can we best resolve this mess?
The company has been developing a new site forever. They are based in UK and South Africa. For some reason they published the new site on a SA domain already but the UK site is still not published.
The majority of the content is identical and they were not aware of duplicate content issues when planning to publish the same site on two domains feeling that if they were in different countries it wouldn’t be an issue.
Given timelines and budgets would you advise rewriting the UK site? The goal is that both sites rank in their own countries.
How much of a problem is it and would google see it as duplicated if they are not competing in the same search results?
Maybe I’m thinking it’s more of a problem than it actually is!