Google: Don't Worry About Small Number Of Related Sites

Feb 24, 2014 - 8:42 am 4 by

google puzzleA Google Webmaster Help thread has one webmaster who has three web sites on different domains but the sites are very similar. There is one main company site with "two sites dedicated to two lines of specific product," said the site owner.

This webmaster wants to tell Google they are related web sites and should treat them as such.

Google's John Mueller told the webmaster not to worry about it, he said:

When you have a handful of sites like that, I wouldn't worry about Google -- we'll figure it out on our own. Think about what makes the most sense for your users and implement that.

Of course, for a larger number of sites and larger sites in general, you may want to help Google along with the cross domain canonical but for small sites, Google says not to worry.

It is interesting to see a webmaster talk about these issues because it isn't all that uncommon.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.


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