Hi there, I have two sites with overlapping content, wondering whether to duplicate content, link them to each other, use redirects, combine into a single site - wonder how this will affect SEO.
Specifically: I am starting a new center in Sacramento, CA which offers zen meditation and qigong practice, I have a long-established site (www.zenqigong.com) which mostly deals with qigong, but has a little bit about Zen. I’m constructing a second site for Ordinary Mind Zen (www.omzsac.org)(still got some rough edges) which mostly deals with Zen. The two practices will be offered under the rubric of Meadowmont Center (haven’t got a domain name yet).
There will be different groups of people searching for Zen+Sacramento and others searching for Qigong+Sacramento. I want to be able to have both groups find my site(s). I’ve heard Googles you on SEO if you have near-duplicate pages on two sites.
Any suggestions? Thanks!