Project Name: Advisory Report on Search Engine Optimization
Short Description about website of which SEO has to be made: We have a website www.xxx.com. This is a shopping cart where we sell books and CDs. We have different prices for Indian and overseas customers. Like if MRP of a book for Indian customers is INR [url removed, login to view] (Appx [url removed, login to view] USD) then for the same book we charge [url removed, login to view] USD to US and European countries. (It is not direct conversion of currencies). This is possible with one cart but it is very confusing for buyer. So we have decided to make two shopping carts.
Now if we go with two shopping carts there are two options and we want advisory report on that which option is better for us.
1St Option is one main domain with two sub-domains -
On our main domain [url removed, login to view] we will ask customer to click on buttons for ‘India' (which will redirect customer to India subdomain website [url removed, login to view] ) and other button for ‘Outside India' (which will redirect customer to global subdomain website [url removed, login to view] ). This way we will make two subdomains in the main domain like – [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view] for users from different locations.
2nd Option is Two different domains -
We either book two domains – [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view] (This concept is like ebay and Amazon)
Now we are confused that from SEO point of view whether we should use one domain with two subdomains or two separate domains. Following are questions on which we expect Advice with detailed explanation so we could understand properly and implement it.
1. Which are the SEO related problems we will face in first option?
2. Which are the SEO related problems we will face in second option?
3. Which is better option from SEO point of view?
4. How shall we deal with the duplicate content issue?
5. Is there any better option than above mentioned two options if we are ready for some development in our website for better SEO?
6. After choosing option 1:
a. Can we just do SEO of one subdomain and keep other subdomain unlisted on Google (hide it from Spiders of Google) is it possible? And is it a good idea?
7. After choosing option 2:
a. As per current information if we go with option 2, we can choose to make SEO of one domain out of two and do not list other domain in Google to avoid duplicate content issue – Is this a correct way?
b. Another way is to write different product descriptions on two domains and list both domains on Google.
c. After choosing option 2, we don't want international customer to view Indian site on search engine and Indian customers to view international site on search engine, so as to avoid confusion.
d. And if we can not avoid it, How to minimize the chances of their visit to wrong sites.
e. And still if they visit what shall be done to redirect them to correct website. (We don't want auto redirect option)
8. In option 2, important question is, can we restrict / hide any site from Google (from their spiders). Can we restrict Google not to list this site? And is it a good idea?
9. Better ideas as what can be done for better SEO other than listed above.
We need all above advices with complete explanation so we could understand how to proceed. If your advice report is very good we'll also transfer you bonus amount.