This weeks word is…
No, not the one you look in ‘Mr Vain’
Mirror in the context of search marketing relates to an identical website hosted on a different address. So for example, www.site123.com and www.site123.co.uk. In times gone by, and sadly even to this day, search engine ‘spammers‘ have attempted to monopolise the search engine results page (SERP) by creating multiple versions of the same site hosted on different addresses. The search engines got wise to this tactic and although you are unlikely to be penalised for ‘mirrored’ content, the duplicated sites are almost certainly going to be ignored. And of course, link popularity may well be diluted between the different domains – how is anybody supposed to know which version of the site to link to!!
So, a tip for you. Create one site, on one address and if you happen to own variations of the domain, ensure you point them at the main site.
Until next time, have a wonderful weekend!