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This is duplicate content. Making a minor change does not make it unique content. Using the author markup will not make it acceptable. You should use canonical URLs on one of the pages. (If this article is the only duplicate content I wouldn't worry about it. BUt if you plan on doing this with a lot of content you will run into issues).
There is more than one way to think of Click Through Rates (CTR). I cannot comment about Alexa much, but I can comment about Google a bit more. If you do a search on Google, and you click a link, that is a click-through. Google measures impressions, meaning how many links to your site are created for each query. They also measure how many queries where ...
Search engines have no idea when a user clicks on links on other site or your site. They also have no idea what kind of traffic your site receives or where it comes from. This is just one of many myths and misconceptions about SEO. You can safely ignore it. Alexa may know these things sometimes as they rely on spyware software installed onusers' computers ...
In Google Webmaster Tools you should set a geographic target for each website: On the Webmaster Tools Home page, click the site you want. Click the gear icon , and then click Site Settings. In the Geographic target section, select the option you want.
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