We have an ecommerce website registered as example.ie (Ireland) with high traffic. We want to expand to the UK (.co.uk).
The website content will be identical except a change in pricing (EUR -> GBP) and contact address / phone number (both UK based).
We currently have number 1 rank or first page for all key search terms on Google.ie but rank nowhere near first page at all on Google.co.uk. This is the main drivers for a dedicated website. Along with a presumption UK shoppers prefer to buy (our competitive products) from a .co.uk than a .ie (our products will ship also from a UK address).
\What is the safest way to enter the new market without impact on SEO in the current market (if any)?
We don't mind if the current example.ie site is impacted on Google.co.uk results as it doesn't rank well but as long as it doesn't impact our Google.ie results.